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Post by bupaje » Sun Aug 07, 2005 10:45 pm

1.8 (April 12, 2005)
VIZup used to be Shareware but is from April 12, 2005 released as Freeware!
So Vizup is freeware.

Accutrans is shareware -true- but it is non-crippled fully functioning and the author asks that you register it after a trial period - but it is fully functional.

Tatoo, my previous post, has a commercial version and a fully functioning free version.

I'm sure I could have goofed or misread somewhere but in looking back at my posts I don't see it. Everything is either freeware, or donationware. Rather than clog this thread if you feel I missed something please PM me.
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Post by Sevenmile » Tue Sep 27, 2005 8:20 pm

Hiho!
I just wonder if any of you know of any free DVD Authoring software?
Thanks in advance
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Post by J. Baker » Tue Sep 27, 2005 9:13 pm

Sevenmile wrote:Hiho!
I just wonder if any of you know of any free DVD Authoring software?
Thanks in advance
http://www.videohelp.com/tools
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Post by kdiddy13 » Sun Oct 02, 2005 9:34 am

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_op ... e_packages

Not sure if this has been posted yet. A pretty extensive list of Open Source software. Covers many topics from business to graphics. Doesn't have direct links to homepages, but it'll at least give you names of programs.
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Post by mr. blaaa » Sun Oct 02, 2005 5:36 pm

Yepp kdiddy its a great list. Or try download.com
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Post by kdiddy13 » Sun Oct 02, 2005 10:11 pm

mr. blaaa wrote:Or try download.com
Yup, that's why it's on page 1 of this thread. ;)

Just bustin' your chops. :)
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Post by Genete » Fri May 04, 2007 12:06 am

This thread has been quiet during a long time.

There is a web page where you collect free alternatives to proprietary software.
It is very easy to find the free software that cover the same proprietary application. You can search by proprietary app or by free app.
Most of them are for linux platform but there are windows versions also.

http://alts.homelinux.net/index.php
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viscosity

Post by dueyftw » Thu May 10, 2007 7:20 pm

Viscosity is deadware no longer supported or even sold. But If you work with ping files and find yourself clearing the white background that sometimes you get. This program is a god send in the demo mode to change sequnced ping's backgrounds to alpha.

free download at:

http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/dow ... sp?DID=202


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Post by Patmals » Thu May 10, 2007 10:13 pm

Sevenmile wrote:Hiho!
I just wonder if any of you know of any free DVD Authoring software?
Thanks in advance
No option for creating a menu - yet but it can import a lot of file types including flv.

http://dvdflick.net/
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Post by digitalarena » Sat May 12, 2007 1:26 pm

I've been stashing creative freeware on my own site for ages. I'm sure some of the links may be dead by now but take a look here:

http://www.digitalarena.co.uk >
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XaraLX for linux

Post by larpon » Sat Jun 02, 2007 4:14 am

XaraLX for linux (and soon mac) is free: http://xaraxtreme.org/
windows version cost money: http://www.xara.com/

Worlds fastest software vector render engine :D
Intuitive as hell.. Every action does what you expect it to do.

Has keyframe animation support but no bones.
Open source version is not complete yet but is getting there.. 0.7 is stable and has most features.. no keyframe animation yet though
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Re: XaraLX for linux

Post by human » Sat Jun 02, 2007 5:18 am

larpon wrote:XaraLX for linux (and soon mac) is free: http://xaraxtreme.org/
windows version cost money: http://www.xara.com/

Worlds fastest software vector render engine :D
Intuitive as hell.. Every action does what you expect it to do.

Has keyframe animation support but no bones.
Open source version is not complete yet but is getting there.. 0.7 is stable and has most features.. no keyframe animation yet though
Out of curiosity I followed up on this tip and found the xara website out of commission--not surprising for software that is out of print.

Nevertheless Xara Extreme for Windows can be downloaded at:

http://www.download.com/3001-2191_4-10642317.html
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Post by human » Sat Jun 02, 2007 5:31 am

OK, well the Xara folks were at least perfectly clear and forthcoming about the kinds of animation the Extreme Pro package does and does not support.... ****for Flash export.****

Here are excerpts from the help file:
...the types of shape tweening supported by Flash that can be used between key frames is limited to six core transforms:

Move—you can move objects from one position to another.

Scale—you can enlarge or reduce shapes in size.

Squash or skew—you can squash or skew shapes.

Rotate—you can rotate objects.

Transparency—you can adjust the overall (flat) transparency of the object.

Color transform—you can change the fill (flat) color of objects.

....One thing that isn’t possible is to change the shape of an object between key frames [when building for Flash export].

Important: tweening is not like the Blend tool, which can 'morph' from one shape to another. To stress the point again: the only things you can do to shapes, text and photos in Flash animations are the six core transform types listed above.
The Blend tool apparently supports morphing of either bitmaps or vectors. I assume that one could export a Xara animation in animated GIF format. It also exports PNGs with full alpha channel, so the power user might be able to generate cinema-quality animation with this...?
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Post by jahnocli » Sat Jun 02, 2007 12:35 pm

human wrote:Out of curiosity I followed up on this tip and found the xara website out of commission--not surprising for software that is out of print.
I don't know what you mean -- the website is functioning normally, and the software isn't out of print (whatever that means for software).
I've used Xara Xtreme for some time -- it is a great drawing package. I must say that the Flash animation examples shown on the Xara website are pretty rudimentary -- not impressive enough to persuade me to upgrade, anyway...
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