Autodesk Maya Bonus Tools 2014-2017

Autodesk Maya Bonus Tools 2014-2017

Autodesk, Inc.



Bonus Tools 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. The Maya Bonus Tools menu mimics 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.


Bonus Tools are provided to you on an "AS-IS" basis; Autodesk® does not provide any support in connection with this collection of tools. However submission of problems and suggestions are encouraged and can be logged through from the Maya Help menu with Report a Problem or Suggest a Feature.

 New Tools in BonusTools 2017

  • RMB Marking Menu -> Navigate Graph
  • Display -> Compare Selected Display Layers 
  • Modeling -> Curve to Ribbon Mesh
  • Modeling -> Curve to Tube Mesh
  • Modeling -> Cleanup Ribbon / Tube Mesh
  • Rigging -> Create IK Spline on Multiple Chains
  • Rigging -> Weight Editor

Updated Tools in BonusTools 2017

  • Modify -> Click/Drag Move Tool
  • Modify -> Click/Drag Rotate Tool
  • Modify -> Store Transform / Attribute Values
  • Display -> Floating Frame Rate
  • Modeling -> Flatten Components
  • UV Editing -> Auto Unwrap UV’s Tool
  • Display -> Poly Surface Area
  • Display -> Display Control
  • Window -> LayoutTools
  • Rigging -> Make Joints Dynamic
  • Rigging -> Performance Utilities


Retired in BonusTools 2017 (moved to Maya proper)

  • Modify -> Copy Pivot from Last Selected 
  • Modeling -> Combine and Copy Last Pivot
  • Modeling -> Slide Components
  • Modeling -> Normal Checker
  • UV Editing -> Nudge UVs
  • UV Editing -> Poly NURBS Projection
  • Rigging -> Pose Blend Shape Editor

Available on Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux 

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About This Version

Version 17.0.1, 11/30/2016
Includes the weight editor and support for Maya 2017.

Customer Reviews

(91 reviews)


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  • 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
    Kimael Larue | 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?

  • 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

  • Unbeatable
    Denes Dankhazi | March 08, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    You need this, believe me. :)

  • unable to import .max file in 2017
    Weinan Hu | February 11, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    unable to import .max file in 2017

    Nicolas Chaverou | February 28, 2017

    Load the 3dsImport plugin from the Plugin Manager!

    Bot Roda | March 07, 2017

    I have Maya 2016 Mac version and have downloaded and successfully installed the Mac OS Bonus Tools. However, the 3ds import plugin does not show up at all anywhere in the windows/preferences/plugins lists. Anyone else had this problem? Thanks.

  • Useful plugin
    Vasil Batoryk | January 17, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I like new Weight Editor. But, I have bug when I load weightEditor, maya 2017 does not response in MEL was empty. win 10. 64x and also error R6025.

  • Buggy
    Shannon Harris | December 31, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Auto unwrap is buggy and does not unwrap an object correctly

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