Open Source & Free Animation & VFX


  • Material Maker

    Free Mac Windows Linux Godot Engine Website

    Material Maker is a free and open-source, procedural texture generation tool based on Small Godot Engine iconGodot Engine. It can also be used standalone or as a Godot add-on.

    Its user interface is based on Godot's GraphEditor: textures are described as interconnected texture generators and operators.

     

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  • Post Haste

    Free Mac Windows Website

    Organize your projects with customizable templates.

    Post Haste is a free project management tool that allows you to setup file and folder templates for your projects. Create a new project and everything's organized, ready for you to start.

     

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  • Frame.io

    Commercial Mac Web iPhone DaVinci Resolve Adobe After Effects ... Final Cut Pro X Adobe Premiere Pro Website

    Frame.io is the world’s most popular video collaboration platform, used by over 300,000 filmmakers and media pros just like you.

    Frame.io allows you to upload all your source media, work in progress clips, and assets into private workspaces where you can invite your team and clients to collaborate. We replace the hodgepodge of Dropbox for file sharing, Vimeo for video review, and Email for communication, but that's just a start. Now you can take Frame.io with you wherever you go.

    We built Frame.io because…

    ? Managing 100 private Vimeo passwords sucks.
    ? Your clients’ cryptic feedback of “that thing around 12 seconds” never made sense.
    ? Trudging through your email to find that download link from that person for that file from last week. Ugh.
    ? It’s 10PM and you don’t know if your edit was approved (or even viewed).
    ? It’s 11PM and now you have to export and compress your edit in 25 different formats.
    ? FTPs.

    Forget all that madness. We can do better. So. Much. Better. Frame.io has awesome tools for video pros to save you time and money. Things like…

    ? Time based comments and video annotations so you can draw directly on video frames to accurately communicate your feedback.
    ? Video transcoding in the cloud so you can upload any video format and never worry about playback compatibility. It'll just work.
    ? Version control so you can see what your project looked like 1 version ago or 100 versions ago.
    ? Comment Replay - loops a 4 second range around any comment so you can get a sense of what it means in context.
    ? TouchScrub - just slide your finger over a thumbnail to preview.
    ? 3D Touch Support with Peek and Pop
    ? Touch ID for added security

    Most importantly, it’s super simple to use and gorgeously designed.

     

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  • PyQt

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    PyQt brings together the Qt C++ cross-platform application framework and the cross-platform interpreted language Python.

     

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  • FireAlpaca

    Free Mac Windows Website

    FireAlpaca is the image editor that can be used readily and easily. We made it possible to provide the completely free download, in order for our products to be experienced by more users from all over the world. It is available for both Mac and Windows users! We would like you to experience this great opportunity first.

     

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  • Superpowers

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Superpowers is an HTML5 development environment for making 2D and 3D games.
    It can be extended with plugins and lets you collaborate in real-time.

     

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  • FotoSketcher

    Free Windows PortableApps.com Website

    Turn your photos into beautiful paintings, sketches or drawings in seconds.
    FotoSketcher is a 100% free program which can help you convert your digital photos into art, automatically. If you want to turn a portrait, the photograph of your house or a beautiful landscape into a painting, a sketch or a drawing then look no further, FotoSketcher will do the job in just a few seconds.
    Thanks to FotoSketcher you can create stunning images to make original gifts for your friends or relatives. Create birthday cards, seasons greetings stationery or simply print your work of art and hang it on the wall.
    Different styles are available: pencil sketch, pen and ink drawing, various painting renderings. You can also improve your original photo with simple tools (enhance contrast, sharpen, simplify image, increase luminosity, color saturation etc...).
    FotoSketcher is completely free and does not contain any adware, spyware or virus. It runs on any version of Microsoft Windows (sorry, no Mac version available).

     

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  • XnView MP

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Website

    XnViewMP is a free software to view, organise, convert graphics and photos files or to create slide show, contact sheet, HTML pages.

    Compared to the original XnView, notable features in XnView MP have been re-tweaked, enhanced and visually re-styled. XnView MP is intended to have a unified look and feel across all platforms it runs on. All core features and functionalities of the standard XnView 1.9x are all still present in XnView MP, whilst some features are scheduled to be re-introduced.

