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Links/Other Resources

This page will feature links and in some cases further information regarding additional tools and resources. This will always be a work in progress as is the nature of these evolving times. There is some unavoidable crossover usage so a few links will most likely be posted in a couple of areas.

Note : Despite trying to keep this lean and to the point it seems it is possible for it to get bloated and overwhelming very quickly and easily. Having said that if you feel there is something that really should be represented in the list please let me know.

The main idea is to gather deep knowledge on a few similarly deep packages and a general workable knowledge of the others. But not so many  that it becomes confusing and counterproductive.

Much of the decision to only include certain links lies mostly between personal preference and experience, so if you have different experience and preferences again please comment below.

Most of this I have tried and can vouch for, though there are some I am in the process of going through and checking that based on recommendation deserve an early inclusion in this list.

AUDIO Quick Links

Apps

Virtual Instruments

FX & FX Databases

Sample Libraries

Forums

Tutorials

Foley/Sound FX

Free music/loops

Misc Audio Links


VISUAL Quick Links

Apps

Textures/matcaps/HDRI

Models

Mocap & Animation

Tutorials

Stock Footage

Forums

Fonts

Misc Visual Links


MISC Quick Links

Apps, Tools & Links

General Non-Art Specific Learning and Information Resources

AUDIO

Apps

Reaper A complete multitrack audio and MIDI recording, editing, processing, mixing, and mastering environment

Audacity A free audio editor and recorder

Virtual Instruments

Synth1 Modelled on the Clavia Nord Lead 2 Red Synth

Zebralette Zebralette is just one of Zebra2’s oscillators packed into a simple, easy-to-learn framework

ZynAddSubFX open source software synthesizer capable of making a countless number of instruments

LinPlug Virtual Instruments – Alpha Focussed on the essential modules of a subtractive synthesizer

TAL – Noisemaker an improved version of TAL – Eleck7ro and has a completely new synth engine and a lot of improvements in sound and usability. The synth also includes a small effect section with a reverb, chorus and a simple bit crusher effect

TAL – Bassline analogue bass synthesizer especially made for bass, acid sounds and effects

Notable currently windows only suggestionOatmeal, RMXL, Kairatune

Notable currently mac only suggestionAutomat

VSTi’s

Organs

Martinic:Combo Model V modelled after a well-known combo organ from the 1960s

Martinic:Combo Model F modelled after a well-known combo organ from the 1960s

JOrgan lets you use your computer as a full featured virtual organ

Notable windows onlyFsynthz Fuzziest Organ Evar

Rhodes

4Front Rhodes  This is a vintage Rhodes-typed piano module with a gentle overdrive

Piano

4Front Piano  small single sound instrument without any settings that reproduces a timbre of an upgright home piano

MDA Piano 32 note polyphonic, decay, release and stereo width controls, stretch and random tuning

Piano One comes from the Yamaha C7 concert grand

Electric Piano

Mr Tramp2 a physical modeling simulation of the soulful Wurlitzer(TM) 200A Electric Piano

MDA – EPiano This softsynth is modelled around 31 carefully sampled and mastered Rhodes Piano samples

4Front – EPiano E-Piano module with a rich, warm and silky sound

Drums (virtual (for drum samples see further below))

General list google document showing most if not all free electronic drum software

ADM CM Virtual drum machine emulation of the classic Roland TR-606 beatbox, an exclusive in-built bank of CM samples, step-sequencing, filter/mangle effects, shuffle, MIDI control, and a lot more

SR202 –  Loads up to 16 WAV or AIFF format samples (one for each pad), directly from the front panel

Crashes  300 crash & cymbal drum  sounds from various studios

Notable currently windows only suggestions – Grizzly, Drumatic

Notable currently mac only suggestionsDRUMACHINE R8

Tuned Drums

dmi hammer VSTi for creating hammered chromatic percussion sounds. It’s capable of reproducing the sounds of xylophones, mbira and chimes as well as a swag of strange new sounds

Guitars (Bass)

