Balistique saidThanks for saying that, it makes me feel much nicer but way dumber. If this is true, why is it so hard to support to communicate/confirm it? Especially considering the fact the given date (26th of February) is the reason this whole thread (and a previous one) exist.
You will be featured author soon, just be patient… This is the way of featured system works
They sent me this on March 1st:
“Congratulations! We love your files and have decided to make you VideoHive’s featured author of the week. You won’t be featured until the 26th of February, but you already have the shiny new badge. Enjoy!” (3 days later than the original date)
After contacting support today for over 3 – 4 times over twitter and being twitted “We’ll answer you now”, there was no answer through email nor twitter, and the 26th of February is long gone. So dreams are crushed, expectations aren’t met, and its me who’s very disappointed.
At least there’s a new badge, hopefully they won’t take that away from me too. It can always be worse addeystock, you had 3 days of “glory” ... Still very sorry to see it happend to you too.
Here’s a thought: There is only one active reviewer currently working for the past 2 – 3 weeks. We’re not allowed to call out names, and its irrelevant to the topic. If you take a close look you’ll see that most files are approved at the same time for the past week or two.
When there were two reviewers or three active, it used to be easy to tell who’s reviewing what just because of the time difference of approvals, it was usually a batch of approvals during Daytime in Europe and another batch during Daytime in the US.
davidossahdez: Thanks for the useful information!
Here’s something that really intrigues me, by linking Source text properties only the actual text gets linked. Is there a way to link the font selection / kerning as well?
This always kept me away from linking Source text, once the user modified the kerning and font selection in one layer it would only “transfer” the actual text thus leaving the user in a “complex” situation incase he modified the font / kerning / paragraph properties .
+1 (maybe -1?)
tough month. weak week.
My video is an After Effects Trapcode form application of Hollywood Camera Works Hot moves DVD. That’s what I aimed for to begin with and thats the final result. Almost all of the the dynamics of this project are based on Camera moves/Lens angles they teach of on those DVDs.
Choosing a Telescopic Lens in AE to Pivot around the Form Landscape on 0:21 – 0:23 is an example, but the entire project was driven behind this logic, I have seen the other project in the past but didn’t think it was anything similar . (No aerial helicopter shots, no long fly throughs, etc…)
Perhaps thats why some might think its better or more “elegant”, either way, it’s an entirely different idea / project. If you ever get a chance to see Hollywood Camera Works Hot moves – you’ll see the EXACT moves & theories they’re talking of – This time, applied into a Trapcode form environment. That’s the entire source of inspiration, the root and the fruit of this project.
Either way, it’s got absolutely nothing to do with the project its constantly compared to other than the fact I’ve made the mistake of using the same placeholders in the initial preview therefore creating something too similar. I hoped people could see beyond the choice of placeholders and background color, that the difference in the dynamics and camera moves would speak for itself. Had I known those 2 weeks of fun intense process would end up this way I would’ve never bothered.
This marketplace means a great deal for me, and no project in the world is worth risking it for, even if you actually tried to bring something new and original to the table.
Peace & Love
P.S Really Sorry everyone, could we possibly move on, start a blank page or just delete this one? (thread)
@GrizzleFX: Advice taken. Loving Envato too much here to even think about being locked out of the party. Just have to focus on making the next puppy a truly outstanding one.
@TrooperFX, Balistique and Maupa
The original file was soft rejected and I resubmitted the preview that is shown. I’m not presenting false information, the response I received and the wording from the reviewer where in regards to this updated preview, AFTER the file has been updated.
Now , I used the same social icon pack(the only decent one thats available to use), and a blue background in the original version because I think it sells better. Is that a crime? If so, I admit.
Gray gradient or orange in the background combined with the dark Envato marketplace logos just dont do it for me as much as Colorful social icons and a corporate blue background
Eventually the item is there because of the dynamics, the camera moves, the edit, the music, the animation. Its more than just an empty project with a plugin, icon pack and a background, and if you can look beyond that – its clearly not plagiarism.
By the way, the original project I ripped off from has Skype, Yahoo! and Microsoft logos in its preview which I was not dumb enough to copy – Guess people were too busy spotting plagiarism they missed that part .
I’ve tried to discuss this with support by replying to a ticket, and the answer I got was as follows:
Hey Johnathan, The claims brought to us were verified and found valid by our review team. It was decided that your item remain disabled but your account remain active so you are welcome to submit new work. Kind Regards, ** *, Envato Support Department
The fact that my account was at stake here only for using the same plugin, the same free set of social icons and a light blue gradient – scares me just about enough for me to keep my mouth shut, Envato gave me a great opportunity, its too much to risk here.