List of Maya plugins

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Maya Plugins are extensions for the 3D animation software Autodesk 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).


Plugin Compatibility Description
Miarmy 1.18/2013 PhysX character dynamics & RBD emitter.
Dynamica 8/2008/2009/2010/2011/2012 Active, passive, and kinematic rigid bodies.
Pulldownit 2012/2013/2014/2015 dynamics and fracture of solid objects.


Plugin Compatibility Description
Glu3d 7/8.5 Fluid in real time.
RealFlow 7/8.5/2008 Fluid and simulation.


Plugin Compatibility Description
Collada 7-2008 Import/export plugin for the Collada format.
OpenGEX 2013– Export plugin for the Open Game Engine Exchange format.
Sketchfab Uploader 2012-2015 Upload models to Sketchfab, a web platform to publish and embed interactive 3D files.


Plugin Compatibility Description
Xfrog 2008-2015 Robust Plant/Organic modeling and animation plugin, and 3000 prebuilt procedural and editable plants (XfrogPlants).
LBrush/Lipservice 2008-2014 A very powerful Sculpting, texture painting, pose deformers for blendshapes tool.
Shave and a Haircut 8.0 2008-2015 Hair, fur, grass generation and control, widely acepted through the industry.


Plugin Compatibility Description
RenderMan for Maya 6/6.5/7/8.5/2008-2012 Photo-realistic rendering by Pixar.
3Delight for Maya 8.0/8.5/2008-2012 Renderman compliant renderer by DNA Research.
V-Ray for Maya 2008–2012 A raytracing render engine.
Holomatix Rendition 7/8/8.5/2008/2009 Real-time, progressive, mental ray-compatible raytracing Renderer
FurryBall 2010/2011/2012/2013/2014 Real-time GPU renderer.
Octane Render 2012/2013/2014 Real-time GPU-based (exclusively Nvidia CUDA), unbiased, physically-based renderer.

Crowd simulation[edit]

Plugin Compatibility Description
Golaem Crowd 2011/2012/2013 (Windows/Linux: 32 & 64-bit) Simulates complex and controllable characters.
Miarmy 2012/2013 (Windows/Linux/Mac OS X: 64-bit) Human language/logic decision system controlled AI, PhysX SDK tools, all renderers support.


Plugin Compatibility Description
mOculus 2014/2015 (Windows: 64-bit) Enables VR with Oculus Rift inside Maya via DX11/OpenGL