4Front – Bass reproduces a timbre of a bass guitar

Steinbergs – VB1 a virtual bass emulation with selectable pick position

Notable windows onlyPhybAce Pilot: the bass guitar

Strings

Notable windows only DSK OvertureDSK Strings

Brass

Notable windows onlyDSK Brass

Guitars

Notable windows onlyDSK Guitars


SAMPLER

DiscoDSP HighLife Sampler with VSTi sampling , sample editor, five built in effects, flexible modulation, parameter morphing and highest offline resampling quality using 512 point SINC

LinuxSampler The misleadingly titled (because it’s multiplatform) LinuxSampler project was founded with the goal to produce a free, streaming capable open source pure software audio sampler with professional grade features, comparable to both hardware and commercial Windows/Mac software samplers and to introduce new features not yet available by any other sampler in the world

Kontakt World Class commercial sampler has a free version that comes with a limited library

UVI Workstation Another commercial product that provides a free version with a smaller library of sounds

Yellow Tools Independence Free  combines the technologies of Virtual Instruments, premium sound libraries and workstation workflow in one single creative software solution. (there is also a pro version at different levels the basic version is 99 euros)

SampleTank Free A fully working, expandable version of SampleTank. Simple to use and easily expandable with ReTank refills and sound libraries

Alchemy player  software instrument with an inspiring 1GB sample library and 200 instrument sounds including evolving soundscapes, lush pads, and pulsing arpeggios. 150 sounds are included

ManyOne $24.95 a fully-featured, high quality, sample player which comes with a wide range of sounds

Notable mac onlyVSamp  $19.50 A VST and AudioUnits plugin for playing VSamp instruments and banks

Notable currently windows only suggestions Short Circuit v1.1.2, TX16Wx

Notable currently windows only RomplerProteusVX

FX and FX Databases

Databases

vst4free

vst4mac (mac only version of above link)

gersic

kvr

Hitsquad

440audio

http://www.dontcrack.com/

FX

General(Collections)

Bluecat

TAL

MDA

Voxengo

Luxonix LFX1310

Melda Production

Going all freeware, well almost  Frequently updated thread that also deals with free audio software

The Good Free Effect Plug-in Thread From the Reaper forum

notable windows only – DSK

Reverb/Delay

SmartElectronix:Ambience a reverb that rivals the quality of the best commercial reverbs. You are free to decide yourself how much you want to pay for it, and when

Kingtao’s tape echo Emulation of a magnetic tape delay line

TAL – Dub 2 allows to add vintage distortion to the delayed signal, but it’s also possible to make clean delays

AnalogDelay 1.01 a delay unit followed by a 2nd order lowpass filter with saturation

Steinbergs Karlette Vintage tape delay with four independent delay heads and tempo sync

PSP PianoVerb special kind of reverberation originally provided by piano strings

MVerb is intended to provide a practical demonstration of Dattorro’s figure-of-eight reverb structure and provide the open source community with a high quality reverb

Reverb by Hotto Engineering uses a Feedback Delay Network (FDN) to create early reflections and a diffuse echo field. It is possible to create slap, flutter and clean echos by selecting appropriate values for the echo delay and gain

Equalizers

SonEQ digital equalizer that takes parts from some vintage gear and combines them. SonEQ has 3 bands, bass, middle and treble. Also, SonEQ has a pre-amp section

SplineEQ is a linear phase equalizer plugin. Designed to be simple and flexible, SplineEQ allows you to create filters using Bézier splines, the best known way to design curves

TAL-USE especially designed after some tilt eq’s from the 70’s. This type of eq allows to adjust the audio material without changing the character of a sound to much

Bluecat Triple EQ 3 bands semi-parametric equalizer that can be controlled as a single filter with customizable shape. It includes a low shelf filter, a high shelf filter and a boost/cut peak filter

Voxengo Marvel GEQ a linear-phase 16-band graphic equalizer AU and VST plugin with multi-channel operation support

