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#21 Guest_igorschmigor_*

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Posted 14 January 2005 - 05:58 AM

Is there a link for that trail plugin?

here it is: http://www.lastjedio.../Download.htm?8

#22 Guest_dr.andy_*

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Posted 26 January 2005 - 08:32 PM

Freeware fractal flame editor for Windows


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Infinite possibilites.

#23 Guest_agenda_*

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Posted 27 January 2005 - 06:24 AM

Hey, igorschmigor.
I saw a filter from www.philipp-spoeth.de/AfterFx/Sinedots/sinedots.jpg as your post but seems like problemo with AE 6.5. Is it really working?

#24 Guest_igorschmigor_*

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Posted 12 February 2005 - 12:01 AM

Hey, igorschmigor.
I saw a filter from www.philipp-spoeth.de/AfterFx/Sinedots/sinedots.jpg as your post but seems like problemo with AE 6.5. Is it really working?

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Oh, i didn't see this post. Sorry for answering so late. But really, i don't know. I don't have AE 6.5.

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 06:33 PM

iShake or Shake mini, I found this on the prolost blog.


#26 Guest_bbq_sgt_*

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Posted 25 February 2005 - 03:41 AM

A Fantastic alternative to Windows Explorer:


Has a tabbed-window interface (great for copying/moving files between different folders), selection of files using wildcards, better renaming functionality than native Explorer.exe (although "Better File Rename" is still better overall) and displays the size of subfolders right in the file listing. And it's fast and has a small memory footprint as well.

The only major drawbacks I have experienced with ExplorerXP is it lacks Network browsing and Thumbnail views (although the author says those 2 items are at the top of his TODO list)

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Posted 16 March 2005 - 02:56 AM


home of a kickass DV capturing utility for windows. it does absolutely nothing but capture DV footage, has only one screen with no options other than choosing a file name, and it works perfectly!! and, of course, free. premiere pro and vegas both don't want to talk to my camera, but this did the trick, so check it out if you want a no-frills, low memory-usage solution.

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Posted 22 March 2005 - 10:10 PM


free video compression application for the mac

#29 Guest_ai_*

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 02:30 AM

Panotools software family
-Optical corrections based on the specifications of the lens of your camera (barrel and pincushion) (very cool)
-Can stich many photos together or stich 180 photographies and transform them into a panorama.
-Can correct perspectives manually or automatically etc.

There are plenty of apps built around the open source PT librairies
This seems to be a good gui:


there is a mac port in beta right now:


Powerful tools. No equivalent in photoshop. And free (some apps are commercial tough)

Edited by ai, 21 April 2005 - 02:34 AM.

#30 Guest_firemind_*

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Posted 25 June 2005 - 11:29 AM


Some quite cool free photoshop plug-ins, including color correction, grid generation, glows, a noise generator, distortion plug-ins, etc.

Scroll past the first 4 pay plug-ins and you'll see the list of free ones. Gotta say 20 bucks for a bokeh plug-in is a steal though, hopefully his AE version will be affordable as well, as compared to lenscare or irisfilter.

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 01:03 PM

hello... been lurking around this forum for a couple of days.... in spite of finding a lot of useful info (namely the topic about mk12's brazil short), didn't really feel i could contribute... but to this topic i think i can :huh:

check out http://squerk.org .... in http://work.squerk.org (internet explorer only as of yet, sorry *blush*) you'll find some nice free software (in the resource section).

one is for stop-motion animation, another is for making cut-outs of 3d (polygon only, no nurbs) models, for making them in real world paper, cardboard or whatever suits your fancy... the others are links for free creative-oriented programming environments (processing, pure-data and eyesweb).

the other sites under squerk.org are for a media forum (contributions are more than welcome), a small site for my mixing alter-ego, and a friend's portfolio when she gets around to organizing it.

in http://work.squerk.org you'll also find some of my work although it's slightly out-dated... hopefully duruing the holidays i'll have time to put up new stuff.


#32 Guest_mofx_*

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Posted 06 July 2005 - 07:04 PM

Whats up first post,
Before I post my free software selection, just wanted to say thanks to everyone on this board you have helped me in so many ways so I thought I would try and repay a little. Don't know if anyone has posted it before, if so sorry, but since I'm pretty poor. I've started using Blender 3D, and I have to say I'm pretty impressed by it, now I'm no 3D wiz but it allows me to do everything I can put my mind around, plus it has a pretty large community for help: Check it out



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Posted 13 July 2005 - 02:51 PM

I use Sinedots in AE 6.5. Never had a problem. It can get a little heavy on processing, depending on the parameters you set. But it does not crash, not on my machine.

Also, theres AEFlame, a really cool fractal plugin for After Effects.



#34 Guest_igorschmigor_*

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Posted 01 August 2005 - 03:24 PM

it's been mentioned somewhere else but also belongs in this thread, i believe:
CinePaint, something like Photoshop for animations if i got it right. Free at: http://cinepaint.sourceforge.net/

A free storyboarding program from the makers of Mirage: Boardomatic
description and download-link at:
you have to register at their forum though.

Edited by igorschmigor, 01 August 2005 - 03:25 PM.

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 06:53 AM

Do not underestimate the power of: ArtOfIllusion!


I use it with Wings3D (mentioned at the start of this thread). For a tute, see:


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#36 Guest_firemind_*

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Posted 12 December 2005 - 08:55 PM

Free camera tracker, exports to maya, xsi and max:


#37 Guest_Sao_Bento_*

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Posted 12 December 2005 - 09:21 PM

Free camera tracker, exports to maya, xsi and max:


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For non commercial use, and for Linux and Windows only, but a good find none the less.

#38 Guest_DRNZ_*

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Posted 13 December 2005 - 09:26 PM

decent free 3-D app for Mac/PC/Linux-


#39 Guest_vuzz_*

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Posted 26 December 2005 - 05:08 PM

This is a great little Mac utility for doing system maintenance and customizing your mac. You can do a bunch of stuff but one I dig is setting screen capture to any format you want not just pdf.


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Posted 04 October 2006 - 02:04 PM

My first post here:

Context Free


Simultaneously available for Macintosh, Windows and Posix/Unix.
Progressive image update: watch it generate
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Produce animations
Edit grammars and re-render easily.
Render very large images (as large as 100 Mega-pixels).
Can handle generated images with millions of shapes.
Carefully tuned graphics rendering
Many built-in examples
Automatic checking for updates (Mac only).
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