SCIFI 3D Voluntary "Gift/Donation"
In order to combat theft of the sites models by
others who try to sell them we are going to submit our models to
commerical websites. They will still be FREE
as always. Our community is full of honest people with alot of integrity,
and they are adiment that models remain FREE.
Therefore we are going to submit our models to places like TURBOSQUID
as FREE to combat theft. Nobody will
pay the theives for something that we offer for FREE.
This should effectively stop this internet crime. However, if you
want to support SCIFI 3D or the 3D COMMUNITY we are going to start
accepting gifts/donations. This is a totally VOLUNTARY system. Nobody
is required nor expected to pay for any model from this site, unless
otherwise noted. If you decide you do want to give a gift for the
site/community please do not send less than $1 US. Due to various
fees, costs of postage, foreign curreny conversions, etc. it may
cost more to send your gift than the total value of the gift. It
depends on the type of transaction. The various options will be
covered below. Please also note there are no other miniumum or maximum
amounts a gift has to be, much less give one at all. It is up each
individual what they want to do, if anything. Here is information
on the different ways to send something and the pros and cons for
each. I have investigated this as much as I could and I'm still
collecting information so it may not be 100% accurate yet.
for full details. Most who have done online auctions like EBAY already
know about PayPal. EBAY in fact has just bought PayPal. In general
sending and receiving money is FREE. However, to receive credit-card
payments there'd be a 2%-4% +30cents fee. Plus another 1% cross-boarder
fee for international transfers. SO what we'll do is have two accounts.
One for NON-credit-card gifts and one for credit-cards. Then we
can avoid some of these fees. Other than that it's a great way to
send money around. You can use your bank accounts, credit-cards,
debit cards, electronic checks maybe too. I've been debating the
feasibility of all of this. Kinda silly to send $1 if there is 35cents
in fees. But it is the BEST way to do it online. TurboSquid has
50% commission rates so it's better than that.
For NON credit-card donations ONLY
Thanks for your support.
For credit-card donations ONLY
Thanks for your support.
Snail mail Checks/Cash/etc.
If you don't have a bank account
or credit-cards, etc. you can always mail something. But keep in
mind the costs of postage. Also be careful sending money. Please
use a security envelope or wrap it up in a piece of paper to avoid
mail theft. I'm not aware of all the specifics but remember there
may be fees for currency conversions and cashing foreign checks
too. If you want to know what the currency conversion rates are
try searching Google.
Attn: George Mezori
1501 Divot Court
Sebring, FL USA 33872
SCIFI 3D Agreement Form
By entering this site you agree to this form and
promise to uphold it to the best of your abilty. In an effort to
show that this is not a form exclusive to SCIFI 3D, parts of it
in whole or part are from other 3D sites agreement forms. Three
such sites are SWMA, B5MG.com, and 3DARK/3Dtotal. There are 2 sections
to this form. CREDIT and COPYRIGHT. At the end of each section the
relevant source references to each sites agreement forms has been
We presume that artists want proper credit for all uses of their
work. Therefore we have a set of reasonable guidelines for each
type of use. In spite of the personal opinion of each artists it
is presumed that every artist who participates in this site with
materials agrees to this also. There are many reasons for this.
First is to do the moral and ethical thing by giving credit and
recognition to those who have graciously supplied us with wonderful
materials. Second is to protect the rights of each artist by helping
to keep others from claiming credit for their work. There is a problem
with theft out there. Third is to provide potential employers with
a means of contacting artists. Believe it or not people have found
jobs through SCIFI 3D. So in keeping with these goals a set of guidelines
have been established on how to give credit for each type of artwork.
ONE of many arguements I hear is "Well, do I have to credit costumers,
caterers, and everybody else now too?". That is between you and
them. Second, those guys knowingly participated in your artwork.
Our artists do not know you are using their materials. All we ask
is that you credit us. AND most would like to know what you are
doing for curiosity purposes. That's the reason we have them online
fellas. WE want to see what you are doing with the models.
IMAGES: Somewhere on the image at minimum there must be
note of the ARTIST and/or SCIFI 3D. You can do both or any other
combination if liked. Anything extra beyond this is up to the each
user. Some have taken to heart that this destroys the artwork. I
do not agree and have found true artists to even turn this into
a form of expression with fonts and colors for the text that complimented
the image. Some have also used widescreen format and used the black
areas to list credits. Also there is a possible issue with multiple
credits just for one model from our site. Again....you can just
mention the "original" artist and SCIFI 3D so people can visit us
and find the total credit.
MOVING IMAGES, Animations, etc: At the end or beginning
of the trailer, movie, animation, etc. credits should be included.
Altho there is more of an opportunity here for credits with greater
detail it is not necessary. One of the reasons for credit is to
provide a means of contact to the artist. To acheive this and the
other goals it is necessary to list the artists and/or SCIFI 3D
in a LEGIBLE manner in spite of compression. There is also an issue
of file size with long credits. To avoid this an artist should use
a high quality image with credits listed. This can be one or more
images of credits attached to the end of the movie. This in turn
can be viewed by using the PAUSE button on the media player. Running
10 minutes of animated credits is not necessary nor logical. Also
there is a possible issue with multiple credits just for one model
from our site. Again....you can just mention the "original" artist
and SCIFI 3D so people can visit us and find the total credit.