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3D Animation Utilities

Adobe Premier
Edit those POV animations into professional digital video for CD-ROM and videotape output. Platforms supported are - Windows® 95, Windows NT® 4.0, and Power Macintosh®!
AFRAMES 0.0.1 (63kb)
A simple tool to average any number of uncompressed TGA frames into one frame. Useful for motion blur time lapsed photo effects.
A small DOS based command-line utility for converting a series of TGA images into an animated GIF.
avi2mpg1 - avi to mpeg-1 encoder
Avi2mpg1 is a freeware Windows '95/NT .avi to mpeg-1 .mpg file encoder. It is not a GUI app, rather it runs at the command prompt. This program does have sound capabilities.
Avi Creator
AVIs from bitmaps and icons - free
Tiny program to edit and build AVI's. Requires Video for Windows.
AVI to Mpeg1
conversion/encoders freeware
Avi to Mpeg2
converter encoder
A complete animation system, that is completely free. Saves animations in AVI and Quicktime format.
A program that stiches windows bmp files (orTarge tga) to create an AVI, it does compression stuff and can add sound too.
Broadcast 2000
Introducing Broadcast 2000, the first realtime, non linear audio and video editor for Linux in the entire world for no cost. All development costs have been shielded from the user and the software licensed under the GPL. You can now integrate audio with video, capture, render, edit, and play back your dream movies and mp3s faster than the fastest service bureau, with complete individual freedom!
Will allow you to preview a series of images before compiling as animation
Dos Mpeg encoder
CMPEG Windows GUI Front End
This new program offers Windows users a GUI front end for the ever popular Cmpeg animation encoder. The final version is now available for download.
Darim Vision
Darim Vision a suite of different programs for animation and movie making including Mpeg encoders and streaming video tools.
Alternative download site for Display
Display home page.
A DOS multimedia editor/player. Slices and dices many formats. This program, Display, lets you READ, WRITE and DISPLAY images/movies with different formats. It lets you do some special effects (rotation, dithering, ...) on images as well.
DTA v3.0 Final Version
This is the newly released version of DTA 3.0 (Dave's Targa Animator) 12/99.
Multitrack real-time audio and video editor adds sound to AVI's
Fast Movie Processor
Fast Movie Processor AVIS animation
HVS Animator Pro
Converts PICT's to animated GIF's. For Windows 95 and the Mac Os
Ligos Technology MPEG-2 encoders
Commercial MPEG encoding and video compression for digital video recording and multimedia in a software solution.
Shareware animation program with advanced capabilities
Media Cleaner Pro
Extraordinary multimedia optimization utility has won numerous awards and it is a top pick. So easy to use doesn't need a manual! Windows and Mac OS.
An avi animation utility for dos and unix/linux
An easy-to-use shareware Macintosh drag and drop utility that can convert PICT, PICS, and sound files to QuickTime movies.
Converts MOV files into AVI files.
QuickTime Movie (.mov) to MPEG1 converter for Macintosh.
Movie Tools & Toys for Linux
Small utilities and development tools that they don't have to pay for have always been the Linux hacker's favorite. Now Heroine Virtual has a section devoted specifically to small utilities for making movies.
Movie Utils
At the Info Mac Hyper-archive, too many to list here.
The ultimate source for Mpeg information. You can find the CMPEG program here
This site contains many resources related to MPEG animation utilities
Mpeg2 Encoder and Decoder
Works only with .ppm image files
Mpeg2 Encoder and Decoder
Works only with .ppm image files
Mpeg2 encoder w/codec
Mpeg2 software
Camel's MPEGJoin is a small utility to join MPEG files. It's a very simple program and all it does is join MPG files but it does this very well if used correctly..
MPEG Plaza - Software
Mpeg software for encoding and playing mpeg files.
MPEG Related Links
MPEG Tools & Toys for Linux
Complete set of tools for creating MPEG-I movies with video and stereo sound collected from around the internet and hacked to work under modern Linux systems. Extraction from MPEG to Quicktime is also supported. Unlike most, this package encodes streams of both video and stereo audio.
Multimedia Factory mpeg encoder
The same as bmp2avi but with a windows GUI.
PictureWorks Technology
Spin Panorama is an innovative and easy-to-use software program that transforms multiple still images of a scene into "super-wide" panoramic still pictures and 360° QuickTime VR panoramic movies.
POSTTOOL 0.1.13 (86kb)
This DOS DPMI program is a utility for frame rendering software (such as POV-ray or Lightwave) that output type2 uncompressed Targa files (TGA). It takes all the frame images in your current folder and imprints the image from IMPRINT.TGA on them. Post filtering options are available as well. The primary use of the app is placing copyright notices and logos on your animation frames before conversion to MPEG, MOV, AVI, etc.
ppm2fli_2.0d and Unflick
ppm2fli generates FLI animation files form a series of images. Unflick is a utility to extract images from a FLI animation. The programs are written for UNIX like machines.
PVR-MPEG1 for Dos
QuickTime 3.0 upgrade allows you to render QuickTime movies directly with POV. Also plays the new MPEG codec and plays AVI's as well. Upgrade to QT Pro for converting PICT and JPEG images into QuickTime movies. For the Mac OS
Renumbers files with choice or series for animation work
Smacker/Bink Tools
Free tool for making Bink (.bik) animations, converting between animation formats (.bik, .avi, .mpg) and between still formats (.bmp, .gif, .jpg etc.) and other things.
SoftByte Labs
Download web files, site ripper, duplicate files, rename files, encrypt files, spam filtering, email monitoring
TFM MPEG Scissors
This Program was created for easy editing of MPEG Files. It makes it easy to cut and join multiple MPEG files. Windows 32 operating System (Win 95 / 98 / NT / 2000)
TGA 2 Animated Gif
A small DOS based command-line utility for converting a series of TGA images into an animated GIF.
Animation Conversion Program Win95/NT
TGA animation utility
Has povray output capibility
TGA animation utility that offers renaming tools as well as image manipulation tools
TMPGEnc English Page
TMPGEnc (short for Tsunami MPeG Encoder) is a freeware MPEG-1/2 video and audio encoder for Win32, written by Hiroyuki Hori. This web page offers English translations and other information.
Vid Edit
The AVI editor. Build or edit. Insert many formats.
VideoMach is a powerful audio/video builder and converter. Use it to construct video clips from still images, enhance your recorded material or convert video, audio and image files between many supported formats. VideoMach is the successor to Fast Movie Processor.
VSE Animation Maker
Download this award winning GIF animation utility here - Mac OS
Win Mpeg II Animation Encoder
This program is a Win32 console application that allows you to compile mpeg II animations using .png image files as the input file format. Freeware.

