Here are the top 10 most popular and popular fan giveaways of 2020 on the Toolfarm. We've posted loads of freebies over the past 365 days! In fact, there were roughly 113 giveaway posts in 2020. In case you missed any of these, you can check out our Freebies news feed here.
Below are the top 10 freebies posts of 2020. Just like Casey Kasem, we're counting them down.
It's worth noting that last week we released our top 10 tutorial posts of 2020.
10 Fast chromatic aberration for aftermath plugin everything
Plugin Everything has a nice little plug-in that quickly creates chromatic aberration (RGB separation) that makes pixel-perfect computer graphics feel more like a lens has been taken.
If you like this giveaway, check out the full catalog from Plugin Everything.
Read More and Download: Giveaway: Fast Chromatic Aberration for After Effects | Plugin everything
9 Giveaway: ZBrush: 35 seam brushes
This post is from 2017 but it's still popular. Jonas Ronnegard offers a set of 35 seam / stitch brushes for Pixologic ZBrush, three of which are based on Sci-Fi. In addition, they are free for commercial use.
Read More and Download: Giveaway: ZBrush: 35 seam brushes
The all-in-one digital sculpting solution for the pursuit of art
Pixologic ZBrush sets the industry standard for digital shaping / painting. Use customizable brushes to sculpt, texture, and paint virtual clay.
8th Free: Animation Composer 2 by Mister Horse Workflow Tools for After Effects
This is another one that has been popular for a couple of years. "Do 3 hours of work in 3 minutes." with Animation Composer 2 for After Effects by Mister Horse! Download now for free! The link is under the video but if you like it check out the full Mister Horse catalog.
Read More and Download: Free: Animation Composer 2 by Mister Horse Workflow Tools for After Effects
7th Free: Free 3D Characters – Fully Manipulated!
Photo credit: Prehistoric bird – Miloš Černý animation. Man – renderpeople. Wooden character rig: Ace5Studios
Download some 3D character rigs and have fun animate this weekend! Download humans, a dinosaur bird, and more!
Read More and Download: Free: Free 3D Characters – Fully Manipulated!
6th Giveaway: Cinema 4D and Octane Render Materials Pack
Photo credit: Vladislav Solovjov
As of 2018, this free material pack contains different types of metals with scratches and rust, as well as plastic and leather. Created by the freelance art director Vladislav Solovjov.
These materials are great for a wide variety of 3D projects.
Read More and Download: Giveaway: Cinema 4D and Octane Render Materials Pack
5 Freebie: Substance Painter – 2 packs of free materials
Artist Karim Abou Shousha offers 2 packs of free materials for Substance Painter. These packs are filled with wood, metal, glass, bricks, and more.
Read More and Download: Freebie: Substance Painter – 2 packs of free materials
4th 10 free Cinema 4D tools
Some of these are older tools and may not work with current versions of R23, but many will work in R21 and R22. We will take note of the compatibility where possible. However, the list has not been updated since the end of 2019. In other words, keep that in mind while downloading! These are listed in no particular order.
This is a great list of freebies including Colorize, CV-Dynamic Connector, Horope, Cactus Dan CD Tools, Insydium Plug-in Bridge, Alpha-Pixel-Drop-to-Floor, Hot4D Ocean Generator, Motion-Drop , Reeper and Net Creator.
Read More and Download: 10 free Cinema 4D tools
3 Freebie: Free LUTs for FCPX, Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve, and others
This page was recently updated in November 2020. She explains what a LUT is with an adorable cat video. Then you will learn how to use LUTs. Of course there are plenty of links for downloading LUTs.
Read More and Download: Freebie: Free LUTs for FCPX, Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve, and others
2 Giveaway: DaVinci Resolve Title Template
We are getting closer to the top spot! Motion Array created a really cool title template for DaVinci Resolve called Shine Titles to add a glamorous backdrop to your text. Best of all, it's free!
Read More and Download: Giveaway: DaVinci Resolve Title Template
We're finally at the top!
1 10 Free: Video Copilot After Effects Plug-Ins & More
Video Copilot has released many cool, fun, and convenient free plug-ins over the years. These tools are used to create motion designs and visual effects in After Effects. Here are 10 that have been released over the years and are completely free! Below they are in no particular order. They have also been updated to support macOS X 10.15 Catalina. As far as we know, they haven't been updated for Big Sur.
If you enjoy the freebies, make sure to check out all of Video Copilot's great tools!
Note: To download some of these freebies, you need to be signed in to the Toolfarm dashboard.
Read More and Download: 10 Free: Video Copilot After Effects Plug-Ins & More