I often render a series of images in Daz Studio so that if the software crashes at some point I can just start rendering from the last frame.
Instead of having to load a heavy video editing program just to get a preview of how it looks I now use DJV imaging, a free video/image player that can easily be used just for that.
Running it on windows, just browse to the folder, load the first image, press play and the sequence plays. It supports high res images and videos and the interface is straight forward. ..and a scroll-mouse zoom too! Just what I wanted ;-) download it here - https://darbyjohnston.github.io/DJV/index.html
Particle illusion standalone version from Boris FX is now available for free
Once downloaded installed there is an in-app link to download MANY cool extra particle effects.
You can animate the cg effects in the standalone version and render to Mp4 format, up to ultra-HD resolution to composite with other video footage
Does require a site sign-up but I think it's well worth it for so many free cool particle effects!
Grab it here - https://borisfx.com/products/particle-illusion/
Greg Zaal creator of HDRIHAVEN.COM has announced the launch of a new site..
https://3dmodelhaven.com will feature free 3d content all made available under a Creative commons Zero license CC0, which means the models can be used by anybody, in any way, commercially or otherwise.
The site will be funded through Patreon.com and has been awarded a $10,000 start up grant
"Epic Games has given us $10k to work on the initial content for 3D Model Haven. This will cover a few months of full time work on the site and the models, as well as allow us to acquire models from other artists to diversify the content and make it worth your attention at launch."
Today's pack includes Eight items shown above (worth a total of $131.60) for just $3.49
While you're at it you can also grab "Creepy Curios" for free - Creepy Curious
I'm excited to share this fantastic offer where you can get your virtual hands on Corel Painter 2019 for just $25 :-)
I'm getting it myself after watching many videos of what you can do with it. It seems to me like the ideal way to give a different look to 3d renders, mainly for (no surprises here) the painted look. I have software such as Dynamic auto painter which is also very cool for this kind of thing but really want more control with the ability to actually digitally paint over base renders using different brushes.
Check the offer on humblebundle.com here - Corel Painter 2019 for $25 (usually price is around $350 on amazon etc + you also get Pinnacle Studio 23 Ultimate video editor included in the price!) -offer ends 09 October 2019- ;-)