Autodesk Maya Bonus Tools 2016-2019

Autodesk Maya Bonus Tools 2016-2019

Autodesk, Inc.



Bonus Tools 2019 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 new 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.

What’s Updated in BonusTools 2019?


  • UV Editing  -> Auto Unwrap UVs Tool
  • Modeling -> Flatten Component (Deformer)
  • Rigging -> Nudge Vertex Weights
  • Rendering -> Assign Materials for Each Selected
  • Rendering -> Add Object Transparency Attribute


What’s New in BonusTools 2019?

  • Create  -> Locator(s) at Vertices
  • Create  -> Locator(s) at Component Center
  • Create  -> Locator at Custom Pivot Axis
  • Modify -> Proportional Placement Tool
  • Display -> Enable Popup Help
  • Modeling -> Flatten Component (Simple).
  • Rigging -> Joint at Custom Pivot Axis
  • Rendering -> Clean up Mental Ray Nodes
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About This Version

Version 19.0.1, 7/30/2019
Includes support for Maya 2019.

Customer Reviews

(110 reviews)


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

    Is there a 2020 version of this ?

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

    ETA on Bonus Tool for Maya 2020?


  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

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


  • 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.

  • 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


  • 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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