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The Results are IN! See the Winners of the Toolfarm Plugin Awards 2020

2020 toolfarm plugin award winners

Thank you to everyone who voted in our poll for the Toolfarm Plugin Awards 2020. We re-branded it a bit this year. Instead of the Toolfarm Top 10, it’s the Toolfarm Plugin Awards. And, I’m happy to report that we had a record-breaking turn out with more than TRIPLE the number of votes of last year. That’s pretty exciting!

We will be contacting the winners of the prizes from Toolfarm and Bounce Color this week! The prizes are at the bottom of this page if you want to see them.

Without further ado, the Winners of the Toolfarm Plugin Awards 2020!

Favorite Roto & Tracking Tool

This was a big category with several write-in nominations, but, winning by just over 50% of the vote is Boris Mocha!

Winner: Boris Mocha Pro


Mocha Pro has been a fan favorite for quite a few years. Last year, Mocha won for Favorite Roto & Tracking Tool. In 2018 Mocha was also in the Toolfarm Top 10 for Favorite After Effects plugin.

Boris FX Mocha Pro - Annual Subscription

Boris FX Mocha Pro - Annual Subscription

The Academy Award-winning planar tracking toolset

Mocha Pro is the world-renowned software for planar tracking, rotoscoping and object removal. Essential to visual effects and post-production workflows, Mocha has been recognized with prestigious Academy and Emmy Awards for contribution to the film and television industry. See Mocha Pro in action on global hits including The Mandalorian, Stranger Things, Avengers: Endgame, and many more.

Learn MoreTry Boris FX Mocha Pro - Annual Subscription for free!

Runner up: Adobe After Effects CC


Favorite 3D Modeling, Painting, or Sculpting Software

This is a pretty broad topic, but The Golden Globes have a category for Best Musical or Comedy, so we figured it’s okay.

Winner: Maxon Cinema 4D


People are passionate about their 3D software! Cinema 4D won with close to 50% of the vote. What’s interesting is that they received the exact same percentage of the vote as 2019!

Maxon Cinema 4D Subscription

Maxon Cinema 4D Subscription

3D for the Whole World

Maxon Cinema 4D R23 breathes life into characters and animations with outstanding new tools and workflow enhancements. Key improvements to animation workflow make it easier to create and manipulate keyframes, produce fantastic new character rigs, and manage poses, retargeting, and skinning. Enjoy all the UV and Viewport updates from S22, as well as additional refinements to both. Step into the future with a preview of the new Scene Nodes system-the power and performance of Cinema 4D’s future. R23 includes Red Giant’s Magic Bullet Looks technology. In addition, there are Deformer enhancements. Markedly, Maxon has updated integrations for Python 3, OBJ, FBX, and USD.

Learn MoreTry Maxon Cinema 4D Subscription for free!

Runner up: Blender


Favorite Non-Linear Editor

This was a popular category that had the most votes. It was a tight race between 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place, but Premiere Pro took 56% of the vote this year!

Winner: Adobe Premiere Pro


Last year Premiere had slightly more of the vote, but only by a percentage point. As we’ve seen in Senate races, even a tenth of a percent can make a difference! Congrats to Adobe on their big win!

Adobe Premiere Pro CC for Teams & Businesses

Adobe Premiere Pro CC for Teams & Businesses

Smart tools. Better storytelling.

Adobe Premiere Pro is the industry-leading video editing software for film, TV, and the web. Creative tools, integration with other apps and services, and the power of Adobe Sensei help you craft footage into polished films and videos. And with the Premiere Rush app, you can create and edit new projects from any device.

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Runner up: Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Studio


Favorite Audio Plugin

Our selection of Audio plugins and tools grew exponentially, as did the number of customers buying audio plugins. Last year, we had a slightly different category for audio, Favorite Audio Plugin Developer. iZotope took almost 60% of the vote. Avid took second place. This year, we narrowed it down to specific audio plugins, as we do with other products. Because there are so many audio plugins, the pie was really divided up. The biggest piece, though, goes to iZotope RX, with over 32% of the vote.

Winner: iZotope RX


Congrats to iZotope!

iZotope RX Standard

iZotope RX Standard

Sale: Special pricing. Limited time offer

Audio Repair and Separation for Music and Post Production

Used on countless albums, movies, and TV shows to restore damaged, noisy audio to pristine condition, RX is a post-production powerhouse. With version 8, RX brings more power and intelligent processors for music and post than ever before. Visually identify and repair problems with the standalone RX Audio Editor application, or use the real-time plug-ins in your favorite DAW or NLE.

Learn MoreTry iZotope RX Standard for free!

Runner up: iZotope Ozone


Favorite Chroma Keying Tools for Video

This was a surprisingly tight race this year, with Adobe After Effects CC claiming the top spot and Boris Continuum Primatte Studio took second. Hawaiki Keyer also made a robust showing.

Winner: Adobe After Effects CC


Last year, Adobe After Effects CC had an even larger slice of the pie, with Red Giant VFX Primatte Keyer in second place, and The Foundry’s Nuke in third place. Congrats once again to Adobe.