Voxengo Overtone GEQ 7-band harmonic (overtone) graphic equalizer

Compressors/limiters/expanders

RoughRider Rough Rider is a modern compressor with a bit of “vintage” style bite and a uniquely warm sound

W1 Limiter W1 Limiter is a clone of Waves L1, with identical output

Distortion/Saturation

Auraplug Freetortion series Vol I, IV, V, VI

Volume I – Red Skull Distortion an aggressive high-gain distortion pedal simulator with unbelievably chunky metal tones for playing Nu Metal, Grind Core, Hard Core, Trash Metal or any genre that requires crushing sound

Volume IV – Whamdrive Distortion It allows you to pitch an incoming audio stream in realtime with an external MIDI foot controller or with the GUI controls

Volume V – California Sun a classic guitar combo amplifier simulator with two channels (Clean and Dirty)

Volume VI – EddieVsHeaven a complete guitar rig in a stompbox form

StudioDevil BVC British Valve Custom Guitar Amp Modeling

HepTode Deepcrunch and HeavyTone Inspired by the famous Soldano SLO-100 Overdrive channel, has this typical High Gain sound that was found in the 80’s tube  preamps. Simulates the warm sound of tubes and preserves their dynamic characteristics

TAL Bitcrusher A common bitcrusher with some useful additions. There is a low and highshelf EQ and a noise cross modulator included.

TAL Tube The characteristic of tubes and an additional amplifier mode. It’s very suitable for adding higher harmonics and can give more excitement and analog character to digital sounds or drums. At extreme values it can also be used as a grungy distortion effect

CamelCrusher a ‘colouring’ multi-effect plugin. It offers two characteristically different distortion sounds which can be blended together to create a wide variety of tones and textures

Modulation

BlueCat Chorus Standard chorus but can also enable you to drastically change your sound and produce strange pitch modulation or crazy ‘bubbles’ effects

BlueCat Flanger very harsh and metallic or on the contrary very soft. You can obtain a wide range of sounds with this plug-in

BetaBugs – MonstaChorus a true analog style stereo chorus effect with a simple set of controls and fantastic sound quality. It features the usual depth and speed controls, plus a mixture knob to control the ratio of original to effected signal

TAL Chorus 60  Standard chorus

TAL Flanger  easy to tweak stereo flanger effect with its own special sound and some asymmetric analog like components in the feedback corner. Useful for a wide range of flanger effects from subtle to extreme

Miscellaneous

NdcTrem  Simple tremolo/auto-panner plugin

TAL – Filter 2  a host synced filter module with different filter types, panorama and volume modulation possibilities. This can be used for tremolo or trance gate effects.

Darrell Tam – DtBlkFx instead of filtering or distorting audio data directly, it finds the frequency spectrum via a fast-fourier-transform and then does stuff to that

ARALDFX Stormgate amplitude rhythmic gating effect which lets you draw the gating patterns freely by hand

TAL Vocoder  a vintage vocoder emulation with 11 bands that emulates the sound of vocoders from the early 80’s

UpStereo 2  stereo enhancer

4Front – Headphones software to ease listening of music in headphones by emulating a headphone-free environment

Blue Cat’s FreqAnalyst a free spectrum analyzer plugin that lets you monitor the spectral content of your audio signal in real time

LePou LeGion PreAmp Sim a high gain preamp simulator

LePou LeXTAC amp Sim LeXTAC has been inspired by a great Californian boutique amplifier

LePou HyBrit  British amp Model this is an hybrid amp model based on two famous British gears

LePou Le456   preamp sim a preamp sim roughly based on a famous German gear

LePou LeCto   guitar amp sim LeCto is a guitar amp simulator inspired by an american modern high gain head

Voxengo SPAN real-time “fast Fourier transform” audio spectrum analyzer plug-in for professional music and audio production applications

Voxengo Stereo Touch transforms a monophonic track into spacious stereophonic track by means of mid/side coding technique

Voxengo Tube Amp  applies asymmetric tube triode overdrive usually found in single-tube microphone pre-amp boxes.  The sound this plug-in produces varies from a mild “warm” overdrive to a fuzzy distortion

