The Manage Nodes Plugins tool helps removes unknown plugin files and gives you the ability to lock and unlock nodes in the outliner. This tool also removes the Turtle plug-in and shelf with a single click.
Maya has no way to remove unknown plugin nodes such as unused renderers like Mental Ray or the viral Turtle plugin.
When Maya opens, erroring popup warnings can appear even if the plug-ins are no longer being used in your scene. The extra nodes add extra nodes and attributes to the scene that should not be there.
Maya also has no way to lock and unlock nodes in the Outliner window.
These functions are usually only accessible with code.
Manage Nodes Plugins is a small UI that gives you the ability to remove unknown plugin nodes easily and lock/unlock nodes in the Outliner window. We’ve also a dedicated button to kill Turtle from your scenes.