List of the worlds best

CG Software, Plugins & Scripts

Here’s a list of Software we thought might help you on your CG Journey.
If there’s anything we’ve missed, send us a message and we can add your suggestion to the list.

NameDescriptionCategoryTypeFree or PaidWebsite
MaterializeCreate PBR materials from imagesTexturingStandalone SoftwareFreeVISIT WEBSITE
PureRefMoodboarding toolWorkflow / ProductivityStandalone SoftwareFree and PaidVISIT WEBSITE
G SuiteSuite of tools for productivity and small businessWorkflow / ProductivityStandalone SoftwareFree and PaidVISIT WEBSITE
CoggleMind Mapping software to help you with your brain stormingWorkflow / ProductivityStandalone SoftwareFree and PaidVISIT WEBSITE
GreenshotAlternative to Share X Screen CaptureWorkflow / ProductivityStandalone SoftwareFree and PaidVISIT WEBSITE
MacDriveOpen Mac drives on a PCWorkflow / ProductivityStandalone SoftwareFree and PaidVISIT WEBSITE
MindomoMind Mapping software to help you with your brain stormingWorkflow / ProductivityStandalone SoftwareFree and PaidVISIT WEBSITE
Pot PlayerNice alternative video player to VLCMedia PlayerStandalone SoftwareFree and PaidVISIT WEBSITE
Share XScreen capture, file sharing and productivity toolWorkflow / ProductivityStandalone SoftwareFree and PaidVISIT WEBSITE
VLC PlayerPlays everything, very customisableMedia PlayerStandalone SoftwareFree and PaidVISIT WEBSITE
XnViewFree software for viewing images and creating contact sheetsMedia ViewerStandalone SoftwareFree and PaidVISIT WEBSITE
Reelsmart Motion BlurPlugin for adding natural motion blur in postMotion BlurPlugin for After EffectsPaidVISIT WEBSITE
AED Corner CuttersBunch of time saving tools for AE by Mt MographWorkflow / ProductivityScript for After EffectsPaidVISIT WEBSITE
Animation composerAfter Effects Animation presetsAnimationPlugin for After EffectsFree and PaidVISIT WEBSITE
CI Layer StripperKeep your projects tidy with the great little scriptWorkflow / ProductivityScript for After EffectsPaidVISIT WEBSITE
Copy PastaCopy and Paste straight out of After Effects!Workflow / ProductivityScript for After EffectsPaidVISIT WEBSITE
FX ConsoleAwesome workflow plugin for After Effects by Video CopilotWorkflow / ProductivityPlugin for After EffectsFreeVISIT WEBSITE
Greymachine ScriptsA few free scripts you'll use all the timeWorkflow / ProductivityScript for After EffectsFreeVISIT WEBSITE
Motion 2Bunch of time saving tools for AE by Mt MographWorkflow / ProductivityScript for After EffectsPaidVISIT WEBSITE
OCD RenamerKeep your projects clean and tidy with this automatic renamerWorkflow / ProductivityScript for After EffectsPaidVISIT WEBSITE
Optical FlaresPlugin for epic cinematic lens flares!VFXPlugin for After EffectsPaidVISIT WEBSITE
OrbAwesome Planet Creator plugin for After Effects by Video CopilotVFXPlugin for After EffectsFreeVISIT WEBSITE
PT Text EditFastest way to organise your projects typographyWorkflow / ProductivityScript for After EffectsPaidVISIT WEBSITE
PlexusGet the plexus effect!VFXPlugin for After EffectsPaidVISIT WEBSITE
SaberAwesome Energy Beam plugin for After Effects by Video CopilotVFXPlugin for After EffectsPaidVISIT WEBSITE
True Comp DuplicatorThis will save you from Precomp hell!Workflow / ProductivityScript for After EffectsPaidVISIT WEBSITE
Octane RenderSuper fast GPU rendererRendererPlugin for Cinema 4DPaidVISIT WEBSITE
Octane RenderSuper fast GPU rendererRendererPlugin for MayaPaidVISIT WEBSITE
Octane RenderSuper fast GPU rendererRendererPlugin for 3DS MaxPaidVISIT WEBSITE
