Installing

Autoloader

Download .msi by selecting "Windows Installer" download option in release page, and execute it on your computer. Installation will place files in C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\ApplicationPlugins\ngskintools2 (unless your %ProgramData% environment variable is different).

Download "Installer for Linux" in release page. The zip contains single shell file that will extract plugin contents in:

  • ~/Autodesk/ApplicationPlugins/ngskintools - if choosing single user option;
  • /usr/autodesk/ApplicationPlugins/ngskintools - "all users" option;

Download .pkg by selecting "Installer for macOS" download option in release page. Installation will place files in /Users/Shared/Autodesk/ApplicationAddins/ngskintools2.

Using autoloader system, nothing needs to be configured additionally. Maya scans autoloader locations for plugins at startup, and configures each discovered plugin automatically. Autoloader will create a “ngSkinTools2” shelf with a button to open UI.

Now, restart Maya and a new tab ngSkinTools2 should appear in your shelf.

Manual setup - all platforms

If you really need to manually configure installation, you need three things (assuming you’ve got some experience setting up a Maya plugin):

  • Add ngskintools2\Contents\plug-ins\windows-maya2020-64bit to MAYA_PLUG_IN_PATH (use particular plugin path for your OS/Maya version);

  • Add ngskintools2\Contents\scripts to PYTHONPATH;

  • Add ngSkinTools shelf button with python code:

    import ngSkinTools2; ngSkinTools2.open_ui()