Paper prop catalogue

Discussion in 'Free Replica Paper Props' started by rorschach999, May 26, 2013.

  1. rorschach999

    rorschach999 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    966
    ok , heres an idea,

    would everyone like a paper props catalogue - simular to whats on there now - but without the dead links, I have a number of redundant 2tb drives which I'm willing to fill up with - the files as long as everyone is ok with that - there will be an online backup as well which I will have access to and I can easily make files available to anyone anytime - as most of you are aware we all hate dead links - there dead for a variety of reasons but we alll still hate them and we can only keep files on our own servers, HD, or download sites for so long - so I'm offering this service to all members of the RPF paper props forum - If you think its a good idea or not please leave a comnet - this way we would be able to have a virtual libary for all files and help our fellow RPFs - and also allow some control over who has access to the files to help slow or stop "recasting with certain props.

    This is only a service for props YOU are willing to give a way free for NON-commercial use etc.. you all know the score just thought i'd get in there first


    let me know what you all think:)
     
    TomCallhagan and CharmedOne79 like this.
  2. theukcollector

    theukcollector New Member

    Trophy Points:
    17
    that sounds like a great idea!:D nothing worse than a dead link :thumbsdown
     
  3. Reelo

    Reelo Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    2,170
    Brilliant idea!

    Sent from my GT-N7000 using Tapatalk 2
     
  4. Brett

    Brett New Member

    Trophy Points:
    16
    It's a good idea to! Thank you! :)
     
  5. Fiona Hunt

    Fiona Hunt New Member

    Trophy Points:
    17
    Sounds like a great idea. Narrows the search field too. :thumbsup
     
  6. Monkeyseb

    Monkeyseb New Member

    Trophy Points:
    17
    This sounds like a great idea, would love it! :D
     
  7. Brigandia36

    Brigandia36 Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,536
    Good idea to complete a collection.
     
  8. Robinson

    Robinson Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    935
    cool idea.
     
  9. Cmdr.Kerner

    Cmdr.Kerner Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,890
    Really a good idea. Since many years I'm collecting my own graphics from A - Z in a folder on my computer. So far I have collected more than 930 files during the last 10 years.

    Dietrich
     
  10. Figure5901

    Figure5901 Active Member

    Trophy Points:
    341
    Fantastic! Put me down for a "Yes".
     
  11. TomCallhagan

    TomCallhagan New Member

    Trophy Points:
    3
    Would be great! :thumbsup
     
  12. Fiona Hunt

    Fiona Hunt New Member

    Trophy Points:
    17
    I think I am going to need an external hard drive to store all my files on lol
     
  13. MAKE BELIEVE

    MAKE BELIEVE Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,505
    Fantastic idea Mike!:thumbsup :thumbsup
     
  14. Bear

    Bear Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,535
    Great Idea.(y)thumbsup
     
  15. Roland

    Roland Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    2,516
    That's a great idea and if I wouldn't have my own server for my files, I would surely want to use your service.
     
  16. darknight007316

    darknight007316 Active Member

    Trophy Points:
    371
    That's awesome! Thanks for the great idea for all of us!
     
  17. bleyd

    bleyd Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,671
    Awesome idea! Keep up the great work
     
  18. Starknight

    Starknight New Member

    Trophy Points:
    3
    That would be a great idea.
     
  19. Reelo

    Reelo Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    2,170
    Running the risk of sounding really stupid, but how/where/when can one browse this database?
     
  20. OBIROYKENOBI

    OBIROYKENOBI New Member

    Trophy Points:
    3
    Sounds like a great idea!
     
  21. rorschach999

    rorschach999 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    966
    ok the database is still in the planning stage at the momnet i'm making sure that the information will be available 24/7/365 before i start to upload any files also once this is done it will be a few months before it will be available for browsing due to the imence amount of files etc to be catalogued but i will keep you all imformed
     
  22. Edward Woolford

    Edward Woolford New Member

    Trophy Points:
    2
    sounds good to me! thanks inadvance!
     
  23. Gearhead

    Gearhead New Member

    Trophy Points:
    17
    I would get so much use out of a comprehensive collection. Scouring the forum is often rewarding, but time consuming.
     
