Autodesk Maya Bonus Tools 2017-2020

Autodesk Maya Bonus Tools 2017-2020

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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.

Customer Reviews

(113 reviews)

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  • Maya LT 2020 Support?
    Carsten Klein | June 21, 2020 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Have you dropped support for Maya LT altogether?


    Kamal Khanal | July 30, 2020

    Did it work in Maya LT?


  • very usefull
    Parsa Azizi | May 29, 2020 Verified Download (What's this?)

    very usefull :)


  • Request support for Maya 2021 version.
    Jsic Bxci | January 18, 2020 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Request support for Maya 2021 version.


    Steven Roselle | January 21, 2020

    You'll have to wait a while for 2021 but 2020 version was just released this week :)


  • support for 2020 ???
    Gomidas95 Odabasioglu | January 12, 2020 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Is there a 2020 version of this ?


    Steven Roselle | January 21, 2020

    Here'tis :)


  • Maya 2020
    Jacob Hansen | January 08, 2020 Verified Download (What's this?)

    ETA on Bonus Tool for Maya 2020?

     


    Steven Roselle | January 21, 2020

    It's here!


    Jacob Hansen | January 23, 2020

    Sweet.... :)


  • No icons in the LayoutTools Browser
    Nicolas Dorey | June 04, 2019 Verified Download (What's 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.


    Steven Roselle | January 21, 2020

    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!!!
    Taekgyun Lee | March 05, 2019 Verified Download (What's this?)

    LayoutTools Browser Doesn't Work!!!

    // Error: "C:/ProgramData/Autodesk/ApplicationPlugins/MayaBonusTools-2016-2019/Contents/scripts-2019/LT_UI.mel" line 1488.51: Unterminated string.


    Nicolas Dorey | June 04, 2019

    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 ?


    Maya David | July 25, 2019

    The same problem occurs, have you found a solution?


    Steven Roselle | January 21, 2020

    This has been addressed in the latest version. The fix should work in both Maya 2020 and Maya 2019.


    Mark Zhang | February 11, 2020

    I have the same problem here, still not working, same error.....


  • 2019?
    Slava Slava | January 30, 2019 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Bonus Tools 2019 ?


  • Maya2019
    Elbert Chan | January 24, 2019 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Will this work with Maya 2019 or has it been obsoleted for this version?


  • bad
    Ivan Baskov | October 12, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    unwrap dont work!!!!!!!!


    Steven Roselle | February 04, 2019

    Try again with new installers. This should be fixed for both Maya 2019 and Maya 2018.


    Ben Mordue | February 27, 2019

    still not working // Error: file: C:/ProgramData/Autodesk/ApplicationPlugins/MayaBonusTools-2016-2019/Contents/scripts-2019/bt_autoUnwrapUVTool.mel line 1163: Cannot find procedure "setXGenHUDVisibility".


    Thomas Aleo | July 25, 2019

    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.


    Steven Roselle | January 21, 2020

    FYI - this has been fixed for the 2020 version and also works with 2019.


  • Super!
    Al No | May 10, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Super!


  • Maya 2018.3
    TOM LEWIS | May 06, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Curve to Tube is broken in 2018.3.  It freezes Maya


  • Curve to tube mesh disable??
    Toan Le | April 14, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Hello, I installed bonus tool for maya 2016 but i didn't see the modelling => curve tube mesh. Disabled it?


    Guangya Niu | December 21, 2018

    it's in Maya 2018. Maya 2016 doesn't support it.


  • There is not "Weight Editor" in Maya 2016
    喬志 齋藤 | March 19, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I just installed this tools, but there isn't "Weight Editor" in "Bonus Tools" menu.


    Tonarino Totoro | June 15, 2018

    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?


    Steven Roselle | February 04, 2019

    Which OS? Unfortunately this plugin is only available for Windows.


  • 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.


    Steven Roselle | January 21, 2020

    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.


  • 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?


    Nic Sievers | June 07, 2018

    wondering the same thing. I always use that script.


  • 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

    yes


  • 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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