Wing IDE is a development environment for the Python programming language. Its powerful editor and debugger speed up development of Python code for Maya, MotionBuilder, NUKE, Blender, Source Filmmaker, and other Python-based applications, game engines, and libraries.
User reviews: Positive (9 reviews) - 88% of the 9 user reviews for this software are positive.
Release Date: Apr 30, 2014

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About This Software

Wing IDE is an integrated development environment that makes programming in Python fast and easy. Wing IDE delivers many powerful features for editing, debugging, testing, inspecting, navigating, refactoring, searching, and managing Python code.

Wing IDE works with Python 2.x and 3.x and can be used with Autodesk Maya, MotionBuilder, NUKE, Blender, Source Filmmaker, and other modeling, rendering, and compositing software that uses Python as a scripting language.

Wing IDE also works with pygame, PyOpenGL, and other Python game libraries (see

The Non-Commercial Use license is for students and hobbyists. If you make money from your use of Wing IDE, please purchase the Commercial Use license.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Memory: 300 MB RAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • OS: 10.6
    • Memory: 300 MB RAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • OS: Kernel 2.6.32, Qt 4.8.4
    • Memory: 300 MB RAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
60 of 66 people (91%) found this review helpful
31.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 13, 2014
I really like this IDE so far. I'm pretty new to Python and was previously just using sublime text and notepad++. I was looking for an IDE and checked out the major ones, including pycharm. Pycharm also seems to be a great package, but Wing does everything I need, has a very intuitive layout, and--best of all--is on Steam. That means I can pay once and download and install it on all of my machines. I love multi-platform, multi-install, single-user licenses. This is the future. I recently decided to install zbrush (which I have licensed and installed in Windows) on my Mac partition, and they wanted me to buy a whole separate mac license. I was reminded that Steam and the Apple app store have totally spoiled me when it comes to my expectations around software licensing. Bring on the easy installs and easy updates. Kudos to Wing for releasing on Steam, and let's hope other dev tools follow suit!
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
497.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 12, 2015
I like what this software tries to do, but I have been tryint to get it to act as an external debugger for maya for over 2 months now and cannot figure it out. I follow thier tutorial on the wing site and autodesk's site too and no luck at all. The only reason I bought it was to use with maya. Also it requires internet to use. You cannot launch this program in offline mode in steam as it has its own authenticator on top of steam's which requires internet even if steam says its ok to launch. I wanted to use it on my surface when I'm not at home or work and I usually don't have internet when I'm out, so this is a big mark in my book too. Theres also how the view options are horribly unorganized. I have not been able to figure out how to have it dispay line numbers next to code either (it says the line number your cursor is on, but thats it). Not even knowing what line to look at in my code when trying to find bugs in my maya script is a huge pain.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
53.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2014
Easy to use, good debugging options and nice UI, direct Python Reference, good project managment. Everything that you can wish your python IDE has to have! :)
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
844.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 8, 2015
Beyond the outstanding features of the editor, this software is excellent on two fronts:

1) It integrated with Autodesk Maya perfectly, on the very first try, no issues what-so-ever.
2) The tech support is phenomenal.

I mostly use the software to develop python helper scripts for Maya and Nuke, and while the interface is touch on the ugly side, the functionality of WingIDE is far better than any other option I have tried (Notepad++, Pycharm, and Sublime). I also use Eclipse for Python/C/C++ dev at work, and god how I wish it had the ease of use that WingIDE does. Eclipse has a lot of setup, where WingIDE just works.

What put me over the top to fully recommend this software is the tech support. They are phenomenal. I had a problem with the software not finding a license after the most recent update on steam, I sent an email to thier tech support and got a response almost immediately. They solved my issue and they were a joy to deal with. This is the best cutomer support experience I have had from anyone ever.

+ Very powerful, fully featured python IDE.
+ Extremetly easy to setup and integrate with various 3D software packages.
+ Probably the best customer support on the planet.

- The interface is need of a facelift (it's a little on the ugly side).
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
72.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
Wing IDE 5 is my most favorite coding software of all of them that I have used! Coding in Python has never been easier. There are so many tools such as indentation, debugging, autofill, and error report. You can also customize the theme and layout of your code to suit your comfort. Also, all of the things you had open before(if you have used Python before) are all in one window! Your code(multiple codes in tabs), your folder of codes and images, Python SHELL, debuggin window, error report, module display and more. I highly recommend that you buy this software ONLY if you are serious about developing games and software with Python. If not, stick to IDLE or whatever you have. Rating: 10/10
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