Freebies: 13 Free Workflow Tools for 3D, AE, Color Grading, Audio
Today we’re sharing several workflow tools to help you get work done faster and more easily. There are tools for After Effects, Cinema 4D, 3ds Max, file converters, waveform viewers, and benchmark testers. There are more, so just scan the page. Then, download everything that you find useful!
4 Free Workflow Tools from Mekajiki
Mekajiki, makers of RenderGarden, has 4 free tools on their site: UnMult, ScriptBrowser, DeadEnd, and AEpesticide.
UnMult: In brief, UnMult lets you quickly extract alpha channels from luminance in Adobe After Effects. For example, extract light effects such as flares or fire from black backgrounds. In addition, generate alphas for your CG occlusion. Super useful, indeed!
ScriptBrowser: After Effects panel for browsing and launching other scripts.
DeadEnd: To summarize, DeadEnd is a Mac OSX Command-line tool. Use it to force-quit Adobe After Effects and automatically increment and save your project.
AEpesticide: In a word, AEpesticide is a Mac OSX Command-line tool to kill all stuck AERendercore processes which may be hogging memory.
Drop & Render for Cinema 4D
Download this free one-click render plugin from The Great Summit! It supports several renderers, including V-Ray for Cinema 4D, Redshift, Cycles 4D, Arnold Renderer, ProRender, Thea, and Octane. In addition, it supports VFX tools such as X-Particles, RealFlow | Cinema 4D, TurbulenceFD for Cinema 4D, Greyscalegorilla tools, and more!
MASD’s Arnold to V-Ray Scene Convertor
This tool works with 3ds Max 2020.
Below, a quick install and usage guide.
Fnord ProEXR 2.6
OpenEXR is the visual effects industry-standard floating-point file format and the best format to use when working with 32-bit HDR imagery. Access all the capabilities of OpenEXR from within Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, and Premiere Pro using ProEXR.
An update for ProEXR came out in October 2020. The update optimizes performance in the After Effects plugins.
Another tool via fnord, this is a command-line program for converting Blackmagic RAW files into image sequences. With it, you can export OpenEXR, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, and DPX files. This is for Mac only.
DJV Image Sequence Viewer
This tool from DKV allows for professional review of VFX, animation, and film production sequences and videos. It includes frame-accurate control and color management. Download for Mac, Windows, and Linux.
FilmConvert Camera Packs
This is a free pack and works with FilmConvert Pro and FilmConvert Nitrate.
This is a newer pack. You can also download all sorts of camera packs for Filmconvert, including for Canon, Nikon, GoPro, Panasonic, Blackmagic Design, and more.
Note: These Camera Packs need the latest version of FilmConvert for full compatibility
Give Digital camera footage the color and grain of your favorite film stocks
Get access to all of our plugins with the Bundle License, perfect if you work across more than one editing software when in post. Cross-platform
All plug-ins with Nitrate Upgrade
Adobe Plug-in (+Photoshop)
Final Cut Pro
OFX Plug-in: DaVinci Resolve, Scratch, Magix Vegas
Avid Media Composer Plug-in
V-Ray 5 Benchmark
V-Ray just released its free, standalone application to help you assess the rendering efficiency of your hardware, including laptops, workstations, graphics cards, and more. The update includes the Ne! V-Ray GPU RTX — NVIDIA RTX GPU compatible, which is measured in vrays.
Wave Observer Free Oscilloscope and Monitoring Plugin
Press Play has a free tool called Wave Observer that helps users visually mix, master and design sound. Download for Mac or Windows. Supports VST, VST3, and AU formats.
Download this free analog and digital free spectrum analyzer from Hornet Plugins. It includes two types of visualizations, digital and analog.
Posted by Michele Yamazaki