10 Free Python Tools #FreebieFriday #10Free
In this week’s 10 Free, we’re featuring Python Tools, Scripts, and even a tutorial. We’re featuring scripts for Cinema 4D, Maya, Redshift, Houdini, After Effects, and more. This is for any artists out there who aren’t afraid of Python code.
1MographToNulls for C4D R20/R19
What it does: This is a solution for accessing the hierarchy in Cinema 4D in individual clones when they themselves contain a hierarchy.
Compatibility: Cinema 4D R19 and R20
2 NoskeWiki Cinema 4D Python Scripts
What it does: Andrew Noske, a Google Software Engineer, has a Wiki with several Python Scripts for Cinema 4D. He has scripts that are name related, spline related, and duplicating objects.
Compatibility: C4D R12 and later.
Download: NoskeWiki Python Scripts
3EL Tool Pack: 4 Python Tools for Maya
Compatibility: Autodesk Maya
Download: EL Tool Pack
4 Mimic for Maya
What it does: Another that came to us via Lester Banks, Mimic is a python-based plugin that lets you control industrial robots through Maya. It looks really cool!
Compatibility: Autodesk Maya
Download: Mimic for Maya
5 Redshift Material Builder
What it does: Fabian Strube has a script that allows artists to create Redshift materials for Maya faster. Then, they can connect the textures in an elegant and standardized way.
Compatibility: Redshift & Maya
Download: Redshift Material Builder
6 Automatic Output Null
It’s a 2-fer from Damian Strube, Automatic Output Null is a Python script that creates Houdini out null objects automatically. It uses a selection and names, colors, shapes and places them for a better overview in your scene and one step less to take care of every single time.
Download: Automatic Output Null
7 Automatic Rotoscoping
What it does: This is a tutorial, not a free script. Learn how to make the script with free tools, though, so I think it counts. It from Damian Allen at ProVideo Coalition. Also, get the lowdown on how to use AI for Automatic Rotoscoping. The bi-line says it all:
Create a mind-blowingly useful automatic rotoscoping tool while learning basic Python in this 40-minute guide. No coding experience necessary.
Read tutorial: Automatic Rotoscoping
Watch Tutorial: Automatic Rotoscoping
8 Lens Distortion Plugin Kit v2.2 for Nuke
What it does: Uwe Sassenberg – Science-D-Visions has a “free Lens Distortion Plugin Kit (LDPK). It’s a collection of sources, headers, binaries, and documents which help you to develop lens distortion plugins for 3DE4 and compositing systems.” It was just updated 10/22/19 so it’s fresh!
- Linux: Nuke 10.0, 10.5, 11.0, 11.1, 11.2, 11.3, 12.0
- macOS: Nuke 10.0, 10.5, 11.0, 11.1, 11.2, 11.3, 12.0
- Windows: Nuke 10.0, 10.5, 11.0, 11.1, 11.2, 11.3, 12.0
Download: Get the Lens Distortion Plugin Kit
9 Houdini 2 AE Free Python Tool
What it does: This tool was created by Visual Effects Technical Director and Freelancer Mohammed Osama. If you work in both Houdini and After Effects, the Houdini 2 AE is a Python script pipeline between the two applications. It lets you export camera and locators from Houdini to After Effects.
Compatibility: Houdini 15.5 and up
10 OpenTimelineIO from Pixar Studios
What it does: From the press release, OpenTimelineIO Becomes Fifth Project Hosted at Academy Software Foundation:
Initially created by Pixar Animation Studios, OpenTimelineIO (OTIO) is an Open Source API and interchange format that facilitates collaboration and communication of editorial data and timeline information between a studio’s Story, Editorial, and Production departments all the way through Post-Production.
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10 Free Cinema 4D Tools
This week we’re featuring free Cinema 4D tools in our new Friday series, 10 Free. Some of these are older tools and may not work with R21, but many will work in R21. We’ll make note of compatibility where we can. These are listed in no particular order.
At Toolfarm, we have a massive ongoing list of noteworthy audio freebies that we’d like to share with you. Some get shared sooner than others and some fall through the cracks. Today, we’re going to share a symphony of goodies!
Posted by Michele Yamazaki