Maya Plugins are extensions for the 3d animation software Maya. There are plugins for many different areas such as modeling, animation and rendering. Some of them also interact with external applications (for instance renderers, game engines or other software packages).
Dynamics [ edit ]
Glu3d  7/8.5
Fluid in realtime.
RealFlow  7/8.5/2008
Fluid & Simulation.
Import/Export [ edit ]
Modelling [ edit ]
Rigging [ edit ]
Storm V3  2011 - 2012 (32 & 64-bit)
Rigging and animation plug-in with an extensive API.
The Setup Machine 2  7.0 - 2012 (32 & 64-bit)
Modular character auto-rigger, can rig bipeds, quadrupeds, and others.
The Face Machine  7.0 - 2012 (32 & 64-bit)
Auto-rigger for human and human-like faces
ngSkinTools  2009 - 2013 (32 & 64-bit)
Advanced skin weight painting tools with layers, revamped mirroring and smoothing.
Scripting [ edit ]
MELProtector  2008/2009/2011 (Windows: 32 & 64-bit)
MEL code in order to allow developers to protect their intellectual property.
Texturing [ edit ]
UVAutoRatio  6.5 - 2012 (32 & 64-bit)
Automatically unify UV to polygon surface area ratio across multiple objects
RoadKill  6.5 - 2011 (32 & 64-bit)
Automatically unwrap UV's of complex meshes into a "pelt" for easy texture mapping.( Technically not a Plug-in, since it opens a separate program, not a window integrated in Maya.)
Unwrella  8.5 - 2011 (32 & 64-bit)
Automatically unwraps UVs of meshes while preserving pixel proportions and surface stretch
Rendering [ edit ]
HDRI-Studio lighting system  8.0/8.5/2008/2009
Lighting environments for
RenderMan for Maya  6/6.5/7/8.5/2008-2012
Photo-realistic Rendered by
3Delight for Maya  8.0/8.5/2008-2012
Fast, Renderman compliant renderer by DNA Research.
V-Ray for Maya  2008–2012
A very fast and popular raytracing render engine.
Holomatix Rendition  7/8/8.5/2008/2009
Realtime, Progressive, mental ray-compatible raytracing Renderer
Raytracing renderer. (Now bundled with Maya Entertainment Creation Suite Premium 2012 and Maya 2014)
The Light Simulator. Render engine. Multilight. Materials. Photorealistic...
Maya to Arnold raytracer renderer integration plug-in
Unique real-time GPU renderer in production quality with advanced rendering techniques.
Octane Render  2012/2013/2014
real-time GPU based (exclusively
Nvidia CUDA), un-biased, physically based renderer.
Papercraft [ edit ]
Dunreeb Cutout for Maya  2009/2010/2011 (Mac OSX, Windows: 32 & 64-bit)
Automatically creates papercrafts from
3D-models to be printed, cut out, and glued together in reality.
Character animation [ edit ]
Crowd simulation [ edit ]
Massive for Maya  2014 (Windows/Linux: 32 & 64-bit)
Maya plugin version of Massive.
Golaem Crowd  2011/2012/2013 (Windows/Linux: 32 & 64-bit)
Developed and tested under real production conditions, it allows to easily simulate complex and controllable characters.
Miarmy  2012/2013 (Windows/Linux/MacOSX: 64-bit)
Human Language/Logic Decision System controlled AI, PhysX SDK tools, All Renderers Support.
Brainbugz  4/2008