Who are we?
First of all, Rainbox Laboratory represents a growing community of animation and motion pictures enthusiasts, as it is backed by a lot of people during crowdfunding campaigns, donations, and support on Patreon. We owe you, and Rainbox Lab. is proud to be yours, and your voice, through its commitments and its way of building a better world.
Formally, Rainbox Lab. is a non-profit part of Rainbox Productions dedicated to the development of free software for motion pictures production. Rainbox Prod. is a French film production cooperative. It produces animated short movies, TV Series, feature films, music videos…
The fate of the country does not depend on how you vote at the polls — the worst man is as strong as the best at that game; it does not depend on what kind of paper you drop into the ballot-box once a year, but on what kind of man you drop from your chamber into the street every morning.Henry David Thoreau
Rainbox Laboratory is not only dedicated to software development and teaching, training, helping people.
Our goal is also to show that another world can be built together, without mercantilism and capitalism, where emancipation and freedom of all the people comes from equality, financial independance and mutual assistance, in a world respectful of nature.
This is the reason why we’re always searching for new ways to fund, develop, and share what we do best: films (via Rainbox Productions), software, and teaching, and lead by example. We won’t lecture anyone and won’t judge anyone for their choices and their way of doing what they do, but we’re showing other ways, which work, and that we believe could make the world a better place for everyone.
Our tools are free, as in free beer as well as in freedom.
But unlike most of the free stuff you can find on the internet, there’s no advertising at all, and you are not the product here. We just work in a non-mercantile way, and consider sharing as a great value. It is important for us that our tools are available for everyone, rich or poor, amateur or professionnal. Because our greatest wish is to see great films, and we believe sharing and helping each other is the easiest way to make it come true.
The difficult part is that developping, maintaining, distributing these tools is a lot of work and investment. The only funds we get for all of this are your kind contributions.
There are two ways for sending your support: you can either send a one-time donation to Rainbox, or make a small but regular donation to Duduf on Patreon, where you’ll be in direct contact with him and get an early and exclusive access to all the stuff he’s developping and working on.
Do you have some questions? Join the community and let’s get in touch!
These are also good places if you’d like to help us and contribute. We’re always happy to welcome people of good will, and there’s always a lot of stuff to do, like translating the tools, writing the documentation, fixing bugs or implementing new features, making tutorials, creating icons… We’re sure there’s at least one of these thing you can do to help improve all these free tools!
If you’d prefer to have a chat.
This is the best place for bug reports and feature requests, or to get and talk about code.
If you’d like to contact the Rainbox Lab. team in a more private way, you can contact us directly. Please note that we don’t provide any support for our tools via this form, we’ll just delete your message. This form is only for private enquiries.
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