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Posted: 07 July 2012 10:58 AM   [ Ignore ]
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To make things clear, before you post here: The idea behind this thread is pure fiction. I don’t have any information from DAZ, that they have plans for licenced products from other companies.


A few days ago I found a free 3D character model, which looks like a very famous Mouse from the Toonworld. I know that I can use this character only for my private use and for that reason I don’t show any pictures that I’ve made with this character.


But an idea came in my mind ... what, if DAZ acquire a licence to sell characters from Disney for example. I would immedialty buy a Micky Mouse, based on Genesis. Imagine what one could do. Micky in the Supersuit? Could look like the one on the picture below.


Or what if DAZ get the licence from DC or Marvel to sell authorizeded characters or textures for the SuperSuit?


We all know, that DAZ sell with “Reby Sky” a licenced product. From that point is my idea not so unreal as it maybe first sounds.


I would like to know, what you think about the idea? Would you pay for licenced characters from other companies to use in DAZ or Poser?

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Posted: 07 July 2012 11:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Poll removed - we aren’t sure why polls are enabled, they weren’t on the old forums, but it isn’t the intent that they should be there

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Posted: 07 July 2012 11:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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fixmypcmike - 07 July 2012 11:40 AM

Poll removed - we aren’t sure why polls are enabled, they weren’t on the old forums, but it isn’t the intent that they should be there

How want you know, what your customers thing and want when you don’t allow polls? Makes it a difference, if a poll was started by a user or by an admin. How should we vote for our wanted items in the annual DAZ celebrations??? Can I now report any polls, with a quote of this post?

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Posted: 07 July 2012 12:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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That won’t be neccesary as we find them and remove them ourselves.

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Posted: 07 July 2012 12:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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On Topic. Yes I would buy and use licensed items if Daz had them. Disney and Marvel and DC especialy. That would be great fun.

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Posted: 07 July 2012 12:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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fixmypcmike - 07 July 2012 11:40 AM

Poll removed - we aren’t sure why polls are enabled, they weren’t on the old forums, but it isn’t the intent that they should be there


Polls aren’t supposed to be enabled?
You do know that polls are useful and not outlawed in other forums on the web.


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Posted: 07 July 2012 12:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I would buy if at a reasonable price and would work with Genesis.

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Posted: 07 July 2012 12:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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better remove this one then red face
http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/472/
not that anyone reads it anyway!!! tongue rolleye

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Posted: 07 July 2012 12:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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fixmypcmike - 07 July 2012 11:40 AM

Poll removed - we aren’t sure why polls are enabled, they weren’t on the old forums, but it isn’t the intent that they should be there

Is that a valid reason, just because they wern’t on the old forum, Polls are wonderful things, Peeps use them all the time on DA, another ART site. smile

I think DAZ should have a rethink, people here have used them and seem to enjoy them, I can’t see a problem.

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Posted: 07 July 2012 01:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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I doubt if I would by licenced characters. The primary reason would be cost. If (and that is a huge if) they were willing to licence them the cost to DAZ up front would be super high. Since this market is so small spreading that cost around would tack on a fair bit to any products.

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Posted: 07 July 2012 02:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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I have nothing against Batman, the X-Men,  Pluto & Mickey, or the like, but I’d rather see original content that doesn’t have oppressive usage restrictions.  I’m not paying to do fan-fiction or wall posters.  I don’t necessarily use everything I buy for commercial purposes but just about everything I have can be used in the creation of art and models for sale (depending on whether it a texture, render, or merchant resource).

Personally, I rarely even download a 3D freebie that has restrictions on commercial use (especially with respect to renders).

That s just me though.  I don’t like movie remakes and music remixes either.


BTW: I DO think polls should be allowed.  People enjoy them; they are useful; and they don’t hurt anything as far as I know.  What’s the rationale for disabling or deleting them?

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Posted: 07 July 2012 02:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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For me, it would depend highly on the property being licensed, and what the product was.


I’ve done some fan art just for fun, but I don’t do it enough for me to spend large amounts of money on it.  That said, I might not mind shelling out for, say, a licensed Firefly model, or a set of Hogwarts uniforms approved by JKR (I know Poserworld has a Movie-verse inspired set), or perhaps (and probably more affordable/possible) a commercial texture set for Luthbel’s Way of the Samurai using the official mons from AEG’s Legend of the Five rings card game/RPG. 


I’m a gamer, so when I do fan work, I tend to do original stories/characters set in other people’s sandboxes, rather than using the characters themselves.  So while SAV’s Yanis keeps winking at me from my wish list, I don’t see myself doing any pictures of Captain Jack Sparrow (for example).

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Posted: 07 July 2012 04:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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3DProclivity - 07 July 2012 02:31 PM

I have nothing against Batman, the X-Men,  Pluto & Mickey, or the like, but I’d rather see original content that doesn’t have oppressive usage restrictions.  I’m not paying to do fan-fiction or wall posters.  I don’t necessarily use everything I buy for commercial purposes but just about everything I have can be used in the creation of art and models for sale (depending on whether it a texture, render, or merchant resource).

Personally, I rarely even download a 3D freebie that has restrictions on commercial use (especially with respect to renders).

That s just me though.  I don’t like movie remakes and music remixes either.


BTW: I DO think polls should be allowed.  People enjoy them; they are useful; and they don’t hurt anything as far as I know.  What’s the rationale for disabling or deleting them?

Yes, I think licensed stuff would very likely have some very strong restrictions on use.  I don’t imagine Disney permitting Mickey to be used in commercial renders that advertise totally unrelated products, for instance.

I’m the same with the freebies.  I understand why a creator might apply that restriction. But it does make the item less useful for me, and I don’t want the trouble of keeping track of which items I can use and which I can’t for different projects.

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Posted: 07 July 2012 04:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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...I think it’s more fun and challenging to try and create a certain character than to have one premade.  Now granted, toon based characters are not as easy to morph from a standard model like say Vicky or Mike (or even genesis) as say comic book heroes/villains or RL celebs,


I have no trouble with not allowing a licenced character to be used in a commercial render without the proper permissions (which usually come with a price tag attached). After all, Micky, Donald, Shrek, Buzz Lightyear, etc. are still responsible for a good part of Disney’s income as are Iron Man, Spidey, Wolverine, and the Hulk for Marvel.


However, I also remember the flap (sorry) over a certain WWII bomber model that was offered a couple years ago.  Not only was the aircraft decommissioned and obsolete, but the company which built it was no longer in business.  Apparently another firm which bought the original builder still laid claim to the plans and aircraft’s designation/name, even though they have no intention of ever building another one of this type again, and subsequently forced the modeller. to pull it from circulation.  Even myself (who is an avid fan of classic aircraft and pretty much stays up to date on aerospace industry trends and news) was unaware of the acquisition.


So one has to be very careful out there when offering a new model/mesh of an existing item or character for distribution even if it is flagged “not for commercial use”.

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Posted: 07 July 2012 05:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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It would depend on what the product was/who the character was as to whether I would buy or not. There is obviously a market for it with all those character morphs that are made to look like famous people.

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Posted: 07 July 2012 05:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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I thought Shrek was dreamworks not Disney.

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