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31/01/2014 20:37:59

AuroraMoon
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lol, it's okay... I understand what you mean.

I love creating 3d art, and actually got started into it as a hobby... but actually ended up making money off it. I now will occasionally sell 3d stuff that I made myself. so I can understand that part....

and I don't really begrudge companies for wanting to sell their products for a fee... I understand that they need to make a living after all. That's just sometimes I feel that some companies over-estimate what people are willing to pay for their product. The biggest mistake any company can make is not having a flexible money plan.

For example, Photoshop. Some versions of it costs as much as 400 dollars, yet I can find other programs that can do the same exact things that Photoshop does for only 30 dollars.
It just kind of feels like they're kind of egoistical for assuming that people would want to pay them that much when they can just go for a 30-dollar program that does the same thing. It also leads to them being the most pirated software in the entire world because people get frustrated with the adobe company for not being willing to set up a pay plan where it could become more affordable.

Moviestorm is getting old, and hasn't done anything to update their models/looks at all. As somebody else said it now looks like cutscenes from an old game from 20+ years ago. The same way that "The Movies" PC game's graphics are now majorly out-dated because there was nothing done to update it at all. Years ago it might had been reasonable to pay 70 dollars for Moviestorm, but now? There's better animation programs out there....

At least Muvizu has a reasonable pay plan. you can pay to get a water mark removed once or twice any time you like for a small fee... you have the free version of the software... or you can choose to upgrade to play+. Yes, the play+ verison is like 100 dollars but at least they seem to be constantly updating and keeping up with the times. So that makes the fee far more reasonable.

You know what I mean?
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31/01/2014 23:46:27

urbanlamb
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hehe yes I am not a huge adobe fan because they buy everyone up and pump up the price (although i do use photoshop ^^)
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08/02/2014 08:26:29

AuroraMoon
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There was two programs that I forgot to add to the list of 3d animations...

IMVU and Garry's Mod.

IMVU is a 3d chatting program with plenty of potential for movie-making, and in fact I've made plenty of Videos in the past as you can find out by one of my older videos here:


Pros: Endless clothes, stages, and customization in how you want your character to look. They even have "NPCs"... low-res people props that you can populate your stages/places with in case you can't round up enough people to play as your actors.

Cons: This is designed to be a 3d chatting program, so you can't really spawn your own characters like you do in Muvizu. Your avatar is your own actor that you can dress up and customize to your own liking. You also have to round up enough friends who are willing to play as your actors if your scenes call for more than one person.
Also, unlike other 3d chatting software like second life, you don't really navigate around your stage by walking... you teleport from one node to node by clicking on chairs, standing spots, etc. To get an actual walking/running animation, you have to use your virtual credits to buy actions/poses accessories, which allows your avatar to walk, dance, eat, etc.
Yeah, that's the other thing. Virtual credits, which you need to buy stuff like rooms, stages and whatnot. you can get free credits all the time, though surveys and the like. But at the same time it's not very much. The other way to earn free credits is to become an creator, where you can sell your own virtual clothing designs and the like... which I've been doing for years. I've racked up an reasonable amount of free credits this way. For the rest, you have to pay real money sometimes but it's cheap... espeically if you go to places like ImvuX.com to get like 16000 credits for one dollar.

Garry's Mod... yet another game thing... but very well-known for the videos that users create with it. it's very easy to create your own custom videos once you get the hang of it.
The downside is, it's not very easy for a newbie to start using this unless you're used to playing FPS games.....
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