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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

  • newSale: Silhouette Black Friday Sale
    Sale starts Friday Nov. 2750% off all nodelock licenses (excluding academic)SilhouetteInvaluable in post-production, Silhouette continues to bring best-of-class tools to the visual effects industry. Using an entirely stereoscopic workflow,…
    - 4 hours ago, 27 Nov 15, 8:20pm -
  • newSale: The Foundry Black Friday Sale
    Sale starts 12am PST Friday Nov. 2740% Off MODO 901 Node locked / FloatingMODO brings you the next generation of 3D modeling, animation, sculpting, effects and rendering in a powerful integrated package. An end-to-end solution delivering ra…
    - 6 hours ago, 27 Nov 15, 6:37pm -
  • newSale: Digital Film Tools Black Friday Sale
    Sale starts Friday Nov. 27 50% off all DFT Products including bundlesFeatured products:Composite Suite ProEradicate the most common effects problems or employ specialized compositing tools for combining imagery such as fire, smoke and e…
    - 9 hours ago, 27 Nov 15, 3:10pm -
  • newSale: Avid Black Friday Sale
    Buy a 1 year Subscription at the regular price ($599.88), get 2nd year free!The $599 subscription includes Media Composer and the Symphony option. Designed to handle high volumes of disparate file-based media, Media Composer delivers accelerated…
    - 10 hours ago, 27 Nov 15, 1:58pm -
  • newSale: Next Limit Black Friday Sale
    Maxwell Render 35% OffNow through Monday Nov. 30, 2015Maxwell Render is a standalone render engine for making perfect images, films and animations from 3D models. It is the complete solution for anyone who demands immaculate results on a dead…
    - 12 hours ago, 27 Nov 15, 12:46pm -
  • newSale: Digieffects Black Friday Sale
    40% Off All Products (excludes upgrades)Sale Starts Friday Nov. 27 through Sunday Nov. 29, 2015Featured Products:DigiSuiteGet everything DigiEffects has to offer.  Add all 41 effects to your toolkit with each of our powerful suites: D…
    - 13 hours ago, 27 Nov 15, 11:51am -
  • newSales: Black Friday / Cyber Monday 2015 Sales List
    Here's our current running list of holiday sales * PLEASE NOTE SALE DATES ON EACH OFFER (all dates are US PST Time) *Jump to Offers From:AvidBorisFX/Imagineer SystemsCoreMeltCuriou…
    - 17 hours ago, 27 Nov 15, 7:06am -
  • newSale: The Video Copilot Black Friday Sale is On!
    25% Off All Products (Includes Upgrades & Bundles)Sale starts Friday Nov. 27Featured Products:Element 3DHigh Performance After Effects™ Plug-in for creating Motion Design & Visual FX! Element 3D allows you to import 3D objects create…
    - 17 hours ago, 27 Nov 15, 7:00am -
  • Sale: Waves Black Friday Sales
    Save 47% to 75% on select Waves productsSale starts Thursday Nov. 26 Mercury 61% OffOver 140 stellar plugins and over 400 components, Mercury features more Waves in one package than ever before!  From equalizers, reverbs, compressors and…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Nov 15, 7:57pm -
  • Sale: Sorenson Media Black Friday Sale
    40% off Squeeze Desktop, includes new licenses and upgradesSqueeze Pro 10Squeeze Pro Adds: Apple ProRes Encoding (OSX Only), DNxHD Encoding, Dolby AC3 Consumer Stereo, and BIAS SoundSoap. Sophisticated Workflow - Encode Jobs on Squeeze Server.…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Nov 15, 4:17pm -
  • Sale: Laubwerk Black Friday Sale
    30% All Laubwerk ProductsSale Starts Friday Nov. 27Plants Kits 1 - 6Each kit offers 10 different species of Laubwerk Plants in 3 variants, 3 ages and 4 seasons each, for architects and CG artists working in 3ds Max, Cinema 4D, or Houdini.…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Nov 15, 4:09pm -
  • Sale: NewBlueFX Black Friday Sale
    Get 30% off all NewBlue products.NewBlueFX ElementsNewBlue Elements adds a rich suite of compositing techniques to your NLE with over 250 presets in 21 plugins. From the rapid keying power of Chroma Key Pro to the instant geometry of Split Scr…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Nov 15, 1:00pm -
  • Sale: The Red Giant Year-End Sale is Coming Soon
    40% Off Everything24 Hours Only!Sale Starts: 12/8/15 – starting at 08:00 AM PST.Sales ends: 12/9/15 at 08:00 AM PSTThe sale discount is for everything, yes, everything!  -  Full licenses, Upgrades, Academic store, Suites, & I…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Nov 15, 12:27pm -
  • Sale: CoreMelt Black Friday Sale
