Plugins and scripts are small programs created using either the native language of a software package, or a larger language (e.g., Python) to extend and improve the usability of a program. These are often very powerful and improve the quality of life for all workers using a program. Plugins and scripts can be incorporated into an artist’s workflow, however, an artist should understand how to do a task that a script or plugin would do so that they are capable without the script should the need arise (e.g., a fresh install at a new studio). This section provides a list of some of the many useful scripts and plugins for each program listed.

3DS Max Plugins

Blender Plugins

Maya Plugins

Modo Plugins

Photoshop Plugins