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Best of 2019: Top 10 Freebie Friday Posts of 2019

Best of 2019 - Top 10 Freebies

We’ve had so many great freebies over the years, but here’s our Best of 2019 Freebie Friday posts. Several of these are from pre-2019, which is interesting. Materials and textures for 3D programs were very popular, not to mention, the eternally celebrated free After Effects plug-ins. There are even fully rigged 3D characters and brushes. There’s honestly a winning mix in this grab bag! I’ve checked all of these links, of course, and they are still active, but if you run into problems, let us know.

1 Cinema 4D and Octane Render Materials Pack

Freebie: Cinema 4D and Octane Render Materials Pack

This free pack of materials has several types of metals, complete with scratches and rust, plus plastic and leather. Created by freelance art director Vladislav Solovjov.

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

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2 Quixel Megascans 2018 Free Pack

Quixel Megascans 2018 Free PackQuixel Megascans are high res, high-quality library of physically based 3D, vegetation and surface scans. They are being used in everything from video games and interactive experiences to films and television, like the Starz series American Gods. Quixel released a free pack, so don’t miss out on this great texture pack!

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3 DaVinci Resolve Title Template

davinci title template freebieMotion Array has created a really cool title template for DaVinci Resolve called Shine Titles to give your text that glamourous backlit glow. Best of all, it’s free!

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4 32 FREE After Effects Plug-ins

Freebie Friday: 32 FREE After Effects Plug-insThis is from 2017 but still REALLY popular! Everyone loves free stuff! Some of these are really great tools too! Here are 32 free After Effects plug-ins for you to peruse, most of them are from our lovely vendors, too!

Freebies are arranged alphabetically by company.

This one may win for the ugliest graphics that I’ve ever made!

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5 Substance Painter – 2 Packs of Free Materials

Freebie: Substance Painter – 2 Packs of Free MaterialsAnother popular holdover from 2018. 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.

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6 Video Copilot Free After Effects Plug-ins & Templates Roundup

Video Copilot Free After Effects Plug-ins & Templates RoundupVideo Copilot has many cool, fun and handy free plug-ins and templates for creating motion design & visual effects in After Effects. Get Color Vibrance, Reflection, FX Console, and more.

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7 Free 3D Characters – Fully Rigged!

Free 3D Characters – Fully Rigged!Download some 3D character rigs and have some fun with animating this weekend! Download humans, a dinosaur-bird, and more!

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8 CINEMA 4D 125 Every Days and Project Files

Freebie: CINEMA 4D 125 Everydays and Project FilesThis post was from 2016 but still remains insanely popular! The downloads are still available too! Will Fortanbary created a C4D project every day and is now offering you his project files to learn and have fun with.

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9 ZBrush: 35 Seam Brushes
ZBrush: 35 Seam Brushes

Jonas Ronnegard is offering a set of 35 seam/stitch brushes for ZBrush (3 of which are sci-fi based), that is free for commercial use.

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10 Quick Chromatic Aberration for After Effects from Plugin Everything

Quick Chromatic Abberation from Plugin EverythingPlugin Everything has a nice little plug-in that quickly creates Chromatic Abberation (RGB separation) that can make pixel perfect computer graphics feel more like it was shot with a lens.

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Posted by Michele Yamazaki