Installing MODO Kits

Manually installing kits in MODO is ridiculously simple. Here’s how.

Summary

Kits go in the 'Kits' folder. That's the takeaway.


What's a 'kit'?

Scripts, macros, and even full C++ API plugins can all be installed using a simple folder called a "kit".

Kits are nothing special, really, and that's what's so special about them. Developers can put anything inside a kit: scripts, configs, presets, images, audio, whatever. It's just a way of creating a self-contained package with a bunch of related resources.

You may be familiar with installing scripts by dragging them into MODO's "Scripts" folder, or with installing config files by dropping them into the "Configs" folder, right? Well, kits go in the Kits folder. Bam.

Can I roll my own?

You bet! It's super easy. We do it all the time, even for quick internal things. Maybe we'll do a tutorial someday, but for now, check out the MODO SDK Wiki for deets.

Install a Kit

  1. Open MODO
  2. Menubar > System > Open Content Folder
  3. Drop kit folder into the ‘Kits’ folder
  4. Restart MODO

Disable a Kit (temporarily)

  1. Open MODO
  2. Menubar > System > Kit Toggle Enable > (Kit Name)
  3. Restart MODO

Uninstall a Kit

  1. Open MODO
  2. Menubar > System > Open Content Folder
  3. Open ‘Kits’ folder
  4. Remove kit from Kits folder
  5. Restart MODO