    Get 30% Off all Products and Bundles*Featured Products:CoreMelt V2 Plugin SetOver 200 plugins in one pack! From soft organic glows and blurs to advanced color correction tools and instant photo montages, CoreMelt Complete will save you hou…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Nov 15, 12:05pm -
  • Sale: Noise Industries / FXFactory Black Friday Sale
    Save 20% on all FxFactory-related products - visual effects for Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, After Effects and Motion.Vendors include:Alex4DBoinx SoftwareCineflareDashwoodFanFilmFXHawaikiidustrial Revolution…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Nov 15, 10:22am -
  • New: Mamoworld BeatEdit for Premiere Pro is now available
    Editing in sync with the music has never been easier. BeatEdit detects the beats of your music and represents them as markers in the Premiere Pro timeline.Speed-up any editing process that involves musicUse the beat information to generate fu…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Nov 15, 4:47pm -
  • Tutorial: Maya Tips & Tricks
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    - 3 days ago, 24 Nov 15, 3:07pm -
  • Sale: Mettle Black Friday Sale
    25% OFF SkyBox and SkyBox Studio
You can use Skybox to create environment maps – spherical / equirectangular / cubic – the kind of maps you would use as a reflection or environment map in 3D software/plugins. Great for youtube 360 format, t…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Nov 15, 1:11pm -
  • Sale: FilmConvert Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales
    SALE DATES: Now through Monday Nov. 30, 20151/3 off All ProductsGive Digital camera footage the color and grain of your favorite film stocksEver since the introduction of Digital Cameras, digital evangelists have been saying how Film would…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Nov 15, 1:08pm -
  • Tutorial: Creating snow on objects with nParticles - Maya
    Click Here to Learn More[via]
    - 3 days ago, 24 Nov 15, 12:31pm -
  • Sale: Boris FX/Imagineer Black Friday Sale
    - 4 days ago, 24 Nov 15, 11:54am -
  • Overview/Review: Red Giant PluralEyes
     Red Giant PluralEyes is available as a single plug-in or with the Red Giant Shooter Suite.PluralEyes is available for:Premiere Pro CS5.5, CS6, CC, CC 2015Final Cut Pro 7Final Cut Pro XAvid Media Composer 5.5, 6, 6.5, 7,…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Nov 15, 12:41am -
  • Free Webinars! Calendar updated. #vfx
    Updated November 23, 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.  Tuesday November 24, 2015TelestreamCable VOD D…
    - 4 days ago, 23 Nov 15, 3:12pm -
  • News: Resolume Arena 5.0.1 & Avenue 4.5.1 Updates
    There were no MAJOR bugs in Arena 5.0.0. and Avenue 4.5.0. Nobody's cat caught fire, no laptops melted, nobody got hurt. But there are always small bugs in software and we're happy to now release Arena 5.0.1 & Avenue 4.5.1. These updates fix a few bu…
    - 4 days ago, 23 Nov 15, 1:22pm -
  • Review: NewBlueFX: Titler Pro 4
    "Good titles are certainly one of them, and having good plugins can be crucial, especially now that much more is being done within the NLEs. NewBlueFX updated its popular plugin Titler Pro to version 4. This newest version is more solid than ever bef…
    - 4 days ago, 23 Nov 15, 12:54pm -
  • Freebie: Lots of 3D Models from The Pixel Lab
    ZipperThis model was created by the talented Remco.  And it's free for personal or commercial use.Download the Zipper C4D model here Cassette TapeThis model was originally created by Daniel Mozbäuchel.  You can download it…
    - 7 days ago, 20 Nov 15, 11:21pm -
  • Freebie: Sketchfab Exporter for ZBrush 4R7
    The Sketchfab ZBrush Exporter plugin has been updated! The plugin is now compatible with all versions of ZBrush up to 4R7 on both 32 and 64 bit platforms. You can also now upload your models in Draft Mode.Click Here to Learn More / Download[via…
    - 7 days ago, 20 Nov 15, 3:23pm -
  • New: HitFilm 4 Pro and Ignite are now available
    HitFilm 4 Pro is a unique mix of video editing, visual effects and 3D compositing for filmmakers and professional motion artists. Everything you need in one product. Also included is HitFilm Ignite (over 140 plugins for all major video platforms), mo…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Nov 15, 12:02pm -
  • Sale: 35% Off FXHome PhotoKey 7 Pro
    Save 35% on PhotoKey 7 ProPhotoKey 7 Pro is the green screen software of choice for professional photographers. Providing fast, powerful and creative background replacement, PhotoKey takes you and your clients to anywhere in the world. Includes a…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Nov 15, 11:02am -
  • Welcome to v3.0!
