A downloadable tool for Windows, macOS, and Linux

A very useful but unglamorous tool, a "dropper" is a simple level editor that lets you position objects in 3D space and then writes all the positions/rotations/etc. to an easily parsed text file. Your game can then read this file to put everything in the same place.

This is a Python script that allows you to use Maya as a dropper. It will export any custom attributes that you set, plus you can choose either JSON or XML for the output format.

Note that I also wrote a dropper script for Blender:


Published Aug 10, 2016
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Made withMaya
Tagsdropper, export, exporter, Level Editor, maya, python
LicenseMIT License

Install instructions

by Joseph Hocking www.newarteest.com
MIT license

written in Maya 2017
open in Script Editor window, then Execute

Saves info about objects in the scene:
name, position, rotation, scale, custom attributes
Select either XML or JSON for the data format.


dropper4maya.zip 21 kB

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