News: 7 of the Most Popular Posts of 2017 at Toolfarm

News: 7 of the Most Popular Posts of 2017 at Toolfarm

To celebrate the new year, we thought we would take a look back at some of our most popular blog posts from 2017. Lots of freebies and a few tutorials top the list.

Here are the 7 most popular Toolfarm posts from 2017, in no particular order:

32 free after effects plug-ins

Freebie Friday: 32 FREE After Effects Plug-ins

Here are 32 free After Effects plug-ins for you to peruse, most of them are from our lovely vendors, too! 

Everyone loves free stuff! Some of these are really great tools too!

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3 character animation and rigging tutorials

Tutorial: 3 Character Animation and Rigging Tutorials for Cinema 4D + Resources

Here are some fun and useful tutorials about character modeling, rigging, and animation. EJ from eyedsyn explains how he modeled, rigged, and textured a cute little candy heart, as well as how to create a walk cycle for a super cute lemon character. Plus Jonas Pilz explains how to animate a shark.

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premiere pro split screens

Freebie: Premiere Pro: Free Split Screen Templates

The Premiere Gal is offering 8 free split screen templates for Premiere Pro, complete with a tutorial to show you how to use them.

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quixel MegaScans free packs

Freebie: Quixel Megascans – Free Packs

Quixel Megascans is a massive scan library of physically based 3D, vegetation and surface scans.  They offer several packs and individual scans for free, including rocks, ferns, grass and more.

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Don't forget, Quixel Suite is 40% off. Shop Now


free texture library

Freebie: 3D: Mayang’s Free Texture Library

This texture library has over 4350 high resolution textures, up to 18 megapixel and are free to download. These textures are suitable for use in 3ds Max, Maya, Blender, Photoshop and other such rendering and graphic design packages.

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maya monday

Maya Monday: mental ray vs. Arnold for Maya + Other Renderers

In Maya 2017, Autodesk has replaced NVIDIA’s mental ray with Arnold for Maya software. mental ray is no longer being licensed by Autodesk. This is really only a problem if you’re opening older projects or want to follow an older tutorial that uses it. 

This post explores the changes to rendering in Autodesk Maya 2017.

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Hope you enjoyed looking back at our most popular posts from 2017.  Want to see more? Check out our Toolfarm news page for more freebies, tutorials, inspirations, sales info and more.

Posted by Kim Sternisha