    Here's a walkthrough video to get you up to speed of the new features of our website in just 3 minutes.[via]
    - 15 days ago, 12 Nov 15, 7:47pm -

Toolfarm Inspirations

  • Midweek Motivation: Marvel’s Jessica Jones
    I for one am excited to see the visual effects in Jessica Jones. Since her role in the Marvel universe deals more with super powers, as opposed to super skills like Daredevil, we should expect to see great VFX in motion. I just wish they would r…
    - 10 days ago, 18 Nov 15, 8:53am -
  • Midweek Motivation: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Transforming Lash VFX
    "The idea that the transformation isn't exactly a seamless one is a nice touch. The process is a very thorough one involving 3D scans and prosthetic make up. Actor Blaire Underwood described the transformation as "painful and rigid" for his…
    - 10 days ago, 18 Nov 15, 7:44am -
  • News: FilmConvert Announces Film Competition Winners
    The parameters were simple: grade a film using FilmConvert and then explain how the color was used to enhance the story.  The competition was stiff:  700+ entries and over 16,000 votes.But FilmConvert has finally chosen it's 6 winners, one…
    - 10 days ago, 17 Nov 15, 12:49pm -
  • News: Filmmakers Explore Ant-Man’s Miniature World!
    "In "Ant-Man," Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) embraces his inner hero to use the Ant-Man suit, which allows him to shrink in size and maintain his strength! To bring this miniature world to life, the filmmakers brought all-new filmmaking techniques to t…
    - 15 days ago, 13 Nov 15, 12:04pm -
  • Midweek Motivation: Fallout 4: The Wanderer Trailer
    Fallout 4: The Wanderer Live Action Trailer by CGMeetupFallout 4 was just released on PS4 November 10, 2015.
    - 16 days ago, 11 Nov 15, 2:54pm -
  • Midweek Motivation: Witcher III ZBrush Character Models by Marcin Klicki
    Found via Pixologic's ZBlog.Marcin has been kind enough to share many of the character models he created for the game using ZBrush.Head over to ZBrush Central to see more of his highly detailed characters.Learn More | Purchase Pixologic…
    - 17 days ago, 11 Nov 15, 12:07pm -
  • Inspirations: The Man In the High Castle - Opening Title Sequence
    The team at Elastic who worked on the title sequence include Director Patrick Clair, who is also creative head of production studio Antibody. He also did the title sequence for True Detective, in which After Effects was used. Just a guess, but I th…
    - 22 days ago, 5 Nov 15, 6:08pm -
  • Midweek Motivation: Greyscalegorilla 5 Second Project Winner
    Winning Entry by Nicola Gastaldi: Sow and reap and then againDesigned as a perfect loop, watch it looping here! with C4D + VrayClick here to see the honorable mention…
    - 23 days ago, 4 Nov 15, 3:05pm -
  • Midweek Motivation: Inspiration from Cebas!
    Click Here to Learn MoreClick Here to Learn MoreClick Here to Learn More
    - 23 days ago, 4 Nov 15, 1:59pm -
  • Inspirations: Pumpkintrope - A Halloween Zoetrope
    Pumpkintrope - A Halloween Zoetrope from Picturesmith on Vimeo.
    - 27 days ago, 31 Oct 15, 8:48pm -
  • Big Screen Effects: Crimson Peak
    Mise En ScéneMy husband and I saw Crimson Peak last weekend and I've been wanting to do a write up all week. Directed by Guillermo del Toro, known for Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy, and Pacific Rim, Crimson Peak brings a word to mind that I learn…
    - 27 days ago, 31 Oct 15, 4:27pm -
  • Tutorial: U.F.Oh Yeah Film Short and The Making Of…
    U.F.Oh Yeah Film ShortMaking of "U.F.Oh Yeah" part 1Making of "U.F.Oh Yeah" part 2Ryan Booth on CinematographyPost Production of "U.F.Oh Yeah" part 1They used Boris Continuum Complete and Imagineer mocha Pro in post prod…
    - 31 days ago, 27 Oct 15, 5:18pm -
  • Midweek Motivations: Back to the Future 4 Trailer 2016 - Parody
    The video re-utilizes footage from the old Back to the Future films and adds footage from other films.  
    - 37 days ago, 21 Oct 15, 7:43pm -
  • Midweek Motivation: The Future is Today: How ILM made Time Travel Possible.
