Autodesk Maya Bonus Tools 2019-2023
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Bonus Tools 2019/2023 is a free collection of useful Autodesk® 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.
• Create -> Interactive Tutorial
• Modeling -> ProSets
• Create -> Closest Point On Curve Node
• Create -> Point On Mesh Info Node
• Display -> Floating Frame Rate
• Modeling -> Speed Cut (Windows only)
• Modeling -> Extrude Instance Mesh
• Modeling -> Flatten Components
• Rigging -> Weight Editor
Before installing BonusTools 2023, older versions of Maya BonusTools should be uninstalled first in order to avoid conflicts.
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.
Error: "C:/ProgramData/Autodesk/ApplicationPlugins/MayaBonusTools-2019-2023/Contents/scripts-2023/LT_UI.mel" line 1356.52: Unterminated string.
// Error: text -l " 占? -al left -fn boldLabelFont;
why ? Error ???
Where can I download the tool?
there is a blue download button at the right top of the screen.
I need the curve to ribbon tool its not in 2022
its not coming up in maya lt, no shelves, its in plugin editor, but untickable ..
is it possible to download Maya Bonus Tools 2018??
I installed Auto Maya 2022 and the bonus tools on my mac. But I tried several times on the modeling-selection-select every N-th edge in Loops/ Rings. It is not working, nothing is helping me.
hello maya community , I want 2017 version of bonus tool because it has curve to ribbion mesh and in the above version it has replaced
Hello everybody. I have Maya 2018. I have installed the bonustools but the menu does not appear. in the description it says that it is also good for this version. I am very interested in speedcut. can anyone help me? :)
same problem with me and unable to find a solution anywhere. if you found any solution already, please let me know.
Error: "C:/ProgramData/Autodesk/ApplicationPlugins/MayaBonusTools-2019-2023/Contents/scripts-2023/LT_transformProcs.mel" line 321.49: Wrong number of arguments on call to manipMoveAlignHandleWith.
maya 2020 - Bonus tool - modeling - Curve to ribbon mesh
이 툴이 없으면 헤어 작업이 너무 어렵습니다.복구시켜 주세요.
Sweep mesh 는 너무 불편합니다. 제발 부탁드립니다.
Why is there no 2018 version？TAT
is bonus tools for 2023 coming soon?
The updates take too long after new versions and the tools could be bundled with the software or at least with more constant version independent updates.
This is Autodesk ..remember like Adobe they always have to do things the hardway
I downloaded this specifically for the Poly Volume. It works great. Perfect. Make sure you enable the "Measure" Plug in so the Poly Volume will be accessible because by default it is grayed out and requires the Measure Plug in.
Speedcut disappeared after open and never seen again
i try script given in coment ,reinstall bonus tool but diden't work
what should i do?
Please update for MAYA 2023
Excuse me but, why plug-ins "pointOnMeshInfo.mll" and "closestPointOnCurve.mll" aren't available in latest version? I can't see it in Plug-in Manager.fdfdfdfdfdfd
Excuse me but, why plug-ins "pointOnMeshInfo.mll" and "closestPointOnCurve.mll" aren't available in latest version? I can't see it in Plug-in Manager.
Thank you in advance.
// 错误: text -l " ? -al left -fn boldLabelFont; //
// 错误: "C:/ProgramData/Autodesk/ApplicationPlugins/MayaBonusTools-2018-2022/Contents/scripts-2018/LT_UI.mel" line 1343.51: Unterminated string. //
// 错误: text -l " ? -al left -fn boldLabelFont; //
// 错误: "C:/ProgramData/Autodesk/ApplicationPlugins/MayaBonusTools-2018-2022/Contents/scripts-2018/LT_UI.mel" line 1488.51: Unterminated string. //
根据提是找到对应的脚本，在英文输入法下把 ? 后面的 " 补全即可。语法上少了一个引号。
Despite having a clean install and running the plug in install it somehow doesnt whow up and i cant activate it either in the plug in manager
seriously, useful tools
I download the latest version of the bonus tool for MAYA 2022, cannot find sweep mesh at all. I used to use the curve to tube/ ribbon all the time
in maya 2022 its inbuild.. go to Create Tab.. and select sweep mesh...same option but its advanced version from maya bonus tool
You have to set the interface in animation mode to see the Bonus Tools menu :)
Installed Bonus Tools 2018-2022 in Maya 2020.4 (Win10) and none of the new tools show up.
The obsolete versions of the tools' Curve to ribbon' and' Curve to Tube' are still present, there is no Speedcut, weight editor, or any of the other new features.
