2022: Toolfarm’s Top Freebies Posts
We had new Freebies listed each week in 2022 at Toolfarm but several in our Top 10 list are favorites from the last few years. Hey, they’re really useful, and you can’t beat the price tag!
Check out our top 10 list below, but don’t forget to check out ALL of our Freebies posts. We put up more than 75 posts for great free stuff in 2022.
10. Cinema 4D and Octane Render Materials Pack
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. It’s 5 years old but still super useful to 3D artists.
9. Free 3D Characters – Fully Rigged!
Download some 3D character rigs and have some fun animating this weekend! Download humans, a dinosaur bird, and more.
8. Free LUTs for FCPX, Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve, and Others
A LUT is short for Look Up Tables. It is a lot like a multiplication table that allows users to apply color-grade presets to their footage. There are hundreds of free LUTs listed on this page. Hopefully, you will find a few that you can use!
7. 5 Free Horror Film Inspired LUTs + Tutorial
Lightworks has some free spooky LUTs, just in time for your Halloween video. The LUTS include looks inspired by:
- The Shining
- The Ring
- Evil Dead
- Let the Right One in
6. Typewriter Presets for After Effects Roundup
Who’d have thought there were so many typewriter presets for After Effects? These come from Chris Zachary, as well as Creative Dojo, and Motion Array. Of course, they are free!
5. Substance Painter – 2 Packs of Free Materials
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.
This one was published way back in 2018 but still remains popular!
4. Free ZBrush Hair Brushes
Character and concept artist Pablo Munoz Gomez has a nice tutorial about sculpting hair in ZBrush and is offering 3 free ZBrush Hair Brushes.
The included tutorial covers sculpting a beard in ZBrush with custom brushes, but the techniques taught can be used to sculpt any kind of hair detail. The custom brushes Pablo uses are available as a free download from his site.
3. 10 Free Cinema 4D Tools
This shortlived series of 10 Free featured Cinema 4D tools in its first round. Some of these are older tools and may not work with current versions, but many will work just fine. If you’re running an older version of Cinema 4D, there’s a lot to choose from.
This list looks like a great candidate for an update in 2023. Would you like that?
2. 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! Download for free now!
I’ve just downloaded Animation Composer 3 and can’t wait to try it out. There are transitions presets, effects, and royalty-free content in precomps to help with your workflow in After Effects.
1. 10 Free: Video Copilot After Effects Plug-ins & More
Video Copilot plugins never go out of style. While they haven’t had any new releases in a while, most of their plugins are updated for current OS and host support.
Posted by Michele