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Your Comprehensive Listing of Freeware Graphic/3d/Animation packages.
Amiga4eva 
8/3/04 8:21:33 PM
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While there's a LOT of creative talent out there, we're not all loaded with the kind of fiscal fortune to allow us to purchase 3d studio Max or Adobe Photoshop.
So what's out there in the land of freeware/shareware for us to use? Here is a list that will grow over time, to become so huge and comprehensive that you'll never need to "google" again.

Join me in celebrating and exploring some of the greatest freeware programs from GIF designers to fully fledged 3d modelling programs.

Hope you guys enjoy.

- Amiga4Eva


Terrain generators/fractal landscape generators

Aeliom http://www.iluac.com/aeliom/ - Free landscape generation software
Geofrac http://www.geofrac2000.com/ - Shareware landscape generator
PlantGen http://www.kurtz-fernhout.com/PlantStudio/index.htm - 3d Plant/greenery generator
Terragen http://www.terragen.de/tgdownload.htm - Excellant Free landscape generator (Highly recommended)
Terrascene http://www.howintheworld.com/terrascene/ - Free landscape generation software/flyby creator
Vulcania http://www.maxfrance.net/ - Plug-in for 3d Studio Max, allows creation of landscape textures/objects
Creator V1.0 http://www.gentrycitylimits.com/FreeWareModelingSoftwareD.htm - Freeware simple landscape generator

2d Paint programs / Image Editing

AxiomX PixelTool http://www.axiomx.com/PixelToolbox/ - A program dedicated to creating windows desktop graphics, wallpapers, icons and more
Pixia 3.0 http://park18.wakwak.com/~pixia/ - Free 2d painting program
Zoner Draw 3 http://www.zoner.com/support/download2.asp?ProductID=1 - Freeware 2d Painting program
Gimp http://www.gimp.org/ - Extremely popular Linux/Windows 2d painting program
Image Forge http://www.cursorarts.com/ca_imffw.html - Paint/Photo editing software (Free)
Satori Products http://graphicssoft.about.com/library/daily/bldd022900.htm - Freeware Paint/Illustration program
Ultimate Paint http://www.ultimatepaint.com/index.html - Freeware 32bit Painting program
Painter 23 http://www.jansfreeware.com/jfgraphics.htm#painter - Freeware painting program
Vicmans Photo Editor http://www.vicman.net/vcwphoto/ - Freeware image editing software
Z-Brush http://pixologic.com/index.cgi - Paint 3d images with 2d tools, only a demo but definately worth exploring
ArtGem http://www.5star-shareware.com/Graphics/Drawing-Painting/artgem.html - Shareware 2d painting program
RealDraw Pro http://www.5star-shareware.com/Graphics/Drawing-Painting/realdraw.html - Very feature rich 2d/vector painting program.

GIF animation/Normal Animation software

Linetester 2003 http://www.tappsplace.freeserve.co.uk/newanimationsoftware.htm - Freeware animation software
Movies 12 http://www.jansfreeware.com/jfgraphics.htm#movies - GIF animation software
GIF Construction set http://mindworkshop.com/alchemy/gifcon.html - GIF construction/animation software

3d Modelling/Rendering Programs

GMax http://www.discreet.com/products/gmax/ - Completely free version of 3dstudio by Discreet, used for creating polygon models for games and animations. Highly acclaimed.
Blender3d http://www.blender3d.org/ - Fantastic 3d modelling software (Warning, steep learning curve)
PovRay http://www.povray.org/ - One of the most popular freeware ray-tracing programs available
3d plus 2 http://www.freeserifsoftware.com/serif/3d/3d2/index.asp - Freeware 3d text creator
3d Canvas http://www.soft-ware.net/multimedia/grafik/3d/download.asp?code=jcd&pro=p03044&js=true&am - Highly recommended 3d modelling/rendering/animation progam
3Dom http://threedom.sourceforge.net/ - 3d object modeller
AC3D http://www.ac3d.org/ - Freeware 3d object/scene modeller with great developer support
Anim8or http://www.anim8or.com/ - Excellant 3d program for creating low poly models and animations
Aztec 3d http://aztec.sourceforge.net/aztec.php - 3d program for developing game graphics/models
DeleD 3d http://www.delgine.com/ - Excellent 3d editor for Windows, create scenes and static objects
Draw3d http://members.optusnet.com.au/~draw3d/ - Great 3d modeller and object creator
Art Of Illusion http://www.artofillusion.org/ - Fantastic Java based 3d modeller, contains skeletal animation
Open FX http://openfx.org/download/index.php - 3d Modelling software, using NURBS and other advanced techniques
MAYA PLE http://www.alias.com/eng/products-services/maya/maya_ple/index.shtml - A freeware version of the award winning MAYA 3d software, contains many advanced features/effects.
Wings 3D http://www.wings3d.com/ - Freeware 3d modelling package.
XSI http://www.softimage.com/products/exp/v3/ - Another freeware, cut down version of a full commercial 3d modelling program