Voxengo AnSpec an analog-style third-octave spectrum analyzer plug-in for professional music production applications

Ohm Force – Frohmage   Filter a resonant filter, a unique palette of sounds, combining lowpass filtering and analogue crunch with a bunch of special features

PSP – Vintage Meter provides professional VU and PPM metering for mono and stereo tracks. All parameters like integration times and reference levels are widely adjustable to make this free plug-in suitable for any application

BIOROID – Turntablist Pro can load a sample and perform turntable style effects on it. You can scratch, change pitch, and even spin the audio up and down just like on a real turntable

MVibrato Packed with features, it’s high quality audio engine handles up to eight channels of surround sound while the simple interface makes our adjustable shape vibrato a breeze to use

AmpLion Free gives you a chance to try the quality of ampLion’s simulation. For free, you get an ultimate model of one of the most famous and guitar amps ever made

SAMPLES/Libraries

General

musicradar

kvr forum thread

sf2midi.com

homemusician

hammersound

Bedroom Producers Blog

Freemusicsoftware

Strings/Orchestral

Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra  –  all the basic building blocks for creating real virtual orchestrations. It’s primarily aimed at beginners, but also more experienced composers looking for something lightweight and/or portable might find it useful.

Drums and Percussion

G&S Custom Work Drum Kit created by Salvador Peláez – G&S Recording Studio. This is the original RAR file (185 MB)

Salamander Drumkit  All samples are normalized and have no effects, they’re very dry(garage recorded) (370 MB)

drum_kit_flager_wav contains 32 drum hits, snare, clap, and couple of kicks, also noteworthy sound effects.

MySnare 21 Free Ludwig Acoustic Snare Samples 18 hits. 2 ghosts, 4 softs, 4 mediums, 4 louds, and 4 cracks. Multiple hits for each velocity for the round robin. 5 velocity levels and 4 hits for most of them

PhatLowFiDrumKit  Free Phat Lo-Fi Drum Samples  a drum sample pack with a gritty, lo-fi funky phat/fat sound with lots of low-end. Sampled @ 44.1K, 16 bit, stereo, Please credit if you use them to Phillip Jay Cohen

3 Acoustic Drum Kits from The Culture Collection  158 drum samples spanning three different acoustic drum sets

Driven Machine Drums   DMDSB_Demo  With the classic character of the 909, 808, 707, SP1200, Drumulator, and Linns…”

Wurlitzer Side Man  Drum Samples and Rex Loops, 36 x 24 bit drum samples and 12 x Rex loops. 23 MB download.

Cheetah MD16:  British drum machine from the early 90s. Plenty of grit! 102 x 24 bit wav drum samples. 4.2 MB download

Open Source Drumkit  a free multisampled drumkit. It is in the public domain, which means that you can do just about what you want with it. The kit contains a kick, snare, hihat, ride, crash, 3 toms and a gong. The kit weighs in at about 600MB, and has lots of velocity layers and possibilities for round robin. It has a realistic, unprocessed; dry and “crisp” sound

Bass

PatchArena SFZ Lately Bass    – Free Yamaha TX81Z Lately Bass In SFZ Format On PatchArena Bass patches from a certain FM Synth Module. 3 velocity layers, vibrato on aftertouch, highpass filter sweep on ModWheel

 Piano

Mildon Lite Piano Free  high-quality 16-bit samples compressed to OGG format. A free WAV version is also available, which was converted from the compressed OGG format for sample players that only support WAV format. If you want the best quality, you can buy the full-resolution Acoustic Piano for only $9, available in 24-bit 48k sample rate. Also available in 16-bit upon request

Maestro Concert Grand V2 by Mats Helgesson 792 stereo samples of a concert piano, a Yamaha CF3, recorded with two Neumann KM84 microphones, disposed in X/Y, with 5 velocity layers, and weighs 932 MB. The piano alone, without release samples, weighs 887 Mb and 440 samples. The release samples are 352 and weigh 45 MB

