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pilkiwilky
02-23-2007, 10:04 AM
This is an urgent job I need done this weekend. I need a 3d model of a casette walkman - kind of like this one being sold on ebay. I can only pay $60, but I dont think it would take a skilled modeler too long to do. Please email me ASAP if you can do the job. Thanks. Call me at 801 563 8140 or email me at [email protected]


http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-SONY-WM-F10-WALKMAN-FM-RADIO-WM10_W0QQitemZ140087781087QQihZ004QQcategoryZ15053 QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Imatk
02-23-2007, 10:55 AM
Hmmm $60 that's really tempting.... hmmmm

paulrus
02-23-2007, 11:12 AM
Hmmm $60 that's really tempting.... hmmmm

You have to be kidding, right?

Please don't drag down the market any more.

I have enough trouble with 3l337 college kids with their pir8 copies of Maya undercutting my business.

Lewis
02-23-2007, 11:40 AM
I think Jamie was sarcastic but forgot smile :)?

Titus
02-23-2007, 11:40 AM
You have to be kidding, right?

Please don't drag down the market any more.

I think you need some sense of humor ;).

CMT
02-23-2007, 12:05 PM
I'll model that tuner dial on the side of it for $60....

prospector
02-23-2007, 12:51 PM
That would at least cost 3 cartons of ciggies for me :)
without any of the internals

kopperdrake
02-23-2007, 01:05 PM
Aye - looking at Jamie's website I'd say he was definitely kidding :D

Check these guys' website out - they plug the fact that they're the cheapest this and cheapest that - taking on this kind of job leads to misery for all but one person, the guy sat at the top of that kind of company, and he's not going to be the kind of guy you'd want to do business with.

Might I suggest you (Joseph) offer $60 to a monkey and get the quality you deserve? That wouldn't buy an hour of anyone's time over here. Times it by 10 and you *might* get the job done.

kopperdrake
02-23-2007, 01:09 PM
Oops - sorry to be so negative but it does irk me when people offer what is basically less than you could earn at McDs. If no one takes you up on your offer (which I'm reasonably sure they won't) and your budget won't stretch, you might try to find something premade at turbosquid or 3dcafe - that's going to be your best bet :)

cresshead
02-23-2007, 04:08 PM
$60 is what you might pay for a low/medium detail model that's already been created and is sitting in someone's turbosquid lib.
to say $60 for a commision means around 1 hour to model it possibly in which case it wil not be a high detail model.

Andyjaggy
02-23-2007, 05:40 PM
sometimes I feel like a traitor when I sell stuff on Turbosquid :( I just figure the models are sitting on my hard drive doing nothing....... What do you guys think?

cresshead
02-23-2007, 05:46 PM
i think your nutts!:)

the way i earn my living currently is via turbosquid!,....not ness thru sales of my models but as a way for designstudio's/people to find me and contracty me for freelance work.

:thumbsup:

Andyjaggy
02-23-2007, 05:55 PM
That's a good point I hadn't thought of using turbosquid as a marketing tool. How do you set that up, do they let you put your contact information in your product descriptions? I'm kind of new to the whole turbosquid scene.

Prospector: I still crack up evertime I see your avatar!

cresshead
02-23-2007, 06:01 PM
have a look at my stuff on turbosquid...search ''cresshead''

Andyjaggy
02-23-2007, 06:04 PM
Yeah I just did :) I think I might have to try something similar to that.

cresshead
02-23-2007, 06:06 PM
http://www.deespona.com/3denciclopedia/imgmodels/f400008_i.jpg

http://www.deespona.com/

StereoMike
02-23-2007, 06:27 PM
lol, I have both "Taschen" collections from deespona. That walkman is in there too. Costs around 30 euro for 500 models in various qualities.

mike

Andyjaggy
02-23-2007, 06:36 PM
I love the Taschen books, they are awesome.

cresshead
02-23-2007, 06:45 PM
i have the 9 cdrom collection of max models 5000 models nr all are very high quality..well worth it.

StereoMike
02-23-2007, 08:23 PM
yeah, on the taschen collection there's a lot of low poly models, that suck for anything other besides putting them far away into the background.
the 9 cdroms full of high poly models for 700 dollars is really a bargain.

mike

cresshead
02-23-2007, 08:30 PM
yeah i got my 9cdrom collection and never regretted the purchase.as thee's lots of quality models in there to either use or deconstruct/look it in detail to make your own models back over in lightsnack or 3dsmax.

Imatk
03-05-2007, 01:00 PM
Yeah sorry I should have added a smiley I suppose :)

The fact is it doesn't matter how long it would take an experienced modeler to make this object.

You are commissioning a new object so you are paying for that experience.

I'm sure there are plenty of people here that could crank this out in an hour but why bother??

If someone had this model laying around and wanted to make 60 bucks whatever I guess.

Anyhoo... yeah as for Turbosquid I'd suspect it's definately making it harder for modelers to make money becuase of the very low cost of models. I mean I've seen some REALLY high quality cars that were for sale for like $200!!

