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    Dyaus, it is a very nice model and texturing job you have done.

    Brian - Without meaning to inflame the discussion...I hope you can answer a couple questions.

    - How do you determine whether or not a creature design that you are working on is legal for use? Especially in the instance where you are the person doing the design versus being commissioned from someone who has already acquired the legal rights to the design.

    - What/how do you recommend acquiring permission from an artist to use/post a design that you may have been inspired by and are not going to financially profit from?

    The more I look at the excellent designs out there, the more I realize that the essence of some ideas in my own creative place have been done in some miniscule part by someone else. It is very difficult to design something 100% original without taking some inspiration (even if its only 1/100th of a percent) from someone or somewhere. How do you repeatedly come up with something 100% original?

    Again, my questions are not meant to be inflammatory. I TOTALLY understand and agree with your reasoning for respecting the rights of the artist, even if the person "borrowing" the idea is not profiting financially or professionally from the design.
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    *bump*

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    Hi dyaus,

    My position remains the same.
    I appreciate that your a student, truely.
    But please keep in mind, that I also am a zbrusher, like your self.

    Concider that if you had commisioned some artwork, to be used as you saw fit. And someone else was using it.

    Let's say I had wanted to do a sculpt, or Zbrush model of it some time, what now? Must I wait in line behind you?

    Please understand.
    Again, I would apprecite your immediate cooperation on this.

    Regards,
    ~Brian Wade

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    the images have been removed.

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    Even though Dyaus is in the right, I can understand removing the images out of consideration.

    I don't think this should necessarily stop you from including the image in your portfolio though.
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    Hey Brian,

    Not trying to piss you off becasue I know this is your bread and butter here, but I have to ask. If this design was that important for you to keep for yourself, then why did you let Carlos put it up on his site? I mean, it's just sitting there taunting young 3D artists (digital and traditional) to make their own versions of it. Pretty much everything Carlos does is inspirational, so it seems a litle unreasonable to ask someone to not be inspired by something they've seen. Just a thought.

    I do understand how you feel though. If I paid money for a design, I wouldn't want anyone else using it either.

    Looks like Carlos was a little inspired himself from an old Vincent Guastini design: http://www.vincentguastiniproductions.com/METASPAWN1.jpg

    ~Mike D.
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