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Welcome to Plug-in Magazine

This site covers a lot more than plug-ins, so let’s get that out of the way first. The site is basically a news aggregator of pro video, motion graphics, 3D and everything in between. The site is meant to give artists a quick way to see what’s going on in the world of pro video without having to spend hours with Twitter, an RSS feed or however you may ingest your media. You have too much to do, am I right?

If you have suggestions for news feeds we can add to the site, please email Michele Yamazaki at Toolfarm.

Toolfarm News

  • Freebie: Tixel Paint!
    Currently you can display and save Tixel images with scaling between x1 - x64 of the original size.As this is an Alpha release there may well be crashes, annoying bugs, and missing or broken functionality. Please be aware of this when using the p…
    - 4 days ago, 3 Jul 15, 1:39pm -
  • Freebie: BUF’s Bview Sequence Playback Software
    The release is the first from the BUF Software Project, which aims to make many of the VES Award-winning studio’s tools, including its 3D, compositing and paint packages, available publicly.Play back industry-standard image formats in mono or s…
    - 4 days ago, 3 Jul 15, 1:27pm -
  • Freebie: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Presets
    InfoParrot has compiled this list for your perusing pleasure.  They've even added in a bundle of their own too.Check out the list here.[via Toolfarm.com]
    - 4 days ago, 3 Jul 15, 10:32am -
  • Freebie: MagicaVoxel Renderer v0.96
    Click here to Download MagicaVoxel.Updates 0.96 [05/24/2015]renderer supports various voxel shapes ( Lego, Marching Cube, Sphere, Cylinder ) and rounded corners, colored gridscamera supports stereographics projection, radial distortion…
    - 4 days ago, 3 Jul 15, 10:18am -
  • In Depth: Fireworks
    Table of contentsIntroductionSome nice examplesFireworks with After EffectsPlug-ins for AE and other hostsBoris Continuum Complete BCC Particle Emitter 3DDigieffects Phenomena FireWorks…
    - 4 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 7:04pm -
  • News: Half Rez 4 Announced
    What Is Half Rez?Half Rez was started to bring together 3D and 2D artists, animators and designers for a night of learning, drinking and hanging out!There are presentations planned from designers and tons of fun games and prizes to give away.…
    - 5 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 1:44pm -
  • Review: Adobe Video CC 2015 Updates
    "One addition to the line-up that I think is very important to the future of the Creative Cloud ecosphere: Libraries. These aren’t FCP X libraries or LightRoom libraries; the new Creative Cloud libraries are basically a way to share common assets b…
    - 5 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 1:07pm -
  • Sale: Imagineer Mocha Plus Upgrade Sale - Toolfarm Exclusive
    mocha Plus is the Planar Tracking and masking utility that supports Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro, Motion, HitFilm and Boris FX.  And now when you upgrade you can save almost $100!  Exclusively at Toolfarm.mocha Plu…
    - 5 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 12:33pm -
  • Sale: Sorenson Squeeze Sale
    Squeeze Desktop is Sorenson Media’s workhorse video encoding tool that will render the highest-quality video and audio files for professionals and hobbyists alike. Manipulate resolution, file output, and other specifications to create the finished…
    - 5 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 12:24pm -
  • Sale: Boris Continuum Complete Unit: Image Restoration - only $99
    SAVE $200 on BCC: Image Restoraton for a Limited Time.  Only at Toolfarm!Image RestorationReg: $299 SALE $99Fix, Improve & Restore Footage with powerful filters: Noise Reduction, Flicker Fixer, Lens Correction, Magic Sharp, Skin Sm…
    - 5 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 11:37am -
  • Review: Zaxwerks 3D ProAnimator - Expanding your Editorial Toolkit
    "Editors are in an interesting time right now.  There debate is still raging on whether or not they should spring for the Creative Cloud.  Media Composer (and FCP7/X) editors like to do much of their effects work inside of their Media Composer time…
    - 5 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 10:18am -
  • Review: NewTek Tricaster Mini GD-4i
    "If you’ve never been inside a live production truck like I have, it is fascinating! I’ll never watch live TV the same way. The producer is barking out commands and orchestrating a team of people to create a broadcast that produces powerful emoti…
    - 5 days ago, 1 Jul 15, 2:57pm -
  • Webinar: Telestream Wirecast Basics Part II - Adding Sources & Setting Up Your Project
    Tues., July 14, 201510AM PDTPresented by Andrew Haley, Application Specialist, TelestreamWirecast Basics Part II - Adding Sources & Setting Up Your Project - SummaryA review and live demonstration of the basic features of Wirecast 6 d…