Octane RenderSuper fast GPU rendererRendererPlugin for AutoCADPaidVISIT WEBSITE
Octane RenderSuper fast GPU rendererRendererPlugin for BlenderPaidVISIT WEBSITE
Octane RenderSuper fast GPU rendererRendererPlugin for Daz 3DPaidVISIT WEBSITE
Octane RenderSuper fast GPU rendererRendererPlugin for HoudiniPaidVISIT WEBSITE
Octane RenderSuper fast GPU rendererRendererPlugin for InventorPaidVISIT WEBSITE
Octane RenderSuper fast GPU rendererRendererPlugin for ModoPaidVISIT WEBSITE
Octane RenderSuper fast GPU rendererRendererPlugin for UnityPaidVISIT WEBSITE
Octane RenderSuper fast GPU rendererRendererPlugin for Unreal EnginePaidVISIT WEBSITE
ArnoldIndustry standard CPU and GPU rendererRendererPlugin for Cinema 4DPaidVISIT WEBSITE
ArnoldIndustry standard CPU and GPU rendererRendererPlugin for MayaPaidVISIT WEBSITE
ArnoldIndustry standard CPU and GPU rendererRendererPlugin for HoudiniPaidVISIT WEBSITE
ArnoldIndustry standard CPU and GPU rendererRendererPlugin for 3DS MaxPaidVISIT WEBSITE
ArnoldIndustry standard CPU and GPU rendererRendererPlugin for KatanaPaidVISIT WEBSITE
DEM EarthMap creation in Cinema 4DMapsPlugin for Cinema 4DPaidVISIT WEBSITE
Diagram GeneratorCreate some cool Diagram effects in C4DInfographicsPlugin for Cinema 4DPaidVISIT WEBSITE
Drive!Car driving plugin!RiggingPlugin for Cinema 4DPaidVISIT WEBSITE
Dual GraphMake cool meshes!VFXPlugin for Cinema 4DFreeVISIT WEBSITE
Easy ChesterfieldGet that Chesterfield effect easy!VFXPlugin for Cinema 4DFreeVISIT WEBSITE
Easy IvyIvy grower pluginVFXPlugin for Cinema 4DPaidVISIT WEBSITE
HoRopeMake dynamic rope free!VFXPlugin for Cinema 4DFreeVISIT WEBSITE
RealFlowFluid simulation pluginFluid SimPlugin for MayaPaidVISIT WEBSITE
RealFlowFluid simulation pluginFluid SimPlugin for 3DS MaxPaidVISIT WEBSITE
RealFlowFluid simulation pluginFluid SimStandalone SoftwarePaidVISIT WEBSITE
Red ShiftFlexible GPU RendererRendererPlugin for Cinema 4DPaidVISIT WEBSITE
Red ShiftFlexible GPU RendererRendererPlugin for MayaPaidVISIT WEBSITE
Red ShiftFlexible GPU RendererRendererPlugin for 3DS MaxPaidVISIT WEBSITE
Red ShiftFlexible GPU RendererRendererPlugin for HoudiniPaidVISIT WEBSITE
Red ShiftFlexible GPU RendererRendererPlugin for KatanaPaidVISIT WEBSITE
ReeperMake nice twisted ropes!VFXPlugin for Cinema 4DFreeVISIT WEBSITE
SignalThe Signal plugin allows easy procedural animation for any parameter inside C4D without using the timelineAnimationPlugin for Cinema 4DPaidVISIT WEBSITE
The Gelatin DeformerPlugin for adding an elastic effect to your animated objectsAnimationPlugin for Cinema 4DFreeVISIT WEBSITE
TopoformerCool topology generatorVFXPlugin for Cinema 4DPaidVISIT WEBSITE
TopowireAdds dynamic wires to objects in C4DVFXPlugin for Cinema 4DPaidVISIT WEBSITE
Turbulence FDRealistic fire, vapor, dust and particles directly in Cinema 4DFire and Smoke SimPlugin for Cinema 4DPaidVISIT WEBSITE
V Ray RenderRenderer that has made it's mark in architectural workRendererPlugin for 3DS MaxPaidVISIT WEBSITE
V Ray RenderRenderer that has made it's mark in architectural workRendererPlugin for SketchupPaidVISIT WEBSITE
V Ray RenderRenderer that has made it's mark in architectural workRendererPlugin for MayaPaidVISIT WEBSITE
V Ray RenderRenderer that has made it's mark in architectural workRendererPlugin for RhinoPaidVISIT WEBSITE
V Ray RenderRenderer that has made it's mark in architectural workRendererPlugin for RevitPaidVISIT WEBSITE
V Ray RenderRenderer that has made it's mark in architectural workRendererPlugin for Unreal EnginePaidVISIT WEBSITE
