Something Free For Everybody(Technical Stuff)


props to this list! this is absolutely wonderful! some of the computers i rebuild for people are old 200mhz boxes and only this open source stuff will work since the newer stuff is simply too high powered! thanks!


very much appreciated and into my bookmarks.


Although GMax isn’t available from Autodesk, I’ve found it here.


Wow, just wow.


Awsome man! Thanks


What about Getright as a download manager? I’m guessing. Or is only for full software.


best registry cleaner:


[b]Free Render Farm Monitoring Software :

[/b][b] Ixor Station Monitor Utility (Win32/Linux/Java)

[/b]Further information / discussion here:[b]


Hope you ike it,


A quite good Realtime Editing and Effects System open software:


Open Source 3D Sculpting software. In its infancy but watch out ZBrush!
There are a few images in the gallery
Here’s one from BlenderArtist


I also created a WACOM tablet switching app that lets you quickly remap a tablet between two different monitors. It’s free and ad-free for anyone to use. Good for compositors and pretty much anyone who has two monitors and only one tablet/cintiq.


Great Links Guy- I use AVG Anti-Vi and it’s just fine (loads a lil slow). Tried Blender, Hey- it’s free right- Still prefer my MAYA tho.


Battle Encoder Shirase (

A freeware application, that allows limiting per-process CPU usage. Supports watching programs, recognizing a limited program when it’s launched. Watches can be set via command line, if needed.

Useful, if you need to maintain responsiveness of a computer while rendering: limiting CPU usage to 80% instead of the regular 100% usually allows one to perform basic tasks with ease.


you should add the comodo solutions to the list, they have several free products and i never had any security problems since i use them.

FREE Comodo Firewall
FREE Comodo Anti-Malware
FREE Website Authentication
FREE Comodo AntiVirus
FREE Email Security Certificate


For those using Firefox, there’s an excellent download manager called DownloadThemAll

I’ve found Eusing’s free registry cleaner to be good

Personally I found comodo firewall a pain. A the time I used it (less than a year ago), it was progressively blocking ports that firefox was using, ultimately ending my web surfing every hour or so after booting. A quick search on the net found it was doing it to others, so now I’ve stuck to the built in xp firewall, plus the hardware one on the network.


A couple of GIMP plugins which provide not-too-bad alternatives to a couple of Photoshop plugins if you can’t afford Photoshop:

Texturizer for those longing to use imageSynth (also available through Synaptic for Ubuntu users, others may want to check their install sources).

NormalMap for those missing the features of nVidia’s version.


thanks a lot for your time!


wow, greatest thread I’ve ever found. Thank you


I recommend The KMPlayer - KMP in short - as a default video player. It has long since replaced VLC for me. Opens more formats, is very flexible, and for those so inclined, pretty skinnable. It supports Winamp plugins. Doesn’t register its codecs with the system, hence no interference. You can customize the filters (like an external codec…etc) to be applied.


CrapCleaner is my app of choice

great for clearing out my startup list, fixing some issues, uninstalling, clearing out the recent files and stuff before the missus comes round. Free, Fast and very efficeint. Yuo can even set it to delete things just the once or NSA style (7 times) or even more (like 89 times) for ultimate security that things you delete are really gone.