Tool shelf is a small productivity add-on for Blender to collect all commonly used tools and scripts in one easy to access panel. This is most helpful for users coming from other DCC packages where such tool spaces are part of the workflow.

It also greatly reduces the need to create separate custom add-ons and operators for alls sorts of workflow helper scripts.

All contained commands and buttons can be organized in groups, edited, sorted and having their code viewed for inspection.

The complete configuration is saved as a json file and can easily be shared across other workstations or artists.

  1. Download the add-on as a ZIP-file.
  2. Open the Blender Preferences window by choosing Edit > Preferences…
  3. Select the Add-ons tab.
  4. Press Install… and select the downloaded ZIP file.¬†After successful installation the add-on should be visible in the list.
  5. Activate the add-on.
  1. Open the Tool Panel on the right side of the 3d view.
  2. Select the Tool Shelf tab.

For a complete documentation please see the ToolShelf Wiki page on GitHub.