2019 has been a massive year for the open source 3D application Blender. Back in July Blender 2.80 was released, perhaps the biggest release in Blender’s history. Just a few days later, Epic Games announced that they would be giving Blender 1.2M dollars as part of their Mega-grant program. Then earlier this month, NVIDIA became a Patron level sponsor, the highest tier possible. Today another company joined that tier, announced in the following tweet:
No formal details of the partnership have been announced by either Blender or AMD as of yet, but a patron level sponsorship means that AMD will be giving the Blender Foundation at least 120K Euro/month, enabling the hiring of at least two developers full time!
Learn more about this and prior announcements in the video below.