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10 Most Popular Freebies Posts of 2021

10 Most Popular Freebies Posts of 2021

It’s that time of year where we look nostalgically back on the happenings of 2021, and one thing that no one can deny, freebies were a nice perk of an overall crappy year! Here’s a rundown of the top Freebie Posts of 2021 at Toolfarm.com.


10. 10 Free Virtual Instruments

FREEBIE Friday 10 Free Virtual Audio Instruments

Download some free Virtual Instruments for your DAW, including drums, bells, piano, clavinet, and more drums. There’s even a GameBoy Sound Emulator!


9. Free VHS Overlay Pack from Color Grading Central

vhs overlay freebie

VHS has a certain nostalgic look that can be hard to replicate. Color grading Central makes it easy to get an authentic retro VCR to look, with the free VHS Overlay pack. There’s a tutorial too, to help walk you through the steps.

If you want to see how you can easily get the retro VHS effect for your footage there is a FREE download for Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X from Color Grading Central.


8. Cinema 4D and Octane Renders Materials Pack

Image credit: Vladislav Solovjov.

This Cinema 4D and Octane Render Materials Pack has several types of metals, complete with scratches and rust, plus plastic and leather. Created by freelance art director Vladislav Solovjov.

These materials are useful for a wide variety of 3D projects.


7. Free 3D Characters – Fully Rigged

free rigged 3d roundup

Download some 3D character rigs and have some fun with animating this weekend! Download humans, a dinosaur-bird, and more.


6. Free ZBrush Hair Brushes

hair brushes freebie

Character and concept artist Pablo Munoz Gomez has a nice tutorial about sculpting hair in ZBrush, and is offering 3 free ZBrush Hair Brushes.

By the way, did you hear the big ZBrush news this week? Maxon Announces Plan to Acquire Pixologic (ZBrush)


5. Substance Painter – 2 Packs of Free Materials

This post is from 2018 but continues to be popular, as does Substance. Artist Karim Abou Shousha is offering 2 packs of Free Materials for Substance Painter. These packs are filled with wood, metal, glass, brick, and more.

Did you know that you can use Substance Materials in Adobe Illustrator 2022? Yep, it’s true.


4. 10 Free Cinema 4D Tools

10 Free Cinema 4D Tools

This article is from late 2019 and is in the queue but I’ve updated it recently with new information.

Get tools color, connect objects, use older Cinema 4D plugins in your R25, and much more.


3. Animation Composer 3 from Mister Horse Workflow Tools for After Effects

Free: Animation Composer 3 from Mister Horse, Workflow Tools for After Effects

“Get 3 hours of work done in 3 minutes.” with Animation Composer 3 for After Effects from Mister Horse!

Animation Composer 3 includes transitions presets, effects, royalty-free content in precomps to help with your workflow in After Effects. It requires After Effects 2019. If you’re using an older version of After Effects, you can download Animation Composer, which requires After Effects CS5 and higher.


2. Free LUTs for FCPX, Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve, and Others

Freebie Friday Luts Image credit: 2cassis

Download tons of free LUTs to give film looks to your color grades, plus learn about what a LUT is, and buy some premium LUTs.

We’ve updated this post a few times and we will continue to update it from time to time to keep it fresh!


1. 10 Free: Video Copilot After Effects Plug-ins & More

10 Free Video Copilot

We’re at the top freebie of the year! Video Copilot has released many cool, fun, and handy free plug-ins over the years. These tools are made for creating motion design and visual effects in After Effects. Here are 10 that have been released over the years and they’re completely free!

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Posted by Michele Yamazaki