Cool Free/cheap tools (stuff your own stocking)


#1

I’m alone at home for Christmas season this year, but it’s all good. Kinda like it. Thought I’d start a thread on free/cheap apps, plugins, etc for 3d and motion design.

  1. Random Index Effector for c4d…and a Grab-bag of useful Python c4d tools and AE tools. Most are free
    https://aturtur.com

  2. Dume. An awesome, fast, flexible and free alternative to Adobe Media Encoder.
    https://rainboxlab.org/tools/dume/

  3. Displacer Pro. Thicc Stroke. Quick Chromatic Aberration 2. More…Free
    https://www.plugineverything.com/free

  4. Beatgrid. Assists you in laying down markers that match musical tempo. Free.
    https://help.battleaxe.co/freebies/beatgrid.html#usage

  5. Drop To Floor plugin for c4d. Free
    https://www.alphapixel.net/drop-to-floor/

  6. Divider c4d plugin. AWESOME. free
    https://www.behance.net/gallery/89028573/DIVIDER-FREE-C4D-FRAGMENTATION-PLUGIN

  7. Gélatine by Code Vonc. Free. Other great freebies as well
    https://code.vonc.fr/gelatine

  8. Spline Guide c4d plugin by César Vonc
    https://cgterminal.com/2015/01/05/cinema-4d-spline-guide-plugin/

  9. Building Tools for Blender
    https://gamefromscratch.com/building-tools-blender-add-on-released/

  10. Saving myself the time and effort:
    100 Free/Paid Addons for Blender 2.8
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9nWAuKat60

Think all of these are free.

More as the Christmas weekend rolls along. You got any?


#2

Few to add that I can think of for now:

R-Scripts Collection - https://gumroad.com/l/pTjYU
A few handy scripts and in particular Points to Circle that a lot look for to use in newer versions of C4D.
Spline Outline - https://gumroad.com/l/YuSpQ
Parametrically add thickness to your spline objects
Selection to Object - https://gumroad.com/l/selectiontoobjectsc4d
This plugins saves you a lot of time when you deal with imported models CAD type imports. Instead of manual cleanup, Split Command splits the object into sub objects based on Selection Tags.
Maxon Labs - https://labs.maxon.net/
I think a few miss out on these free ones from Maxon. I particularly use the Py-Parametric tools.

EDIT: Added:
Reeper - https://www.codeworkers.de/garage-plugins-reeperx.html
Create ropes and similar structures
Roll It - https://eggtion.net/en/blog/cinema4d-en/roll-it-en/
Makes objects roll easily


#3

One might choose to consider Blender as a free add-on to their c4d pipeline.

Amazing new features every few months.

November brought 2.91:

August brought 2.9


#4

A new freebie from @Noseman (Athanasios Pozantzis)…thanks :slight_smile:

Phong to Spline Procedural Plugin - https://www.dropbox.com/s/a1uckt8su698cv4/phong%20to%20spline%20v0.7.zip?dl=0