Are there any good tutorials out there?
If I take the Genesis mesh to ZBrush and make a shirt based upon the Genesis figure by cutting and warping the mesh… is it legal to redistribute for use as clothing for Genesis?
Are there any legal to redistribute meshes out there that can serve as a basis for new Genesis clothing to be sold?
ONLY if you made the mesh yourself ... or if it was a ‘starter’ that came with instructions saying you may [some have conditions, always read the fine print; when in doubt, don’t]
I was informed by someone (and I want to confirm) that it is illegal and that you cannot use retopology to change the mesh NOR can you use Shrink wrap technology. Now, I understand the retop thing but isn’t shrinkwrap taking a different mesh and asking to collapse and conform to another item? Wouldn’t that still be an original mesh?
Shrinkwrap is a no-no.
And what if I were to import the mesh into ZBrush, trace it out in Shadowbox, and then smooth and adjust where needed?
Is THAT legal? I just want to make clothes and have ZBrush and want to know the best and LEGAL way to do it.
How you make the clothing ‘for yourself only’ is one matter. You can use shrinkwrap, etc for yourself ONLY.
For distributing mesh [free or sale] ... it’s best to simply make your own. There are some decent starter suits available for free and/or purchase ... but as you learn how to model you’ll probably find yourself making your own ‘base model’ so while it’ll take awhile the first time ‘round the block; future projects will have a head start.
Thank you for your response and feedback?
You’re welcome. [disclaimer, this is not legal advice, I’m not a lawyer ... basically this information is available somewhere on the end user agreement pages if/when one can find them]