Furthermore, the green (new feature) highlight appears on additions from the previous bonus tools collection. (eg: Modify > Proprotional placement tool)
When checking the install location, the new plugins/scripts all reside within the install folders, unless i'm missing something, it seems this was shoddily packaged with a previous version of the installer and configuration files.
Also, I have downloaded, installed, and uninstalled these tools multiple times, on a fresh install of maya with no change.
Time Warp Animation (which is why i installed) worked as needed.
major software bugs tho:
when I try activating the Polytool plugin after installing BonusTools successfully (Win10), we just get error (tried multiple boxes)
// Error: file: C:/Program Files/Autodesk/Maya2020/scripts/others/pluginWin.mel line 317: The specified procedure could not be found. (PolyTools)
When I activate sun.mll plugin, maya crashes completely (is this conflicting with my Redshift sun/sky? )
– same problem
Same problem here
“C:/ProgramData/Autodesk/ApplicationPlugins/MayaBonusTools-2018-2022/Contents/scripts-2022/LT_UI.mel”第 1501.52 行：未终止的字符串。
I had the same problem
it's easy to solve download the notepad++ app 1:open LT_UI.mel 2:find the line 1501 or else. find something like " text -l "x" -al left -fn boldLabelFont;" change the " " to x or "aa" 3: save the file Done!
Layout tool can't be used in any version of Maya，why？
Load once and disappear. Haven't been able to load it back again after re installing.
Not seeing SpeedCut in the menus in 2020.2.
this may help you. Q&A: UI disappear after minimizing. try run this in script editor. mc.window("jwSpeedCutWin",e = 1, tlc =(0, 1000) ) Q&A: UI too big. Go C:\\\\ProgramData\\\\Autodesk\\\\ApplicationPlugins\\\\MayaBonusTools-2018-2022\\\\Contents\\\\python-2022, opening the bt_speedCut.py ## find this line. jwSpeedCutWin = mc.window("jwSpeedCutWin",title = "speedCut 1.58",w = 300,h = 600, mxb = False, s = 1 ,bgc = [0.2, 0.2, 0.2 ]) ## add line below. mc.scrollLayout() Q&A: speedCut not found in Maya bonus tool menu. If you haven't install Maya 2022 yet, you can still technically use SpeedCut on an older version by going to the BonusTools install location and opening the bt_speedCut.py file and running it directly in the Script Editor. Path: C:\\ProgramData\\Autodesk\\ApplicationPlugins\\MayaBonusTools-2018-2022\\Contents\\python-2022
This happens when u try scale the speedCUT Gui, to fi ,minimize Maya and maximize again. it should show speedCUT again, to scale the Gui, do it on a screen-2 if u have 1.
Sweep Mesh is not a stable or flexible enough replacement for Curve to Ribbon Mesh. Sweep Mesh has tripled my work time for the same task due to having to fiddle with UV's for each individual hair card and being unable to smoothly work with more than one mesh at a time. Please keep Curve to Ribbon Mesh for another year or two while Sweep Mesh finds its footing.
Oh boi now we are talking modeling hard surface in maya fast :)
hi how to install in windows 10
Is it anytime soon?
my bonus tool are broken, cannot uninstall, nor repair or reinstall
I have the same issue, the new tools don't appear, tried uninstalling and reinstalling multiple times. If i uninstall Bonus Tools and open Maya the Bonus Tools menu disappears, then reinstall and it's the same old Bonus Tools Menu, still have Curve To Ribbon, can't see SpeedCut anywhere in the menu.
Would be so ossom to have this amazing plugin in Maya 2022.
Do you have any idea when could we have it there too?
we need urgently support for 2022
support 2016 version maya?
There are many ready-in tools, especially 'Reverse Animation' is a great tool. Thank you very much.
maya how much making life complex . keep rocking maya.
someone please help how to download this ? i put 5 stars for you
you need to log in https://prnt.sc/ztvya0
do you have bonus tools for windows 10 ? please
please send to me email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello everyone, i get this error whenever i try to use flatten components... any idea what this means?
# Error: line 1: AttributeError: file C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Maya2020\Python\lib\site-packages\pymel\core\general.py line 3167: Attribute(u'pCylinder2.pnts') has no attribute or method named 'getNormal' #
I can seem to find out howto install this. Would appreciate help
Installed bonustools 2020, and when i open my scene files, everything is empty
Same problem, and after delete tool I still couldn't save files
I just installed the bonus tool but there are missing some option, like in modeling slide components is missing and also draw split and draw reduce
It was working for me for a while. But then just stopped suddenly. I've tried to Repair, Reinstall but I get the same warning message when going into UV Editing Unwrap.
