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List of Free software

Free software” is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept, you should think of “free” as in “free speech”, not as in “free beer”. GNU project.

Remember use Wikipedia (an open source encyclopedia) to do extra research if you like… No spoon feeding, I like it too ,I know but okes have lives… [okes is slang in South Africa for people, yes I’m South African hence the co.za]. Okes it might sound complicated but download it and play around… that’s how you learn. Creativity is paramount, its all Mr Albert Einstein and Havery Firestone from there on.

GRAPHICS PROGRAMS

1. Blender is a free and open-source 3D computer graphics software.

Blender is used for creating animated films, visual effects, interactive 3D applications or video games. Blender’s features include  3D modeling, UV unwrapping, texturing, rigging and skinning, fluid and smoke simulation, particle simulation, animating, match moving, camera tracking, rendering, video editing and compositing. It also features a built-in game engine

 

Download it at: http://www.blender.org/

 

 2. GIMP: “stands for “GNU image manipulation program”

GIMP has tools used for image retouching and editing, free-form drawing, resizing, cropping, photo-mantage, converting between different image formats, and more specialised tasks. Animated images such as GIF and MPEG files can be created using an animation plugin.

If you dont know what photo-mantage its neither did I but its cool. Check it out I found it on Wikipedia…

enough spoon feeding lets move on.

 Download it it at: http://www.gimp.org/.

Terragen

Terragen™ 2 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 2 to create the most realistic visualisations possible. You control the weather, landscape, rivers, lakes and oceans, suns, moons and stars. With Terragen 2 you have complete control over the shader networks used for terrains, textures, micropolygon displacements, clouds and object distributions. You can reorganise the planetary shading pipeline to suit your goals. Place grass and trees wherever you want, as well as other objects in OBJ format that you can model in third party software. It’s easy to find great plants and objects modelled by other Terragen users or elsewhere on the web.

Terragen is not a game engine; it has a sophisticated film- and broadcast-quality renderer and procedural modelling tools designed so that you can create the most realistic images possible without taking a photograph. Nor is it a general-purpose 3D program designed to render everything.

Download it at :http://planetside.co.uk

(There is a free non-commercial download; that way you get to gain experience use the software and if it rocks your world , use it as your choice program)

 

OPERATING SYSTEM:

Cool guys , if you’ve read the “List of Free Software ” page you should have a better understanding of open source projects. One such project is the Ubuntu Operating System , its one of my favorites and something that’s close to my heart . So what is this “Ubuntu” , well its an African/ humanist philosophy but its also the name of an operating system which is freely distributed to the world. Remember an operating system is the “program” that runs your computer; the most well known being Windows.

So Ubuntu is a package/ distribution of the Linux operating system (the penguin is the mascot). Linux distributions may be free but more than 90% of today’s 500 fastest supercomputers run some variant of it. This is not really important for now so let get back to Ubuntu… Development of Ubuntu is led by Canonical, Ltd a UK-based company owned by South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth. Ubuntu being the most popular of the Linux distribution on desktop/laptop personal computers.

Download it here: http://www.ubuntu.com/

What’s really cool about Ubuntu is that you can run a whole operating system off your flash stick or a CD, you also get free access to the cloud (Wiki It). Ok: WIKI IT is the word I’ll use when I provided a link to extra information on either Wikipedia or another site. You only have to click on it if you want to know more on a word/topic.

So now what? … never use Windows again, well not quite. I use either Ubuntu or Windows depending on what I want to get done. Windows is familiar and is used widely by the commercial world. Ubuntu takes some getting use to, but not really if you get what I mean.

Ok so test it out. Download it and run it off your flash stick at first. If you dig it you can install it as a dual operating system (Wiki It) and its reallllyyyy fast. I mean really, no matter what computer you use (see I luv Ubuntu).

 Ubuntu (Zulu/Xhosa pronunciation: [ùɓúntʼú]; English: /uˈbʊntuː/ oo-buun-too) or “uMunthu” (Chichewa) is an African ethic or humanist philosophy focusing on people’s allegiances and relations with each other.