Again, I apologize for the long absence. I’ve been trying to finish another project that’s related to Maeko for months. Progress has been much slower than planed. On the upside, I’m finishing yet another related project, a set of royalty free eye textures for Miki2, 3 & 4! I plan to eventually make a version for Victoria 4 and perhaps others as well.
The only catch is that one of the source images is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0. I’ve tried for a long time to find a suitable replacement for that image, but came up empty. In the mean time, I did manage to find other source images that could be used with it so I’m finally able to release the set. I think it’ll be worth the wait. In short, you will be able to use them for a free or commercial render, as part of a free or commercial texture set, or even as part of a merchant resource. Creative Commons makes allowances for for “fair use”, so I’ll grant renders as such.
However, because of the “share alike” part, any modified versions of the eye textures must also be made freely available under a compatible Creative Commons license. So, you can technically reuse or even sell them as part of a texture set, as long as any derivatives you create from the eye textures are also made available as a freebie. That should be sufficient to satisfy the “share alike” requirement.
And as for the “attribution” part, I’m not a stickler when it comes to renders. I know it’s not always easy for commercial artist to credit their sources, and sometimes don’t even get attribution for their own work, so I’d simply be happy just to know that someone found it useful. Attribution, however, will be required for texture sets. I don’t think that’s too much to ask. Besides, even if you don’t modify the textures, you’d still be bound by the “share alike” license. However, if you merely reuse them as is in your own set, I don’t see the point in creating a new freebie with the same files just to satisfy the license. Posting mine, or at least pointing people back to my post should suffice.
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