// Warning: "C:/ProgramData/Autodesk/ApplicationPlugins/MayaBonusTools-2017-2020/Contents/scripts-2018/bt_autoUnwrapUVTool.mel" line 1731.56 : Redeclaration of variable "$buttonNumber" shadows previous declaration at line 1653. Previous value will be overwritten by explicit initializer.
Sent message to tech support but never heard back.
Have you dropped support for Maya LT altogether?
Did it work in Maya LT?
seems like it
very usefull :)
Request support for Maya 2021 version.
You'll have to wait a while for 2021 but 2020 version was just released this week :)
I wanna too support for Maya 2021, because i 'm a beta tester of Maya, so we have 2021 already. Would be great to have bonus tools for it already, but i don't believe they will do it.
Is there a 2020 version of this ?
I have a lot of fatal error when I change the options of this tool...
But it's not my main issue, I can't see any icons when I click on "Update Browser Icons". I want to see my shaders library (vray, arnold, maya shaders : no icons). Any way to see them ?
I try to create some swatches/icons manually but It doesn't work.
This crash bug has been fixed in the latest version of BT. This fix should work in both Maya 2020 and Maya 2019. Otherwise icons can been created and viewed for any mb, ma or fbx file.
LayoutTools Browser Doesn't Work!!!
// Error: "C:/ProgramData/Autodesk/ApplicationPlugins/MayaBonusTools-2016-2019/Contents/scripts-2019/LT_UI.mel" line 1488.51: Unterminated string.
I have a similar issue : Warning: file: C:/ProgramData/Autodesk/ApplicationPlugins/MayaBonusTools-2016-2019/Contents/scripts-2018/LT_UI.mel line 1838: The -bs/-borderStyle flag is obsolete and should not be used. With a lot of fatal error due to the Browser and I can't see any icons in it.. even after clicking on "Update Browser Icons" Do you find a way to work with the browser ?
The same problem occurs, have you found a solution?
This has been addressed in the latest version. The fix should work in both Maya 2020 and Maya 2019.
I have the same problem here, still not working, same error.....
This is a bug caused by the character "°"，My solution is to find all text -l " °" parts and change it totext -l " degree" It may be the reason of my Chinese operating system, I cannot find a symbol that can display "°" correctly
Bonus Tools 2019 ?
Will this work with Maya 2019 or has it been obsoleted for this version?
unwrap dont work!!!!!!!!
Try again with new installers. This should be fixed for both Maya 2019 and Maya 2018.
still not working // Error: file: C:/ProgramData/Autodesk/ApplicationPlugins/MayaBonusTools-2016-2019/Contents/scripts-2019/bt_autoUnwrapUVTool.mel line 1163: Cannot find procedure "setXGenHUDVisibility".
This error 'line 1163: Cannot find procedure "setXGenHUDVisibility"' is caused by xgenToolkit.mll not being loaded into Maya. Go into the Plug-in Manager and load the xgenToolkit.mll. The auto unwrap UV's tool should work fine afterwards.
FYI - this has been fixed for the 2020 version and also works with 2019.
Curve to Tube is broken in 2018.3. It freezes Maya
Hello, I installed bonus tool for maya 2016 but i didn't see the modelling => curve tube mesh. Disabled it?
it's in Maya 2018. Maya 2016 doesn't support it.
I just installed this tools, but there isn't "Weight Editor" in "Bonus Tools" menu.
Same here, Windows 7 + Maya 2016 (Ext 1 + SP6) and no Weight Editor can be found under the Plug-in Manager... what's going on?
Which OS? Unfortunately this plugin is only available for Windows.
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.
FYI - This crash bug has been fixed in the latest version of BT. This fix should work in both Maya 2020 and Maya 2019. Otherwise icons can been created and viewed for any mb, ma or fbx file.
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.
some commands like "copy pivot from last selected" are missing in maya 2018. Any workaround?
wondering the same thing. I always use that script.
When is the release of "Maya2018 Bonus Tools" scheduled?
Is it slowing down?. This maya2018 hasn't come out yet. When will it be out?
Please we need the 2018 version of this plugin! I think the bonus tools should be part of each Maya releases.
Any idea when bonus tools 2018 coming?
Maya 2018 Bonus tools ?? pleasssseeeeeee ... hurry... I checking everyday...
No bonus tools for Maya 2018 yet? When please? Thank you :D