Freebies: 13 Free Workflow Tools for 3D, AE, Color Grading, Audio
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Today we're sharing various workflow tools that will help you get your job done faster and easier. There are tools for After Effects, Cinema 4D, 3ds Max, file converters, waveform viewers, and benchmark testers. There's more to it, so just scan the page. Then download anything you find useful!

4 free workflow tools from Mekajiki

Mekajiki, the maker of RenderGarden, has 4 free tools on their website: UnMult, ScriptBrowser, DeadEnd and AEpesticide.

UnMult: In short, UnMult lets you quickly extract alpha channels from luminance in Adobe After Effects. For example, you can extract lighting effects like torches or fire from black backgrounds. Also, generate alphas for your CG occlusion. Super useful indeed!

ScriptBrowser: After Effects panel for browsing and launching other scripts.

Dead end: In summary, DeadEnd is a Mac OSX command line tool. Use this option to forcibly exit Adobe After Effects and automatically increment and save your project.

Pesticide: In a word, AEpesticide is a Mac OSX command line tool that can be used to kill any stuck AERendercore processes that may be draining memory.

Download Mekajiki Freebies

Drop & Render for Cinema 4D

Download this free one-click render plugin from The Great Summit! It supports multiple renderers including V-Ray for Cinema 4D, Redshift, Cycles 4D, Arnold Renderer, ProRender, Thea, and Octane. In addition, VFX tools such as X-Particles, RealFlow | supports Cinema 4D, TurbulenceFD for Cinema 4D, Greyscalegorilla tools and more!

Download Drop & Render

Arnold to V-Ray Scene Converter from MASD

This tool works with 3ds Max 2020.

Download Arnold Convertor

Below is a quick guide to installation and use.

Fnord ProEXR 2.6

OpenEXR is the industry-standard floating point file format for visual effects and the best format for working with 32-bit HDR images. Use ProEXR in Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, and Premiere Pro to access all of OpenEXR's features.

An update for ProEXR was released in October 2020. The update optimizes the performance in the After Effects plugins.

Get Fnord ProEXR


Another tool available through fnord is a command line utility for converting Blackmagic RAW files into image sequences. With it you can export OpenEXR, PNG, TIFF, JPEG and DPX files. This is only for Mac.

Download BRAWconvertor for MAC

DJV Image Sequence Viewer

This tool from DKV enables professional review of VFX, animation and film production sequences and videos. It contains frame-accurate control and color management. Download for Mac, Windows and Linux.

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FilmConvert camera packages

This is a free pack and works with FilmConvert Pro and FilmConvert Nitrate.

This is a newer pack. You can also download all kinds of film convert camera packages including Canon, Nikon, GoPro, Panasonic, Blackmagic Design, and more.

Note: These camera packages require the latest version of FilmConvert for full compatibility

Download the FilmConvert camera packages

FilmConvert Bundle of all plugins

Film conversion 20% discount – For a limited time only

Give digital camera footage the color and grain of your favorite films

Get access to all of our plugins with the bundle license. Perfect if you have more than one editing software in the 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

Learn moreTry the FilmConvert Bundle of All Plug-Ins for free!

V-Ray 5 benchmark

V-Ray just released its free stand-alone application that can be used to gauge 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, measured in Vrays.

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Wave Observer Free Oscilloscope and Monitoring Plugin

Press Play has a free tool called Wave Observer that allows users to mix, master and shape sound visually. Download for Mac or Windows. Supports VST, VST3 and AU formats.

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HoRNet Freqs

Download this free analog and digital spectrum analyzer from Hornet Plugins. It contains two types of visualizations: digital and analog.

Learn more | Download


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