We’ve recently run a crowdfunding campaign to develop and improve the Rainbox Open Tools: new free and open source tools for film and animation production.
The campaign has ended in June, and we’ve raised 26.000€, 185% of the initial goal, which means we’re now able to develop very advanced tools!
There are a lot of things we can and we want to develop. What we’re going to achieve depends primarily on how much we have raised during this crowdfunding campaign. We’ve reached the level III, which means most of the features will be developed, and just a few more advanced tools will be more difficult or take more time to develop, those which were planned at level IV.
2D Compositing and Motion Design tools for Blender
We’ll need to reach the fourth level of our crowdfunding campaign to begin the development of these tools.
We believe that with some well-thought tools, Blender could become a powerful 2D compositing and motion design software, a free alternative to After Effects.
These tools would work with Duik for Blender and its 2D and 2.5D layouts, and implement parametric shapes (and 3D objects), an advanced text animation tool, and other tools to help layered scenes. These tools would make use of the excellent Animation Nodes (http://animation-nodes.com/ ) add-on and we would contribute to improve it.
– Blender/Mac OS
Don’t hesitate to use the comments below if you have any suggestion. We’re open to all ideas! These will be your tools too, so let’s shape them together!
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