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.
DuGR: group layers in After Effects
We’ll need to reach the third level of our crowdfunding campaign to begin the development of DuGr.
DuGr is an already existing tool to help you manage compositions in After Effects which have too many layers. With DuGr, you can create groups and manipulate all the layers inside the groups at once; you can also isolate groups, both in the timeline and the viewport.
It’s a great tool, but it’s time to modernize it. It’s UI deserve a good renovation, and there’s a lot of room to improve its performance, especially with compositions containing lots of layers.
Current version: DuGr 3
– After Effects/Windows
– After Effects/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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