HayManMarc - all messages by user

2013/3/5 20:49:15
To the community at large
So, we would like to ask some questions:

How can we improve Muvizu's terms for commercial projects?

Sell a pro version of Muvizu that includes removal of watermark and a free-use license/TOS.

What features do you need to make money from Muvizu?

Here's a few ideas off the top of my head:

  • Easier importing of custom models.
  • More customization for heads and faces -- shape, size, etc.
  • Holding things
  • Ultra low rez for directing purposes, export to higher rez.

  • If there were premium products which sat alongside the free version of Muvizu - products that were interesting to commercial users - how would you feel about that? Have you got any advice for us around pricing?

  • Set packages (complete with lighting)
  • Costume packages
  • Object packages
  • Effects packages
  • Sound effects
  • Music

  • Base price could be $0.99 per item, depending on complexity.

    Tell us about other software you like, use professionally and applaud their approach.

    The best software approach I've encountered was "Game Maker" by Yoyo Games (http://www.yoyogames.com/). They started out free in their early days, then progressed to a "lite" version for free and a "pro" version for pay. Both versions grant the user complete ownership of their creations. The lite version has a watermark and lacks some of the cooler functions, but is still completely usable to create games. The pro version includes everything. They have recently moved into other areas (OS'es and mobile support) which include different pricing packages. They have a fantastic "terms of service" model.

    How much would you pay for a "Pro" version of Muvizu?

    As it is right now, I'd pay upwards to $100 USD (but that still seems high).

    • A 'Lite' Muvizu package would be free, and include the watermark and have limited options.
    • A basic Muvizu package for $49.95 would include the essentials -- basic characters, sets, object, etc. -- enough to make a good Muvi.
    • Upwards to $99.95 would include much more of the extras.
    • Then you can have a marketplace to sell more extras as you make them available.
    Updates would have to be free for bug fixes, patches, etc. Any major update including any new features or whatnot would probably carry a price tag.

    It's nice to see Muvizu trying to monetize and commercialize more, but kinda scary at the same time. We could reap great benefits from a well-funded Muvizu. However, I've grown attached to our little community and I love the ability to create something so great on a shoestring budget. I'd hate to see that disappear.

    (edited for clarity)
    edited by HayManMarc on 06/03/2013
    2013/3/5 10:46:59
    Batman Begins ... with a B! Very nice work, Dreeko. I aspire to be as good as you someday.
    2013/1/4 10:21:19
    Happy New Year Neil wrote:
    urbanlamb wrote:
    2013 is one year of bad luck for those who are are superstitious I suppose.. Big Grin

    Nah, all the superstitious ones left the planet in 2012. If Rapture v1.0 or v2.0 didn't get them, the Mayan Apocalypse would have.

    Happy New Year everyone.

    Haha, no doubt! But, have a look at this. Doomsday has been going to happen for quite some time now:

    2013/1/3 20:22:56
    Happy New Year Happy New Year to all from me as well!

    I resolve to complete at least one Muvi this year. We'll see how that goes.
    2013/1/1 22:13:09
    Recommendations for a laptop please Here's the one I bought.

    HP Pavilion g7z Notebook PC
    • winter blue
    • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    • AMD Quad-Core A10-4600M Accelerated Processor (3.2GHz/2.3GHz, 4MB L2 Cache)
    • 1GB AMD Radeon(TM) HD 7670M Discrete-Class Graphics
    • 8GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
    • 750GB 7200RPM Hard Drive
    • Microsoft(R) Office Starter: reduced-functionality Word/Excel(R) only, No PowerPoint(R)/Outlook(R)
    • No additional security software
    • 6-Cell Lithium-Ion Battery
    • 17.3-inch diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit Display (1600 x 900)
    • SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support
    • HP Webcam with Integrated Digital Microphone
    • 802.11b/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth(R)
    • Standard Keyboard
    • HP Home & Home Office Store in-box envelope

    About $900 (American) after shipping, etc.

