About

The organization

Bforartists is a federation of independent developers, with the goal to develop the 3D software Bforartists. It is non profit and purely based on volunteer work.

The software

Bforartists is a free and open source 3D creation suite and it provides a full 3D pipeline. From modeling, uv mapping, texturing, rigging, animation, rendering up to post processing. It includes also Python scripting and also a video editor and a game engine.

Bforartists is cross-platform and is licenced under the GNU General Public License (GPL). This means everybody is welcome to improve Bforartists with patches, as long as it fits the Bforartists usability philosophy.

You are free to use Bforartists for any purpose, including commercial or education. This freedom is being defined by the GNU General Public License (GPL).

The philosophy

Bforartists wants to provide an easy to learn and to use 3D creation suite for hobbyists and small indie developers. This is guaranteed by a useage philosophy that is centered around a intuitive to learn and to use graphical UI. And a simplified workflow.

The other aspect of the philosophy covers the development and is the more pragmatic way to deal with the GPL V3 license. We don't want to break it, but we want to bend it where needed. In first place are the users and their needs.

User Crowdfunding

We allow crowd funded development for user feature requests.

But Bforartists will not be involved into the crowdfunding process. Wether direct nor indirect.

The whole organization of this crowdfunding, like hiring a paid developer or maintain the crowdfunding campaign, has to be done by a person or group outside of the Bforartists federation.

Bforartists won't start or moderate such crowdfunding campaigns.

The goal of such crowdfunded campaigns should fit into the philosophy and concept of BForArtists as a non-profit software.

Please discuss your goals with the Bforartists staff in order to provide a feature which is fully functional and fits into the requirements before starting a crowdfunding campaign. This step is fundamental to clarify wether the crowdfunded feature will be implemented into BForArtists or not. Please feel free to contact us at anytime to discuss your next campaign!

Development

Bforartists is an open source software and is licensed under the GPL V3 license. You want to get involved in our mission to provide Bforartists as a free and open source Blender fork? Then please get in touch with our staff soon!

We need programmers. it is the code that makes the software! But helping hands for all the other tasks are also welcome. Documentation is as important as the code.

Our wiki needs to be filled with content. We need tutorials. We need moderators. And we need users that can help other users. So there is quite a bunch of things that you can do to get involved.

For further informations of how you can help visit the "Get involved" page.