It is possible, if you are good and selling on themeforest, videohive, audiojungle and graphicriver. For some other marketplaces is different story
“bosbone” I don’t think you are right when you said “less competition, more buyers, higher priced items” take a look on 3d ocean.
If you can choose, choose something you like doing, because if you don’t like what you are doing you will be just like 80% other authors who have 1 item and 1 sale, and after one year they give up.
Do not worry, this is for all models. I have some generic models and there is also this notice. Click on link “property released”, and read the text you will see what it is about
Actually I think it is based on category, for textures is probably automatic but for 3d models is reviewer choice. I am not 100% sure, correct me if I am wrong
Photoshop have some 3d effects but I didn’t know that have ability to make 3d objects. Maybe you misunderstood something. Anyway there is not easy and fast way to make good 3d model – except Cinema 4D
3D Scanning is the easiest way, it is more and more popular, but scanned 3d models are only useful for 3D printing.
Waw this is nice number. Envato gets more than 3500 new members per day. It should pass 4.5 M before Christmas
Congratulations You have cool username. Good luck with sales
Finally I get “Author was Featured” icon. Yay!
You are right prices are to low in most cases, and I know from experiences this hurts. When you sell same model on other marketplaces for 3x to 10x better price. And over there if you lower price, other author and buyer will be angry. You become under cutter. I think big players, from 3d industry don’t want to buy from here because this will mean that they undercut their own business.
If I remember correctly on some marketplaces price suggestion was like this.
Average hourly wage for 3d was estimated around 50$, so if you work on model 10 hours. 50$ x10 = 500$ If you put price 50$ for your model, buyer will be happy because he just pay 450$ less. This was some basic concept for people who didn’t know what price to put.
But as industry is changing I see that some marketplaces have more complex system for pricing and searching. Price should be consider by looking on what type of product is, what is quality of this product, how much time it takes to make this product, and how much are buyers willing to pay for it.
Abut character pricing, you are right it is a funny. Good quality characters cost from $80 to $600, in some cases even more much more.
I hope 3d ocean will improve in time, bring more customers, more authors, and make better prices, but this will not be easy job for the staff, as Envato is more focused on themeforest and new Envato Studio