For the last couple of months the CG Cookie crew has been busy working on a new endeavor.
We have teamed up with Matthew Muldoon from Blendswap.com, bringing him on-board to help with the project.
So today I’m happy to announce BlenderMarket.com. It will be a marketplace exclusive to Blender, offering production-ready add-ons, resources and assets built by the Blender community, for the community. We have put a lot of time and thought into how this will best serve the Blender community. We will be launching with a handful of selected vendors to make sure the quality is top notch. Later on, we’ll open up the vendor applications, allowing anyone to apply as a vendor. All products will be thoroughly reviewed, putting an emphasis on quality over quantity.
The commission rate for vendors will be 70% on every sale. No hoops to jump through, no exclusivity clauses, and no gilded memberships to join. We’ll also be contributing 5% of all sales for the first 90 days to the Blender Development Fund.
In addition, we are building out the ability for vendors to contribute a portion of their commissions towards the Blender Development Fund as well. This will allow anyone to help improve Blender.
This will be one of the first markets to truly embrace open source. And to help make it better, not only by providing a means to higher-quality, production-ready assets, but by also increasing the momentum and ability of artists, developers, and users to support themselves and the open source community.
Blender Market will launch later this year.
If you’re interested in being a vendor then send us an email to [email protected]