Maya Bonus Tools 2019/2020

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Last modification: 3 Mar, 2020



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


Maya BonusTools 2020 can be found on the Maya app exchange


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| 1 month ago
@Steven Roselle: Having some trouble with BonusTools/window/LayoutTool Browser in Maya2020 you know how to fix it?
| 2 months ago
I wish to change the Rename SG to Match Material script. I'm not sure where Bonus Tools installs to however. Wish to have the SG renamed such that it has an underscore the SG. e.g. "material_X" renames SG to be "material_X_SG" instead of default "material_XSG." Thank you.
| 4 months ago
When can we expect bonus tools for Maya 2022?