Open Source Piano built from the Zenph Studios Yamaha Disklavier Pro Piano Multisamples

Misc

World Tek 2 Freebee Pack ‘World Tek Vol 2’ was produced by sound designer Jeff Rhodes, and multi-instrumentalist, Todd Milne. It’s jam-packed with 600+ loops and samples. Stand-out features include the 189 flute and wind instrument loops, along with acoustic drum loops and other instrument loops. Tempos range from 61 to 154 BPM

Mellotron Taken from a 30 year old Mellotron M400S, serial #500 a few years ago

Hapi vs Xylophone layering a Hapi Tank Drum and a Xylophone. It has a lovely bell like tone. 54 MB download

Forums

Cockos – Reaper

kvr

soundonsound

Tutorial sites/articles

Soundonsound

Tutorials4Reaper

Audiotuts

Free links on audiotuts:

Audiotuts : Free Search

11 free vst synths

90 free vst fx

35 audio tutorial sites

HitSquad

The REAPER Blog

Music Gear, Equipment, Tuition & Reviews | MusicRadar.com

How To Make Electronic Music

SoundonSound Using EQ Article

Foley/Sound FX

Freesound

FindSounds

FreeSFX

SoundEffectsForFree.com


Free music/loops

Jamendo

Computer Music/Music Radar

Misc Audio Links

AudioTool online music creation tool

Grooveshark Music Site

Last.fm Music Site

Spotify is a digital music service that gives you access to millions of songs

Soundcloud Create, record and share the sounds you create anywhere

Bandcamp helps artists sell their music and merch directly to their fans, and helps fans discover new music and directly support those who make it

KVR’s One-Synth Challege a repository of tracks made with a single synth for all sounds.

 

 

VISUAL

Apps

Blender (official release) The most powerful and versatile free and open source 3D application available

Blender (most recent version) The most powerful and versatile free and open source 3D application available, other ‘branching’ and experimental versions available here

Google’s Sketchup Modelling application

Sculptris Free dynamically tessellating sculpting, painting and poly reducing tool

Yafaray a free open-source raytracing engine

Luxrender LuxRender is a physically based and unbiased rendering engine

Inkscape An Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format

Gimp Opensource photoshop equivalent. Photo retouching, Image composition and image authoring

krita is a KDE program for sketching and painting, offering an end–to–end solution for creating digital painting files from scratch by masters. Fields of painting that Krita explicitly supports are concept art, creation of comics and textures for rendering

Lightworks Pro Level Video Editor

VLAN Video Player

Meshlab open source, portable, and extensible system for the processing and editing of unstructured 3D triangular meshes. The system is aimed to help the processing of the typical not-so-small unstructured models arising in 3D scanning, providing a set of tools for editing, cleaning, healing, inspecting, rendering and converting this kind of meshes

Scribus Desktop publishing

MPEG streamclip free video converter, player & editor

Wings3d offers a wide range of modeling tools, a customizable interface, support for lights and materials, and a built-in AutoUV mapping facility

Hugin Panoramic photo stitcher

ImageMagick create, edit, compose, or convert bitmap images

Dia GTK+ based diagram creation program roughly inspired by the commercial Windows program ‘Visio’
Avidemux a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks
FreeCAD a general purpose 3D CAD modeler

XnView view and convert graphic files, works well as a thumbnail viewer for many image formats

Notable windows onlyXnormal  an application to generate normal / ambient occlusion / displacement maps. It can also project the texture of the highpoly model into the lowpoly mesh (complete texture transfer, even with different topologies)

Notable windows/Linux onlyAviSynth  a powerful tool for video post-production
Pencil  lets you create traditional hand-drawn animation (cartoon) using both bitmap and vector graphics

Notable windows onlyMiro music and video conversion and playing

Notable windows onlySuper  If you need a simple, yet very efficient tool to convert (encode) or play any Multimedia file, without reading manuals or spending long hours training, then SUPER © is all you need

Notable Linux OnlySlowMoVideo is an OpenSource program that creates slow-motion videos from your footage

Notable Windows/Linux onlymy paint  fast and easy open-source graphics application for digital painters

Notable Mac onlyPixelmator  easy-to-use, fast and powerful image editing app for Mac OS X $29.99

Textures/Matcaps

Blender Open Material Repository blender internal renderer materials-shaders for free

CG Textures 50,000+ high resolution textures, free for personal and commercial use

OpenGameArt.Org  Free and open source textures intended for use in 3D modeling, mapping, games, etc.