    CharmedOne79 likes this.
  24. cogiot

    cogiot New Member

    Trophy Points:
    2
    Good idea !!! Sounds very helpful for all ....
     
  25. GDafi

    GDafi Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,046
    Sounds like a plan to me
     
  26. G3N0C1D3

    G3N0C1D3 New Member

    Trophy Points:
    2
    That's an ingenious idea, especially for newcomers such as myself. No rude replies to questions "that have been discussed previously".
     
  27. rorschach999

    rorschach999 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    966
    ok another note on this a couple of members sent me private emails as they did not want to pm incase of complications....

    it has been sugested that the catalogue be for premium members only or at least members that have 100+ post count and activly contributing to the forum.

    this is to protect peoples work and to have some control over who has access.

    I'd like to keep my views on this private as i do not want to influence anybody elses - WHAT ARE YOUR VIEWS ON THIS ????
     
  28. goezzmeister

    goezzmeister New Member

    Trophy Points:
    2
    On the drive / backup idea:
    I think this a great idea!

    On creating an 'elite' access group:
    thats just an stupid idea... this is an open forum in which people can share etc. why would you want to hide the good stuff? in addition to this: I'm an active propper and have already build 3 helmets. however I don't get to post too much on this forum for various reasons. If you want >100 posts - okay - I will jus randomly start posting nonsense messages to each sub-forum until I have 100+ posts...

    This is a free forum to help each other...
     
  29. Neil Wooding

    Neil Wooding New Member

    Trophy Points:
    3
    I'm a newbie but have created a Pep file that is unique and not based on any other work which I'd be willing to share (Star Trek Phaser Rifle III) so I'd prefer that this is not 'Elitist'. Certainly willing for vetting to take place though...
     
  30. Figure5901

    Figure5901 Active Member

    Trophy Points:
    341
    I don't like the idea of requiring someone to be a Premium Member but I could live with the 100+ posts. Can't wait to see this come to fruition.
     
    CharmedOne79 likes this.
  31. EJVihavainen

    EJVihavainen New Member

    Trophy Points:
    17
    Hey,

    Whole idea of paper props drive/database is great.

    Im also quite new here and mostly done some paper props only because Im missing workshop facilities at the moment. I have plenty of plans to do many kind of props. With bigger projects its easier to get post count higher, but I dont want to post if i dont have anything to post. But Ive done some 24 ID Badge's and shared them in here for everyones free use.

    How paper props database should be accessed? I really dont know the right answer. But I really like the idea of free paper props and ive been watching some BTTF newspaper threads where people are together working to make as screen accurate as possible paper props. Ive never been on forum where is this kind of almost unique atmosphere.

    Just trying to say, we shouldnt screw it putting insane access reguirements. Also new people without hundreds of post can do great work in here!
     
  32. rorschach999

    rorschach999 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    966
    so by the sounds of it everyone is singing from the same hymn sheet as me no to the preminum member Idea but "still" under discussion about the post count idea - or should that be full members after there "40" post trial period ?

    what you think ?
     
  33. BlobVanDam

    BlobVanDam Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,085
    I think being a full member of the forum would be fair, if there is any restriction at all in place. I don't think anything more than that is going to make much difference. Count me as another big no to needing to be a premium member too.
     
  34. EJVihavainen

    EJVihavainen New Member

    Trophy Points:
    17
    Hey again,

    I was thinking this again and I want to say one more thing. I definitely think that the free paper prop section is very easy and nice way to start with props. Like myself and probably many other new also might not have access to a workshops and tools to make bigger props even they would want to do.

    If we are thinking littlebit further in future, new starters can get better making free paper props and they are easily introduced the quality level what most of the free stuff is. They (me also) are kind of growing in to the community. Never knows how cool stuff they could do after couple years. At least their dreams and enthusiasm hasnt been killed with "Post 100 cool post and you may get a lollipop"-thinking.

    But if somekind of requirements is needed, the 40 post for access sounds ok.
     
  35. DD28

    DD28 Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    635
    I think there are two different ideas here (as I see it), I will outline them and give my views:

    1. An Index/catalogue of the Paper Props available on this forum.
    2. A backup of all the Paper Prop available on this forum.

