dkAnimErwin - Animation Import & Export Tool

dkAnimErwin - Animation Import & Export Tool

Win64, English

Erwin Tools
This is a robust tool for exporting and importing animation.

General Usage Instructions

This tool is intended to save animation data to a *.dkanim file to then be able to import said animation to same rig in another or same Autodesk® Maya® scene file.

You can find more detailed information on the tool's features on my website here:



Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description


To open the window for the tool.


The installer that ran when you downloaded this plug-in from Autodesk App Store has already installed the plug-in, displayed under custom shelf of Maya. You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the plug-in.
To uninstall this plug-in, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8/8.1/10) or Add/Remove Programs (Windows XP), just as you would uninstall any other application from your system.

Additional Information

I am only able to test the script in Maya on Windows: 7 and 10.
But the script should work on any and all versions of Maya for all operating systems.  I have been using the script for about 10 years now, including early versions of Maya.

Known Issues


Company Name: Erwin Tools
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Author/Company Information

Erwin Tools

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Version History

Version Number Version Description


Initial release of modified script with features: * Progress bar * Check and prompt if objects exist * Escape out of process * Print elapse time taken to do import/export * conserve scene unit * Smarter more convenient starting directory for file browser when defining file path * Added warning of attributes that were skipped in the process. * Updated Channel Scope Window Layout Code
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