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Animation Timer 1.4.2 for Maya (maya script)

This script can help you kickstart your blocking process !

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  • 2016, 2015, 2014

Operating Systems

  • Linux
  • Mac
  • Windows


Last Modified:09/22/2015
File Size: 32.4 KB


animation, maya, helper

Animation Timer

Get timings out of your head !


This script aims to help animators get rough timings they have inside their head into usable information like times and frames to speed up the blocking process.


  • Version : 1.4.2
  • Maya : 2014+
  • License : GPL

Note: The version 1.4 is not compatible with previous versions.

This script DOES NOT animate for you.

The version 1.4+ was mainly tested with Maya 2016 in OS X.
But it should work fine from Maya 2014 to Maya 2016.
If you encounter strange behaviors in Windows and other versions, let me know.


To install the script, copy the script into Maya’s script folder.

Windows : \Users\<username>\Documents\maya\<version>\scripts  
OS X : /Users/<username>/Library/Preferences/Autodesk/maya/<version>/scripts

Note: Replace <username> and <version> with you own values.2

It should be working on Maya 2015 but i didn’t tested it.
If you want to test it on Linux, go head ! But please, report to me so i can update the documentation and track bugs.


  1. Copy the images from the icons folder into Maya’s icons folder:

    Windows : \Users<username>\Documents\maya<version>\prefs\icons
    OS X : /Users//Library/Preferences/Autodesk/maya//prefs/icons

  2. Open Maya

  3. Open the script editor

  4. Write the code below and press enter:

    import animationtimer

To add a shortcut in a shelf

  1. Select the shelf you want to put the shortcut into.
  2. Click on the Help menu at the top of the script’s window.
  3. Select the “add to shelf” action.

Note: the shelf icon will automatically show itself if you copied it into Maya’s icon folder.


The main usage of this script is to help animator decide of the timing of their shots.

The script was made to be simply used with minimal effort.

And like someone said : “A picture is worth a thousand words”.
So go to my website to see how to use it in video !


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    Please use the Feature Requests to give me ideas.
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