Other related programs

Crossroads http://www.onlinemac.com/users/rickhowd/xroads1.zip - File conversion utility for 3d formats (*.3ds *.dx)
2Bitmap http://batch.fcodersoft.com/2bitmap/index.htm - File conversion utility for 2d file formats (*.bmp, *.jpg etc)
Formati_11 http://jansfreeware.com/formati11.zip - File format converter for BMP/JPG/GIF etc. (Direct Link)
Irfanview http://www.irfanview.com/ - Fantastic Image viewing utility that comes with other features like effects, unique image support and more. (Thanks Squeeks)
XNView http://clk.about.com/?zi=1/XJ&sdn=graphicssoft&zu=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.xnview.com%2F - Freeware image converter and resizing program. Also comes in a Pocket PC and console version. Great!

Free Stock Images

Image After http://www.imageafter.com/ - Fantastic website for stock images of buildings, trees, even textures for use in 3d programs. Check it out.
FreeImages http://www.freeimages.co.uk/ - Great resource of free stock photography for use in your creations!
Stock.Xchng http://www.sxc.hu/ - Another site offering great stock photoes for use in artwork, although I think you have to sign up to gain access.

Free Audio Software/Applications:
Thanks to Gapsos

Audacity
wave editor
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

mhWaveEdit
wave editor, supports 8/16/24/32-bit formats
http://www.mtek.chalmers.se/~hjormagn/mhwaveedit.html

Analogx website
has directx plugins and a heap of free audio tools-
Definitely worth a look
http://www.analogx.com/contents/download/audio.htm

ProTools free
cut down version of the very expensive pro tools software
http://www.digidesign.com/ptfree/

Kristal Audio Engine
16 track, 32bit 192Khz recorder Supports VST and ASIO audio
http://www.kreatives.org/kristal/index.php

Quartz Audio Master
4 track, 16/24 44.1Khz recorder
http://www.digitalsoundplanet.com/SoftwareHouse/Products/Audio_Master/Freeware/freeware.phtml




Tools/Codecs:

dBpowerAMP music converter
swiss army knife of audio tools - can convert just about any format
http://www.dbpoweramp.com/dmc.htm

Music library
searches for specific audio files and adds
them to a database. also has mp3 renaming script
http://www.gnu.org/directory/audio/wav/editors/MusicLibrary.html

Flac
free lossless audio codec
http://flac.sourceforge.net/index.html

OGG Vorbis
freeware codec similiar in function to mp3.as used in the latest versions of UT
http://www.vorbis.com/software.psp




Audio/Media Players:

Music Match
one of the best media players around
http://www.musicmatch.com/

Sonique
http://sonique.lycos.com/

Winamp
http://www.winamp.com/

Windows Media player
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/players.aspx




Audio plugins:
Most plugins are VST. some also come in AU (audio unit)
format often used on mac and logic systems

*Note* some sites may contain plugins that appear on othersites

K-v-R
has a huge database of many audio things -
recomended that you query this database
http://www.kvr-vst.com/get.php

Mod-plug
a large list of sites offering FREE VST plugins
http://www.modplug.com/modplug/tracker_plugins2.php3

Audacity's plugin site list
some may or maynot be free
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/plugins.php

MDA (Maxim Digital Audio)
http://www.mda-vst.com/

Sinus web
http://www.sinusweb.de/index2.html
(then click download on nav bar)

Super Destroy FX
http://www.smartelectronix.com/~destroyfx/

Freeloops
http://www.freeloops.co.uk/vstplug.htm

xhosaudio
huge direct download list
http://acidfreak.future.easyspace.com/

Digital fish phones
http://www.digitalfishphones.com/main.php?item=2&subItem=1

db Audioware
http://www.db-audioware.com/vstfree.htm

Anarchy Recorder
http://userpage.fu-berlin.de/~thman/VST/vst-eff1.htm

Fruityloops
shareware drum machine
http://www.fruityloops.net/




Other sites of interest
(house a lot of different audio stuff)

PC MUS
audio apps, system tools, etc.
http://www.pcmus.com/Free-Software.htm


Note While I have tried all the links and tested them to the best of my ability, I'll be relying on you guys to spot
links/sites that are no longer with us. Just drop me a line and i'll remove or update it. If you can think of anything to add, please suggest it and I'll stick in in there.




