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Offline alpharomeo81

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« Reply #30 on: December 09, 2006, 11:00:12 »
here you have some non music related but cool freebies

http://www.anim8or.com A nice 3D modeller
Here some tutorials.
LESSON 1 http://www.orbithangar.com/searchid.php?ID=2677
LESSON 2 http://www.orbithangar.com/searchid.php?ID=2697
LESSON 3 http://www.orbithangar.com/searchid.php?ID=2708

http://www.daz3d.com A nice 3D poser.  You can make humans to be posed and you can add lights, cameras and some animation.  You need to look for the following items that are free:
-Daz studio
-Michael 3.0
-Victoria 3.0
-Aiko 3
-Emoticons
I don?t know how long they wil be free.
There is a lot of bad taste when you look for freebies.
But there is a chance that you find something more or less good if you google RENDEROSITY

http://www.shatters.net/celestia/  A nice space 3D viewer with tons of addons.  If you would have ever dreamed about seeing planets, stars and galaxies in a 3D viewer, you are going to love it.

Other softwares you may find by googling
-Stellarium : a nice planetarium
-Mikael Lundberg Space Shuttle : A complete simulation of the real panels of an STS vehicle.
-Orbiter Space Flight Simulator : The most eye candy and realistic space sim ever
-Orbitron : A satellite tracker

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« Reply #31 on: December 10, 2006, 09:52:45 »
For those who want to write down music in the traditional way (and also older notations), the best free software is lilypond:

http://lilypond.org/web/

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« Reply #32 on: December 11, 2006, 01:53:07 »
CD DVD Burning - Freeware which allows you to burn data CDs/DVDs and audio CDs.  Only 689 KB.
You can find it in the other tools section.
http://ghosthunter.true.ws/
Ditto - Network enabled clipboard extender
http://ditto-cp.sourceforge.net/
FileZilla - Powerful open source FTP client
http://filezilla.sourceforge.net/
Hardlink Shell Extension - Context menu add-on for creating Hard Links, Junctions and in Vista Symbolic Links
http://schinagl.priv.at/nt/hardlinkshellext/hardlinkshellext.html
InstallRite - Makes a record of the modifications made to your system during software installations and then allows you to create silent install packages.
http://www.epsilonsquared.com/
OpenSebJ - Realtime audio sample mixing
http://www.evolvingsoftware.com/

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« Reply #33 on: December 11, 2006, 03:54:38 »
Thanks. This OpenSebJ looks very promising.
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« Reply #34 on: December 12, 2006, 01:39:02 »
Abakt - Powerful open source backup utility
http://www.xs4all.nl/~edienske/abakt/

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« Reply #35 on: December 31, 2006, 00:43:35 »
An audio app:
Encoding and decoding the OGG format. Just drop the file on the small box of "OggdropXPd".
http://www.rarewares.org/index.html

EDIT : A tool to work with VST-plugins on their own, nice to test them out.
http://www.tobybear.de/p_minihost.html
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« Reply #36 on: January 03, 2007, 04:23:29 »
RocketDock - Kickass Dock Bar
xoblite - nice alternate shell
Home of the Underdogs - nice abandonware-type site
Python - nice extension language.
Wilbur - terain generator for 3d gfx.
K-3D - another 3d suite that is nice.
Pixia - good paint prog with good processing, has extension for Photoshop plugins.
ModPlug Tracker - one of those music-makin thingies  8) kickass prog
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« Reply #37 on: January 03, 2007, 10:19:51 »
2 ResidentGrey: do you have links?
"Heh, maybe I should've joined the compo only because it would've meant I wouldn't have had to worry about a damn EQ or compressor for a change. " - Atlantis
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« Reply #38 on: January 05, 2007, 00:35:54 »
residentgrey mentions Wilbur. This prog also can export files in the .ter format, suitable to import in Terragen, another great terrain maker.
Wilbur :
http://www.ridgecrest.ca.us/~jslayton/software.html
Terragen :
http://www.planetside.co.uk
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« Reply #39 on: January 11, 2007, 00:42:44 »
RocketDock
xoblite - watchout it's still a bit buggy :X
HOTU
Python
K-3D
Pixia

So there :P
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« Reply #40 on: March 12, 2007, 00:03:05 »
For the programmers among us :
ChucK
A combination of a virtual machine for audio, MIDI and graphics as well as a object-oriented programming language.
http://chuck.cs.princeton.edu/
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« Reply #41 on: March 12, 2007, 03:18:56 »
AmoK Playlist Copy - Can copy and sequentially number files in a playlist from several folders into one
http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A//amok.am&langpair=de|en&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&prev=/language_tools
Bulk Rename Utility - Powerful multiple file renaming tool
http://www.bulkrenameutility.co.uk/Main_Intro.php
And speaking of programming, that reminds me,
The Euphoria Programming Language
Now open source
http://www.rapideuphoria.com/

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« Reply #42 on: March 12, 2007, 04:16:59 »
Quote from: "Sam_Zen"
For the programmers among us :
ChucK
A combination of a virtual machine for audio, MIDI and graphics as well as a object-oriented programming language.
http://chuck.cs.princeton.edu/

Ooh, heard of that, you can program glitch beats on it much easier as well, from what I've heard (although that one VST still takes the win for easiest to make glitch beat..)

Also:
GraphicsGale - a very cool Japanese (read:) pixel art program. Does not have lots of filtering and macroscopic image editing abilities, but is absolutely great for pixel artists, especially ones for the handheld market (provided you can't afford ProMotion). Yes, it's also in English.

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« Reply #43 on: March 13, 2007, 18:42:52 »
http://kdiff3.sourceforge.net/ - nice GUI diff util that allows to ignore C++ comments and compare whole directory structure
http://users.ugent.be/~bpuype/wget/ - most powerful downloader software I've seen (commandline only, GUI available here: http://www.cybershade.us/winwget/, you have to know commandline parameters anyway to use it)
http://www.cygwin.com/ - home of the grep, sed and bash shell for Windows (you should know that link already :!: ).
http://upx.sourceforge.net/ - archives EXE files while remaining whole functionality (this could save me 4 megs of traffic when I downloaded SVN tree if developers would added it to post-build event  :wink:  Yeah, that's feature request  :P  ).
http://www.un4seen.com/ - XMPlay audio player which handles .MOD files in very high level (I mean shows comments inside MOD  :)  ) and handles everything that Winamp handles with plugins and also has it's own MIDI plugin that uses .SF2 files.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html - nice commandline tool to show/hide/open/close applications, change soundcard volume, shutdown Windows and so on.
http://www.chmaas.handshake.de/delphi/freeware/xvi32/xvi32.htm - nice hex/binary file editor.
http://www.artmoney.ru/index.html - if you wanna see final movie in some game, but don't wanna spend precious time beating final boss...

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« Reply #44 on: May 19, 2007, 13:13:15 »
Here some pc cleaning..maybe you already got it, now you have 8)  

http://www.download-ccleaner.com/

p.s. i still use goldwave for samples :http://www.goldwave.com/

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