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darklink5672000

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a request
« on: May 12, 2008, 01:50:04 am »

I found a file of Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess characters for anim8or.
it has served me well, but I really need characters from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Can anyone help me? ???
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Re: a request
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2008, 02:10:37 am »

I think they make those w/ like, maya and XSI so good luck,BTW if you wanted them enough then just make them yourself.

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Re: a request
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2008, 02:27:42 am »

I managed to make a few of them, but they still have their kinks & there are still a lot to go.
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Re: a request
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2008, 03:21:00 am »

I didnt knew you could find the zelda models on the internet  :'(!
I started to make Link using some pictures I took from the SSBM trophies. I started modeling it 2 years ago XD!! I even posted on the .org forums [then they reset the forum :( ]... some days ago I reopen my old proyect, and I have been repairing a lot of wrong faces, triangles, etc. I still need to retouch the hair, eyes and ears.
The model was done 100% anim8or and rendered on Blender using Ambient Occlusion.
I think you should make your own :D, because it feels cool to have one made by yourself xD and you will learn a lot about 3d by starting a proyect like this.

- one more thing :P could you post the link to the zelda models (hoho), I would really like to see how ganondorf looks :O!
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Re: a request
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2008, 03:35:18 am »

Watch what you post and use. Media from games are still under copyright protection and owned by the guys who made it (in this case Nintendo). Please refrain from violating any laws or infringing on others' rights. There is a zero tolerance for piracy and copyright infringement in this forum.

Unless the models have been made by fans and released by those fans with some sort of public license attached, it isn't legal to use or distribute them yourself. Also, it may not even be legal to use the fan-made models unless Nintendo authorized the fans to distribute them, otherwise it could be a violation of intellectual property.

Being an artist comes with a responsibility to respect the laws and rights of others.

Either way, it's better to make your own, eh?
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Re: a request
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2008, 04:05:46 am »

ups sorry D: and thanks for the advice.
but when the time comes, I would like to post the wip or the finished proyect, in that case what should I add to the pictures in order to make it legal?
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Re: a request
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2008, 05:03:51 am »

tiodiego:  I believe he was referring to darklink5672000.  Your models/images are fine, as long as you don't gain profit from them.  Then you have to face copyright laws.  But fanart is perfectly fine.  Here's a wikipedia article referring to fanart, but personally I've never seen any problems with fanart.  Just don't be trying to get a profit out of them.
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« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2008, 05:40:07 am »

As hihosilver stated, most times you are alright if you make fan art and want to share it on the internet. This is a gray area of legality, where basically making and sharing fan art is a privilege, not a right. Most developers allow for fan art so long as it's not distributed for sale or doesn't damage the product or developer's reputation. This is where you can research it and figure it out by looking at studio/publishers websites and their copyright/fanart policies.

For example, Epic Games has a policy regarding it that you can read. You can also assume that other developers would have a similar policy or standpoint except in specific areas. http://www.epicgames.com/fanart.html

No one is going to go after you if you post a wip shot of Yoshi or Mario. Some developers even encourage and promote it so long as it doesn't damage their reputation. Others don't care to bother with the small fry even if their policy is against it.

Nintendo does have some policies you can read, though not specifically regarding fanart. It's more about distributing or using actual copyrighted material in your work, which is typically not legal whatsoever. You can assume most of their standpoint on the direct use of their media is about the same for other developers. Some links you can read:

http://www.nintendo.com/corp/legal.jsp#intellectual
http://www.nintendo.com/corp/faq.jsp#graphics

Do remember that this applies to things such as taking a model of Link from a Zelda game and using it in a movie, render, or another game that you distribute, be it commercial or not.

You may be able to obtain permission to make fan-based movies/games for public release where all artwork is scratch-made and fan-based. I received permission to make a public Megaman Mod using the Unreal Tournament game engine a while back from Capcom. I've heard others have been denied such permission (for example, I believe the ChronoTrigger fan-game got scrapped because Square Enix sent them a cease and desist letter).

I hope this helps you understand a bit more about the legal aspect of using other people's work!
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Re: a request
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2008, 05:50:52 am »

Sorry to double post, but these are some guys you can't ignore either:

http://www.theesa.com/policy/index.asp

Think of them as the guys who sue people and the government over everything...and win as often or more than not...they're the video game version of the MPAA :P
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Re: a request
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2008, 04:38:10 pm »

Ynow its perfectly legal as long as they are changed at least 30%.

ex.
Say the baseline of a song were ten notes.you would be required to change three to use it.

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Re: a request
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2008, 10:46:20 pm »

ummm,a Q,what about turbosquid distribution?...
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Re: a request
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2008, 12:05:30 am »

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