Edited by Amiga4eva: 28/3/2004 7:40:51 AM

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p0is(+)n 
8/3/04 8:24:27 PM
Overlord

nice, let me be the first to say Sticky!

ill rumage through the links later :) see what i can turn up, i smell some modding tools.

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milamber_of_the_assembly 
8/3/04 9:08:42 PM
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yep +1 vote to be stickied and now i have bookmarked. thanks guys

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Amiga4eva 
8/3/04 10:52:32 PM
Champion

Thanks for the comments. There are a HEAP more I will be updating/adding to this thread, probably around 4-5am this morning..so keep tuned :)

I lurve freeware apps :)

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devoid 
9/3/04 5:33:44 AM
Overlord

Sticky This - Good work Amiga4eva - I will (when i have time) give you some more software

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Amiga4eva 
9/3/04 8:33:11 AM
Champion

Update: Added several new programs, plus a couple of file converters for 2d/3d formats.

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linke 
9/3/04 11:00:07 AM
Overlord

I couldn't get the 3D Canvas 3D link to work. It redirects to a secure site and then bombs out. Same thing from the link I got in google too. Not sure why.


Edited by linke: 9/3/2004 11:01:17 AM

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Amiga4eva 
9/3/04 11:25:58 AM
Champion

Linke, thanks for that - I've adjusted the link, could you please test it now? should take you to the point of downloading the 3dcanvas.zip

If problems still occur, I will host the file myself for you guys

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Amiga4eva 
10/3/04 6:46:19 AM
Champion

Added more programs, feast people..FEAST!!!

And suggest too, I'm sure theres more freeware/shareware out there somewhere to be put here.

The only condition is that it is usable without paying a cent, even if not 'fully' featured, the program must be usable in some form free of charge. I want people to know they can come here for the best of freeware graphics apps.

Cheers,
Amiga4Eva

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yogsogoth 
10/3/04 7:06:05 AM
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Nice job

Looks like I have a lot of learning ahead of me.

/me throws in a vote for sticky

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Amiga4eva 
11/3/04 9:09:13 AM
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Thanks yogsogoth! :)

Have added G-Max, excellant freeware by the makers of 3d Studio Max! :) Great stuff, free stuff. Love it.

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devoid 
11/3/04 4:23:33 PM
Overlord

Amiga4eva

dont forget

MAYA PLE Alias|Wavefront's free version of the award winning Maya Complete™
http://www.alias.com/eng/products-services/maya/maya_ple/index.shtml

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johnsee 
11/3/04 5:49:18 PM
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Guru


Can I make a suggestion of image resizing programs? VERY uselful to refer people who post huge photos too.

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Atlantian 
12/3/04 12:19:00 AM
Master

This is great Amiga4eva! i never knew there were so many free apps of this nature out there, i might have to try a few out, cheers mate, oh yeh, STICKY!!

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ChinoPD 
12/3/04 11:18:44 AM
Banned

howdy

awesome, well done.
nice compilation.


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Amiga4eva 
12/3/04 11:58:48 PM
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Devoid, have added MAYA, forgot all about it :)....

Johnsee, got linkage to some of these programs? Or am I gonna have to go stalking them on Google myself ;)

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Amiga4eva 
15/3/04 9:21:18 AM
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Johnsee, give me links! :)


Have added Wings 3D, certainly fits the category :)

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linke 
16/3/04 12:58:17 PM
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Softimage also has a free version of XSI available. http://www.softimage.com/products/exp/v3/ Similar idea to Maya PLE, there's a comparison between the two in the link.

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Amiga4eva 
17/3/04 6:08:44 AM
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Cheers linke! :) added :)

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Amiga4eva 
18/3/04 6:01:35 PM
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Is anyone even using this thread? enjoying it?

If so, POST please...so I know it's getting exposure.

Cheers.

Suggestions welcome.

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