Q100202: Configure multiple users' Nuke<>Mari bridge using a common directory

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SUMMARY

Normally, each user must configure the Nuke<>Mari bridge by copying files from his/her own Mari installation to his/her own local .nuke directory.  The instructions to do that are in this article:

Q100184: How to install the Nuke <> Mari bridge.

The following information shows the steps needed to setup the Nuke<>Mari bridge files in a network location accessible to all of the users, eliminating the need of configuring it on every single machine.

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The python files that enable the Nuke<>Mari bridge just need to be somewhere in the user's NUKE_PATH.
NUKE_PATH is an environment variable that points to the location where files related to Nuke customizations are stored. For more information, see
 

The standard .nuke folder in a user's home directory is the default location, but it only makes the Nuke<>Mari bridge available for that user. For more information about this directory, see
 
 
To just install the files in a central location that you will point to with the NUKE_PATH environment variable, then you will need to do the following:
 
1) Set the NUKE_PATH environment variable for the users so that it points to a central location. You may already have this set up for sharing other Nuke tools.
 
2) Copy the contents of the 'Media/Scripts/Nuke' sub-directory of the Mari install (or if you are on Windows, the 'Bundle\Media\Scripts\Nuke sub-directory) into the NUKE_PATH location. Note, if you already have a menu.py file in the NUKE_PATH location, then you should add the contents of the menu.py from the Mari sub-directory to the existing menu.py
 
Please note that if multiple copies of the scripts are installed in multiple folders in your NUKE_PATH, you may encounter problems. Please ensure that only one copy of each script is present.
 
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