Note for the newest version you should visit: http://mmmmtools.celestinestudios.com
There you will find downloads, videos, and tutorials.
MmmmTools and is mainly focused on making Maya, and its UI, faster and easier to work with. It is licensed under the G.P.L. as free and open source software.
Features of MmmmTools:
-Hotkey Manager easily allows users to switch between their own hotkeys, factory default keys, and the MmmmTools keys which are optimized for specific tasks.
-Hotstring system adds shortcuts for any command or sequence of commands that can be scripted.
-Rimlight feature allows easy creation of rim lights that don't need to be carefully placed, with several options on lights to control the exact look of the rim light.
-Automatic texture reloading
-Texturing tools, MmmmTools includes and integrates Roadkill, and has tools to make the workflow better than standalone Roadkill.
-Includes the popular "Pymel" package, for easier scripting of Maya. (No longer needed in 2011 since 2011 ships with Pymel.)
-Autoback system helps prevent lost work from crashes.
-Optional Caps lock disable prevents the irritating way Maya works when caps lock is accidentally turned on.
-System for keeping other scripts organized and managing multiple userSetup.mel files.
-Optional Automatic Download and installation of a growing library of popular Maya scripts. For example: FileTextureManager.mel. Downloader creates menu entries for easy access of downloaded scripts.
-Clean and easy access to its features through the main maya menu.
-Tools to automate tedious tasks involved in rigging, such as making control objects
-Modeling tools to help with creases, plus additional tools from OpenMayaToolbox
This version is tested with Maya 2011 and 2012. Another version is available on the website, which uses Maya 2010, though 2009 should work also. The tools have been tested on Windows. Most features should work on Linux, Irix, and MacOSX also since it is done with python programming. (The capslock disable and roadkill are however windows specific.)
MmmmTools software is already quite useful, and is continually improving. The system has been tested with groups of users, both students and professionals, and feedback has been quite positive. (Number of current users/testers is around 600, as a loose estimate.) The tool is now available for public use.
You can download the toolset and tutorial videos for it at: http://mmmmtools.celestinestudios.com
We would be very happy to receive any bug reports and feature requests from anyone interesting in using the toolset.
No testers so far have experienced any problems after using MmmmTools, however, we still recommend you back up your Maya preferences etc, before installing MmmmTools. (Just so that in the rare event something goes wrong, you will be safe.)
The software is free to use in any way you see fit, and you are also free to modify and redistribute the software under the conditions of the G.P.L. (Which basically just means that you have to allow the same freedoms for any modified code you create from it.) We would appreciate it if you would send any modifications back to us so that we could consider adding them to our version of the code.