BonusTools 51


#1

New BonusTools 51. Go, get it!

http://www.alias.com/eng/community/downloads/bonus_tools/index.jhtml


#2

It’s BonusTools5.0 not 5.1!:shrug:


#3

read .html’s :lightbulb


#4

:beer:
it works fine for now!!


#5

can’t find any html

pasto


#6

Anyone here who tried installing the bonustools in Windows?
The readme on how to install points to “THE bonuTools5.0” file in the “modules” folder.

  1. Using a text editor, edit the bonusTools5.0 file from within the user’s maya/5.0/modules directory. The bonusTools5.0 file has a sample line for each operating system and has this basic format: + bonusTools5.0 5.0 “absolute path to bonusTools5.0 directory” Uncomment the line that starts with + by removing the //. Replace the user_name from that line with the login name of the user. Save the file.

well I can’t find any bonusTools5.0 file or Modules directory.

Can anyone point me in the right direction??


#7

Does anyone know of a tutorial for the tools??
I have them but most of them I dont know what they do or How they work.

:wavey:


#8

nottoshabi,

in the My Documents\maya\5.0\bonusTools5.0\docs\bonusTools51.html document you can find a description of every tool.


#9

Well, in my version of the tools, the only thing that didn’t work as expected was the installation docs, but it didn’t take long to figure that out. However I don’t have anything that points to a “5.1”-version, all is 5.0, and I downloaded it this monday.

The folders in my BonusTools5.0-folder is as follows:
docs
modules
plug-ins
prefs
scripts

Just to help out, here’s how I got it to work.
I had to move the modules-folder down to the //maya/5.0/-folder. There I edited the bonusTools5.0 file by removing the “//” in front of the path in the windows section. I then replaced the “user_name” with my user name.
After that I copied the text in the userSetup.mel from the //bonusTools5.0/scripts/-folder and inserted this into the userSetup.mel in my //maya/5.0/scripts/-folder. After that it just worked. Then I just had to load all the plugs in the plug-in manager window after starting Maya.


#10

There is version 5.1. Downloaded it yesterday.

New procedurals

New texture tools including new unfold

and more…


#11

I instaled my Bonus Tools yesturday and today they are not there.
Yesturday I was playing with them and today I cant???:annoyed:

Does any one know Y???:surprised

Also yesturday I turned my machine on and of at least twice and the tools were there but today not there.:surprised


#12

What’s new in v5.1?
New Tools
Copy and Paste Poly History
Delete History and Keep Skinning
Find Character
Graph Clip Weight
Layout Multiple UVs
Mirror Cut
Poly Subdivide Tool
Select Clip’s Character
Sun Light
Surface Area
Toggle Single/Double Sided
Trim Clip After
Trim Clip Before
Unfold UVs
Volume
Warp Image
Improved Tools
Reorient Animated Character: Fixed a problem that could happen in 5.0 based on the constraint improvements. Also improved performance by not playing back the simulation twice.
Setup Foot: Fixed a problem with the parent constraint style setup when a heel exists in the skeleton chain.
New UI
Level Tools: If the level tools are installed on your computer, this menu item will activate them for you.
Toggle Menu Style: This toggles the bonus tools menu display style between showing all items with submenus (this is good for those who prefer the hotbox), and showing menus based on the active maya mode (this is the 5.0 behavior).
Updated Trax RMB Menu: A modified ClipEdMenu.mel file is included
General
3DS Import Fixed on Mac: The original version didn’t work.
Get Projected Faces on Windows: This plugin was missed in the original distribution.
Linux Plugins: Many linux plugins were missing in the original distribution.
Vertex Normals Tool: Fixed a problem where the tool wouldn’t always start.


#13

Nottoshabi:
I’ve noticed that the bonus tools meny changes depending on what menu mode you’re in. Modelling, animation, and even cloth has different sets of tools. Can’t give you any help if the whole menu dissappeared and the plug didn’t load though. Maybe your “userSetup.mel” file got screwed up or something…

Edit:
I must say it is mighty sloppy of Alias to put out a 5.1 version and forget to rename it “5.1”. Especially when they still keep the 5.0 version on the site. I’ve downloaded the 5.0 version (the actual 5.0 version, that is) a couple of times this week. Today I managed to get the “right” version. And now I know why people have problems… It seams to be a pretty good update though.


#14

no prob. i care about the mistake|wavefront! :wink:


#15

ehm… Alias. Period. They’ve changed their name!:stuck_out_tongue:


#16

Originally posted by Graf Orlok

I’ve noticed that the bonus tools meny changes depending on what menu mode you’re in. Modelling, animation, and even cloth has different sets of tools.
.

you can make it display everything all at once no matter the mode if you select
Bonus Tools/Toggle Menu Style. :slight_smile:


#17

make sure you check out the scripts that are not represented in the Menu…
from the docs:

Other Scripts
The following scripts are included for command line usage:
bgLayeredBlendMode.mel
bgPolyColorWin
bgSelectClusterMembers.mel
bgTextureResolution.mel
bgToggleManips
edgeLength.mel
getVertFaces.mel
killLastScriptJob.mel
mipMapOff.mel
polyCleanLamina.mel
polyRotateUVsByVertex.mel
renameFileTextureNode.mel
renameSG.mel
toggle.mel

i found the bgPolyColorWin really useful. It changes the color of the mesh lines in the UV editor! (really cool because i was texturing something white just now. yay!)


#18

i dont have userSetup.mel in my \maya\5.0\scripts folder

this is my bonusTools5.0

// edit this file for your o/s by removing the slashes (//)
// from in front of the line for your o/s
//
// the basic format is:
// + bonusTools5.0 5.0 “absolute path to bonusTools5.0 directory”

// sample windows path

  • bonusTools5.0 5.0 C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\maya\5.0\bonusTools5.0

still didn’t work, some1 pls help me

paul,


#19

I recently installed bonustools 5.1, and everything works except the plugins. The menu works, and the tools on it work, but whenever I try to load a plugin, maya crashes. Any ideas?


#20

everyting appears on mine Except i get this error and i cannot see any of the ICONS in the hypergrapg or anywhere else

: // Warning: File not found: render_DiffractionShader.xpm //
// Warning: File not found: render_hwColorPerVertexShader.xpm //
// Warning: File not found: render_denim.xpm //
// Warning: File not found: render_freckles.xpm //
// Warning: File not found: render_scallop.xpm //
// Warning: File not found: render_streaks.xpm //
// Warning: File not found: render_woodGrain.xpm //
// Warning: File not found: render_DiffractionShader.xpm //
// Warning: File not found: render_hwColorPerVertexShader.xpm //
// Warning: File not found: render_denim.xpm //
// Warning: File not found: render_freckles.xpm //
// Warning: File not found: render_scallop.xpm //
// Warning: File not found: render_streaks.xpm //
// Warning: File not found: render_woodGrain.xpm //
// Warning: File not found: render_rings.xpm //
// Warning: File not found: render_treeBark.xpm //
// Warning: File not found: render_corrosion.xpm //
// Warning: File not found: render_SkinShader.xpm //
// Warning: File not found: render_splatter.xpm //
// Warning: File not found: render_veining.xpm //
// Warning: File not found: render_splatter.xpm //
// Warning: File not found: render_veining.xpm //
// Warning: File not found: render_treeBark.xpm //
// Warning: File not found: render_rings.xpm //
// Warning: File not found: render_SkinShader.xpm //
// Warning: File not found: render_corrosion.xpm //: