Products that Contribute to the Blender Development Fund
When a Creator uploads a product, they are given the option to allocate a certain portion of that product's profits to go to the Blender Development Fund. You can identify products that contribute to the Dev-Fund by the hearts that are next to their titles. When you purchase these products, you are helping to improve future versions of Blender.
Here is why the Blender Development Fund is so important:
Video editing, sculpting tools, next-generation texturing, rendering speed-ups, node-based procedural workflow, the list of wanted features for Blender is endless. How to add these?
It all starts with core development: allowing a team of full-time software engineers to focus on developing and maintaining a stable and well documented codebase. This is the foundation for any new feature or improvement and it is essential for the survival and the growth of the project.
The community is the driving force behind Blender development. For over 15 years Blender has been an excellent example of public and community-driven project, enabling millions of users to create 3D content with a free tool.
In order to keep up with a growing user-base and meet new ambitious goals, Blender needs direct community support more than ever.