     

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  • Vim

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku ... OpenSolaris Website

    Vim ("Vi IMproved") is an advanced text editor that allows syntax highlighting, word completion and has a huge amount of contributed content. It also has a GUI version called GVim.

     

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  • Kate

    Free Windows Linux BSD KDE Website

    Text editor for the KDE desktop environment with support for multiple languages and syntax highlighting. It is extensible with plugins. Features a MDI interface.

    Kate is a multi document editor, based on a rewritten version of the kwrite editing widget of KDE, offering all the features of that plus a bunch of its own. Kate has been been moved to the kdesdk package in KDE4, and is a built-in part of your favorite desktop since release 2.2.

    Being a native KDE application, Kate is of course born with networking transparency, as well as it integrates with the outstanding features of KDE. Choose it for viewing HTML sources from konqueror, editing configuration files, writing new applications or any other text editing task. You still need just one running instance of Kate.

    With a multi-view editor like Kate you get a lot of advantages. You can view several instances of the same document and all instances are synced. Or you can view more files at the same time for easy reference or simultaneous editing. The terminal emulation and sidebar are docked windows that can be plugged out of the main window, or replaced therein according to your preference.

    A Windows version is available along with KDE for Windows @ https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9NWMW7BB59HW .

     

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  • Processing

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Processing is an open source programming language and environment for people who want to program images, animation, and interactions. It is used by students, artists, designers, researchers, and hobbyists for learning, prototyping, and production.

     

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  • Cura

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Cura aims to be a end solution for personal 3D printing with RepRap based machines. It is tuned toward the Ultimaker, but can be used on any RepRap based design.

     

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  • Electric Sheep

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Electric Sheep is a collaborative abstract artwork founded by Scott Draves. It's run by thousands of people all over the world, and can be installed on any ordinary PC or Mac. When these computers "sleep", the Electric Sheep comes on and the computers communicate with each other by the internet to share the work of creating morphing abstract animations known as "sheep". The result is a collective "android dream", an homage to Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.

    Anyone watching one of these computers may vote for their favorite animations using the keyboard. The more popular sheep live longer and reproduce according to a genetic algorithm with mutation and cross-over. Hence the flock evolves to please its global audience. You can also design your own sheep and submit them to the gene pool.

     

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  • Shotwell

    Free Linux Website

    Shotwell is an open source photo organizer designed for the GNOME desktop environment.

    Features

    Import photos from folders or from any digital camera supported by gPhoto.
    Shotwell automatically groups photos taken at the same time. You can also use tags and ratings to organize your photo collection.
    You can rotate, crop, reduce red-eye, and adjust the exposure, saturation, tint, and temperature of each photo.
    Publish photos and videos to Facebook, Flickr, Picasa Web Albums, and YouTube.

     

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  • MyPaint

    Free Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com Website

    MyPaint is a fast, distraction-free, and easy painting tool for digital artists. It supports graphics tablets made by Wacom, and many similar devices.

     

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  • PikoPixel

    Free Mac Linux BSD Website

    PikoPixel is a free application for drawing & editing pixel-art images.

    • Easy to use
    • Unlimited undo
    • Supports multiple layers
    • Customizable canvas background
    • Hotkey-activated popup panels
    • Export upscaled images
    • Runs on OS X 10.4 Tiger & later

     

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  • Olive Video Editor

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Olive is a free non-linear video editor aiming to provide a fully-featured alternative to high-end professional video editing software.
    Olive is making rapid progress and users are already producing videos with it, but it's still currently in alpha meaning it is incomplete and not fully stable. Regardless we invite you to download the latest build and try it out for yourself.
    New features are being added every day. Even if Olive is missing something you need, come back in a month or two and it's possible it will have been implemented.

     

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  • JOSM

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD OpenStreetMap Website

    JOSM is an extensible editor for Small OpenStreetMap iconOpenStreetMap (OSM), written in Java.

    It supports loading GPX tracks, background imagery and OSM data from local sources as well as from online sources and allows to edit the OSM data (nodes, ways, and relations) and their metadata tags.

    JOSM is open source and licensed under GPL.