    1. Index/Catalogue

    This is a great idea (but a hell of a lot of work for someone). Over on the Harry Potter sub forum Decat has done a fantastic job of doing just that check it out if you haven't seen it.
    I'm not sure how or even if this would work for the main Paper Props forum. Perhaps a list of all Movies/TV Shows/Games etc. with a link to each thread....
    This would be very useful, especially for new members, and also for those of us looking at creating "new" props to see if they have been done before (the search facility can be a bit hit or miss), the only downside is that some of the older files are no longer available (for whatever reason), which can get a little frustrating sometimes), it would be better if the files were uploaded to the RPF, however this isn't always practical, due to file sizes...which is where point 2 comes in...

    2. Backup/Database of Paper Props

    In principal I like the idea, however I have a few reservations, the files would have to be accessible at all times, this means unless they are stored on their own server, they will need to be stored in the "cloud" which could cost a bit. Another problem would be who would have access, ideally it should be available to all RPF members (with qualifying criteria of some kind) however how would this work, once qualified you get a link and/or password? It is somehow linked to your RPF account (not sure if this would even be possible) to gain access? The main concern I see, and I may be wrong here, is that having all the files in one easily accessible place could open the doors for more Paper Prop Recaster/sellers to get hold of many files easily.

    Don't get me wrong, I would love to see either or both of these ideas come to fruition, I just think that we need to be sure of what is intended and what the possible implications could be.

    Just my 2p worth.

    Peter
     
    CharmedOne79 likes this.
  36. BlobVanDam

    BlobVanDam Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,085
    On the other hand, depending on how user access is handled, maybe having it all centralized will make it easier for people to freely find these files for their own usage, helping decrease the chances of others successfully profiting off trying to sell them?
     
    CharmedOne79 likes this.
  37. Roland

    Roland Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    2,516
    That's what I always say: You can have millions of restrictions - recasters will always find a way to get your files. But: the easier it is for everyone to find and download all those files, the more difficult it is for a recaster to find buyers.
     
    TomCallhagan likes this.
  38. EJVihavainen

    EJVihavainen New Member

    Trophy Points:
    17
    Hey,

    That is a very good point. Roland and some others are doing and selling very good quality screen accurate paper props and Im always willing to support and pay for those. Those files don't belong here and its right, but maybe in the catalog there could be own section for screen accurate props? Here is plenty of good looking stuff but it would be nice to know is it screen accurate.

    Off course there is also a problem. How to check is something screen accurate? And who would do all that work?

    Having all files easily accessed is good idea. Im still new here and I like BTTF props, ive been trying to do some newspaper pages myself and also trying to find those from here...I can find stuff with variable quality...but there was a temptation to buy the props. And I also did that. But yes, I also think that if there is a potential customer who cant find/or do props himself, there will always be someone trying to sell stuff, and unfortunately probably someone else has made that.
     
  39. Figure5901

    Figure5901 Active Member

    Trophy Points:
    341
    Minimum of 100 posts is fine but I'm OK with 40 as well. Recasters and such can be dealt with as needed much like they are now.
     
  40. Spiderstella

    Spiderstella Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,085
    nice idea like it..... im new here so some stuff that was posted along time ago sometimes links etc dont work or is not there anymore.... but a good idea would be to credit the person that made it etc on the list, this may help to stop people copying and selling as there own..... keep me in the loop :D
     
  41. Parker Gabriel

    Parker Gabriel New Member

    Trophy Points:
    2
    Post four from me says go ahead with the database by all means.

    And yes, I DO eventually have plans to go premium, since that may be a condition of accessing that database.
     
  42. CharmedOne79

    CharmedOne79 New Member

    Trophy Points:
    17
    I would love that. That is an awesome idea.
     
  43. TomCallhagan

    TomCallhagan New Member

    Trophy Points:
    3
    This would be great ! On my side I keep all the files I've gathered during the last years on a Google Drive, sorted by movie or theme...
     
  44. TomCallhagan

    TomCallhagan New Member

    Trophy Points:
    3
    True. That's the "Mark Hamill" strategy for autographs!
     

Share This Page