Adobe After Effects CC for Teams & Businesses

Adobe After Effects CC for Teams & Businesses

There’s nothing you can’t create with After Effects.

Create cinematic movie titles, intros, and transitions. Remove an object from a clip. Start a fire or make it rain. Animate a logo or character. Even navigate and design in a 3D space. With After Effects, the industry-standard motion graphics and visual effects software, you can take any idea and make it move.

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Runner up: Boris Continuum Primatte Studio


Favorite 3D Renderer

This race was tight for second but for first place, there was a clear winner – Redshift! Redshift took over 1/3 of the votes. Octane Render, Arnold Render, Renderman, and V-Ray duked it out for a second-place title, with Octane receiving the second most votes. Last year’s results were virtually the same.


Winner: Redshift


Redshift by Maxon

Redshift by Maxon

The world’s first fully GPU-accelerated, biased renderer.

Redshift is a powerful GPU-accelerated renderer, built to meet the specific demands of contemporary high-end production rendering. Tailored to support creative individuals and studios of every size, Redshift offers a suite of powerful features and integrates with industry-standard CG applications.

Learn MoreTry Redshift by Maxon for free!

Runner up: Octane Render


Favorite Bundle (VFX, 3D, Audio)

Adobe Creative Cloud took almost a third of the votes this year, with second place going to Boris Continuum. Last year was a much closer race with Adobe Creative Cloud and Sapphire tying for the title. Congrats again to Adobe. The Adobe fans really showed up at the polls this year!

Winner: Adobe Creative Cloud


Adobe Creative Cloud for Teams & Businesses - All Apps

Adobe Creative Cloud for Teams & Businesses - All Apps

Creativity for all.

Adobe Creative Cloud gives you the world’s best creative apps and services so you can make anything you can imagine, wherever you’re inspired. 20+ apps, Creative Cloud Libraries, Collaboration Tools, Adobe Fonts, Adobe Portfolio, Storage, Behance, and much more!

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Runner up: Boris Continuum

Favorite AR/VR/360° Tool

Again, Adobe Creative Cloud took the title! Second place goes to Boris Mocha VR, and third to Kubity 3D Suite. Last year was a completely different race with Mettle Mantra winning the prize.

Winner: Adobe Creative Cloud


Adobe Creative Cloud for Teams & Businesses - All Apps

Adobe Creative Cloud for Teams & Businesses - All Apps

Creativity for all.

Adobe Creative Cloud gives you the world’s best creative apps and services so you can make anything you can imagine, wherever you’re inspired. 20+ apps, Creative Cloud Libraries, Collaboration Tools, Adobe Fonts, Adobe Portfolio, Storage, Behance, and much more!

Learn More

Runner up: Boris Mocha Pro

Favorite Color Grading and Finishing Tool

DaVinci Resolve took almost 45% of the votes this year! Second place goes to Red Giant Magic Bullet Suite. Last year had the same results. As you may know, Toolfarm is the only place where you can get Resolve as a download, and that has been EXTREMELY popular. So popular, in fact, that we often have a tough time keeping it in stock. You may wonder why we have a tough time keeping downloads in stock, but we get the serial numbers from Blackmagic on cards. Anyway… DaVinci Resolve wins! Congrats to Blackmagic Design.

Winner: Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve


Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Studio

Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Studio

Professional Editing, Color, Effects and Audio Post!

DaVinci Resolve is the world’s only solution that combines editing, color correction, visual effects, motion graphics, and audio post-production all in one software tool! Its elegant, modern interface is fast to learn and easy enough for new users, yet powerful for professionals. DaVinci Resolve lets you work faster and at a higher quality because you don’t have to learn multiple apps or switch software for different tasks. That means you can work with camera original quality images throughout the entire process. It’s like having your own post-production studio in a single app! Best of all, by learning DaVinci Resolve, you’re learning how to use the exact same tools used by Hollywood professionals!

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Runner up: Red Giant Magic Bullet Suite

Favorite Particle or Fluid Generating VFX Tool

This year, Red Giant Trapcode Suite wins! It was a tight race with Boris Continuum Particle Illusion in second, only 3 points behind. In third, INYSDIUM X-Particles. Last year, Particular also won first place, but X-Particles and Houdini tied for second place.

Winner: Red Giant Trapcode Suite


Runner up: Boris Continuum Particle Illusion

The Prizes!

We drew three names randomly from our voting pool to win a few prizes. Below, the prize winners. Thank you again to everyone who voted this year. We had such an incredible voter turn out this year!

Also, if you missed the results, you can read about the winning software and plugins here. And, thank you to Bounce Color for offering a prize for our drawing.



Bounce Color

Professional Film LUTs
from Bounce Color

The Master Bundle | All Packs!


$737 Value!

Winner: J Leemans from Belgium

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$250 Toolfarm Store Coupon

Winner: Timothy Bladel

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Toolfarm T-Shirt!

Our new t-shirts!
$25 Value

Winner: Brian Klein, Amplify Motion/Edit

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