     

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  • OGRE

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    OGRE (Object-Oriented Graphics Rendering Engine) is a scene-oriented, flexible 3D engine written in C++ designed to make it easier and more intuitive for developers to produce applications utilizing hardware-accelerated 3D graphics. Since 2001, OGRE has grown to become one of the most popular open-source graphics rendering engines, and has been used in a large number of production projects, in such diverse areas as games, simulators, educational software, interactive art, scientific visualization, and others.

     

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  • darktable

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Website

    darktable is a virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers: it manages your digital negatives in a database and lets you view them through a zoomable lighttable. it also enables you to develop raw images and enhance them.

    This project tries to fill the gap between the many excellent existing free raw converters and image management tools (such as Small UFRaw iconUFRaw or Small F-Spot iconF-Spot). The user interface is built around efficient caching of image metadata and mipmaps, all stored in a database. The user will always be able to interact, even if the full resolution image is not yet loaded.

    All editing is fully non-destructive and only operates on cached image buffers for display. The full image is only converted during export. the frontend is written in gtk+/cairo, the database uses sqlite3, raw image loading is done using libraw, hdr, exr and low dynamic range are supported through imagemagick (magickcore). the core operates completely on floating point values, so darktable can not only be used for photography but also for scientifically acquired images or output of renderers (high dynamic range).

     

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  • UFRaw

    Free Mac Windows Linux GIMP Website

    UFRaw (which stands for Unidentified Flying Raw) is an application which can read and manipulate photographs in raw image formats, as created by many digital cameras. UFRaw is available both as a stand-alone utility and as a GIMP plugin.

     

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  • Radeon ProRender

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Radeon ProRender (formerly AMD FireRender) is a powerful physically-based rendering engine that enables creative professionals to produce stunningly photorealistic images. Built on highly efficient, high-performance Radeon Rays technology, Radeon ProRender’s complete, scalable ray tracing engine uses open industry standards to harness GPU and CPU performance for swift, impressive results.
    The Radeon ProRender engine features an extensive native physically-based material and camera system to enable true design decisions with global illumination (including caustics!) Unlike other renderers, Radeon ProRender can simultaneously use and balance the compute capabilities of multiple GPUs and CPUs – on the same system, at the same time – and deliver state-of-the-art GPU acceleration to produce rapid, accurate results even on less-capable hardware.
    Radeon ProRender’s powerful combination of multiple OS- and hardware-compatibility, rendering capabilities and hardware efficiency helps drastically reduces the time required to deliver true-to-life images.
    Soon to be available as open source, freely available and distributable today, Radeon ProRender plug-ins are available for many popular 3D content-creation applications, including Autodesk® 3ds Max®, Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS and Rhino®, with Autodesk® Maya® coming soon. Because it’s built on industry-standard OpenCL™, Radeon ProRender works across Windows®, OS X and Linux®, and supports AMD GPUs and CPUs as well as those of other vendors.

     

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  • appleseed

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    appleseed is a modern, open source, physically-based rendering engine designed to produce photorealistic images, animations and visual effects.

     

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  • RenderMan

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Website

    PhotoRealistic RenderMan, or PRMan for short, is a proprietary photorealistic RenderMan-compliant renderer.

    It primarily uses the REYES algorithm but is also fully capable of doing ray tracing and global illumination.

    PRMan is produced by Pixar Animation Studios and used to render all of their in-house 3D animated movie productions.

    Pixar's RenderMan has been specifically engineered to meet the demanding challenges of rendering 3D animation and visual effects. This means RenderMan is fast, efficient, and able to handle an astonishing amount of geometric complexity along with offering cutting-edge effects. Critically, Pixar's RenderMan has been developed to deliver outstanding imagery during the stresses of real-world productions. This means that in your own 3D work, you can trust that RenderMan is ready for the job ... with not only outstanding features, but the power to deliver.

    Since the beginning of the CGI VFX industry Pixar's RenderMan® has been there, rendering VFX for such classic films such as The Abyss, Terminator II, Jurassic Park, & Toy Story.

    Today Pixar's RenderMan has evolved to become the gold standard for the VFX industry, used everywhere by studios large and small to create outstanding graphics for feature films and broadcast television. In fact, Pixar's RenderMan has been used on every Visual Effects Academy Award Winner of the past 15 years, and 47 out of the last 50 nominees for Visual Effects have chosen Pixar's RenderMan to produce the highest quality special effects possible.

     

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