I've thought about just uploading the files and letting everyone go apesh*t, but I just know that's only gonna make it worse.
I've also thought about only giving the files to the people who have been supportive over the years. I just don't know...
Anyway, the kid replied back to me, and he's like the ONLY ONE to say he's sorry and didn't know. Everyone else was like "Fu*k You, these models are free and on the internet, so they don't belong to you"... That's like saying George Lucas doesn't own Star Wars cuz some dude pirated the film's onto YouTube.....
So there's still hope in this world...that kid showed character
I would say keep modeling but don't share if you don't trust/feel like it.You do what you do because it's your passion and that's the main thing.Be yourself
Syrus54 You don't owe anybody anything,and the fact that others can't respect your hard work or anybody else's is solely their problem and responsibility.If you just want to keep modeling and not share sh##,then don't and just enjoy your hobby.
The world as we know is crooked and that might last a while before it evolves into something decent.Until that time,try not to lose any sleep over these clowns and follow your gut feeling about what to do or not.You have my respect in any case.
new to the board and cosplay in general. I'm doing a lot of lurking prior to diving in. I have read this entire thread, and I love the relationship between the appreciative and appreciated in this thread. Syrus you are an artist, and good on you for sharing with everyone on here. That shows your love of the craft. Building to build is one thing, but building to watch others run with it must bring a whole new level of joy to modelling. I'm sorry people are being a-holes and stealing. You guys charging ahead and making suits from his model, good on you. I hope to be like all of you in a few years.
Im about to come into a few $$$ from this guy running a red light, so i should be collecting a sizable check within the next couple weeks. In lieu of that, ive sent the 'ol Burnt Out hard drive off to (i have no idea) to some super clean room place, that said they can fix my hard drive NO MATTER WHAT THE PROBLEM IS....
So i expect a $2500 bill from them, and to be reunited with all my old data after what... 10 years!?
So when i am, i am gonna post a video to my channel about it, and some renderings of all my hard-ass work from over the years....
STAY TUNED.... and cross them fingers that they can fix this puppy !
Syrus54 If anyone deserves a bit of luck it's you,dude. Fingers crossed times square root or however that works.
May the cash start flowing your way and your hard work be retrieved from the hard drive soon so you can get back to crafting !
The supposed #1 best recovery place in the US couldnt do it, they recommended the ACTUAL #1 place, who ALSO couldnt help.... And these guys claimed to recover data from a drive that was BURNED, DROPPED, AND SUBMERGED IN OCEAN WATER, and still couldnt fix my drive... Not 1 single file recovered.
So now, Im considering OTHER COUNTRIES for the recovery effort. Got a place in Canada I'm looking at, currently.