db&w GbR is creating Plugins for LightWave 3D
27

patrons

$158
per month

We would like to take db&w Tools to the next level.

db&w Tools are a collection of plugins for LightWave 3D.
Previously these were available as a free download.

What We Intend to Do

With your support we want to make db&w Tools even better:
  • Add a new plugin to the db&w Tools every month. We will allow you to choose between different ideas that we propose.
  • You will be a part of development - we'll keep you posted as we progress.
  • We will host a Q&A stream per month as well as one live development stream per month.
  • If we meet our stretch goal, we can up the ante and add two plugins per month - or work on a single, larger one.
  • The builds you get will be personalised (your name in the about section) but not dongle locked.
  • You will get a discount of 1% on our regular products per month that you're pledged - up to 12%.
  • Join us on our Discord server in a section exclusive to patrons.

FAQ

What's the difference between personal, commercial and studio use?

As far as the provided plugins are concerned, there is no difference. If you work as a professional making a living creating CGI, we'd like you to at least pledge at the That's Entertainment tier.
If you'd like to use the db&w Tools as a studio, a pledge of at least Fight for the Right to Party! is appreciated.

The db&w Tools are not dongle locked, can I give them to somebody else?

We would of course prefer it if that person became a patron as well ;). Just ask us first.
The plugins will still be personalised to your name and that will be displayed in the about section. We would appreciate if they were not made available for download elsewhere.

In general: db&w Tools is db&w's proprietary software, modification, re-distribution or reverse engineering without db&w's permission is prohibited.

How will the plugins be delivered?

We will send out individualised builds via e-mail to the e-mail address of your Patreon account.
We will mail at least one update per month that includes the latest version, possibly more often if there are fixes to critical issues.

What kind of plugins can you expect?

Our main expertise is on the Layout side of things. However, this doesn't rule out Modeler plugins.
Take a look at the documentation for the existing db&w Tools to get an idea.

About Us

db&w was founded by Dagmar Bornemann and Michael Wolf in April 2003 as db&w Bornemann und Wolf GbR in Stuttgart, Germany.

Our plug-ins infiniMap, nodeMeister, exrTrader, frameD and qckPck optimise the work flow of computer graphics artists all over the world.

We empower VFX productions to be faster, smarter and more productive. Our technology is based on more than two decades of production experience, i.e.: working with different 3D animation packages on real jobs.

Tiers
Step Right Up
$3 or more per month 3 patrons
Support db&w Tools, chat with db&w and other users of db&w Tools.
Get the db&w Tools for personal use.


Includes:


  • Personalised Windows build of db&w Tools for personal use.
  • Access to the Patreon exclusive section on our Discord server.
Includes Discord rewards
That's Entertainment
$5 or more per month 17 patrons
Support db&w Tools, chat with db&w and other users of db&w Tools.

Use the db&w Tools commercially.


Includes:


  • All perks of the previous tier
  • A vote on the next plugin to develop.
  • You may use db&w Tools for commercial purposes.
  • A 1% discount on regular db&w Plugins per month pledged, up to a maximum of 12%.
  • Join our monthly Q&A live stream.
  • Join our monthly live development stream.
Includes Discord rewards
The Apple in my Eye
$8 or more per month 4 patrons
Unfortunately, developing for MacOS comes with a cost... receive all the previous perks as well as MacOS builds.
 

Includes:


  • All perks of the previous tier.
  • Personalised MacOS build of db&w Tools.
Includes Discord rewards
Fight for the Right to Party!
$25 or more per month 1 patron
As a studio, you use db&w Tools on multiple seats and would like to get priority support.

 

Includes:


  • All perks of the previous tier.
  • Priority support via e-mail or Discord chat.
Includes Discord rewards
Big Spender
$150 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Sponsor db&w Tools and have your name displayed for everyone to see.


Includes:


  • All perks of the previous tier.
  • Your name will be included permanently in the About section of the plugin developed during every month you pledge.
  • Your logo will be permanently displayed on the page for the plugin on the documentation wiki.
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
27 of 99 patrons
We will add one bonus plugin for the month when we reach 99 patrons.
1 of 2

We would like to take db&w Tools to the next level.

db&w Tools are a collection of plugins for LightWave 3D.
Previously these were available as a free download.

