Morgan Loomis is creating Tools, Tutorials, (Puppets?)
36

patrons

$92
per Tool
Hi I'm Morgan, I've been animating, rigging, and writing tools in the visual effects industry for over 10 years now. Whatever I'm working on, I tend to think a lot about improving workflows and efficiency though scripting. Early in my career and during my education, I relied a lot on tools and tutorials shared by the ever generous people of our industry, and so I've always liked sharing back. Over the last several years, I've put a handful of animation tools, a few tutorials, and a puppet or two on my website for free, and my goal was to get back into doing that regularly for at least a year. In 2016 I produced 1 tool a month, thanks to my patrons. Going forward, I'm not holding myself to a regular schedule, so the pledge scheme is now per-creation, rather than per-month. My tools are open source and freely available to anyone, so your pledge is more about keeping myself inspired through accountability to you all, and building connections to artists who use these tools. As a pledging patron, you're essentially my client, and so I'm also interested in your guidance and feedback. I have a short list of tools and tutorials that I'd like to complete, but I also want to be working on things that people really want. So if you're interested in some new tools, or being a part of a dialog, or maybe even just want to say thanks for the tools you've downloaded in the past, I'd appreciate your contribution!

That's the gist of it, so you shouldn't feel obligated to read any more unless you'd like some extra context...

I think crowdfunding is the greatest thing to happen on the internet in the last several years. Kickstarter has been practically an addiction to me: the combination of discovering unique projects, and then the gratification of helping driven and talented people to achieve their goals is super fulfilling. More recently, Patreon has been an exciting new way for artists to fund their passions, while also allowing patrons to easily and affordably support the arts. Both platforms provide a new, democratic distribution method that empower people with even the smallest scale projects to succeed, by the strength of concept and enthusiasm rather than capital. I just think it's the epitome of the internet, connecting people in meaningful ways to help one another directly, and reward creativity.

So thanks for your consideration, and even if your not a patron, feel free to visit morganloomis.com to follow where this goes!
Tiers
Animation and Rigging Tools
$1 or more per Tool 35 patrons
Help support a new tool, when I get around to it! Plus I'll tweet you if you want. Tool suggestions welcome.
Goals
$92 of $500 per Tool
If there's enough interest and enough pledges, what would be really cool is if I could start making puppets for you guys. Hard to imagine at this point whether that will be possible, so this goal is intended to be a bit ambitious and remote at the moment.
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Hi I'm Morgan, I've been animating, rigging, and writing tools in the visual effects industry for over 10 years now. Whatever I'm working on, I tend to think a lot about improving workflows and efficiency though scripting. Early in my career and during my education, I relied a lot on tools and tutorials shared by the ever generous people of our industry, and so I've always liked sharing back. Over the last several years, I've put a handful of animation tools, a few tutorials, and a puppet or two on my website for free, and my goal was to get back into doing that regularly for at least a year. In 2016 I produced 1 tool a month, thanks to my patrons. Going forward, I'm not holding myself to a regular schedule, so the pledge scheme is now per-creation, rather than per-month. My tools are open source and freely available to anyone, so your pledge is more about keeping myself inspired through accountability to you all, and building connections to artists who use these tools. As a pledging patron, you're essentially my client, and so I'm also interested in your guidance and feedback. I have a short list of tools and tutorials that I'd like to complete, but I also want to be working on things that people really want. So if you're interested in some new tools, or being a part of a dialog, or maybe even just want to say thanks for the tools you've downloaded in the past, I'd appreciate your contribution!

That's the gist of it, so you shouldn't feel obligated to read any more unless you'd like some extra context...

I think crowdfunding is the greatest thing to happen on the internet in the last several years. Kickstarter has been practically an addiction to me: the combination of discovering unique projects, and then the gratification of helping driven and talented people to achieve their goals is super fulfilling. More recently, Patreon has been an exciting new way for artists to fund their passions, while also allowing patrons to easily and affordably support the arts. Both platforms provide a new, democratic distribution method that empower people with even the smallest scale projects to succeed, by the strength of concept and enthusiasm rather than capital. I just think it's the epitome of the internet, connecting people in meaningful ways to help one another directly, and reward creativity.

So thanks for your consideration, and even if your not a patron, feel free to visit morganloomis.com to follow where this goes!

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Tiers
Animation and Rigging Tools
$1 or more per Tool 35 patrons
Help support a new tool, when I get around to it! Plus I'll tweet you if you want. Tool suggestions welcome.