Autodesk Maya Bonus Tools 2017-2020

Autodesk Maya Bonus Tools 2017-2020

Autodesk, Inc.

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Bonus Tools 2019/2020 is a free collection of useful Maya scripts and plug-ins. After installing Bonus Tools, an additional pull-down menu will be added to the end of the main Maya menu. This menu provides easy access to a variety of tools and utilities for daily use. Maya Bonus Tools has been organized to mimic the layout of the standard Maya menu sets. Each sub-menu contains a number of related tools. Each of these can be torn off and floated just like standard Maya menus.


Note: Due to the close timing of the releases, this update to BonusTools is supported for both Maya 2019 and Maya 2020. This means that new features added in this update will be available in both versions of Maya. However, if you have an older version of BonusTools installed for Maya 2019 you will need to uninstall it in order to use the updated tools from this version. 


New Tools in BonusTools 2019/2020


Create -> Locator at Custom Pivot Axis 

Modify -> Proportional Placement Tool 

Modify -> Stack / Align Objects 

Modify -> Offset Transforms 

Modify -> Randomize Transforms (Basic) 

Display -> Enable Popup Help 

Modeling -> Flatten Component (Basic) 

Rigging -> Create Joint at Custom Pivot Axis 

Rigging -> Create Circle Control 

Rigging -> Performance Utilities -> Profile One Frame 

Rendering -> Clean up Mental Ray Nodes 


Updated Tools in BonusTools 2019/2020


Create -> Mesh Locator 

Modify -> Bounding Box Scale 

Display -> Poly Volume 

Window -> Attribute Collection 

Window -> LayoutTools Browser 

Window -> Scene Annotation 

Modeling -> Curve to Ribbon Mesh 

Modeling -> Curve to Tube Mesh 

Modeling -> Flatten Component (Advanced) 

UV Editing -> Auto Unwrap UVs Tool 

UV Editing -> Align UV Shells 

Rigging -> Nudge Vertex Weights 

Rendering -> Assign Materials for Each Selected 

Rendering -> Add Object Transparency Attribute 


Note: In order to support the app from shared network drives the MAYA_PACKAGE_PATH environment variable needs to be set to point to the directory that contains PackageContents.xml.

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About This Version

Version 20.0.1, 2/27/2020
Includes support for Maya 2020.

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  • Stability issues
    Laurent Crivello | January 12, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Crashes every time I change icon size in the layout window (tried on different computers). Images displayed in icons are not scaled so appear cropped.

  • Installation problems
    Zab Abbey | November 16, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Works fine in 2017, but I also want it to work in 2016, which is also installed on my Mac, but the "universal installer" provided ignores it, and does not install bonus tools to the older installed version of Maya.

  • commands missing in 2018
    Dave kalits | November 15, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    some commands like "copy pivot from last selected" are missing in maya 2018. Any workaround?

  • feature
    Farzin Moayyed | October 13, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    no new feature for bonus tools 2018 !!!! why ???

  • Maya 2018 Bonus tools
    亮 末永 | September 20, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    When is the release of "Maya2018 Bonus Tools" scheduled?

  • how about the 2018?
    婷 陈 | August 20, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Is it slowing down?. This maya2018 hasn't come out yet. When will it be out?

  • Amazing plugin
    Agent Cooper | August 17, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Please we need the 2018 version of this plugin! I think the bonus tools should be part of each Maya releases.

  • 2018?
    Achiricioaei Ionut | August 13, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Any idea when bonus tools 2018 coming?

    Samir Bajwa | November 17, 2017


  • Maya 2018 Bonus tools
    Nima Ysh | July 27, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Maya 2018 Bonus tools ?? pleasssseeeeeee ... hurry... I checking everyday...

  • Maya 2018 Bonustools yet?
    Rafael Valle | July 25, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    No bonus tools for Maya 2018 yet? When please? Thank you :D

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