Topic: The Free Software List

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This is a list of free software compiled by Shutterpoint and I. I will try to keep this list up to date. If you feel any software is missing please post a reply with the format at the bottom and remember all suggestions/opinions are welcome. (Note, this is an updated version of the previous "Updated Free Software List")

Please note that many of these are untested, and there is no guarantee they will work. As with all downloaded software, use at your own risk.

  • Pre-Production:
         Writing:


              Celtx - Cross Platform - Start to finish pre‑production software.
              Celtx Classic - Windows, Mac - Start to finish pre‑production software (the older version of Celtx).
              LibreOffice - Cross Platform - Open source software suite.
              Microsoft Office Online - Cross Platform - Online document editor.
              OpenOffice - Cross Platform - Open source word document editor.
              Trelby - Cross Platform - Multiplatform screenwriting software.
              Notepad++ - Windows - Basic word document editor.




  • Production:
         Webcam Capture:


              Heron Animation - Cross Platform 64 & 32bit - Multiplatform and made by forum member Aiwha.
              Stopmojo - Cross Platform - Multiplatform stop-motion capture software.
              MonkeyJam - Windows - Stop-motion frame capture Software.
              Heliumfrog - Windows - Stop-motion frame capture Software.
              AnimatorDV Simple+ - Windows - Simple stop-motion capture software.
              JellyCam - Windows/Mac - Basic stop-motion capture software for webcams.
              FrameByFrame - Mac - Simple frame capture software for Mac.
              FrameWorks - Linux - Frame capture software for Linux.
              AnimaShooter Junior - Windows - Simple stop-motion frame capture software.


         DSLR Capture:


              DigicamControl - Windows - DSLR capture software for Windows.
              Icarus Camera Control - Mac - DSLR capture software for Mac.
              FrameByFrame - Mac - Simple frame capture software for Mac.
              FrameWorks - Linux - DSLR capture software for Linux.


         Audio Capture:

              Audacity - Cross Platform - Multiplatform audio editing/mixing/recording software.
              Wavepad - Cross Platform - Multiplatform audio editing/mixing/recording software.
              GarageBand - Mac - Music recording/creation studio software.
              Ardour - Mac/Linux - Audio editing/mixing/recording software for mac and linux.




  • Post-Production:
         Video Editing:


              Lightworks - Cross Platform - Multiplatform video editing software.
              Avidemux - Cross Platform - Basic video editing software.
              Da Vinci Resolve 12 Lite - Windows/Mac - Color corrector and video editor.
              Virtualdub - Windows - Basic editing software.
              Windows Movie Maker - Windows - Very basic video editing software.
              Framed - Mac - Image sequencer.
              iMovie - Mac - Basic video editing software. Pre-installed on most macs
              Kdenlive - Mac/Linux - Open Source video editor.
              Hitfilm 4 Express - Windows (64bit only), Mac - Video effects, compositing, and editing.


         Image Editing


              Gimp - Cross Platform - Advanced image editor.
              InkScape - Cross Platform - Vector graphics editor
              Paint.NET - Windows - Advanced image editor.
              Krita - Cross Platform - Digital Painting Software


         Sound Editing


              Audacity - Cross Platform - Multiplatform audio editing/mixing/recording software.
              Wavepad - Cross Platform - Multiplatform audio editing/mixing/recording software.
              MuseScore - Cross Platform - Music scoring.
              Linux Multimedia Studio - Cross Platform - Music scoring.
              GarageBand - Mac - Music recording/creation studio software.
              Ardour - Mac/Linux - Audio editing/mixing/recording software for mac and linux.


         Compositing


              Blender - Cross Platform - 3D modeling, animation, and compositing.
              Jahshaka - Cross Platform - Video compositing.
              Natron - Cross Platform - Node-based compositing.
              Da Vinci Resolve Lite - Windows - Color corrector and video editor.
              Fusion Lite - Windows - Node-based compositing.
              Cinegobs Keyer - Windows - Simple chroma keying.
              GlueFace - Windows - Minifigure facial animation.
              Wax - Windows - Simple video compositing and effects.
              Hitfilm 3 Express - Windows (64bit only), Mac - Video effects, compositing, and editing.
              NUKE Non-commercial - Windows, Mac - Non-commercial compositing software


         3D Modeling/Animation


              Blender - Cross Platform - 3D modeling, animation, and compositing.
              K-3D - Cross Platform - 3D modeling and animation.
              LeoCAD - Cross Platform - 3D LEGO brick builder.
              Sketchup - Windows/Mac - 3D modeling.
              BrickSmith - Mac - 3D LEGO brick builder.





Anyone wishing to add to the list please reply with the following format:

Software Name:
Link:
Description:


(Updated 2-1-16)

Last edited by rioforce (February 1, 2016 (11:10am))

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Re: The Free Software List

Software Name: Pinta
Link: pintaproject.com
Description: This software is for mac. It's a clone of Paint.net, which is for Windows only.

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For DSLR Capture check out "Entangle" on linux.

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What device are you using?

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Rio, blender does have a video editor in it.

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Re: The Free Software List

What device and version are you using?

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xboyx wrote:

i need rig removal tool free, anyone help me ?

Use gimp, its like photoshop but free, take a picture of all the still objects in your set, take a picture of that plus all the moving things in the frame, and place the latter image above the still image in the layers tab. Then with the erase tool, remove the rig. To fix any weird lighting/shadow things, use the heal tool, the clone tool, and the smudge tool.

Re: The Free Software List

@rioforce I have a few suggestions for programs to remove from the list:

  • Celtx classic - the links to it do not seem to work anymore unfortunately - it just sends you to Celtx's sign up page.


  • StopMojo - this program seems ancient and I have rarely, if ever, heard of anyone who actually uses it on BiM. In addition I can't even get it to run on my Windows 10 computer.

And some programs to consider adding:

Software Name: qStopMotion
Link: http://www.qstopmotion.org
Description: Simple stop-motion frame capture software for Windows and Linux.
(this one seems to actually have been updated recently unlike most of the others)

Software Name: Boats Animator
Link: http://charlielee.uk/boats-animator
Description: Never used this one myself but it looks alright mini/lol

Edit: also Notepad++ is more of a text editor than a word document editor so I suggest amending its description.

Last edited by BoatsAreRockable (April 23, 2017 (02:47pm))

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I'd like to mention djv_view http://djv.sourceforge.net I've been using this for a while now, it's a tool for viewing image sequences in full motion without having to render a video file. Really great tool.

@BoatsAreRockable I may have an old Celtx installer somewhere. I used to love it before they went to the sign-up model. I recently tried Trelby for my first scripted brickfilm and I am more than satisfied, and probably won't be digging up that Celtx installer for my own use.