links

visual effects and animation

fxguide             vfx community website
blenderartists   blender community site
wired                magazine about science arts, and technology
tested              Adam Savage & friends video blog

open source visual effects and animation

blender           CG: modelling, animation, liquid and smoke sims
natron             compositing
krita                digital painting
Inkscape        vector graphics
libreoffice       text editor, spread sheets, presentations