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Plug-Ins: A Useful Way to Expedite and Polish Your Creations

Plug-ins are useful tools for building and creating games in ROBLOX Studio. They’re tailor-built to make easy work of specific tasks, and members of our Content Team have created several to help expedite their work in day-to-day work. Talented users have also come up with some creative and helpful plug-ins to better their building experience. We’re working on migrating plug-ins into our Catalog so that users can download them directly from our website. For now, here are a few user-created plug-ins, as well as some plug-ins our very own Content Team has built. Enjoy.

Tara Byars: Visual Artist

I use the Anaminus Command Utility plug-in. It features tools for precision building and is really helpful for rotating objects. One of the most useful features is the ability to move objects on a granular scale, all the way to the decimal (i.e., a tenth of a stud). It’s really helpful if you want super precise control of an object in Studio. You can also use the plug-in to put bricks inside each other, meaning you can create more complicated shapes with ease.

John Shedletsky: Creative Director

I like using the Anaminus Tree Generator. Click on any spot on a map you’ve created and it grows a tree. It’s really helpful if you’re looking to build a forest environment and each time you add a tree, it looks different than the last. This gives your place variety and saves a lot of time–you don’t have to spend an entire day creating subtly different versions of trees.

Luke Weber: Content Creator

I created an attachment plug-in that’s useful for building FPS games. When you create a gun, it can be really difficult to align the gun to a realistic position from the player’s point of view. You have to find a good spot that allows the player to see clearly and also aim properly. With my tool, you can drag the perspectives in real time to line everything up. Because most FPS games feature multiple weapons of different shapes and sizes, this plug-in can end up saving you significant time. Check it out.

Kip Turner: Software Engineer

If you’ve used Studio, you know that building ladders can be tedious. You have to make a block, copy and move it, then weld the blocks together. I made a script that generates ladders for me. All I have to do is tell them where I want them to go and how tall and wide I want them. This is run using Execute Script, meaning that it’s not built into the ROBLOX Studio GUI. Go to tools, click “Execute Script” and open this Lua file, then type the following command into the command bar (as seen in the image below):

CreateLadder(Vector3.new(0,50,0), 12, 4, false).Parent = Workspace

This command has variables that you can alter to change the position and size of the ladders you create. In the example above:

  • 0,50,0 are the positional coordinates
  • 12 is the height
  • 4 is the width

To install plugins, follow these steps:

  1. Download the files
  2. Unzip them
  3. Open ROBLOX Studio
  4. Tools –> Open Plugin Folder
  5. Copy the plugin folders into this folder
  6. These tools will be loaded next time you open a place in Studio

Check out a comprehensive list of other plug-ins here.

About Alan "JacksSmirkingRevenge" Fackler

Communications Specialist at ROBLOX. JacksSmirkingRevenge on ROBLOX; @JacksColdSweatX on Twitter.

61 thoughts on “Plug-Ins: A Useful Way to Expedite and Polish Your Creations

  1. Scar87

    AMAZING. The FPS helps a LOT!!! I make guns and the bullet shoots from the handle. So I decided to make the handle the barrel and then edit the holding position. It is a lot harder than it looks. With this tool I can do it in a matter of SECONDS!!! :D

  2. NASAflightdirector

    I use a Cframe, model scaling, cutscene, measuring tool, and script runners plugins. Btw where did you find the FPS plugin?

  3. eric114

    Could you maybe offer some unzipped files? i know they are larger but that would make it simpler for younger users and ones who don’t like having to download an unzipper program.

  4. MRMCC

    The CmdUlt they have listed is the older version, not the one in the picture. Can someone give me the file for the current CmdUlt plugin?

  5. Bulbasaurlover

    I notice they have these threads, but they never give a link to a list of Plug-Ins. Roblox, please, next time you make one of these articles, give a link to some plug ins.

  6. rick455

    Wow, these are awesome and these are JUST RIGHT, if not, then these are TOO AWESOME! Keep up the great work! Thanks everyone in ROBLOX who have helped make it popular and made awesome games!

    1. Mikeythebrick56

      Easy. Just go ahead inside the file you downloaded, and copy the folder inside and take it out.

  7. COOLDUDE11OO

    I am getting frustrated. I have downloaded the Attachment Plugin like 5 times. I can’t figure this out on a laptop. I need every thing you’re supposed to do…
    I really want to use the tree plugin, too.

  8. epicTT

    That tree generator looks good. Thanks, now I don’t just have 2 plugins but three and 2 actually work!

  9. Tonitoni

    Did you hear about the cutscene plugin? It lets you place keyframes and generate cutscenes with ease! Really handy!

  10. sazocks

    I made my first script thanks to LUA LEARNERS! Thank you ROBLOX for showing us them! AND NOW PLUGINS!? :D :D :D Keep it comin, ROBLOX! Thank you for FINALLY showing us how to script!

  11. pencilwizard

    Nothing that one can’t do by themselves with a little c-frame work and time, but I still should try them to support my laziness.

  12. Renaud Lavoie (Ren97)

    Nice post but I find weird that if you didn’t create the plug-in, Anaminus made it, and one of the parts wasn’t even a plug-in. You could seriously have added a bunch more plugins in there and featured the best of the best.

    1. Andrew Haak

      This list was meant to highlight some of the plug-ins and techniques ROBLOX developers find particularly useful in their day-to-day work. We’d love to hear your suggestions.

      1. cjster

        I would love to see a plug-in that made complicated scripts that you have to define, because I seem to have trouble with scripting.

  13. crasherX8

    I like using plugins, such as Quenty’s Admin Commands GUI, John’s Lag Meter, iChatGUI, and much more. It increases what the game looks like in GUI format. These plugins shown in the blog are building plugins, but I could use them.

    1. Skate1011

      Um, Sir, those aren’t plugins, those are guis. Plugins are for use with Roblox Studio and enhance the building experience.

      1. 8chance8

        Pretty much the same as the CMDUTL Only,You can resize at half a stud ETC Well atleast for me.

        Also Crazymans Model scaling is the best!

        You can scale down your models,Or even make them bigger!

        Example: I make a giant chain that holds a sign,I then scale it down to 5/10 It is quite excellent if you want to do advanced models

  14. RRCTrooper

    I found out about plug ins a couple weeks ago. I started to wonder where the time of day plug in went. Where DID it go? One day i went to do it and it was gone!

  15. supococo

    So on all the plug-ins and luas they need to make a tycoon plugin. I learned scripting recently on how to make tycoons and it was quite difficult so if anyone is listening (programers, people on forums, or Roblox administrators), I would really appreciate a easier way to make tycoons.

  16. BrainWart

    “Vector3.net(0,50,0)”
    *Vector3.new

    I hope that since the comments must be approved, a moderator will see this.

  17. owningnoobs76

    I just finished reading the blog post about Lua, and now there’s a post about PLUG-INs. I’m gonna take a look at both of them today!

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