SyncSketch - FREE - 8$ a month

It's been fun watching SyncSketch grow into a full media collaboration tool. This is a little story about how we started this whole journey ...

I use this tool in my classrooms and pay the basic 8$ a month myself.

Schools can buy at educational pricing.

bh_camZoom - FREE


This a tool used in production often when you are working with a plate to zoom into the shot without changing the camera.

Maya has a 2D pan Tool that I do not like as much as Brian's.  It's Free.

ShotMask VP2 - FREE

Shot mask enables you to burn shot info onto your playBlasts easily.

The recent update adds a custom Maya node that can leverage Maya’s Viewport 2.

ShotMask VP2 is the successor to the original shot labeling tool that was developed over 4 years ago. The script offers a more interactive approach to creating camera masks through it’s new user interface. The shot labeling tool also internalizes a simple python API that makes it possible to write custom scripts or automate the creation process as part of a larger pipeline.

Shot Mask VP2, as the name implies, is only meant to work with Maya’s ViewPort 2. The tool is written in Python, and comes with full source code provided so that you can extend or modify it as needed. Once again, Shot Mask VP2 is free, and is available for Maya 2015 and up.

Creating shot masks has never been easier in Maya.

bh_Ghost Onion Skin Tool for Maya - FREE

bhGhost is a very useful (and free) onion-skin tool for Maya animators.

It was created by Artist and animator Brian Horgan.

It's Free