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).

Dynamics[edit]

Plugin Compatibility Description
Stroika[1] 8.5/2008 Fields and emitters.
Miarmy[2] 1.18/2013 PhysX character dynamics & RBD emitter.
Blast[3] 7.0/2009 Demolition (NURBS)
Brainbugz[4] 4/2008 Behavioral/flocking.
PullDownIt[5] 8.0/2011 Dynamics and fracture.
Oceansplash[6] 2010/2011/2012 Splash simulation.
Dynamica[7] 8/2008/2009/2010/2011/2012 Active, passive, and kinematic rigid bodies.

Fluid[edit]

Plugin Compatibility Description
Glu3d[8] 7/8.5 Fluid in real time.
RealFlow[9] 7/8.5/2008 Fluid and simulation.


Hair[edit]

Plugin Compatibility Description
Joe Alter Shave and Haircut[10] 2012 to 2014 Hairs.

Import/Export[edit]

Plugin Compatibility Description
ActorX[11] 6.5-2008 Export to .ase format, used with Unreal Ed and Unreal Ed for UT3
BodyStudio[12] 4 - 7 Import plugin for Poser characters.
BVH Import for Maya[13] 6.5-2012 (32 & 64-bit) Import/export BVH data using AMS.
Collada[14] 7-2008 Import/export plugin for the Collada format.
OpenGEX[15] 2013– Export plugin for the Open Game Engine Exchange format.
Rapid Export for Maya[16] 6.5-2010 (32 & 64-bit) Workflow tool to automate the export process to just a single click.
SketchUp Import for Maya[17] 2009-2011 (32 & 64-bit) Import plugin for SketchUp models.
.smd Exporter[18] 4-2008 Import/export plugin for the .smd format, used for Source Engine model compiling.
SolidWorks Import for Maya[19] 2009-2011 (32 & 64-bit) Import plugin for SolidWorks models.

Modeling[edit]

Plugin Compatibility Description
NEX[20] 7-2012 Polygon modeling workflow enhancement plugin.
natFX[21] 7 3D plant modeling plugin.
T-Splines[22] 7/8/8.5 T-Spline plugin.
Xfrog[23] 2008-2015 Robust Plant/Organic modeling and animation plugin, and 3000 prebuilt procedural and editable plants (XfrogPlants).
CurvedSpace[24] 2008 CurvedSpace plugin.
Vertex Chameleon[25] 6.5 - 2010 (32 & 64-bit) Vertex color toolset.

Rigging[edit]

Plugin Compatibility Description
The Setup Machine: Game[26] 7.0 - 2014 (32 & 64-bit) Auto-rigger for human and human-like faces that can export to game engines.
Storm V3[27] 2011 - 2012 (32 & 64-bit) Rigging and animation plug-in.
The Setup Machine 2[28] 7.0 - 2012 (32 & 64-bit) Modular character auto-rigger.
The Face Machine[29] 7.0 - 2012 (32 & 64-bit) Auto-rigger for human and human-like faces.
ngSkinTools[30] 2009 - 2013 (32 & 64-bit) Skin weight painting tools with layers, mirroring, and smoothing.

Scripting[edit]

Plugin Compatibility Description
MELProtector[31] 2008/2009/2011 (Windows: 32 & 64-bit) Encrypts MEL code in order to allow developers to protect intellectual property.

Texturing[edit]

Plugin Compatibility Description
UVAutoRatio[32] 6.5 - 2012 (32 & 64-bit) Automatically unify UV to polygon surface area ratio across multiple objects.
Unwrella[33] 8.5 - 2011 (32 & 64-bit) Automatically unwraps UVs of meshes while preserving pixel proportions and surface stretch.

Rendering[edit]

Plugin Compatibility Description
HDRI-Studio lighting system[34] 8.0/8.5/2008/2009 Lighting environments for 3D-models.
RenderMan for Maya[35] 6/6.5/7/8.5/2008-2012 Photo-realistic rendering by Pixar.
3Delight for Maya [36] 8.0/8.5/2008-2012 Renderman compliant renderer by DNA Research.[37]
V-Ray for Maya [38] 2008–2012 A raytracing render engine.[39]
Holomatix Rendition[40] 7/8/8.5/2008/2009 Real-time, progressive, mental ray-compatible raytracing Renderer
Turtle [41] 7/8.5/2008/2012/2014 Raytracing renderer. (Now bundled with Maya Entertainment Creation Suite Premium 2012 and Maya 2014.)
Maxwell Render [42] 7/8.5/2008-2013 The Light Simulator. Render engine. Multi-light. Materials. Photorealistic.
MtoA [43] 2011/2012/2013 Maya to Arnold raytracer renderer integration plug-in.
FurryBall [44] 2010/2011/2012/2013/2014 Real-time GPU renderer.
Octane Render [45] 2012/2013/2014 Real-time GPU-based (exclusively Nvidia CUDA), unbiased, physically-based renderer.

Papercraft[edit]

Plugin Compatibility Description
Dunreeb Cutout for Maya[46] 2009/2010/2011 (Mac OS X, Windows: 32 & 64-bit) Automatically creates papercrafts from 3D-models to be printed, cut out, and glued together in reality.

Character animation[edit]

Plugin Compatibility Description
AMS – 3D Automated Motion Systems for Maya[47] 6.0-2012 (32 & 64-bit) Toolset for creating, editing, storing, reusing, scaling, blending, and timing animation.
The Breakdown Tool – 3D posing tool for Maya[48] 7.0-2014 (32 & 64-bit) Tool for creating breakdown poses.
Anzovin Onion Skinner – 3D onion skinning tool for Maya[49] 7.0-2014 (32 & 64-bit) Tool for creating and editing animation based on onion skin frames.
Voice-O-Matic – Lipsync tool[50] 7.0-2014 (Windows only 32 & 64-bit) Automated lip sync animation.

Crowd simulation[edit]

Plugin Compatibility Description
Massive for Maya[51] 2014 (Windows/Linux: 32 & 64-bit) Maya plugin version of Massive.
Golaem Crowd[52] 2011/2012/2013 (Windows/Linux: 32 & 64-bit) Simulates complex and controllable characters.
Miarmy[53] 2012/2013 (Windows/Linux/Mac OS X: 64-bit) Human language/logic decision system controlled AI, PhysX SDK tools, all renderers support.
Brainbugz[54] 4/2008 Behavioral/flocking.