There’s an amazon thread happening on reddit right now called, What free things online should everyone take advantage of? And the user /u/njdeatheater put together this awesome list below.
- /u/M4nusky says: www.tinkercad.com for very easy 3D modeling.
- /u/JCthulhuM says: http://www.sketchup.com/products/sketchup-make
- /u/BlenderGuy shares Free Online CAD Place: OnShape https://www.onshape.com/
- /u/danbo1221 says: For 3D CAD, you may want to consider AutoDesk Fusion 360 .
- For 2D, I recommend Dassault DraftSight
- For 2D Animation /u/DarkLinkXXXX says : Don’t forget OpenToonz and Synfig for 2d animation.
- /u/MudkipOverlord says CtrlPaint: http://www.ctrlpaint.com
- /u/Fiishbait says : Terragen has a free version of its amazing software, with only some restrictions on image render size, quality levels, but can still create stunning images.
Digital Music Production:
- From /u/TaTayou :For digital music production there is also reaper, you can use the demo (which is like the full version) as long as you want(and not only during 60days as advertised). : www.reaper.fm
- /u/just_not_ready says: Audacity
- /u/TunaLobster adds: Paint.Net
- /u/Comrade_Bender adds: https://pixlr.com/editor/
Go to school and take courses:
- /u/Kong_Dong and /u/zzgoogleplexzz say: http://www.coursera.org/ – I knew I was forgetting one!
- /u/starlinguk adds: Future Learn
- /u/TricksterofU says: http://cscircles.cemc.uwaterloo.ca/
- /u/GSRoTu says: http://scratch.mit.edu/
- /u/PaulJP says : Visual Studio Community is free, and is basically pro without enterprise-level stuff: /. The MSDN (documentation) is free online ( https://msdn.microsoft.com ), as well as Stack Overflow for questions.
- /u/Hanta3 adds: Visual Studio with Monogame is great for getting started with object oriented programming.
- /u/CounterSeal says: http://www.theodinproject.com/
- /u/Stiino0 says: http://www.freecodecamp.com/
- /u/PM_ME_YOUR_IPv6 says: LearnCPP is a great source for learning C++ and some C
- /u/Fl1pzomg recommends:http://www.w3schools.com/
Learn about Cyber Security!
Make a game:
- /u/HeavyHDx says: http://www.godotengine.org/
- /u/zxj4k3xz says: http://www.yoyogames.com/get
- /u/thug-gamer says : https://aws.amazon.com/lumberyard/
- https://play0ad.com/ – free, open-source, historical RTS game, being built, and could use more help
- /u/ViKomprenas says: http://superpowers-html5.com/index.en.html
Learn a language:
- https://www.duolingo.com/ (App is free for iOS and Android)
- http://readlang.com/ – I just remembered this one, it’s Chrome extension which translates to teach.
- /u/Ihmed says: https://www.memrise.com/
- /u/jjanpi says : https://lingvist.io/
- /u/wakawakafoobar says : https://www.clozemaster.com/
Learn Morse Code!
- /u/Vetrol says: https://www.morsecode.io
- /u/shampoocell says : http://www.lcwo.net Play old arcade games:
- Play old PC Games: https://archive.org/details/classicpcgames
Learn how to fly a flight sim:
- /u/FlightGearLego says: http://www.flightgear.org/ – Free Flight Sim
- Write a book or short story. No Internet needed. Just word and your imagination.
/u/bumbletowne shares this huge list of art stuff. :
- MORE ART! (shameless plug for /r/drawing and /r/learnart )
Also for digital painting:
And for regular painting/figure drawing:
- /u/mdhe adds: http://drawabox.com and its subreddit /r/artfundamentals for drawing.
(New Masters Academy-they have gesture practice there too)
To practice gesture:
Reference libraries for people:
Palette selector (A THING THAT HELPS YOU PICK COLORS THAT GO GOOD TOGETHER)
Can’t think of what to draw? Here’s an image randomizer of things to draw