I moved a few months ago on a non exclusive. For now I can say that I am satisfied. Of course it is a percentage of 33% or 40% is too small, but you can sell in more places and see which one suits you better. If one place proves much better than others you can easily cross the back on the exclusivity.
I think that the quality of the models from 3D ocean meets the standards of most customers. Look a little better, and you will see that actually there are more bad 3d models on Turbosquid. There are no quality checks, you can simply put the cube on sale for $100, and nobody cares.
For me, the non exclusives seems like a better option, but it is too early to be sure.
December 2012 is my best month so far. More then 45 sales. This monthly earnings is 3 times higher than the previous months. I hope it will stay that way.
Materials and Shaders category supports a newer version of CINEMA 4D. Unfortunately, I see that supports only R14, they skipped the 12 and 13 version.
I’ve created a v-ray materials for cinema 4d r12. It is a set of ceramic tiles. Unfortunately Cinema 4D R12 not supported in materials and shaders section. Is there any hope for Cinema 4d R12 ? I’ve already spent too much time to give up.
3D Ocean is relatively young. There are less than 7000 models. Some competitors have more than 200 000 models. Also the prices are quite low on some models, so serious buyers think there is something wrong with them, so they prefer to buy a more expensive model, from place where they are sure that the quality is unquestionable. Solution: Upload more items and promote them on internet. Try to develop models for different categories, Also try to focus on items that are not yet in the database, the items you think that would be sold several times.