    For those who don't know, today is Back to the Future day because this is the date that Marty McFly landed in the future in the second Back to the Future movies.  To celebrate, FX Guide talked with ILM animator and supervisor Wes Takahashi…
    - 38 days ago, 21 Oct 15, 11:28am -
  • Midweek Motivation: Vikings Season 3: “To the Gates” VFX Breakdown by Mr. X
    Click Here to Learn More
    - 38 days ago, 21 Oct 15, 11:08am -
  • Midweek Motivation: Greyscalegorilla Podcast Interview with GMUNK
    Click here to listen to the podcast: Greyscalegorilla.comSee Bradley's portfolio: 
    - 38 days ago, 21 Oct 15, 10:15am -
  • Midweek Motivation: Customer Focus: Ars Thanea - Lightmap
    - 38 days ago, 21 Oct 15, 10:13am -
  • Midweek Motivation: Trojan Horse was a Unicorn - RealFlow Case Study
     TROJAN HORSE WAS A UNICORN - OPENING TITLES TROJAN HORSE WAS A UNICORN - CLOSING TITLES Juice, based in Warsaw, Poland, did the fluid work on the sequences.  Juice is an animation, postproduction, sound and design company.Tro…
    - 38 days ago, 21 Oct 15, 8:42am -
  • Big Screen Effects: The Martian
    After my husband and I saw the trailer for The Martian a few months ago, it was immediately added to the "must see in the theater" list. The martian landscape was beautiful and the story was compelling. I'll try not to give too much away if you…
    - 42 days ago, 16 Oct 15, 8:30pm -
  • Inspirations: VIEW Conference Trailer
      This year’s VIEW Conference’s digital movie Festival, VIEW FEST, takes place October 16-18th also in beautiful Turin.More information: News: View Conference 2015 Names Keynote Speakers
    - 43 days ago, 15 Oct 15, 4:35pm -
  • Midweek Motivation: Dela Rostami
    Here are a few images from Dela's experimenting with Autodesk 3ds Max and Mental Ray!Click Here to view more from this galleryOutside of the 3D world Dela also has some very cool techniques and styles she uses for an array of clients.…
    - 44 days ago, 15 Oct 15, 10:17am -
  • A Snow Monster, ZBrush and a Mission: A Conversation with David Prindle
    Michele spoke with David Prindle at The B.O.B., an ArtPrize venue, earlier this week. He talks about his process on the video and what he learned while working on the project. He also discusses his ambitious long term goals for Snow Monster Studios…
    - 51 days ago, 8 Oct 15, 12:28am -
  • Midweek Motivation: CFDA Fashion Awards 2015 | FreeForm Pro
    Harry did the motion graphics/editing on this sequence for Director Barnaby Roper. He used After Effects with FreeForm Pro, along with Javascript & Python. The latest version of FreeForm Pro lets you easily transform your video footage into an a…
    - 52 days ago, 7 Oct 15, 10:58am -
  • Midweek Motivations: Flying Colors - Mask Machine (Live at the Z7) 4K
    Click Here to Learn More | Mascot Label Group
    - 52 days ago, 7 Oct 15, 10:04am -
  • Midweek Motivation: NUKE Non-Comm Competition Winners
    The first ever NUKE Non-commercial Competition has come to an end and the winners have been chosen.This was the challenge:Show off your NUKE skills working with scenes from Runic Films’ Hashtag featuring Gigi Edgley of Farscape fame.A…
    - 58 days ago, 30 Sep 15, 1:42pm -
  • Midweek Motivation: “ZERO-DAY” Process and Q&A
     More than 8 years ago, Beeple (Mike Winkelmann) decided to create something visual every single day and has stayed committed to that decision.  Here, Greyscalegorilla chats with Beeple to discuss his latest work, the music video "Zero-Day…
    - 59 days ago, 30 Sep 15, 9:29am -
  • Midweek Motivations: Narcos Main Title
    According to Digital Kitchen's Vimeo pageDK Studios' goal in developing a title sequence for Narcos was to focus on capturing a moment in time in the efforts to apprehend one of the most infamous drug lords in history, Pablo Escobar. Extensiv…
    - 65 days ago, 23 Sep 15, 11:20pm -

AE Freemart

  • Free Adobe Creative Cloud Wallpaper
    If you can’t get enough of the Creative Cloud, how about some Free Adobe Creative Cloud Wallpaper! Adobe has a couple of different sizes available on their blog to decorate your desktop. Sadly, I always have nine programs open so I never see my de…
    - 49 days ago, 9 Oct 15, 3:45pm -
  • Who wants better quality RAM previews?
    Who doesn’t want better quality RAM previews? VinhSon Nguyen of has some advice to help with banding and weird colors you might experience with some file types in AE. To fix this weird color issues during RAM Previews, click the th…
    - 49 days ago, 9 Oct 15, 3:42pm -
  • Coming Soon: Trapcode Tao #TrapcodeTao
    Peder Norrby, aka The Brain of Trapcode, has been posting some Trapcode Tao teasers on Twitter for a couple of months now. Tao creates these lovely path animations in After Effects. If you haven’t seen it, check out these beautiful samples. “I’…
    - 92 days ago, 27 Aug 15, 6:10pm -
  • 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…
    - 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.…
    - 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…
    - 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 through 2-2-2015!
    You  have until Groundhog’s Day to get some free Photoshop CC training by Julianne Kost at 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 -