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We want take the db&w Tools to the next level and we want you to be a part of it. Support us on Patreon.

As of November 1st 2018, all future version will only be available to our Patrons on Patreon.

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.
  • 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.

You can be a patron for as little as US$3 per month.

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We have been developing plugins for LightWave 3D since the 90ies and started making them available to the public in 2003.
You may know - or even use - some of them:

  • infiniMap for massive image textures
  • frameD to work with image sequences
  • exrTrader - our versatile OpenEXR export for compositing applications
  • or our latest nodeMeister.

We have also always had a collection of tools available for free. Many of these started as ideas that can be developed quickly or even just coding exercises.

The feedback we got from you, the LightWave 3D users, has been phenomenal.

Now we would like to take the db&w Tools to the next level - with your support.

We will be developing one new plugin for the db&w Tools collection per month.

You can vote which of the proposed plugins will be tackled next. And we're always happy for suggestions when it comes to new plugins you'd like to see.

Besides getting a customized copy of the db&w Tools that isn't dongle locked, you will also get access to a private area on our Discord server.

Priority support is available as well, depending on the tier you choose.

And if you're really curious, we will be hosting Q&A live streams and even stream a coding session per month.

If you use our db&w Tools, please support us as a Patron. We look forward to developing for you, with you.

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