And the way they intend to help is to become the development fund’s newest Patron.
In fact, the Animation 2020 outline was what caught the attention of their creative director in the first place, and now his division of the world’s largest company wants to help the BF get the resources they need to make it happen. For those who do any kind of rigging, this will be a welcome contribution.
Now before people start agonizing over yet another megacorp supporting Blender, keep in mind that there are so many sponsors now that every company has but a small piece of the pie, and this is before we factor in Ton’s steadfast refusal to let them make decisions about the roadmap (at least not without his permission).
This could mean an already large dev. team will get even larger, Blender is becoming a serious force now.