Make the impossible possible with the new, more connected After Effects CC. Get powerful timesaving features like a Live 3D Pipeline with Maxon Cinema4D software and new Mask Tracker, which lets you apply a mask and effect that travel frame by frame throughout your composite. Share work from within the application, sync your settings across machines, and get access to new features as soon as they’re released. Available now in Creative Cloud.
A Sony Vegas plug-in that you can use if your lights flicker or your camera was set improperly. "save a flickering shot using Boris Continuum Complete 8's new Flicker Fixer tool."
Krita is a FREE sketching and painting program. This program has the potential for stop motion animators to import frame sequences for editing in order to add effects. There is also onion skinning and play-back of layers.
Great for making unusual and abstract backgrounds for your films. Mandelbulber is an easy to use, handy but experimental application designed to help you render 3D Mandelbrot fractals such as the Mandelbulb and some other kind of 3D fractals like the Mandelbox, BulbBox, JuliaBulb, Menger Sponge, and Iterated Function Systems (IFS).
Add smoke, sparks, fire and magical effects. ParticleIllusion is a standalone particle effects application that is easy to use, fast, and powerful. Use it to quickly add amazing particle effects to any image, animation or video.
Pencil is an animation/drawing software for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. It lets you create traditional hand-drawn animation (cartoon) using both bitmap and vector graphics. Pencil is free and open source.
Add motion blur to your stop motion or clay animation. It is a plug-in for Adobe After Effects or Premiere. Automatically add more natural-looking motion blur to a sequence using ReelSmart Motion Blur. Our tracking technology is at the heart of ReelSmart Motion Blur, so there is no handwork involved. Of course you can add as little or as much blurring as you need and even remove motion blur! Finally, you can create very interesting effects by blurring one sequence by using the motion from another.
This program makes images of landscapes digitally. Good for rendering skies especially. "Terragen™ is a work-in-progress scenery generator for Windows and the Mac OS. At this stage of its development, Terragen is free for personal non-commercial use." Terragen™ is a powerful solution for rendering and animating realistic natural environments. Create entire worlds from your imagination, or import real world terrain datasets and use Terragen 3 to create the most realistic visualisations possible.