Open-source is more than just free software. It is an entire new universe created and constantly fed by thousands of people around the world: developers and end users. Amazing and powerful tools designed to solve all kinds of problems. Today we will show you some useful open-source applications for video design and animation that will make your day.
With this simple template you will be able to get a 3D gold text animation in a few minutes. You just need to download a free 3D software called Blender (check out the blog post about The Best Open Source and Free Tools for VJs) and follow the instructions from the video tutorial below.
Are you tired of spending money on lines VJ loops? Resolume has come to the rescue! Resolume 6 comes with many cool new features, including the new Sources' Generators; these will allow you to create reactive and seamlessly loopable visuals in a few seconds. For example, with the Line Scape and Rings options you are going to be able to create most of the things that you already create in After Effects with the 3D Stroke plug-in. Check out the video tutorial below to know more about how to use Generators. You can also download the Widescreen Resolume Generator Presets.
What can you do with Generators?
Well, you can generate cool geometries in real-time such as concentric circles or TRON landscapes; you just need to tweak some parameters, apply some effects, save your preset and voilà. You don't need to wait for renders or to take up useful disk space anymore.
In order to save time, you can simply download the template and replace the sample logo for your own logo. You will have to resize your Inkscape canvas (and logo vector) to 10000 x 10000 pixels, otherwise you will get a very small logo in Blender. Download the source files: source-files.zip. Some useful shortcuts:
Numpad0: Jump from User Persp to Camera Persp and vice versa.