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smudgethis says

^ and to those of you who may be thinking ‘how the hell did that project come out of a discussion on duplicate projects?’, I strongly advise you read through the thread.

Duplicate projects bug the hell out of me and I see absolutely no merit in allowing them on the marketplace so the more attention I can bring to this issue the better (in my opinion that is anyway).

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smudgethis says

The ‘Astronaut’ template is now in the queue… for those who are interested.

...and it’s alive! I know I can’t promote my own work on the forums so I won’t link to it. I just wanted to let you all know that the conclusion to ‘the inspiration debate’ is somewhere on Videohive for you to view should you be at all interested.

J

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smudgethis says

Where are my followed authors? I only like seeing the work of a select few (hence why I follow them) and now that seems to have gone.

Not a fan of the new design guys, it wasn’t broken so why try to fix it.

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smudgethis says

The ‘Astronaut’ template is now in the queue… for those who are interested.

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smudgethis says



not bad ;)
Thanks, please don’t rip it off.
not my style sry

What is your style?

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smudgethis says

There are two cows in the field at the end. The idea was to prove the difference between taking inspiration from something and just simply copying it.

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smudgethis says

not bad ;)

Thanks, please don’t rip it off.

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smudgethis says

So…

I sat down for a couple of hours this morning and made this. Now it isn’t word for word to the script of @VideoMaster but then again I didn’t want to copy it, I was merely INSPIRED by it.

https://vimeo.com/72544218

Hopefully will get this onto the marketplace in the next couple of weeks. I still have some tweaks to do before I am entirely happy with the animation.

J

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smudgethis says

what if you think a lot and find an idea and ready to make it, then you go searching in VH to see if someone has made it before, and bam you find an item similar to what you had in mind, what would you do then? would you say “S@#$, let’s go find another idea”? or you will try to make something new out of that same concept, something that is different to the already existed item at least in implementation? im just curious to know what you guys do in these situations!

Because there’s only ever one way of producing something…

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smudgethis says

And @Jekot yes the word ‘inspiration’ does exist but it should not come from this site.

The author of the original tree photo gallery was inspired by something off-site, the subsequent projects saw that and copied it.

There is a massive difference between seeing something in nature or in an art gallery or over-hearing a conversation or just taking a walk in a park and getting inspired to create something new rather than looking at the best-selling list on Videohive and going “hmmm, I could do that and get a lot of sales.”

My latest project was ‘inspired’ by the fact that my best friends just had a baby and I wanted to create something beautiful for them. It was not as a result of seeing someone on here being successful with another ‘You’ve had a baby’ project.

There is a difference and I have a clear understanding of that. I hope one day you can learn it too.

Anyway, rant over. I’m feeling inspired so I’m going to go animate An astronaut flying towards a moon and then get hitted by a flying super alien cow. Astronaut dies and the cow goes to the Earth and write across the clouds “Your text goes here.”

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