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The long and illustrious history of moving pictures all started with the zoetrope. Then there was the thaumatrope, the flip book, and my personal favorite, the phenakistoscope. And now we have (drumroll): The Internet
The list we’ve outlined here includes any animation solution with an available free offering. It should be noted that this does not include products that are only free on a temporary basis, such as limited trial versions for new users. They may only support one user or one project, but they’re truly free offerings. Scaling, however, will often require full investments.
KeyShot is a fast and user-friendly 3D rendering software with animation capabilities. This tool allows users to go from a simple model to a stunning visual in minutes. KeyShot is a completely free animation software. KeyShot has a number of features to support animation and 3D rendering, including but not limited to:
2D animation and 3D animation
HDRI lighting that allows you to light and adjust your scene as needed
Camera control that enables users to simulate real-world camera behavior
Dynamic texture mapping to simulate the real-world appearance of a landscape
Here's what PremiumBeat has to say about the Toolkit: With the Action Hits Toolkit — a pack of more than 70 dirt hits, spark hits, muzzle flashes, fantasy hits, and much more — you can finally craft that elaborate action scene you’ve been dreaming about. Perfect for VFX compositing and for adding excitement to your motion graphic design, this pack has a little bit of everything to help you bring some explosive power to your work. The Action Hits Toolkit Includes the following: 13 dirt/dust hits. 17 spark hits and falling spark elements.2 smoke hits.5 fantasy/sci-fi hits.3 muzzle flashes.31 miscellaneous elements for creating your own effects (magic hits, orbs, spark circles, energy fields, etc.).
These are some of the cool new features in R20: MoGraph Fields – Offer unprecedented content creation possibilities to the procedural animation toolset in MoGraph. The Fields feature in Cinema 4D R20 makes it possible to efficiently control the strength of the effect using any combination of falloffs – from simple geometric shapes to shaders and sounds to objects and mathematical formulas. Fields can be mixed and combined with one another in a layer list. Effects can be re-mapped and grouped in multiple Fields to control Effectors, Deformers, weights and more. Volume-based modeling – The OpenVDB-based Volume Builder and Mesher in Cinema 4D R20 offer an entirely new procedural modeling workflow. Any primitive or polygon object (including the new Fields objects) can be combined to create complex objects using Boolean operations. Volumes created in R20 can be exported sequentially in OpenVDB format and can be used in any application or render engine that supports OpenVDB. Node-based materia…
Here's a website that I found when trying to search for a good Piano sound for GarageBand. I was on my Laptop - not at the studio - and had to create a music track for a tv commercial. I ended up using a lot of freebies from this cymatics.fm site!
Via this link below a folder that I will be adding materials for Cinema4Dto from now on. Better if you bookmark it to keep coming back to it:>> Link(http://gestyy.com/wK5aSv)
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A codec is the format in which your video is encoded. We accept most major codecs, but for best results we recommend using one of the following:H.264:
H.264 is a standard codec that balances high visual quality with efficient file size. It's a great starting point for encoding your videos as it ensures you'll get the most out of your upload quota while minimizing upload and conversion times. Be sure to choose the "High Profile" H.264 setting instead of "Main Profile." Please note that the H.264 video codec only supports resolutions up to 4K.Apple ProRes 422 (HQ):
This professional-quality codec ensures a high quality for your encoded video but typically results in a much larger file size than H.264. If you notice quality issues with your H.264 videos and have ample storage space on your Vimeo account, using ProRes may produce a better result.H.265 (HEVC):
H.265 or High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) is the successor to …
There are so many plugins that you can purchase for After Effects that allow you to do incredible things. However, with the economy hurting and everybody looking for a little help, Topher has created an AE Plugin Stimulus Package to give your projects a free little boost!Scott Frizzle's Quaker
Scott is a great broadcast designer working in the industry for over 15 years for some of the top networks on the air today such as Cartoon Network, TNT, and Discovery Channel. Scott developed Quaker as a plugin to simulate earthquake effects. He also has a ton of project files and presets for Trapcode Particular as well from the days when Trapcode People was around.Visit Scott's SiteNormality 3
Normality 3 is a powerful plug-in that allows CG Artists to light 3D objects and scenes directly within the familiar Adobe After Effects environment through the use of normal passes and advanced relighting techniques. They offer a great FAQ and some great tutorials on how to use the plugin.Visit …
Miarmy Express is a free version of Basefount Miarmy crowd simulation software for Maya. It’s free for students and non-commercial work. Miarmy (read My Army) is a Human Logic Engine based Maya plugin for crowd simulation, AI & behavioral animation, creature physical simulation and rendering. Build human fuzzy logic network without any programming and node connecting. Support standard production pipeline, reference, HumanIK and Motion Builder.Integrated with PhysX: ragdoll, RBD emitters, force field, cloth, wind, fluid.Create stunning crowd VFX using Maya particles, field, fluid and transformSupport all renderers.Miarmy simulator is FREE forever. You can download the full software package, along with tons of tutorials, samples, demo files and documents. We also provide some official samples and ready to run presets. And the most amazing part is, they are totally FREE. >> Link (https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=1b4Vboc69YanG1bPaH41nNywT2aA8Jdoc)
The Hidden Treasures Bauhaus Dessau is a project Adobe launched in collaboration with Erik Spiekermann, a typeface designer who has worked with clients including Cisco, Mozilla, and Autodesk. The project materialized after the discovery of unfinished typography sketches and letter fragments from the German school Bauhaus Dessau, which was closed in 1932 by the National Socialist Party. A team of typography professionals and design students worked with the remaining type specimens and Illustrator CC to digitize the font sets. Two of the five, ‘Joschmi’ by Joost Schmidt and ‘Xants’ by Xanti Schawinsky are available today, and the remaining three will be available in coming months. Designers of the remaining fonts are Alfred Arndt, Carl Marx, and Reinhold Rossig.
