[Community List] Free Software Tools & Resources List

Hi Drixil, I have just had a look on their site and they claim it is free (in browser) See here or am I missing something? Also, please let me know which of the links are not free but subscription services and I will remove them or place a note saying it is a trial.

On a separate note, I have added all the new additions to the original post at the top of the thread (thanks guys!! :D).

And to be clear, I’m not attempting to plug any service at all, I just thought it would be nice if people could share resources that you don’t need to pay for (free) with the community as we all know how expensive it can get when making a game.

Drixil, check out the rest of the post or do a little bit of research first before accusing somebody who is doing a good favor for the community. Not all of us have a team, the skills or the money for paid resources but we still have a passion and drive and continue to work hard to achieve it. That’s the only reason for post nothing more. Secondly, webanimate is free to animate your models if you use the web browser and correct me if I’m wrong but you’re allowed up to 10 exports per week, which is pretty epic considering it would take you atleast MINIMUM 2 days to animate something that looks decently good which means 5 exports a week. It is pretty powerful and as , who’s an unreal forum moderator with 1.3k++ posts and probably waaaaaaaaaay more experience than you and me have combined said… it is free. I hope that sorts it all out mate. Now lets not turn into any form of heat or accusation, we don’t want good thread getting closed innit. Cheers. :wink:

Found a blog where the dude offers a bunch of different Models, Materials and music. Along with he also has a couple tutorials where he lets you download his files for free:


All credits to him. :stuck_out_tongue:

Free foliage meshes, taken from Fighter’s post, all credits to him.

Free launcher for your games. All credits to Jargon and his post.

Free dynamic UMG crosshair asset. All credits to Osman and his post.

Free textures and models etc (over 300 textures) All credits to and his post.

Free textures. All credits go to omarchelos.

Free audio by dneproman. Links are scatter all around the post, will have to look through different posts to find them all.

Free enemy AI blueprint. Pretty useful for testing purposes till you want to refine your game. All credits to Mhousse1247

Free basic network UMG menu. Host/join Blueprint. All credits to SaxonRah and his post.
[ Free ] Networked UMG Menu w/ Host/Join, Settings, Health/Item replication. All BP! - Multiplayer & Networking - Epic Developer Community Forums!

Free back end inventory setup blueprint.

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Tree It: a free tree generator, very easy to use, featuring really simple LOD model creation:
(Exports to *.dbo *.obj *.x .)
I use it for making low poly vegetation models. Proper conversion is needed from .dbo or .x to keep normals (.obj does not keep them).

Great stuff! Sticky thread please :slight_smile:

Fusion have now a free version. Source: Blackmagic Design releases Fusion 7 for free | CG Channel
I dont know how it can be used with UE4 but maybe someone find it useful :slight_smile:

Thanks for all the additions, I have added them to the list at the top. Keep them coming :smiley:

link appears to be dead, I’ve replaced it with Peter L. Newton’s amazing AI template (thanks Peter!!)

I’ve also added the community ocean and weather system to the list (thanks DotcCam + friends)

another free terrain editor L3DT 11.11 (standard edition is free), relatively easy to use: Download L3DT Standard Edition
you can export heightmap and textures (colormap, normalmap, a few different lightmaps, a set of alpha maps for multitexturing to be used as blendmaps) with the max resolution of 2048x2048 in the free edition. it is possible to set climates and materials to get good results. manual editing in 3d is also supported.

Thanks Sivan, I’ve added it to the list at the top :slight_smile:

For free models I would add:

And models, sound, textures, 2d-art:

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Free Software/Programs:

KRITA v2.8.x Digital Painting For Artists like Corel Painter / Photoshop

Thanks guys!! I’ve added these to the list :smiley:

Houdini realesed a non-commersial version: Houdini Apprentice | SideFX
I checked the possibility for FBX export and it says filmbox-fbx, which I dont know what is yet.

Houdini Apprentice includes a wide range of file formats including FBX import** [but no export]** and ALEMBIC import [but no export]

Here is my list of resources:

Unreal Engine 4 by Tom Looman | ZEEF.

I’ll have a dig through your list and add some new blocks to page! Already saw some good stuff in there!

So filmbox-FBX is the same as FBX?