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contrastblack Envato team says

Hey, thanks for the warm welcome :)

Actually, I’ve never really had any preference in terms of packages. I’m doing some research in terms of “best value/quality for the money”. I know that even back then Cinema was a great thing, but since then, zbrush expanded into more of a all-round tool, instead of “just sculpting”, AD introduced subscriptions, Modo became usable (and is something I’m currently looking at) and and and.

Now just looking at the pricing… I’m not sure I can cover the costs for a c4D Studio license at this time for instance :D

  • I am looking for a good, solid render engine that doesn’t need v-ray additionally to the already “modest” costs to produce realistic images.
  • Something that comes with a good basic animation toolset & scripting, if I ever reach the level where I need that
  • Needs to be “light” enough to allow me to model mid to high poly scenes on a laptop, and render on the beast once I get to it
  • Something with loads of resources to learn / advance my knowledge
  • It doesn’t cost over 3K Euros :D

Cinema ticks most of those boxes

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contrastblack Envato team says

Hey Doru,

You’re right about your hunch, and this is indeed against the rules. If you are talking about a different case, might want to open up a ticket and report it, so that it can be investigated. If you’re talking about your self… well, no. :D

This would fall under self-promotion and “offering freebies”, really expensive freebies .

Thanks!

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contrastblack Envato team says

OK, let’s prepare ourselves for tons of messages “Can you either help me out with this or refund me my money?” and “I have just purchased your theme by mistake. Could I please get a refund?” :-)

Hey audemedia,

Should such messages come into play, it’s probably obvious that the customer should be redirected to Support, and not directly refunded. :)

Those messages are already there, by the way.

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contrastblack Envato team says

We are selling digital stock products – I really can’t get my head around why authors have requested “author refunds”. It makes absolutely zero business and common sense. I can see why Envato would want to add a feature like that, but why on earth would authors? Can an author in favor of this (or who requested it) please explain their thinking behind it? Maybe I’ve missed something!

Hey Cubell,

This is covered in here under the Author Driven Refunds section. From an Author point of view, sometimes the ability to offer a refund is an option some authors want to have, when communication is not working out as it should, or the resolution to a problem is nowhere in sight.

The process was already there, it involved contacting Support and requesting this, and of course, this also takes longer than we’d like. Once these tools are launched, the process should be much more streamlined offering an additional resource for authors, should they need it.

Hope this makes sense :)

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contrastblack Envato team says

Hey guys,

As some of you may know, I also happen to be quite passionate about 3D, not only as a staff member, but previously as a 3DOcean author as well. I feel I haven’t had much (any) time for creating new items, due to various reasons (including but not limited to work :D )

Decided it was time for a change, so I’m thinking about “pushing” some time in to get back to my love for 3D. As such, I was wondering what I missed, what I need to know, what changed?! Last time I blinked we had Cinema 4D R10, now it’s at 16…

What program are you using? Any particular reason why it’s worth investing in it, and not in another package?

A lot of questions, I know, but I’m sure newcomers would appreciate the resource such a thread could become, if we all contribute to it :)

p.s: last but not least, a bit more activity in the forums would be a nice touch too :)

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contrastblack Envato team says


Hey guys, just bumping this so that we can get a bit more community input on this. Could everyone that would like to submit to such a category (and already maybe has models that can only be submitted to it) post here? Thanks!
would be great to start this category with a BOUNTY! we need some more love here in 3DOcean.

I hear ya… Will have to ask around to see when/if anything is planned for the near future, but I do agree that tying this category launch together with a nice competition would benefit all authors on 3DO :)

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contrastblack Envato team says

Hi,

The file you have purchased seems to be “Well Documented” according to the Item description. This also includes installation instructions, which are delivered within the archive. If you still have further after having read through the available documentation, please contact the author.

Thanks!

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contrastblack Envato team says

It says my Author fee is 37.5%. Does that mean I will earn $62.50 on a $100 item? o_O I’m just as confused as everybody else.

Hey Blinn,

Please use the slider mentioned here for a clearer understanding of what amount you will be making. :)


What i understood is that my income wont be affected by the change and thats essential that we need to understand, but a question, i guess there will be no more 2$ surcharge for us anymore (buyers who dont deposit) ?

That is correct. The surcharge should have not been “shared” in the first place, but as Collis mentioned here, this was previously left untouched due to time/infrastructure limitations back then.

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contrastblack Envato team says

Hey khorigin,

Provided you follow all steps implied for both of the hosts, you can claim both credits. :)

Thanks!

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contrastblack Envato team says

If you are not going for this dialog, the rant will never end,

To be fair, this is and will always be the absolute truth, no matter which approach you take, Creattive.

See, the fun thing about having an opinion is that it makes perfect sense to the one writing/having it, but it can mean a completely different thing to everyone else reading it, which is what you’ve kindly shown through your post above. This is what I was talking about in terms of perception.

Of course, one could go about and interpret and think about every possible single meaning behind the hidden riddles embroidered into a dialogue, however, as I’m sure you know based on the principles of animation, time is finite :) Yes, we do invest more time at our own expense sometimes, such as this thread where I’m responding to you, because you bring very valid points to the table, and some which I personally don’t agree with, yet feel compelled to give a counter-argument to, at 3 a.m on a Saturday. Unfortunately, the day holds too few hours, the week too few days, the millennium but a thousand years. Proportionality does not allow equal amounts of invested time into every aspect, and sadly, life is linear.

The conclusion I’m getting at is – everyone has a point to make, but then again, you (and the others) have more time (summed up) to invest in thinking about what you perceive as having went wrong, and even more time invested in pointing that out. This investment results in more stuff we are reading through and some of it, unfortunately, isn’t as pretty as the current example. Sure, I’ll go from the presumption that all of it is constructive and relevant to the entire community, although you do know that’s not always the case. As previously stated, we are humans too, unfortunately. What bothers one so easily that it can lead to reading so much into a decision to lock a thread, is the very same element that affects us, when that is the sole “label” being added to all our work. Only difference is, you don’t ever see a thread by a staff member to complaining, about pretty much anything in return :)

Please be more mindful of how easily it is to read into and misinterpret other’s actions, before judging that they’re wrong or not thought through. If you truly believe that’s the case, being civil (as you are), is the way to go about pointing that out. Listening works best when the person having something to say is not shouting at your face from whisper distance. 10.000 whispers sound louder than one can imagine, let alone 10.000 screams. You get my analogy.

On that note, thanks again for taking the time to clarify what you meant, and I’m sorry if I left the impression that I was trying to discredit your entire reply based on your first paragraph. That was not my intention. My intention was to point out the fact that it was a funny coincidence, which often times happens even with staff replies, – but I agree, it was a bad context to add to. :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

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