Compression Codecs

Codec Central - List of Codecs
Site contains several different codecs available for download including both audio and video.
The Codec Zone
Site contains a few codecs available for download as well as some programs for converting between various animation formats.
Compressed Formats
This site contains a very large list of codecs, who makes them, and where to get them.
Compression Works CODEC's
Site contains several different codecs available for download including both audio and video.
Indeo® Software Download Area
Intel Codec Installer [CODINSTL.EXE]
Adds Codecs for the following: Intel® PC Camera Pro Pack Intel® PC Camera Pack Intel® Create & Share Camera Pack
LEAD Technologies video CODEC
LEAD's Video Codec is a multimedia compressor/decompressor.
SlaveTrainer's  I263  FAQ  And Help Page
Discusses the I.263 codec, how to install it, trouble shooting proceedures, and where to download it.
Video broadcasting products

POV-Ray Utilities and Include Files

Anim8 and Povtick
POV-Ray animation utilities
The Animation System
New Version of The Animation System. Now supports Waypoints. Kinda like Keyframes, but different.
With the help of AniTMT you can create and calculate computer animated films. Its main intention is to provide a powerful script language for doing that. It is supposed to both enable you to code animations as plain/text and to provide an interface for the (further) development of software like GUI modellers. Currently supports POV-Ray output.
Animation banking utility
Buckyball Page
Program creates POV-Ray file of Buckballs colliding used for POV-Ray animation
Flag animation toolkit
Dave G's POV-Ray Animation System
The one stop POV-Ray Animation Resouces Page
Poet3-D Animation System
Poet3-D is a freeware animation system which supports character animation, a click and drag interface, and real-time playback and editing via the OpenGL library. This system is designed to export to the Pov-Ray raytracer.
POV-Ray Animation System
Screen graphics, image tools, video drivers
RTag v2.1
POV-Ray and Polyray animation program.
This is the homepage for a screensaver that displays animated objects. These objects were rendered with POVRay and are available for download along with sources.
Theresa Willis' Walking Animation
Varmint's POV-Ray Animator Home Page

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