Bonus tools 2014 and 3ds Import for Maya 2014

Bonus Tools 2014 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.




Bonus Tools are provided to you on an “AS-IS” basis; Autodesk® does not provide any support in connection with this collection of tools. However submission of problems and suggestions are encouraged and can be logged through from the Maya Help menu with Report a Problem or Suggest a Feature.

What’s New?

  * Modify -> Move Selected to Camera

  * Display -> Toggle X-Ray per Mesh/Surface

  * Window -> Assembly Manager

  * Window -> Script Editor -> Print OptionVars

  * Window -> Script Editor -> Print GlobalVars

  * Modeling -> Collapse Edge Ring Tool

  * Modeling -> Convert Selection to Perimeter Edges

  * Modeling -> Delete Edge Loop Tool

  * Modeling -> Delete Connected Edges Tool

  * UV Editing -> Nudge UVs

  * UV Editing -> Tile UVs

  * Rendering -> Add Transparency Attribute

  * Help -> Refresh BonusTools Menu

What’s been updated?

  * Modeling -> Select Every N-th Edge Loop/Ring

  * Modeling -> DrawSplit

  * Modeling -> DrawReduce

  * Modeling -> Spin Edge Tool

  * Animation -> Setup Arm

  * Rendering -> Assign Checker Shader

  * General -> Python path is now setup automatically for every OS

Installation Instructions


  1. Install the BonusTools by running MSI installer from the downloaded file.


  1. Log in as the Super user. Extract the Shell script (*.sh) from the downloaded file. Use the following commands: 

  2. #: cd [folder where the extracted file is found] 

  3. #: ./ (this runs the install)

Mac OS X

  1. Extract the package from the downloaded file. 

  2. Install the BonusTools by running PKG installer.

For All Platforms

  See BonusTools documentation for any additional instructions.

Available on Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux 




– BonusTools 2014 Installation –

The 2014 version of BonusTools is now available for download.  Going forward we will be posting the installers on the new Autodesk Maya Apps Exchange ->  BonusTools 2014 Installers.  The Exchange is a portal hosted by Autodesk where you can get access to plugins that extend the functionality of various Autodesk products.  There are now both Maya andMax centric pages on the Exchange.

– 3DS Import 2014 Installation –


in this autodesk blog


you get the bonus tools.


and if you read there is a 3dsImport Plugin  there.they drop it because fbx export is good.