Autodesk Maya Bonus Tools 2018-2022

Autodesk Maya Bonus Tools 2018-2022

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Bonus Tools 2018/2022 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.

 

Before installing BonusTools 2022, older versions of Maya BonusTools should be uninstalled first in order to avoid conflicts.

 

** Warning:  The new SpeedCut tool will crash on Linux/Mac but is working as expected on Windows. **

 

New Tools 

• Modeling -> Speed Cut (windows only)

• Modeling -> Extrude Instance Mesh

 

Updated Tools 

• Rigging -> Weight Editor

 

Retired Tools 

• Windows -> Scene Assembly Manager  (obsolete)

• Modeling -> Curve to Tube Mesh(replaced by Sweep Mesh)

• Modeling -> Curve to Ribbon Mesh(replaced by Sweep Mesh)

• Precompiled legacy Devkit examples (removed for stability reasons)

 

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.

About This Version

Version 22.0.1, 10/6/2021
Includes support for Maya 2022.

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  • Maya 2018 Bonus tools
    shadan zhong | November 30, 2021

    // 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. // 

    xinni zhu | December 02, 2021

    1.用记事本打开你的C:/ProgramData/Autodesk/ApplicationPlugins/MayaBonusTools-2018-2022/Contents/scripts-2018/LT_UI.mel文件 2.把1356行和1501行里的“?”改成"x"


  • Doesnt install correctly
    Timothé Vanhollebeke | November 22, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    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


  • useful tool
    Muhammad Adli | October 20, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    seriously, useful tools


  • Can't find Sweep mesh in 2022 bonus tool - modeling
    Jessica SHU | October 06, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    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

     

    Richardson Cussney | October 08, 2021

    in maya 2022 its inbuild.. go to Create Tab.. and select sweep mesh...same option but its advanced version from maya bonus tool


  • Bonus Tools activation
    Sébastien Azemard | September 28, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    You have to set the interface in animation mode to see the Bonus Tools menu :)


  • Broken - Does not install new tools to maya 2020.4
    David Johnson | September 24, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    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.

    Please fix.


  • PolyTools won't activate on Maya 2020.4
    Matt Weier | July 08, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    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? )

    Andrey Gaman | September 07, 2021

    – same problem

    pedram taghdisi | October 25, 2021

    Same problem here


  • 错误:
    玉怀 李 | June 07, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    “C:/ProgramData/Autodesk/ApplicationPlugins/MayaBonusTools-2018-2022/Contents/scripts-2022/LT_UI.mel”第 1501.52 行:未终止的字符串。

    张 恒瑞 | June 25, 2021

    I had the same problem

    Ugonier Gotix | July 09, 2021

    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!


  • about LayoutTool
    yang huan | June 06, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Layout tool can't be used in any version of Maya,why?


  • Speed Cut Broken 2022
    Darlene Carrasquillo | May 24, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Load once and disappear. Haven't been able to load it back again after re installing.

    Anthony Pham | June 01, 2021

    Not seeing SpeedCut in the menus in 2020.2.

    Joe Wu | June 04, 2021

    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

    Aaron Aidoo | June 10, 2021

    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.


  • Desperately need Curve to Ribbon Mesh back
    Kevin Broberg | May 21, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    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.


  • finally it's time
    kishor vandan | May 21, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Oh boi now we are talking modeling hard surface in maya fast :)

    Niranjan Reddy | July 21, 2021

    hi how to install in windows 10


  • When can we see this coming to 2022?
    Yaki Pasandi | April 09, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I love this set of tools and can't wait to get it in 2022. 

    Any update on when it will be released?


  • bonus tools broke down in 2020
    Peter Pagh | April 08, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    my bonus tool are broken, cannot uninstall, nor repair or reinstall 

    Mihai Alex | July 28, 2021

    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.


  • When could we expect an update for MAYA 2022?
    Zsolt Sulyok | April 07, 2021

    Would be so ossom to have this amazing plugin in Maya 2022.
    Do you have any idea when could we have it there too?


  • need support for 2022
    Luca Orlandi | March 31, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    we need urgently support for 2022


  • support 2016 version maya?
    Vikram Naik | March 08, 2021

    support 2016 version maya?


  • Best extension tool set
    Eyüp Alemdar | March 02, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    There are many ready-in tools, especially 'Reverse Animation' is a great tool. Thank you very much.


  • maya updates ,
    Shiva Pandian | February 22, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    maya how much making life complex .  keep rocking maya.


  • help
    katu katu | January 29, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    someone please help how to download this ? i put 5 stars for you 

    Manojlo Gulic | February 17, 2021

    you need to log in https://prnt.sc/ztvya0


  • do you have bonus tools for windows 10 ? please
    heru dharmawan | January 01, 2021 Verified Download (What's this?)

    do you have bonus tools for windows 10 ? please 

    please send to me email : herudharmawan80@gmail.com


  • Flatten components not working
    Marcus Vanbeverhoudt | October 31, 2020 Verified Download (What's this?)

    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[571]') has no attribute or method named 'getNormal' #

     


  • Install Tutorial
    Caleb Robinson | October 17, 2020 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I can seem to find out howto install this.  Would appreciate help

    katu katu | January 29, 2021

    me too


  • Error Missing Scene
    Adrian Lee | September 26, 2020 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Installed bonustools 2020, and when i open my scene files, everything is empty


  • 2018
    Smita Kor | August 29, 2020 Verified Download (What's this?)

     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


  • Broken in Maya 2018?
    Branden Brushett | August 25, 2020 Verified Download (What's this?)

    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. 


  • 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 :)

    Rafael Valle | September 09, 2020

    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.


  • 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.....

    Toddy Yang | June 29, 2021

    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


  • 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.

    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?)

    Please Dockable Speed Cut window


  • 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?
    | 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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