    I'm sorry, but you wont find a laptop for less than $700 (american) that will run Muvizu without driving you crazy. The one I got (above) will run it, if I absolutely have to. But like the others have said already, your best bet using Muvizu is a nice desktop. Perhaps your Muvizu days lie in the future when you can afford a more powerful machine.
    At any rate, good luck to you. You may get lucky if you check into purchasing used or refurbished models.
    edited by HayManMarc on 01/01/2013
    edited by HayManMarc on 01/01/2013
    2012/12/26 0:34:39
    Merry Christmas Merry Christmas, Muvizu!!
    No, I haven't forgotten about you.

    I've been busy with so many other endeavors,
    Too busy lately to pull those animation levers.

    Hopefully soon I'll be back to say,
    "Here's a new Muvizu movie to play!"

    Until then, while I traverse the keys qwerty,
    I'll watch one from Dreeko or ukBerty,

    Or catch up with Zombietown from skylike, so silly,
    Or see what's new from the workbench of Dylly.

    The others, well, I guess I should include them,
    But I wanted to keep this a quainty, short poem.

    So I bring this to close without further adieu,
    Merry Christmas to all who Muvizu, too!
    edited by HayManMarc on 26/12/2012
    2012/5/15 15:42:46
    Using muvizu for vid game cutscene Thank you. I'll send an email soon.
    2012/5/14 21:14:13
    Using muvizu for vid game cutscene Just wondering if its ok to use Muvizu for the cutscenes in a video game I'm making? If I do, I'd be using the character images (heads) for the game characters (game graphics). I'm not planning on selling the game (at least not yet), so I'm assuming its ok. Just want to check.
    2012/4/23 22:13:24
    Dreeko's Tutorials I'm willing to bet Wednesday after next would be glorious. I bet 1 beer. Any takers?
    2012/4/23 19:29:09
    Remove watermark, and put a clip at the end. I agree as well! The folks at Muvizu will get free advertising from me thru my vids every time. (Even tho it's only one so far.)
    2012/4/16 15:43:24
    Random answers to random questions Thanks Dreeko. I especially like the part about how to get the TV to work. "First, you plug it in. Then you twiddle around the antenna..." LOL!
    2012/4/16 15:27:52
    We've got some new toys. That looks really cool.
    2012/4/15 11:08:28
    FRIDAY 13TH SPECIAL - Community Announcement Nice. Thanks for the tips.
    2012/4/13 9:39:40
    Garage Band Blues Episode #4... I loved it, mysto! Consider me your newest fan.
    2012/4/12 23:58:38
    Add Drama! Thanks dylly. I saw this on a TV show this morning. You saved me the trouble of looking it up to share on Facebook.
    2012/4/12 17:09:34
    Faust & Mephisto How horrible! Nice job.
    2012/4/11 16:03:56
    HayManMarc says "Hello" If anyone is interested (or bored), here's my blog and website.


    Oh --- Thanks Jamie and Emily for the warm welcome. Posting a photo of Spock is like you all know me already.
    edited by HayManMarc on 12/04/2012
    2012/4/7 22:10:57
    Oh my Muvizu unworkable it'l have to go.... I'm sorry to hear about your computer/Muvizu woes. Reminds me of my old machines and trying to get things to work on them. Eventually, i'd end up reformatting the hard drive and starting completely over. Problem with that though was never having an up-to-date copy of Windows OS to use, so I'd end up using Linux/ubuntu. Works fine for some things, but not very Windows friendly. After years of screwing around trying to save money like this, I finally broke down and got a new machine.

    Have you run a registry cleaner on your machine? That might help.
    edited by HayManMarc on 07/04/2012
    2012/4/7 20:54:04
    IN spite of major PROBS.......but lots of help... Beautiful! A bit slow, but well done.
    2012/4/6 0:10:22
    Costumes You can make your own costumes by following Tutorial 11 in the 'How to' section. Here's a link for convenience:


    No sewing skills necessary. Good luck!
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