Discuss the AUP here. Issues, concerns, etc.
Do not discuss cub art. There is another thread there for it.
Thanks for fucking over animators like myself who ANIMATE not create. Did you know that most people in the 3D field don't actually create models? THEY ANIMATE THEM.Screenshots/Screencaptures, Character Generators & 3D Models
* 3D Modeling - 3D models are permitted so long as the rendered models are original user creations. Pre-made models (or edits and variations thereof) are prohibited.
Why can't you accept this? This is almost akin to your "your not an artist unless you have a degree" statement a few years back.
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Quick question about the screenshots part. If I'm correct, then people uploading screenshots from their own videos for the sake of linking other people to that video would be removed unless it contained something like a fursuit. And if it was a fursuit, then it would count towards the ten allowed in the gallery. Am I right?
The rule should be:
Pre-packaged or downloadable models may only be used if they contain modifications to separate them from the stock model, such as complete re-texturing or edits to their mesh. (Partial re-textures, re-coloring and hue-shifts do not constitute "modification".
This is a very minor edit of the previous rule.
It might be best to actually include animations in the wording of what is allowable with pre-packaged or downloadable models, like this:
Pre-packaged or downloadable models may only be used if they contain modifications to separate them from the stock model, such as complete re-texturing or edits to their mesh, or are used in animations. (Partial re-textures, re-coloring and hue-shifts do not constitute "modification" Stock animation loops are not acceptable.)
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The fact is that pre-made models from programs such as poser are not accepted in any part of the 3D field.
However, I do respect those who can animate poser models. I see too many poser users that claim they tried animating out but it was too hard for them.
Dragoneer, I liked the original edit to this much better. People need to learn how to make thier own things.
I know this is a bit silly, but does that include vandalism of Wikipedia? x3;# Illegal Activity - Images containing or alluding to illegal activity (e.g. vandalism, drugs and related paraphernalia) are prohibited.
On a more serious note, regarding the adult sex toys ban, does this pertain only to photos, or does it pertain to concept-drawings as well?
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So, if I were to take a photo at a convention that happened to have me in it (posing with a fursuiter, etc.) would that count against the 3 personal images restriction?Due to general community interest, we permit users to post images of furry conventions or fursuits with lessened restrictions.
Wait a minute... Only three images of any single character? So we can't have pictures of a character in different situations? What does this mean for comics? I've seen many comics on FA that are more than three pages, all with the same two or more characters.
Hey, about the photo department. Auto photos fall in the PhotoBucket or the Personal section?
Just like some artists can do line art but not color, and others can color and not do line art. Just because someone doesn't have all the skills to model, texture and animate doesn't mean they have no skills. If someone is a skilled animator, why should they be forced to make their own crappy models? Do actors have to sew their own costumes?
- Illegal Activity - Images containing or alluding to illegal activity (e.g. vandalism, drugs and related paraphernalia) are prohibited."
Ok this one will cause a HUGE debate here.
There are definitely a lot of people who have depiction of murder, or alluding to a character who murders others. Murder is illegal, but constantly shown in the media movies. Along with "vandalism". These things we see in movies all the time of the baddie characters. Is this a photo only thing, or just all art in general? Because this particular rule is vague, and can go many different ways, and the argument would be how widely accepted many of these activities are in our films.
EDIT: Disregard this post I re-read to make sure. Remind me never to read shit when I'm tired.
whoops, NM XD
though to not waste space I will mention that I think in order to regulate 3d modeling you should have a specific admin for that, and a person that knows about 3d modeling.
I have known at least one artist that got in trouble for making their own because admins didn't believe them.
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Oh wait, ok, found what I was meaning to look for. This is in the TOS, not AUP:
"refrain from making comments, journals, statements or posting material which is racist, bigoted, defamatory, otherwise offensive towards any particular sexuality, philosophy, religion, illegal gambling (raffles, games of chance) or content alluding to illegal activity or child pornography."
THIS was the one I was actually led to, and I'm wondering what this whole thing means. Does this include artwork of commonly drawn subjects, such as Prostitution, Rape, Murder, Torture, etc? To what extent does "illegal activity" go, and how will this affect people?
As I mentioned earlier, some of these things are things we see in our movies every day, and the movies are legal, just rated for adults. I would really like some clarification on this, because it's made me nervous over my own characters and artwork. It says posting "material", but does this mean art, or stories, or photos...?
Last time I heard the ratio of animators to modelers, albeit a bit outdated, was something to the magnitude of 1:500 of modelers to animators.
Just look at any 3D movie credit listing. You have a small group (if even that much) that did the modeling, and much, much more people who do the animation process.
Just because we cannot create a model, does not mean that we lack skills. It takes a lot of hard work to pull off realistic looking animations, and animators deserve to show off their works just as much as anyone else. Even if it IS with premade models.
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Taxidermy - Taxidermy is permitted as long as respect is shown to the creatures involved. There may be no gore, signs of pain or trauma.
I am TRULY surprised at this rule! I would hope a site about animals would abhor putting their dead bodies on display as trophies or shrines!
Taxidermy is the epitome of bad taste when it comes to animal, it's bad enough the thing died, or was killed but now you stuff it for display?
Suiting for me is being able to interact with people and children without them thinking I'm a weirdo. I mean, what would people think if you were walking around town randomly waving and smiling and hugging? Now bring a fursuit into that picture and you have people waving, smiling and asking for hugs! Suits are like breaking a language barrier, cuz I mean everyone knows what a hug is! -Shebawolf145
but for two things rarely do people ever post pictures of their pets stuffed, it's mostly the dear/bear/etc they hunted down, and secondly the last thing anyone should have to see when the come to this art site, is a dead animal, no matter how pretty it's surroundings.
If you choose to have your animal stuffed it is not my place to tell you otherwise. but i will say i think the idea of keeping them with you always makes it very hard to heal the emotional wounds and move on.
Last edited by scorp_poison; 11-24-2010 at 11:39 PM. Reason: spelling
Loads of things art considered art, doesn't mean they are XD
and museums use it to educate, I couldn't post a do it yourself taxidermy photo collage now could I? XD
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