    - 5 days ago, 1 Jul 15, 2:48pm -
  • Sale: Sound Radix Surfer’s Paradise Sale - Now thru July 31st
    During Surfer's Paradise Sale, starting July 1 through the end of the month, SurferEQ will be priced at $99 instead of $199!Buy Surfer EQReg: $199  SALE: $99EQ's are normally set to a fixed frequency range. In reality, fundamental freque…
    - 6 days ago, 1 Jul 15, 11:57am -
  • Free Webinars! Calendar updated. #vfx
    Updated July 1, 2015All webinars listed are free of charge. If you have a webinar that you would like to have listed on our schedule, please email Michele Yamazaki with information.    Wednesday July 1, 2015Larry Jordan Powerup…
    - 6 days ago, 1 Jul 15, 11:51am -
  • Midweek Motivation: 2015 CG Student Awards - Winners Announced!
    Film of the YearWith the help of our amazing sponsors, the event has helped kick-start the careers of countless digital artists, provided 60 paid studio internships and given away over $590,000 in prizes.It's the mission of CG Student Awa…
    - 6 days ago, 1 Jul 15, 11:48am -
  • Sale: iZotope Ozone 6 On SALE- Now through July 31st
    Save BIG on Ozone 6 - Now through July 31st!Creative Mastering Platform!Elevate a good-sounding mix to a professional-sounding master with Ozone. iZotope’s critically acclaimed mastering software has all the tools you need to produce a polis…
    - 6 days ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:48am -
  • Tutorial: RealFlow 101: Create a Simple Fluid Sim and Render in Maxwell Render
    Watch on VimeoOriginally posted on CGMatters.blogspot.com:"A very simple intro to explain the basic paradigms of RealFlow for new users on how to get something working with a few clicks, from simulation to render with Maxwell Render in…
    - 6 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 3:14pm -
  • Review: Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015
    "Last year, as I was sprinting down the street trying to stay ahead of six angry bulls in Pamplona, Spain, I held my phone behind me to capture some video of the experience, all the while thinking, how am I going to color-correct this video? And then…
    - 7 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 12:40pm -
  • Update: Ableton Live v9.2 is now available
    Latency compensation, better warping, and 64 pad mode for PushLive 9.2 brings refinements to Live’s audio warping and introduces latency-compensated automation, a new Tuner device, and more. For Push users this update brings the ability to use…
    - 7 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 12:24pm -
  • News: Propellerhead Reason Version 8.3 Now Available!
    What's New?New reverb effect! RV7000 is now MkII and gains a convolution mode, essentially allowing you to sample room characteristics. It truly sounds great, and opens up for a lot of new experimental possibilities. Try loading it up with a ha…
    - 7 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 10:57am -
  • Tutorial: RealFlow Daemons 101: Filter & Melt Demo Scene
    Watch on VimeoOriginally posted on cgmatters.blogspot.com:"The filter daemon is one of the most used and powerful tools available for controlling your RealFlow fluid simulations.  Things that prior to its appearence back in RF5 were on…
    - 7 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 9:17am -
  • In Depth: Render Farms
    This document will be updated as developers update information.Table of contentsSetting Up a Render FarmRender Farm ManagementPlug-ins and Software on a Network Rendering SystemSetting up a Render FarmC…
    - 7 days ago, 29 Jun 15, 6:46pm -
  • Sale: e-on Software Now on Sale!
    Right now through July 12th you can get 30% Off Full e-on Licenses and 20% Off Upgrades. And you get 50% off the second (and subsequent) if you buy two or more of our products before July 12! Contact sales@toolfarm.com with your order # for a q…
    - 7 days ago, 29 Jun 15, 4:27pm -
  • Sale: iZotope RX Final Mix $50 Off, Ends June 30th - Download an Extended 30 Day Trial
    Every sound in its place!  Specifically created for audio post production professionals, RX Final Mix is the ultimate processor for stem and master buses.  Whether you are dealing with dialogue, production sound (ambience), sound effects, music, or…
    - 7 days ago, 29 Jun 15, 2:47pm -
  • Review: Adobe Premiere Pro CC’s Lumetri Color Tool
    Listening to the end users and bringing to bear a lot of wonderful new toolsets but at the same time improving upon efficiency by tweaking little things throughout the interface. The tool keeps moving forward with enhancements yet doesn't completely…
    - 8 days ago, 29 Jun 15, 2:25pm -
  • Info and Compatibility: Adobe After Effects & Premiere Pro CC 2015
    Updated: 06/26/15 5:01 PM PST: Digital Rebellion / Digieffects added.Table of contentsAfter Effects CC 2015WARNING: Keep After Effects CC 2014 (13.2) installedPreviews in AE CC 2015Creative Cloud Libra…
    - 11 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 9:06pm -

