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Open Source/Free Software
Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 3:06 am
Post Any software you find in your travels that you've found useful for any aspect of animation.
WINGS3D - http://www.wings3d.com/
Free Lightweight 3D Modeller
INKSCAPE - http://www.inkscape.org/
Free Vector Drawing Tool(just merged with sodipodi)
BLENDER - http://www.blender3d.org/
Feature Rich 3D Modeller
SMOOTH TEDDY - http://www-ui.is.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~takeo ... index.html
A Strange Simple 3D Modeller
DELINEATE - http://delineate.sourceforge.net/
A GUI frontend for tracing tools:
- POTRACE - http://potrace.sourceforge.net/
Excellent line art tracing tool
- AUTOTRACE - http://autotrace.sourceforge.net/
GIMP - http://www.gimp.org/
A raster based editor, has a 'likeness' to Adobes Photoshop, windows version http://www2.arnes.si/~sopjsimo/gimp/
ZWE-STEIN - http://www.thugsatbay.com/
a very interesting free video editor
ROUGHDRAFT - http://www.rsalsbury.co.uk/rd.htm
Free Scripting Writing Software
Theres plenty more I've missed, so get posting!
Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 4:26 am
Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 7:24 pm
Kino- Excelent Non Linear Editor for digital video (Linux)
Posted: Sat Aug 07, 2004 12:24 pm
Wink - Captures on screen movement, or window movement etc. Ideal for making tutorials. SWF output.
Wax - Video compilation and editing tool. Also has a SWF output.
both can be found at: http://www.debugmode.com
Posted: Mon Aug 09, 2004 1:12 pm
(Free 3d Modeller + Animator)
Posted: Sat Aug 21, 2004 8:00 pm
Acoustica mp3 audio mixer. www.acoustica.com
perfect for mixing complex multi-tracked soundtracks to a single mp3 or wav to animate to in moho
Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2004 8:42 pm
Art Rage - http://www.ambientdesign.com/artrage.html
This was recommended by spasmodic_cheese in an unrelated thread. Thought I'd put it here for everyone
Just tried it out. Pretty cool. It's a fun and simple paint program for Windows. But most importantly it's free
free vector editor
Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2004 10:09 am
Creature House Expression, free vector editor, now from Microsoft, Windows and Mac! versions.
http://www.microsoft.com/products/expre ... sp?pg=home
Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2004 6:51 pm
(for the software)
(for the community)
Looks like a Shake/Combustion thing.
Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2004 8:36 pm
GRAPHICSMAGICK - http://www.graphicsmagick.org/
"GraphicsMagick is a robust collection of tools and libraries which support reading, writing, and manipulating an image in over 88 major formats (...)"
CINEPAINT - http://cinepaint.sourceforge.net/
"CinePaint is a free open source painting and image retouching program designed to work best with 35mm film and other high resolution high dynamic range images."
ARABESKE STUDIO - http://www.wozzeck.net/arabeske/index.html
"Arabeske Studio is a Java tool designed to help arabesque drawings. It is particularly aimed at 3D artists wishing to use complex patterns for their scene settings, including walls, parquets, windows... but can be used as a special 2D drawing tool to design original patterns."
NOTE: Click on "Developer" to download...
FREEJ - http://freej.org/
"FreeJ is a digital instrument for video livesets, featuring realtime rendering of multilayered video and chained effect filtering directly on the screen."
KANDID - http://kandid.sourceforge.net/
"Kandid is a system to evolve graphics. Graphics, in Kandid, is not drawn by hand. Instead new forms can be found using genetic algorithms. "
NOTE: This is very cool!
APOPHYSIS - http://www.apophysis.org/
"Freeware fractal flame editor for Windows"
Note: See also http://flam3.com/
CELTX - http://www.celtx.com
"celtx is simple, easy to use software designed for people who work in Film, TV, Theater and New Media. It enables you to work digitally on script based projects, either on your own or collaboratively with project team members."
and finally, in case you need some music for your animations but is completely helpless in that department ....
AUTOMATOUS MONK - http://www.automatous-monk.com/
"Automatous Monk is a Java application that maps cellular automaton evolutions into music."
Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2004 12:11 pm
(Plug In for Flash MX) Cel Shader MX
- Creates really great toon effects and shades with this fill tool for Flash MX
Posted: Sun Oct 03, 2004 4:59 pm
stumbled across this on flashfilmmaker
MonkeyJam is a free digital pencil test animation program for Windows. It also has a stop motion mode that can be used to aid in the creation of traditional puppet films.
Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2004 9:16 pm
It's not all free, but most of it's cheap or has demo versions of things. Whenever I have a task I need to do once (like renaming and image sequence) I go here first, they almost always have something. Good for Mac and Windows (as well as a few other OSes).
Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2004 9:19 pm
A freeware Multimedia viewer, browser and converter. It'll even rename image sequences for you. Great for keeping track of digital photos and movie clips. I prefer it over ACDSee if only because it's free and does everything I want from it. Works on quite a few OSes (including Linux). It's been nothing but good for me!
Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2004 7:50 pm
Just saw this posted on Slashdot. Looks VERY cool, but haven't tried it yet:
The Inkulator9000: http://inkulator.sourceforge.net/
Creates vector graphics which looks like inked sketches from 3D models.