So im trying to install collada overhere and i get this genius installer that says that I dont have maya 2008 or 2009 installed… well… we dont install maya locally in our studio (and many others) all of our apps are on the server so how do i go about using collada?? I just want to copy the plugins manually, dont need my hand held or anything.
You probably need to install the plug-ins on the Maya server as well.
Copying 1.4 GByte of data on every Maya startup from a server to the client sounds like a genius way of slowing down startup times. Nevertheless as with any installer: they only work if the prerequisites are fulfilled. In this case the prerequisite is a locally installed Maya version that is only available on your server. Ask someone with write privileges (probably your administrator) to install it on the server as Mark already suggested.
BTW: Please post your plugin specific questions to the address the sticky post at the top of this forum points to.