Unity Technologies have just joined the Blender Development fund at the Patron (highest tier level). With this move they join the likes of AMD, NVIDIA and even rival engine maker Epic Games in supporting the popular 3D open source application.
Details of the sponsorship from the Blender Press Release:
“Ten years ago Unity already offered support for Blender files to Unity users” said Blender Foundation founder and chairman Ton Roosendaal. “Thanks to the grant we will continue investing in Blender core development, with particular focus on high quality interoperability with free and open formats.”
The latest Development Fund memberships have pushed the monthly donations over 100k euro, which will support 20 people to work on core Blender development full-time.
“At Unity we believe the world is a better place with more creators in it. This has always been at the core of our business. As such, our values align with those of the Blender Foundation and it seems a natural fit to continue our support of an open ecosystem that enables millions of users to create 3D content with a free tool,” said Dave Rhodes, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Unity Create Solutions, Unity Technologies.
Learn more about the sponsorship in the video below. Welcome aboard Unity, thank you for supporting such an import project.