Toolfarm Inspirations

  • Midweek Motivations: The Secret Life of Pets
    The detail on some of the 3D, as a lot of animated films in the past few years, is incredible. The Secret Life of Pets, from Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures Illumination also made Dispicable Me and the Minions. I couldn't dig…
    - 5 days ago, 1 Jul 15, 4:20pm -
  • Midweek Motivation: Inside the Artist’s Studio: Alessandro Baldasseroni
    3dtotal chatted with lead character artist Alessandro Baldasseroni about the software he uses, his workflow, and  his go to tips and tricks.Here's an excerpt: 3dt: When it comes to software, when time is of the essence and demands…
    - 6 days ago, 1 Jul 15, 12:56pm -
  • Midweek Motivation: 2015 CG Student Awards - Winners Announced!
    Film of the YearWith the help of our amazing sponsors, the event has helped kick-start the careers of countless digital artists, provided 60 paid studio internships and given away over $590,000 in prizes.It's the mission of CG Student Awar…
    - 6 days ago, 1 Jul 15, 11:48am -

AE Freemart

  • Assistant Editor Song (NSFW lyrics)
    Mark Adams has created this clever song about what it means to be an assistant editor. You can buy the track for $1. Here are the lyrics: My employer asked me to write a song about my experience as an assistant editor on their documentary. And so I…
    - 6 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 3:46pm -
  • Sale: Boris FX & Imagineer – 3 Day Sale Ends Friday
    Exclusive Summer Sale: 3 Days of Savings on VFX tools from Boris FX & Imagineer Systems Wednesday, June 24 – Midnight, Friday, June 26th.  Take 40% off select Boris Continuum Complete and mocha Pro purchases. Limit 1 license purchase per customer.…
    - 12 days ago, 24 Jun 15, 4:23pm -
  • Michele Learns CINEMA 4D, Ep. 4 – Working with Illustrator Files
    In this episode, Michele from Toolfarm talks about getting back into CINEMA 4D and extruding a logo from Illustrator. Buy Maxon CINEMA 4D Try Maxon CINEMA 4D Greyscalegorilla products Telestream Screenflow Transcript from video: Hi, this is Michele f…
    - 45 days ago, 23 May 15, 1:50am -
  • Free After Effects color correction tool: QHQ Channel Splitter
    Quba HQ is giving away a Free After Effects color correction tool: QHQ Channel Splitter. It comes with a tutorial, presets, and actions! Quba Michalski explains, “Color grading using Curves, Levels and other RGB tools always felt quite counter-intu…
    - 20 Mar 15, 5:26am -
  • The Mega List Adobe After Effects Tutorials for Beginners
    Are you a beginner to After Effects and need tutorials to learn about compositions, timeline, layers, masking, keyframes, etc. Oh, there are many places to learn! Here is a list in no particular order, and it might not look that long, however, each…
    - 19 Mar 15, 3:23pm -
  • Free Midpoint After Effects Preset
    Mikey Borup has a freebie that allows you to find the midpoint between two layers. Download the preset from CinemaSpice (name your price – suggested donation is $1.) Don’t have After Effects? Get Adobe After Effects CC for Teams & Businesses at…
    - 4 Mar 15, 8:27pm -
  • Photoshop CC Essential Training Free at Lynda.com through 2-2-2015!
    You  have until Groundhog’s Day to get some free Photoshop CC training by Julianne Kost at Lynda.com. Learning how to use Adobe Photoshop efficiently and effectively is the best way to get the most out of your pixels and create stunning imagery. M…
    - 26 Jan 15, 3:57pm -
  • Pond5 Launches the Public Domain Project With 80,000 Free Media Clips
    (New York, NY–January 20, 2015) Pond5, the world’s leading online marketplace for royalty-free video footage, announced today the launch of the Pond5 Public Domain Project, the first library of free public domain content designed specifically for…
    - 21 Jan 15, 4:56pm -
  • Red Giant Trapcode 40% Off thru Dec 10, 2014, 8AM PST
    I don’t like to be to salesy on the AE Freemart, but this is a great sale and it’s short! The Red Giant Trapcode 40% Off thru Dec 10, 2014, 8AM PST and it’s a blowout! 40% off full licenses, upgrades and academic store products. No fine print,…
    - 9 Dec 14, 10:00pm -
  • New Video Copilot Element 3D v2, Pro Shaders v2, Upgrades
    This may be old news to most of you but the long anticipated Video Copilot Element 3D is now available! New Video Copilot Element 3D v2, 3D Object Based Particle Engine for After Effects, plus BackLight, Pro Shaders 2 and Upgrades Element 3D v2 – E…
    - 4 Dec 14, 7:22pm -