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.

What’s New in BonusTools 2017?

  • RMB Marking MenuNavigate Graph
  • DisplayCompare Selected Display Layers
  • ModelingCurve to Ribbon Mesh
  • ModelingCurve to Tube Mesh
  • ModelingCleanup Ribbon / Tube Mesh
  • RiggingCreate IK Spline on Multiple Chains
  • RiggingWeight Editor

What’s been updated in BonusTools 2017?

  • ModifyClick/Drag Move Tool
  • ModifyClick/Drag Rotate Tool
  • ModifyStore Transform / Attribute Values
  • DisplayFloating Frame Rate
  • ModelingFlatten Components
  • UV EditingAuto Unwrap UV’s Tool
  • DisplayPoly Surface Area
  • DisplayDisplay Control
  • WindowLayoutTools
  • RiggingMake Joints Dynamic
  • RiggingPerformance Utilities

What’s been moved into Maya proper?

  • ModifyCopy Pivot from Last Selected
  • ModelingCombine and Copy Last Pivot
  • ModelingSlide Components
  • ModelingNormal Checker
  • UV EditingNudge UVs
  • UV EditingPoly NURBS Projection
  • RiggingPose Blend Shape Editor

Where to find the Maya bonus tools

The Maya bonus tools 2017 can be found on the Maya app exchange