Texturelib – texture library Library of quality high resolution textures

Free High Resolution Textures – Lost and Taken Lost and Taken is a design blog that focuses on giving away free, high-resolution textures

Zen Textures – 100’s of Free Textures What it says on the tin

Image * After – currently 26397 free textures and images available Free high resolution images and textures for commercial and personal use

Textures library a small free texture library

Spiral Graphics – Free Seamless Textures Tiling textures created procedurally

Amazing Textures – High resolution textures for 3D modelling amazing textures – free hi res images to download and use in 3d modelling and animations

everystockphoto – searching free photos a search engine for free stock photos, offering community features to the stock photography community. Free photos are listed under creative commons, public domain and other free licenses

Creativecommonstextures Free textures

texturemate Free textures

Good Textures 10,000+ high quality stock and seamless textures, free for commercial and private use

Game Artist – Hard Surface Texture Painting Community revolving around 3D / 2D art for computer and video games. Monthly spotlight articles and competitions

ideasman42’s texture library One of the main blender developers texture repository. Photos are mostly between 4-7mp, some are edited for use as tiled textures and have been re-saved as PNGs

equirectangular – Flickr: Search Here is a list of equirectangular images suitable for use as in 3d environments

Open Footage.net Links and resources for HDRI panoramas, textures, timelapse etc

michalkotek.com Tree alphas and general texture collection

Pixologic Alphas Sculpting alphas from pixologic’s zbrush archive

Pixologic MatCaps Sculpting materials from pixologic’s zbrush archive

acmebrick masonry designer Brick Wall generator with alphas to generate bump maps

Michael Dunnam’s sculpting brushes set Extensive set of Zbrush Brushes, mostly architectural and environmental

Models

BlendSwap Repository of blender files, animations and models

TurboSquid Main online repository of 3d models in various formats

Mocap & animation

Mixamo A web based character animation company

BlendSwap Repository of blender files, animations and models

mocapdata.com offers free & premium motion capture data for professionals and personal users. More than 4,000 pair, martial arts, sports, daily motions are widely available

Tutorials

Blender

BlenderCookie

Blender Python examples of Python code in blender

Blender Guru

CG Masters

Blender 3D Design Course

blendtuts

BlenderArt Magazine » ISSUES

Blender’s main manual (Some/many parts are work in progress).

GIMP

GIMP – Tutorials

Lightworks

Lightworks Tutorials

General

Eat3d

ctrl + Paint  digital painting simplified

3DBuzz

CGTuts

How to Draw Hands: 35 Tutorials, How-To’s, Step-by-Steps, Videos, Studies, Poses and Photo References | Drawn in Black

How to draw, girls, manga, anime, comics step by step video free tutorials at idrawgirls

Human Figure Drawing Proportions

itchy animation – illustration and tutorials by Richard Yot

Learn To Draw The Human Figure

POLES AND LOOPS 3D Modelling explorations in topology

logic behind why a picture works or not

Studio 2nd Street a studio dedicated to art and artists

YouTube – RivenPhoenix’s Channel Figure drawing course

YouTube – FZDSCHOOL’s Channel Concept drawing and art composition

Learn Python The Hard Way, 2nd Edition — Learn Python The Hard Way, 2nd Edition

TUTORIALS, TIPS, & TRICKS – ConceptArt.org Forums

Stock footage

Free Video by bottledvideo.com Free Footage Available

XStockvideo – Stock Footage for Free Download Free Quality HD stock footage and stock video. Hundreds of free stock footage clips

Hollywood Camera Work Free HD green screen plates and footage to experiment with

Browse Top Level > Moving Images > PrelingerArchives  Old archive footage

Detonation Films Explosions, smoke etc

StockFootageForFree  Hundreds of free stock footage clips.