I personally wouldn't ever sell one of my models that I spent a week or two working on for $200 but that's me :)

mattclary
03-05-2007, 01:23 PM
First of all, I don't have anything (well, maybe one or two things) that anyone would want to buy off Turbosquid, so take my opinion for what it's worth.

I can appreciate not wanting to let a model go for $200, but think about it this way: You have instant mass production. If you can sell ten copies of that model, that is $2000.

Don't get stuck in the mindset of the music industry, we live in a new age. Back in the day, that model would probably have only been useful (or even able to be LOCATED) by the one customer who commisioned it, nowadays, you have the ability to sell it to anyone who may be looking. Selling it for $200 sounds cheap, but in the end, you can sell it numerous times.

I agree, pilkiwilky is barking up the wrong tree I think, he should instead be moseying on over to Turbosquid and pay for the 20th download of that walkman. He will get his cheap object, and the artist will get another payment. Sounds like a good deal for all involved to me.

Think of Turbosquid as the Wal-Mart of the 3D world. Sure, Sony would like to sell that CD player for more, but when people go looking for a CD player, that is often where they start and Wal-Mart can move a bazillion of those b*stards.

We should all advocate Turbosquid to drive more customers there. Turbosquid is not your competitor, they are your retailer.

You can complain about pirates cranking out cheap objects, but those are market forces that have to be dealt with. If someone is using Pirated software vs. $795 LightWave, they are really just being kind of stupid for not buying LightWave. If they are good enough to sell their stuff to others, yet do it cheaply, the fact that they are using pirated software is almost irrelevant.

Exception
03-05-2007, 01:41 PM
Think of Turbosquid as the Wal-Mart of the 3D world.
...

Yeah like, Wal-mart is the best thing that happened to humanity.

:)

Lewis
03-05-2007, 01:53 PM
I can appreciate not wanting to let a model go for $200, but think about it this way: You have instant mass production. If you can sell ten copies of that model, that is $2000.



Not Really 'coz Ts takes BIG percentage (like they are making model and not author/modeler :))

Quote from TS

Q: What is my royalty percentage?

A. For products priced $500 or more, you receive 55%, for products priced $150-$499.99 you get 53%, and less than $150 you get 50%.


Basically you get 55-50% of YOUR model :(.

Exception
03-05-2007, 02:16 PM
Not Really 'coz Ts takes BIG percentage (like they are making model and not author/modeler :))

Quote from TS

Q: What is my royalty percentage?

A. For products priced $500 or more, you receive 55%, for products priced $150-$499.99 you get 53%, and less than $150 you get 50%.


Basically you get 55-50% of YOUR model :(.

Holy cow! that's rediculous!

Limbus
03-05-2007, 02:21 PM
lol, I have both "Taschen" collections from deespona. That walkman is in there too. Costs around 30 euro for 500 models in various qualities.

mike

I even got it for 10. Its a steal even though alot of models are low poly.

Florian

mattclary
03-05-2007, 03:12 PM
Not Really 'coz Ts takes BIG percentage (like they are making model and not author/modeler :))

Quote from TS

Q: What is my royalty percentage?

A. For products priced $500 or more, you receive 55%, for products priced $150-$499.99 you get 53%, and less than $150 you get 50%.


Basically you get 55-50% of YOUR model :(.

Then someone has an opportunity to beat Turbosquid. it would be cool if some of us here started our own site. I know a good webmaster/hoster. Start a site desgigned to help the artist, not the web site. Say a flat $10 fee for a years subscription. For $10, host your models. I don't know much about the business, but it seems like we could come up with something where we get to keep 95% of the pittance we would make.

I just sent an e-mail to my buddy to see what he thinks. I'm serious about this.

mattclary
03-05-2007, 03:17 PM
Help me start thinking of names!

Lewis
03-05-2007, 03:19 PM
There is some other 3D model-sell sites what take less percentage than TS but people still sell on TS, dunno why :).

Let me know what you buddy said about 3D model shop ;).

mattclary
03-05-2007, 03:24 PM
I've never looked for other sites, but TS is the only one I have ever heard of. Luckily we have a good community here. If I can make this fly, we will just have to spread the word here and at CGTalk.

cresshead
03-05-2007, 04:34 PM
you have to remember that turbosquid do more than just 'take 50%' of your earnings..they host the website, maintain it process all the credit card transactions and returns [yeah some people return the model and need to be re embursed their cost they incurred',] turbosquid also have a team of people to look at models and problematic models that people may have bought...they also sell plugins and software...they were the first large site after digimation to host models and were significantly cheaper than them per model.

yeah 50% is a large percentage...but you have a choice...other sites are not that much different...best i've seen is 35% for the site but you have to remember turbosquid is the fisrt port of acll for a customer looking for a model thesedays....3dcafe are still rebuilding their site last i looked...you could of course throw up your own paypal page of models and take 100% but you need to get the customer to find your site...turbosquid do alot of marketing for you on websites and in magazines.

Imatk
03-05-2007, 05:33 PM
...

Yeah like, Wal-mart is the best thing that happened to humanity.

:)


True... true :)

Exception
03-05-2007, 05:48 PM
Help me start thinking of names!

I've got one!

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