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Re: Freeware programs

Postby TheQuietMan on Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:05 am

ARTOONIX
This program has a totally free version as well as a reasonably-priced full version. The free version has nag screens and a watermark and there are a few of the higher-level functions that are disabled, but it is still a very powerful program which allows for frame-by-frame drawing or the manipulation of clipart, or a combination of both. The sound functions (up to 5 tracks) are the best of any animation program I've ever tried ... and I've tried or seen a lot of them in action. It's one major weakness is that there are no pins, multiple pivots or bones. Nevertheless, it is a good program. I have over 200 Artoonix demos, tutorials or animations uploaded to Youtube.

http://www.artoonix.com/en/index.html

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For anyone into 3D modelling and animation - but who isn't a raw beginner - two free programs are worth checking out.

TRUESPACE 7.6
Like the way in which CREATOON was released as freeware, the folks at Caligari have released the 7.6 version of their commercial program as freeware. This does require users to register before downloading but this gives not only access to the software but also to the forums. Look here -
http://www.freewarefiles.com/Truespace_ ... 44749.html

or here -
http://www.caligari.com/

MAYA PLE 6.0.1
If you're really going to go for broke and want a hardcore, professional-level program, then look for the free learning edition of MAYA. This is true heavy-duty 3D animation software with a learning curve to rival the slopes of Everest. Once again, free registration is required before accessing the download. There are versions for Windows or MAC. It seems as if several download portals and links have shut down, so you may have to search to find one that's active.

http://www.freewarehome.com/index.html? ... pic%3D5251

http://www.softlookup.com/display.asp?id=51464

An interesting list of software (some free) is here and not all links are still active, but there is stuff worth searching for:
http://www.artzend.com/3D%20Programs.htm
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Re: Freeware programs

Postby Hoboapple on Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:36 am

Yeah, Maya is the software Pixar uses.
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Re: Freeware programs

Postby EmPeeKay on Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:16 pm

Don't forget that they use renderman too.
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Re: Freeware programs

Postby Hoboapple on Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:43 pm

Well, they animate with Maya. Renderman is a commercial plugin they developed for Maya that they use to make the animations rendering to top notch quality.
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Re: Freeware programs

Postby Dominator on Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:39 am

Pencil does not work for me when i save it
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Re: Freeware programs

Postby Hoboapple on Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:42 am

That used to happen to me, too. A loooooong time ago.
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Re: Freeware programs

Postby Dominator on Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:45 am

You need to add the best browser ever (Camino)
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Re: Freeware programs

Postby Hoboapple on Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:16 am

Yeah, Camino is awesome. 8-)
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Re: Freeware programs

Postby Dominator on Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:24 am

Hoboapple wrote:
Yeah, Camino is awesome. 8-)

Thanks Hoboapple im on it naw lol
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Re: Freeware programs

Postby Hoboapple on Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:52 pm

Camino
Camino is an open source web browser developed with a focus on providing the best possible experience for Mac OS X users. Mozilla power, mac style.
Author: ?
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Platform(s): Mac
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[size=200][u][b]Camino[/b][/u][/size]
Camino is an open source web browser developed with a focus on providing the best possible experience for Mac OS X users. Mozilla power, mac style.
Author: ?
Current Version: 2.0.1
Platform(s): Mac
[url=http://caminobrowser.org/download/][Download][/url]
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