Always create for the benefit of the people the instruments of their well-being, and you will have created the instruments of their power and emancipation.Jean-Baptiste André Godin
RxLaboraty, also knwon as RxLab, is an organization dedicated to the development and promotion of free software.
The fate of the country does not depend on how you vote at the polls — the worst man is as strong as the best at that game; it does not depend on what kind of paper you drop into the ballot-box once a year, but on what kind of man you drop from your chamber into the street every morning.Henry David Thoreau
RxLaboratory is not only dedicated to software development and teaching, training, helping people.
Our goal is also to show that another world can be built together, without mercantilism and capitalism, where emancipation and freedom of all the people comes from equality, financial independance and mutual assistance, in a world respectful of nature.
This is the reason why we’re always searching for new ways to fund, develop, and share what we do best: films (via Rainbox Productions), software, and teaching, and lead by example. We won’t lecture anyone and won’t judge anyone for their choices and their way of doing what they do, but we’re showing other ways, which work, and that we believe could make the world a better place for everyone.
Who are we?
First of all, RxLaboratory represents a growing community of animation and motion pictures enthusiasts, as it is backed by a lot of people during crowdfunding campaigns, donations, and support on Patreon. We owe you, and RxLab. is proud to be yours, and your voice, through its commitments and its way of building a better world.
Historically, everything began in 2008 when Nicolas “Duduf” Dufresne released the first version of Duik, the very first character rigging and animation add-on for After Effects, which quickly became a huge success. From the beginning, Duduf has been developping and releasing his tools under free and open source licenses.
In 2016, Duduf founded Rainbox Productions, a French film production cooperative. The cooperative also included a non-profit software development department called Rainbox Lab. which funded and ran the development and distribution of all the free software Duduf had been working on so far, and brought it to a bigger scale, releasing new add-ons and applications to help any kind of motion pictures production.
In 2021, the cooperative decided that this Lab. should get its independance from Rainbox Productions to continue to grow and follow its own path. RxLaboratory was born! By taking shares in Rainbox Productions, RxLab. still keeps strong links with the cooperative and with motion picture production in general, allowing it to develop software perfectly filling the needs of artists producing beautiful films.
It is currently a French independent company run by Nicolas Dufresne, but this is just a temporary necessity in order to later transform it into a non-profit independent organization owned and run democratically by its members.
Current goal: $4000 per month
We strongly believe that emancipation, free sharing and helping each other will make the world a better place for everyone.
We work in a non-mercantile way, there’s no ads, you’re not the product, we don’t track you.
We rely on your voluntary donations. It’s not mandatory, but it’s much needed. Please, donate what you can afford, what you think is the right amount.
Do you have some questions? Join the community and let’s get in touch!
These are also good places if you’d like to help us and contribute. We’re always happy to welcome people of good will, and there’s always a lot of stuff to do, like translating the tools, writing the documentation, fixing bugs or implementing new features, making tutorials, creating icons… We’re sure there’s at least one of these thing you can do to help improve all these free tools!
If you’d like to contact the RxLab. team in a more private way, you can contact us directly.
Please note that we don’t provide any support for our tools via this form, we’ll just delete your message. This form is only for private enquiries.
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All the 583 backers from the RxOT Crowdfunding Campaign