Adobe is also launching a series of five design challenges in conjunction with the fonts. Community participants will be entered to a win a trip visit the Bauhaus archives.If not by name, many designers and Apple customers will l…
Transcribing video audio to create closed captioning is a tedious task for video editors — and one that is a growing necessity as auto-play videos in social news feeds use captioning to capture viewer’s attention even on mute. Could artificial intelligence could make that task a bit more streamlined? Trint has a new free plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro CC that uses A.I. to automatically transcribe videos in a matter of minutes the company says.Sign Up for a free Trial >> Link: https://trint.com/
As I always mention, if you like the software applications that I find somehow online, kindly go and buy it. These are just a "Try before Buy" cracks and hacks. ZBrush is a digital sculpting tool that combines 3D/2.5D modeling, texturing and painting.
1.Cinema 4D in AE has been upgraded to r19 (live link, spline tools, physical rendering, body paint)
2.If you use mercury transmit for monitoring, you can now preview in 10-bit with suitable hardware
3.Under Character panel, ligatures and Hindi digits are added.
4.Export as animated GIF via media encoder
5.Remove the font missing window when opening a new project by going preferences > type
6.Center anchor point in new shape layers by going Preferences > General
7.Cycling between the 7 masks modes (if 2 masks are intersected) by pressing the equal key (=) forward and by pressing the dash key (-) to go backwards
8.Clear out disc caches
9.In the project pane, if u copy a comp, select a folder, and paste; the comp will be pasted inside the selected folder.
10.The Add, Match, and Remove Grain plugins are now 5x faster thanks to the GPU optimization
11.The Video Limiter plugin from Premiere Pro has been added to AE. This plugin is mostly used for older video systems like NTSC.
....here's a collection of templates and sample sheets that you would use in productions and post: e.g. Artist Costing, Booking Form, Budget Sheet, Catering List, Crowd Analysis, and some agreement sheets:> Link(https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BwRJQzR3YK69dGI3Rkk0N2pRM0k)
....here's a YouTube channel with a lot of Green Screen Clips:>> Link
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnv8MC5YflhymkrMBi64CjQTo download just write "SS" before YOUTUBE.COM in the URL of the video>> example:
Google has been developing a font family called Noto, which aims to support all languages with a harmonious look and feel. Noto is Google's answer to tofu. The name noto is to convey the idea that Google's goal is to see “no more tofu”. Noto has multiple styles and weights. Download them now via the following link.
Epic Games has released $12,000,000 of content from Paragon, Epic’s high-end action MOBA, for free to all Unreal Engine 4 developers. The assets, built at a cost of over $12,000,000, encompasses 20 triple-A characters and over 1,500 environment components from Paragon.
All of this content is now available inside the Unreal Engine Marketplace. Download the Paragon packs for free and use them in your own UE4 projects, with no strings attached! And this isn’t the end of it! Additional characters from Paragon will be released over the coming months.
The Vector Editor is officially done! Now you can edit files before downloading them. Every vector is fully customizable. You can easily change sizes, colors, fonts and much more!> Link (https://www.vecteezy.com)
Here's a very small Audio Video Technology App apk that won't take much space on your Android: > App link on Google Playstore (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.blogspot.audioandvideotechnology)
Here's an online software application I was introduced to when taking the Sound Design course at Emory University online via Coursera. It is interesting for creating music ostinatos and sound designs - totally online. Better check it out: