OpenFX

Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 9 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0
  • Total Downloads:
    24,894
  • Date Added:
    September 15, 2007
  • File Size:
    51.58MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP

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3 stars

"Great software that's no longer available"

March 21, 2010  |  By beebech7117

 |  Version: OpenFX 1.5

Pros

Easy to use, great effects, support for opening 3DS objects, and the last version available now supports hardware rendering, which is faster than the software rendering. I've found it to work with Windows Vista.

Cons

No longer available. To make it work with Windows Vista, you have to run it in Windows XP SP2 compatibility mode.

Summary

Good to go if you already have a copy; if not, don't even bother.

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4 stars

"Get the latest version"

June 25, 2009  |  By Globalempire

 |  Version: OpenFX 1.5

Pros

Now has particle system and GPU rendering among other improvements.

Cons

Interface hasn't changed much over the years.

Summary

There is a much more up to date version of this program (version 2.08) available from the Queens university website. Go to Openfx dot co dot uk for a link.

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3 stars

"Good Software For Newbies"

October 14, 2008  |  By ccsoft

 |  Version: OpenFX 1.5

Pros

I recommend this software to anybody who wants to do 3D animations. It is very good software if you just want animation.

Cons

I don't think the quality is very good if you want to do really good animations. It won't work if you're trying to copy the 3D done in movies. To get that good to need to spend money.

Summary

Nice free software for a person that wants to do quick and easy medium-quality 3D animation. Not for people wanting to do really high quality 3D. Overall, very good software.

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5 stars

"Well worth a try"

August 22, 2006  |  By Paul3d

 |  Version: OpenFX 1.5

Pros

This is a well established program with a lively new users forum. There are a lot of clever tools in both the modeling and animation modules. A new version is due by the end of September. Openfx has full modeling, animation and rendering capability. The animation presets and postpro effects are great. Easy to use.

Cons

Looks slightly old fashioned.

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5 stars

"It's great."

March 28, 2006  |  By Coolprogram

 |  Version: OpenFX 1.5

Pros

It comes with a designer. It comes with animation. It can easily be created into a movie just by rendering.

Cons

A little hard to design.

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5 stars

"Good alternative to Blender"

October 19, 2005  |  By Globalempire

 |  Version: OpenFX Build 251

Pros

This program has been around for many years, was originally a commercial program called Softfx. It does not have the snazzy interface of new programs but there is a lot of power there. In the modelling module you have bezier curves, build from plan, booleans and dozens of other tools. Animators have some really clever presets such as twist, wave and fall which can be used with just a couple of clicks. Good built in raytracer and post image effects such as lens flare, fog, volumetric lighting etc. Powerful program and easy to use.

Cons

Not exactly a massive amount of support! There is still some life in the email list but the website is only rarely updated. More info and some tutorials can be found at Queens University Belfast website. (do a bit of searching!)

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5 stars

"Looks promising"

June 24, 2005  |  By splunge

 |  Version: OpenFX Build 251

Pros

Well...its free!

Cons

Unable to explore it any depth as it kept self-terminating. Obviously a few bugs to iron out.

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General
Publisher Dylan De Hoedt
Publisher web site http://openfx.org/
Release Date September 15, 2007
Date Added September 15, 2007
Version 2.0
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Editing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 51.58MB
File Name openfx-2.0.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 24,894
Downloads Last Week 1
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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