MovieTools.info Free Video Background Animation Loops, among others.

UMesh3D Blog Blog with links to free stock footage, although not updated in a while.

CuteStockFootage.com Free stock footage: video, audio, photos. All content is completely free and ready for using in your projects.

Forums

blenderartists The most active blender forum

blender.org  The official blender foundation forum

CGSociety Popular 3D Site

GameArtist.net  A place for discussing Game Art skills such as modelling and texturing

Polycount Forum The Polycount Wiki is a catalog of information aimed at artists in game development

TUTORIALS, TIPS, & TRICKS – ConceptArt.org Forums

Fonts

Font Squirrel | Pixel Free Fonts This page lists the free fonts in the Font Squirrel library by style

Google Webfonts Hundreds of free, open-source fonts optimized for the web

Misc Visual Links

GIMP Plugin Registry A repository of optional extensions for the GIMP

Sketchfab  Publish interactive 3d content online

Renderflow  A professional renderfarm, supports Blender

Greenbutton  Another renderfarm for Blender

Renderfarm  Free community driven renderfarm for Blender

Adobe – kuler  Explore, create and share colour themes

Photosynth  can take photographs of an area and stitch them together, many examples are contained, also good for panoramas

Flickr Image sharing site

Instagram  Snap a picture, choose a filter to transform its look and feel, then post to Instagram

Imageshack offers image hosting, free photo sharing and video sharing. Upload your photos, host your videos

YouTube Video sharing site

Vimeo Video sharing site

Photobucket offers image hosting, free photo sharing and video sharing

3D Render.com  hosts lighting and rendering competitions, many high quality scenes are available for download

p3d.in online 3D visualization tool

 

MISC

Apps, Tools and Links

Stickies Virtual version of those yellow post it notes with extra functions. (Currently Windows only)

Polycount Forum The Polycount efficiency forum thread. – Free or nearly free app’s & websites to help us do our jobs

LibreOffice  six feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing needs: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base

OpenOffice.org Another open source office package

Google Docs Create and share your work online and access your documents from anywhere. Manage documents, spreadsheets, presentations, surveys, and more

Google drive Online storage

dropbox Online storage

Sourceforge Free, secure and fast downloads from the largest Open Source applications and software directory

Notable windows only7zip – Open source Windows utility for manipulating archives. Formats 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR are supported fully, other formats can be unpacked

Notable windows onlyCamstudioFree screencapture software

AlternativeTo.net Helping to find alternative software for a specific task

dontcrack.com database of free software

Creative Commons: An introduction for filmmakers

General Non-Art Specific Learning and Information Resources

 99 Best Online College Resources  Incredibly Helpful and detailed list of Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

Online College Courses Study your favorite subjects with these free online college courses from the world’s best universities.

TED a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading

FORA presents the Web’s largest collection of conference and event videos

RSA charity which encourages the development of a principled, prosperous society

450 Free Online Courses from Top Universities | Open Culture Free online courses from the world’s leading universities. Download 450 free courses from Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard & Berkeley to your computer or mp3 player.

Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free | Open Culture Download Free Audio Books of great works by Twain, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Orwell, Vonnegut, Nietzsche, Austen, Shakespeare, Asimov, HG Wells & more…

Gapminder.org – For a fact based world view Unveiling the beauty of statistics

Information Is Beautiful Ideas, issues, knowledge, data – visualised

Physics for future presidents The University of California, Berkeley Course

Khan Academy With a library of over 3000 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice

MIT Free online course materials from MIT

AcademicEarth Online courses from the world’s top scholars

Coursera A great all round learning resource, education for everyone, for free

That’s it for now! Hope you find something useful. Feel free to comment in any additional links/resources for me to add/take a look at. Many thanks!

Last edited on July 16th 2013

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