Current Public Betas: Sound Radix Auto Align Post Added, Updated 7 November 2019

Current Beta

How to be a valuable beta tester

Instabug has some great advice on how to give the best feedback and maximize your time while being a beta tester.

Obviously, you should know the product and what bugs have already been reported, but the article also touches on how to submit a quality bug report and suggesting usability changes. If you’re a private beta tester, you should always keep your beta testing confidential too.

Read the article

Chaos Group has announced an open beta for Phoenix FD 4 for 3ds Max and Maya. Details are below for this beta, as well as a dozen other betas that you can try, as well as a test before their release.

Beta software not only lets you try some software for free but it also helps developers find problems. In addition, feedback from users helps developers steer the direction of their products.

Some of the betas here are public while others require that you have a current license.

We’ll keep this page updated with current public beta information. If you hear about something and we don’t have it listed, or if you know if a beta has ended, please drop us an email and let us know.

What’s new this post?

  • Sound Radix Auto-Align Post

Last 90 Days:

  • Pomfort Silverstack Cloud
  • Chaos Group Phoenix FD 4 for 3ds Max and Maya
  • FilmConvert Nitrate for Final Cut Pro X and DaVinci Resolve
  • Cebas finalrender for Maya
  • Glassbox BeeHive
  • GraFixer Plugin for C4D
  • Chaos Group V-Ray Project Lavina
  • Boomer Labs SuperBlob Beta
  • FumeFX 5.0 for Cinema 4

Current Betas

Sound Radix Auto Align PostSound Radix Auto-Align Post

This is a beta for VST3 plugins that are for ARA2 compatible hosts (Cubase, Nuendo, Reaper, Studio One, Cakewalk), for both Mac and Windows.

Beta Version: 1.2 beta VST3-ARA2
Beta Release Date: 30 October 2019
Beta Type: Public, must have a license for the current version

Learn more Auto Align Post Current Release

Pomfort Silverstack Cloud

Start with the free Beta of Silverstack Cloud. As a user of Silverstack, Silverstack XT, or Silverstack Lab you can sign in with your Pomfort Account.

The Beta of Silverstack Cloud includes full functionality to invite up to 10 team members to monitor up to 5 current project libraries in the cloud. Archived projects are limited to the max of 20. With the end of the Beta period, the free cloud plan further limits the number of projects and invitations.

Beta Version: Silverstack Cloud
Beta Release Date: 24 October 2019
Beta Type: Public

Register here

Pomfort SilverstackPomfort Silverstack

Clever Media Management for Film Productions

Silverstack is your tool for media acquisition and professional data management. Silverstack imports and handles any kind of camera and media format. Silverstack offers a flexible way of data handling by supporting any kind of file format – including sound files, photos, any camera media, and all other production documents.

Learn More

To download a trial version, click on the product page.


Phoenix FD

Chaos Group Phoenix FD 4.0 for 3ds Max, Maya

Beta Version: 4
Release Date: 17 September 2019
Beta Type: Open

The Phoenix FD 4 beta for 3ds Max and Maya is on the lot and waiting for you to taking it for a spin. This version is packed with exciting new features to give you more control and further creative options in your fluid dynamics effects.

There is a lot more to learn, so be sure you read all about it at the link below.

Learn more Phoenix FD Current Release

FilmConvert Nitrate for Final Cut Pro X and DaVinci Resolve

FilmConvert is a color grading tool that includes Cineon Log film emulations, Full custom curve control, and Advanced film grain controls. It’s currently available for After Effects and Premiere Pro.

Beta Version: Nitrate
Beta Release Date: September 2019
Beta Type: Public

Sign up to beta test (link is halfway down the page)

FilmConvert Nitrate for After Effects and Premiere ProFilmConvert Nitrate for After Effects and Premiere Pro

Give Digital camera footage the color and grain of your favorite film stocks

Create the romance of film on your next digital video using FilmConvert plugin for Premiere Pro & After Effects. Our software seamlessly fits into your current Adobe workflow, helping you to achieve professional results quickly and easily. We’ve optimized our plugin to work cross-platform, as well as being completely up-to-date with Adobe Creative Cloud 2015 or later.

Learn More

To download a trial version, click on the product page.

Cebas finalrender for Maya

finalRender for Maya is one of the best-integrated rendering systems for Maya with full support for Maya’s Hypershade Editor and many of the native Maya shader nodes. It also offers one of the easiest and most efficient integrated rendering pipeline systems for Maya.

Beta Version: finalRender for Maya 2018
Beta Release Date: May 2018 (This one is still going on.)
Beta Type: Open

Register here

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finalRender is a photographer’s dream come true

trueHybrid™ technology – bringing the power of CPU and GPU together! finalRender for 3ds Max is the perfect choice for 3d artists and studios alike wanting the maximum in image quality and photo-realism, without experiencing a brain melt when setting up complex scenes for rendering! And no compromises.

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"beehive</aGlassbox BeeHive

Collaborative, virtual scene syncing, editing and review solution, built to streamline the real-time exchange of data between cameras, DCC applications and your game engine of choice.

A complete virtual production toolkit, BeeHive lets you review and modify assets, troubleshoot lighting and FX, check your actor’s face and body performance in real-time, do scene modifications, even build entire worlds from scratch for VR experiences and collaborate with your team whether on-site or remotely.

Visualize and collaborate across your entire virtual production shoot with a toolkit built to meet the needs of today’s virtual directors, cinematographers, and artists. Coming soon for Unreal EngineUnity 3D and Autodesk Maya.

Beta Version: unknown
Release Date: August 2019
Beta Type: Public

Learn more Request Beta Access

Kengo Ito GraFixer for Cinema 4D

This beta lets Cinema 4D users create graphs using profiles with one click. Kengo says, “Remember to read captions before you download and use it.”

Beta version: v0.1
Release date: 19 August 2019
Beta Type: Open

Download Grafixer Beta

Project LavinaChaos Group V-Ray Project Lavina

At SIGGRAPH 2019, Chaos Group presented Project Lavina, a groundbreaking application for 100% ray tracing in real-time. It’s a simple drag and drop for artists, without the need for setting up a game engine.

Beta Version: Not yet available
Release Date: Starting soon, register for updates
Beta Type: Available to V-Ray Next Render Licensees

Register for updates Read more about Project Lavina at Toolfarm

Boomer Labs SuperBlob Beta

super-fast blob mesh replacement with lots of cool features. The latest build is for 3ds MAX 2018, 2019, 2020.

Beta Version: 0.45A
Release Date: 29 June 2019
Beta type: Initial Public Release

Learn more

FumeFX logoFumeFX 5.0 for Cinema 4D

Beta Version: 5.0
Release Date: June 14, 2019
Beta Type: Public
Supported C4D versions: 18,19 and 20 running the Windows OS

If you wish to participate in the beta testing program, please email us at support@afterworks.com with “FumeFX 5.0 C4D beta” in the Subject field.



SiNi Software All AccessSiNi Software Scatter

Beta Version: v1.09.3 and above
Release Date: February 2018
Beta type: Open beta

This one has been in beta for a while but I just checked and it’s still in beta.

Requirements & Supported Software

  • Static MacID
  • Autodesk 3ds Max 2015 – 2020
  • Optimized for VRay ONLY (recommend build 3.60.04). It does not support V-Ray RT. (other renderers supported soon)

Learn more    Get SiNi Software All Access

Posted by Michele Yamazaki