With all the projects I want to be a part of, finding the best software is a must. I know the struggle in dealing with an almost non-existent budget. so I will try to find as many free/cheap programs as possible.
PC PERFORMANCE boost & MONITORING
msi afterburner- (OSD) on screen display of vital PC info and live performance data.
fraps- monitor (FPS) with built in screenshot at key press. also includes audio and video capture from 1-120 fps at 7680x4800 res
Razer Cortex- frees up ram from unused apps for optimized gaming and restores it to original state after gaming. also shows best price for games among many gaming platforms.
geforce experience- for geforce graphix cards keeps drivers up to date. allows shadowcapture for low overhead streaming and 360 in game photos.
x padder- allows you to map; keyboard keys, mouse button, pointer to joystick, button combos; to controller buttons Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista and XP
UCR- universal controller remapper low draw plugin creater, with multi profiles.
x360ce- allows you to use single-axis at directon imput (use steering wheel to run in gta)
joy2key-simple key mapper set up profiles what I use for my cabelas controller.
handbreak- convert video to a usable format.
openshot- open source, easy to use, any# of layers, special effects, video/audio/images.
freemake video converter- download streams, usable on any platform, 500+ convert formats.
vlc player- personal favorite video player click and play almost any video format.
ANIMATION / image creator
gimp- great opensource image editor studio
inkscape- (bitmapping) creating geometry data from images for machining.
blender- one of the best free CG art programs
daz 3D- great for human form visual editing
anivr- great form scratch-import animation tool. inside vr
meshmaker- CG meshes
revive- mandatory for WMR headsets. vive port
vorpx- allows 360 view of almost any game
bigscreen- meetup and team up, social vr
steam- obviously use steam. great workshop community.
vr chat- become your favorite character, explore worlds, find friends, be mischievous.
working on destiny 2 in vr
driver4vr- easy to use free mocap with kinect v.1&2
fusion 4D- uses kinect v.2 allows interaction with objects.
kinect-openni-bvh-saver- automatic rigging allows multiple kinect connectivity for true 360 tracking.
ipisoft- free recorder and studio compatible with kinect v.1&2
OBS- open source broadcasting software, fantastic cusomizability, probably the most used world wide.
Avermedia- built in streaming
steam- built in streaming
restream- fantastic 3rd party website. allows streaming to them and they disperse to all connected channels.
faast-(mocap) $80-90 beyond my purchasing power.
blenders rifify sdk plugin (kinect) rigging fun (mocap)
unity- preferred over unreal, easier interface, more intuitive.
gaia- $80 procedural world creator. extension for unity (cool did not buy)