We'd like to take this opportunity to wish all of our patrons a Happy New Year 2019.
It has been an interesting year for us. Especially the last three months have been (if we include the preparation for the launch on Patreon).
Moving the db&w Tools has in many ways exceeded our expectations. We really appreciate the direct interaction with our patrons - be it on the Discord server, the live streams or the comments here on Patreon. We hope that you are enjoying the ride as much as we are.
Nonetheless, there's certainly bits and pieces we can and will improve on. And to be honest, having more patrons wouldn't hurt either. ;)
Not only did we release two new commercial tools this year: nodeMeister and qckPck, but we also developed a few really neat nodes for the db&w Tools with your help.
November 2018: Triplanar Image Mapper
This was our first new plugin for patrons in November. Oddly enough, out of the plugins we presented for a vote, this was the one we were least prepared for. But it was certainly a good exercise to get up to speed and find out how we can manage this Patreon thing. ;)
We also, eventually, dropped the distribution of the final plugin from being zip files attached to e-mails to links to our own NextCloud server.
We'd also like to take this opportunity to, again, thank Antti for helping us suss out the bump mapping code in LightWave 2018.
December 2018: Multi-Image Sampler
The Multi-Image sampler was our plugin of the month for December 2018. The main portion of development was designing a streamlined user interface. This time the development live stream was certainly a bit more productive and we also really enjoyed the last q&a stream of the year.
As a little bonus and late Christmas present, all patrons will also receive the new Reflection Lines with the next plugin delivery.
Speaking of which, we will be releasing the final version of the db&w Tools including all new plugins developed in December in the next couple of days.
Again, we'd like to thank all of you for your support, for your interest, for every single comment and certainly for your curiosity as well. We couldn't - and wouldn't - do this without you. Thank you.
On that note, have a very Happy New Year 2019 - we look forward to interacting with you in 2019 again.
Dagmar & Mike