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« on: August 12, 2008, 20:55 »
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If you create abstract textures and tileable images, you might want to think about selling them on Turbo Squid (www.turbosquid.com), it's a 3D modeling site.  A number of graphics artists do well there selling images that can be used as backdrops for models or textures that can be applied to models.  You set your own price and split 50/50 with them.


« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2008, 21:33 »
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Do you submit there? How is your sales? How much do you earn per month?

« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2008, 22:10 »
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Someone else suggested it to me a little over a month ago, I've only uploaded 6 files there so far (space textures) at $14 each and I've sold 3.

If you join the site and visit the forums you'll see requests for decent textures all the time, mostly stuff I don't do... sadly.

« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2008, 22:35 »
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It's good to know that you sold some stuff.. thanks for the info... i'll check it out.

« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2008, 04:38 »
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End User And Seller Agreement

<snip>

The Seller grants to the Member who either purchases license rights to Content via a Valid Sale, or downloads freely available Content submitted by the Seller, a non-exclusive, worldwide, license in any medium now known or hereinafter invented to: (a) reproduce, post, promote, license, sell, publicly perform, publicly display, digitally perform, or transmit for promotional and commercial purposes; (b) use any trademarks, service marks or trade names incorporated in the Content in connection with Seller material; and (c) use the name and likeness of any individuals represented in the Content only in connection with Your material. The Member license to Content in this paragraph is limited to Incorporated Content. Such use or republication, including sale or distribution of Content that is not Incorporated Content is prohibited. For illustration, approved distribution or use of Content as Incorporated Content includes, but is not limited to:

(i) As rendered still images or moving images; resold as part of a feature film, broadcast, or stock photography.

<end>

the way I read this, someone can buy your image and do absolutely anything with including selling it as a stock image themselves ?? (is that right?)

Phil

« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2008, 06:46 »
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When used on a model and "rendered", they can sell that render as stock.

For example, I have purchased a number of models with textures from TS and then animated or rendered stills from Cinema 4D.

« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2008, 07:40 »
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When used on a model and "rendered", they can sell that render as stock.

For example, I have purchased a number of models with textures from TS and then animated or rendered stills from Cinema 4D.

thanks

« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2009, 10:36 »
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So, if I submit my textures to TS, someone can resell only his rendered 3D models ?
« Last Edit: January 11, 2009, 10:53 by whitechild »

« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2009, 15:42 »
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Correct.

It is not allowed to resell the texture, but a 3D render which use this texture can be resold on microstock sites.

« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2009, 17:05 »
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There are limits to this. No matter what TS allows (or 3d.sk, etc), microstock sites might not accept such images. I had a discussion on istock a while ago about using images of a person from 3d.sk to create a photorealistic model if that person, and then selling renders of this as microstock. 3d.sk allows this, but istock will not accept a likeness without a MR, which 3d.sk does not provide. Of course we're talking more generic textures in this thread, but 3d is a very gray area as far as licensing is concerned. Expect developments in policy in the near future.

On a slightly different note, what's to stop me using a purchased image to texture a plane, render it orthogonally in flat lighting, and sell the render, indistinguishable from the original image used for the texture?
« Last Edit: January 11, 2009, 17:08 by averil »

« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2009, 08:32 »
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Thank you!


« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2009, 10:15 »
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On a slightly different note, what's to stop me using a purchased image to texture a plane, render it orthogonally in flat lighting, and sell the render, indistinguishable from the original image used for the texture?
I think it is commonly agreed on 3D resources sites license terms that such usage is forbidden: you should not be able to "extract" the source image from the 3D render.

« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2009, 12:41 »
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I got official answer from turbosquid staff:
"Hi,

The usage that you are outlining is forbidden under the terms of our End User License Agreement (EULA). The main point of our EULA is that customers agree to protect the original artist's intellectual property. They must ensure that the material cannot be extracted and reused by a third party. They may not resell, offer, or post the 3D content itself in any 3D format which would destroy its commercial value to its creator and IP owner.

I hope this helps to clarify. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

Regards,
TurboSquid Member Services"


 

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