NUKE_PATH is an environment variable that points to the location where files related to Nuke customizations are stored. For more information, see Q100015: How To Set Environment Variables.
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 Q100048: Nuke Directory Locations.
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 also note that you may encounter problems if multiple copies of the scripts are installed in multiple folders in your NUKE_PATH. Please ensure that only one copy of each script is present.
If you are seeing any problems with getting Nuke<>Mari bridge to work, then please open a Support ticket and provide us the information requested in this article: Q100090: Reporting a Mari issue.
For more details on how to open a Support ticket, please refer to the Q100064: How to raise a support ticket article.
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Normally, each user must configure the Nuke<>Mari bridge by copying files from their own Mari installation to their own local .nuke directory. The instructions to do that can be found in our documentation: Nuke <> Mari bridge Installation.
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. The Python files that enable the Nuke<>Mari bridge just need to be somewhere in the user's NUKE_PATH.