What We Intend to Do

With your support we want to make db&w Tools even better:
  • Add a new plugin to the db&w Tools every month. We will allow you to choose between different ideas that we propose.
  • You will be a part of development - we'll keep you posted as we progress.
  • We will host a Q&A stream per month as well as one live development stream per month.
  • If we meet our stretch goal, we can up the ante and add two plugins per month - or work on a single, larger one.
  • The builds you get will be personalised (your name in the about section) but not dongle locked.
  • You will get a discount of 1% on our regular products per month that you're pledged - up to 12%.
  • Join us on our Discord server in a section exclusive to patrons.

FAQ

What's the difference between personal, commercial and studio use?

As far as the provided plugins are concerned, there is no difference. If you work as a professional making a living creating CGI, we'd like you to at least pledge at the That's Entertainment tier.
If you'd like to use the db&w Tools as a studio, a pledge of at least Fight for the Right to Party! is appreciated.

The db&w Tools are not dongle locked, can I give them to somebody else?

We would of course prefer it if that person became a patron as well ;). Just ask us first.
The plugins will still be personalised to your name and that will be displayed in the about section. We would appreciate if they were not made available for download elsewhere.

In general: db&w Tools is db&w's proprietary software, modification, re-distribution or reverse engineering without db&w's permission is prohibited.

How will the plugins be delivered?

We will send out individualised builds via e-mail to the e-mail address of your Patreon account.
We will mail at least one update per month that includes the latest version, possibly more often if there are fixes to critical issues.

What kind of plugins can you expect?

Our main expertise is on the Layout side of things. However, this doesn't rule out Modeler plugins.
Take a look at the documentation for the existing db&w Tools to get an idea.

About Us

db&w was founded by Dagmar Bornemann and Michael Wolf in April 2003 as db&w Bornemann und Wolf GbR in Stuttgart, Germany.

Our plug-ins infiniMap, nodeMeister, exrTrader, frameD and qckPck optimise the work flow of computer graphics artists all over the world.

We empower VFX productions to be faster, smarter and more productive. Our technology is based on more than two decades of production experience, i.e.: working with different 3D animation packages on real jobs.

Recent posts by db&w GbR

Tiers
Step Right Up
$3 or more per month 3 patrons
Support db&w Tools, chat with db&w and other users of db&w Tools.
Get the db&w Tools for personal use.


Includes:


  • Personalised Windows build of db&w Tools for personal use.
  • Access to the Patreon exclusive section on our Discord server.
Includes Discord rewards
That's Entertainment
$5 or more per month 17 patrons
Support db&w Tools, chat with db&w and other users of db&w Tools.

Use the db&w Tools commercially.


Includes:


  • All perks of the previous tier
  • A vote on the next plugin to develop.
  • You may use db&w Tools for commercial purposes.
  • A 1% discount on regular db&w Plugins per month pledged, up to a maximum of 12%.
  • Join our monthly Q&A live stream.
  • Join our monthly live development stream.
Includes Discord rewards
The Apple in my Eye
$8 or more per month 4 patrons
Unfortunately, developing for MacOS comes with a cost... receive all the previous perks as well as MacOS builds.
 

Includes:


  • All perks of the previous tier.
  • Personalised MacOS build of db&w Tools.
Includes Discord rewards
Fight for the Right to Party!
$25 or more per month 1 patron
As a studio, you use db&w Tools on multiple seats and would like to get priority support.

 

Includes:


  • All perks of the previous tier.
  • Priority support via e-mail or Discord chat.
Includes Discord rewards
Big Spender
$150 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Sponsor db&w Tools and have your name displayed for everyone to see.


Includes:


  • All perks of the previous tier.
  • Your name will be included permanently in the About section of the plugin developed during every month you pledge.
  • Your logo will be permanently displayed on the page for the plugin on the documentation wiki.
Includes Discord rewards