You let people post 3D images of Second Life which has all been made and needs to have people download items to place on thier character... how is that ok?
I agree with you here. But the new rules also cover SL as well---if the user created the SL model, their work is permissible. If they're using 'out of the box' content, it is not. So the SL stuff isn't being treated any differently than the Poser stuff.
You CAN'T create your own figures IN Poser, that isn't how it works... maybe if you took the time to research something that YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT, you'd understand it better.
This is correct, you can't create objects in Poser, because Poser isn't a 3D construction program, it's 3D manipulation program.
I do A LOT of my own texture work and some basic modeling of primitives to use with my figures
If you have sufficient content in your pic that you created, then you don't have anything to worry about, do you? If the pic is mostly 'out of the box' content, then it won't be, because it doesn't fall under the by you/for you clause.
YOU artists don't create the paper and pencils you draw with... you buy them, same as me with my models. Give that a try and tell me how it works
Your grasping at straws here...comparing apples and oranges, really. You cannot compare the two. A pencil and paper, on their own, have no discernible content---without human imagination/creativity, that pencil won't move and nothing will end up on that paper. Poser creates its own content. A more accurate comparison would be to compare Poser to a coloring book---the content is already there--not created by the user, but the user contribute and make the picture 'their' own, depending upon their skill.
3D IS ART (in any shape or form)... you have NO RIGHT to tell an artist what IS or IS NOT art... only the ARTIST can say what is ART
No one is arguing that 3D isn't art. I believe the argument is that Poser art that does not contain user-created content and is thus simply manipulation of someone elses' creation, and therefore does not adhere to the by you/for you clause of the AUP.
if someone asks, or if the image warrants it, I rightfully let the members of FA know that most of what I do is purchased, I never said any of the items are 100% mine and sometimes will credit with a link to said item if I remember or said item exists still.
I don't think failure to give credit is an issue.
I have already proven that I can draw and model in other programs and have posted these examples, so what you are doing IS NOT FAIR just becuase I choose a medium and a way of doing things the way I want to do them
From what I understand, just in my journal alone, three people have left/are leaving/are deleting works because they are AFRAID!
You have managed to place fear and regret... and now loathing into the hearts of the people that have bailed your asses out when the entire system went down, nice way to show thanks to those that wanted to help and cared enough to help
I hardly think a handful of Poser artists "bailed" anyones' asses out. I'm sure they've contributed, but not to that extent---there are over 10,000 users on FA, after all. The biggest contributors, from what I've seen, aren't even artists at all---but people who commission a lot of artists.
Honestly, if you're that upset over it, I'm sure you can find a more appropriate venue to showcase your art---Renderosity, Renderotica, ect. But to expect a non profit website to eat the cost/effort/ect. of having to accept art that doesn't adhere to their policies just because a few people are good at it, is just ridiculous.
Honestly, VCL doesn't allow fan art---even if credit is given and it's original (ie: I drew it), they don't allow it. Should I go demand they allow it? Or should I accept that it's their site, their money, their time/effort, and find another venue for my fan art?