Adam Aguirre, Adam Buritsch, Adam Knight, Adrien Boutin, Adrien du Repaire, aembury, aescripts + aeplugins, Aïda del Solar, Alejandro R. Gonzalez, Aleksander Saharovsky, Alex Beekman, Alexandre FAVRE, alietout, Amit Gicelter, Ana Arce, Anaïs Guigue, Andreas Tanner, andrewrakestraw, Anez Florez Corpus, Anne Frumin, ANTOINE BIEBER, Antoine Dueso, Antonis Petroulias, Antony Pastor, Archita Ghosh, Armelle Renac, Atelier Graphoui, audrey sysaykeo, Aurélien Delamare, aurélien malagoli, Autret Claude, Baptiste Cochard, Bartosz Bąk, basimabu, Bastien Bironneau, Bastien Delmare, Ben Fligans, Benjamin Cohen-Jonathan, Benjamin Trancart, benoit jodry, Bethany Vaughan, Breece Kelsey, Brent N Walker, Brian Kolm, Bruno Quintin, Busson Remy, Calinski julien, Cam Hayduk, Cameron Gough, Carlos Arandia, Caroline Maire, Cedric Layrac, Cédric Serres, Célia Tocco, Celine Sanno, Ching Mok, Chloé Chatellier, chris kieffer, Christophe ‘IKESU’ Clarey, Claire Dejoie, clément Laporte, Clément Vernet, Coleen Lochabay, Colin Brain, Com’of design, damien.bracciotti , Dan Hollacher, Daniel Arce, Daniel Budka, David Hoizey, David Polizelli Hoffmann, david.baril, Davide Bedocchi, Derek Lau, djstep1, Dmitry Abdeev, Ebube Onyema, Elen Le Tannou, Elisabeth Springer, Emiliano Martinez, Emilien Gillet, Eric Bardot, Eric Beaupère, Eric Paoli Infanzon, Eriks Lapins, eva.lacuskova, eva.lacuskova, Fabien Nowak, Fanny Moulin, Fernando Ferreira da Costa Junior, Florent Bonneviale, Florent Guilbaud, Francis Banguet, François QUILLARD, Fred Luzet, fuerst.pascal, George Bowler, Germain Cauvy, Giedrius Budrys, gil, Gilles Pfeiffer, Giz Beardon, greg.araya, GRELIER Florentine, Guave Studios GmbH Guave Motion, GUÉRET Matthieu, Guido Mariano, Guilbert Sylvain, Guillaume Mariotti, Guillaume Marrou, Guillaume Polveche, Guillaume Rousseau, Gustavo Almenara, Gustavo Miaciro, Gwendal Le Naour, gyom h, H Robert Marquet “Bob”, Håkon Lundvall, Harlem Harl, Hervé Dumont, Hiromi Ishibashi, Hristina Braykova, Ilya Gusinski, INSITE SCOP, Jacek Jefimiuk, Jack Kasprzak, Jakub Adam Makowski, Jared Mark Graham, Jason Jantzen, Javier Villalba, Jean-Baptiste Quaghebeur, Jean-Baptiste Sanno, Jean-Damien Gros, Jean-Philippe Albaret, Jean-Philippe Jambert, Jeff Cooney, Jeremi Picard, Jeremy Pluvinage, Jesse Kerman, Joachim Schwarz, Joakim Ottosson, Joe Brooks, Joel PiTrel, Johannes Krohn, John Nelson, Jonas Hummelstrand, jonasgreulich, Jose Carlos Conde Acuaviva, jose gerardo arce lopez, joshua.gslaby, Juan David Almanza Lamo, Juanca Flores, Julie Faussard, Julien Brugière, Julien Gouz, Julien Pilarski, Julien Pilipczuk, Karyl GAUTIER, Kate Jessop, Keizo Abe, kim nari, Kirby Conn, Kris Bosmans, Krista van der Wilk, Lars , Latham Arnott, Laura Marchant, Laura Palmer, Laurent Kanadiou Freyre, Lea Str, Lemesre Julien Erase-studio, Lenny Pomerantz, LES FILMS DU NORD, Liguori Nicolas, Luca Pecori, Luigi De Frenza, Maeva Pensivy, Manuel Viqueira Carballal, Marc Messiaen, Marco Oggero, Maresch & Sturm, Mario Burbach, Mario Hounkanrin, Marion PATIN, Martial Coulon, Martin Pageot, Martine Carton, matanarbel, Mathieu Faure, Mathieu JACOULET, Mathieu Travi, Mathilde Boudet, Matt Lloyd, Matthew Fernandez, matthewacarrick, Matthias Jach, Matthieu Fremeaux, megamonkees , Merlin Pardo, Michael Gorbachev, Michael Helmrich, Mickael Carton, Mickaël Hernandez, morgan, Motion Café, Motion Design Studio BRUSSOBAUM, MrGlox , muftix, Mysteropodes Drouin, Neil Ingle, Nic Dean, nicolas bougere, Nicolas Castelli, Nicolas Chaunu, Nicolas Dehaut, Nicolas DIDION, Nicolas Dufresne, Nicolas Grandry, nicolas matelot, nicolas.palmier, nicole alman, nirl28, Norbert Radvanyi, Nothing to Hide, Nuno Trindade, Nycolas Gorizian, Oana Nechifor, Olivier Escher, Olivier Jean, Olivier Patté, onillon.thierry, P Yalaoui, Pauline DE, Payage Mickael, pdicamillo12, Philip P Betts, Philipp Reinhardt, Philippe Mignot, Philippe VECI, Pierre Cornille, Pierre Jond, pierre marteel, Pierre Munier, Pierre W. Borne, Pierre-Alain Lécroart, Pierre-Baptiste Harrivelle, QingRu Yu, Raphaëlle Prud’homme, Rémi Rongier, Renaud DANIEL, Renaud Mazotti, René Andritsch, Ricardo Abraham Ibarra Duarte, Ricardo Arce, Robin CARLO, Rodrigo Dominguez Salazar, Romy Tokic, Ronald Anzenberger, Ronny Andrä, Ronny Andrä, Roth Frédéric, Roxana Rodriguez, Ruben Alejandro Trejo Segura, Ruben Giménez, ruldewuold, Ryan Sears, SAINT RAYMOND, Sam Burkardt, Samuel Van Ingen, samy tichadou, Saul Yance Echegaray, Sébastien GAETTA, Sebastien Mesnage, Sebastien Vincent, Sergey Vodianov, Shao H, shirley natasha pinto, Simon Hervieu, Simon Stojanovski, Songz Meng, Sonya Robine, Sorrentino Anaïs, Spenser Williams, Stein WILD, Stephane Neau, Stéphane Zissu, Stephanie Leonard, Stephen Richard, Steve Pratt, Sylvain Kauffmann, Tao Mao, THAN TRONG Frederic, Thiago Maia, Thomas Crausaz, Thomas Duphil, Thomas Prinzivalli, thrawn, Tiago Castro, Tim Martyn, Tom Conner, Tomas Ärlemo, Tomáš Honěk, Tomas Spokauskas, traffic.in.the.skies, Trebalag Ludovic, Ty Bardi, Vadim Luks, Valentin Nozahic, Valérie WINTZ, Valleron Nicolas, vendu, Veronica Delgado, Vicidomini Lionel, Viliam Snirc, Viliam Snirc, Villain Cedric, Vitaliy Movsha, Voignier lisa, Warren D M Reed, wlazinski matthieu, Xavier Golfier, Yan-Ali Tabarand, Yavor Popov, Yaya Gadon, Yohan Le Diraison, Yohann GAMBA, Yoran Legemble, Zach Prichard, Zdeněk Dovole, Zétény Vörös.
261 Duik 16 indiegogo backers
258 Duik 15 indiegogo backers