V Ray RenderRenderer that has made it's mark in architectural workRendererPlugin for ModoPaidVISIT WEBSITE
V Ray RenderRenderer that has made it's mark in architectural workRendererPlugin for NukePaidVISIT WEBSITE
V Ray RenderRenderer that has made it's mark in architectural workRendererPlugin for HoudiniPaidVISIT WEBSITE
V Ray RenderRenderer that has made it's mark in architectural workRendererPlugin for KatanaPaidVISIT WEBSITE
V Ray RenderRenderer that has made it's mark in architectural workRendererPlugin for BlenderPaidVISIT WEBSITE
Phoenix FDRealistic fire, vapor and dustFire and Smoke SimPlugin for MayaPaidVISIT WEBSITE
Phoenix FDRealistic fire, vapor and dustFire and Smoke SimPlugin for 3DS MaxPaidVISIT WEBSITE
Vector ProCreate cool animated vctor artAnimationPlugin for Cinema 4DPaidVISIT WEBSITE
X-ParticlesCinema 4D plugin for advanced particle effectsParticles, Cloth, Liquid simPlugin for Cinema 4DPaidVISIT WEBSITE
AudacityFree program for audio editingAudio EditingStandalone SoftwareFreeVISIT WEBSITE
DaVinci ResolveEditing and colour correctionEditing and GradingStandalone SoftwareFree and PaidVISIT WEBSITE
PremiereProbably the most popular editing package out thereEditing and GradingStandalone SoftwarePaidVISIT WEBSITE
3D Max3ds Max is Autodesk's PC-only professional 3D computer graphics program.3D SoftwareStandalone SoftwarePaidVISIT WEBSITE
Adobe Creative CloudSuite of tools for creative artistsSuite of creative toolsStandalone SoftwarePaidVISIT WEBSITE
BlenderOpen source 3D modelling software boasts professional-grade features.3D SoftwareStandalone SoftwareFreeVISIT WEBSITE
Cinema 4D3D SoftwareStandalone SoftwarePaidVISIT WEBSITE
Daz StudioCustom character and asset library that can be integrated with other 3D software3D SoftwareStandalone SoftwareFree and PaidVISIT WEBSITE
HoudiniPowerful procedual 3D software and industry leader for effects3D SoftwareStandalone SoftwarePaidVISIT WEBSITE
Lightwave 3D3D software for producing beautiful photo-real renders as well as incredible anime3D SoftwareStandalone SoftwarePaidVISIT WEBSITE
Marvelous DesignerCreate CG clothes and cloth effects and simulationsClothing designer and SimStandalone SoftwarePaidVISIT WEBSITE
MayaThe industry standard for character animation3D SoftwareStandalone SoftwarePaidVISIT WEBSITE
MeshroomFree Photogrametry softwarePhotogrametryStandalone SoftwareFreeVISIT WEBSITE
MoI3D3D modeling for designers and artistsModelingStandalone SoftwarePaidVISIT WEBSITE
ModoA powerful and flexible 3D modelling, texturing and rendering toolset.3D SoftwareStandalone SoftwarePaidVISIT WEBSITE
SculptrisLighter sculpting package to ZBrushSculptingStandalone SoftwareFreeVISIT WEBSITE
SketchupMake anything you can imagine, without downloading a thing.ModelingStandalone SoftwareFree and PaidVISIT WEBSITE
Substance DesignerProcedural shader and material creation softwareTexture and MaterialStandalone SoftwarePaidVISIT WEBSITE
Substance PainterTexture painting appTexture painterStandalone SoftwarePaidVISIT WEBSITE
VectaryOnline 3D Design & 3D Modeling Software3D SoftwareOnline SoftwareFree and PaidVISIT WEBSITE
MariTexture painting appTexture painterStandalone SoftwarePaidVISIT WEBSITE
VueDigital landscape and environment creation toolEnvironment CreatorStandalone SoftwarePaidVISIT WEBSITE
Z BrushDigital sculpting, modelling and texturingSculptingStandalone SoftwarePaidVISIT WEBSITE
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