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  01 January 2003
3D ArtZ Joint Tutorial CD!!! Fast and easy character set up!!!

For an interesting and DIFFERENT fan bone tutorial take a gander at www.3dartz.com
More effective than standard fan bones. Easier and faster than smartskin. It's the truth!!!
Hash on!

Mike Fitz
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The 3D ArtZ Joint Tutorial CD
Joint Set-up and character rigging techniques for
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  01 January 2003
Angry Caveat Emptor

But if you're unhappy with it, and you return the CD for a promised refund, Mike will happily ignore your emails and never return your money!!!

You will have to go through a formal complaint with PayPal, but you will never see your money.

Mike will happily accept any suckers who are unfamiliar with rigging a "fan" and sell them a tutorial on his "cog" system.

But it is still just a fan bone, and it is a $30 waste of your money.

If Mike Fitzgerald would like for me to "shut-up", he can return my money like he promised...
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William Sutton
Zandoria Studios
 
  01 January 2003
I was waiting for that!!!!

William, what do you have selective memory? Or did you forget about what you did to me? Had you just acted in a professional and respectable manner - I would have played ball.
Anyone interested in seeing what sort of professional William is please visit
www.3dartz.com/Shoulder.html

Now, this is all I'm going to say on this for now....
if you feel you can criticize my techniqueWilliam (which is different and better than regular fan bones), you're going to have to show some samples that perform as well or better than my samples. And then you can show us how you did it instead of the partial incomplete work you've offered.
Why don't you show us some samples of your Hippo man moving.... or maybe you have not finished smartskinning him.
Who knows.... but also, who cares.



Mike Fitz
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Joint Set-up and character rigging techniques for
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  01 January 2003
selective business ethics?

so, you unilaterally decided to penalize william $30 because he wrote a crushing review of your product. did your money back guarantee only cover people who were *mildly* unhappy with your product?

i can't speak to the quality of mike's tutorial, as my criticism of his marketing practices has recently compelled him to refuse my money.

in the end, i'm prolly better off.

-jon

ps: william's hippo guy kicks butt!

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  01 January 2003
This was the other I was waiting for

Jon, I was waiting for this too.
Please point out to the great people of the hash community where the problem is with my marketing practices.
I send a couple emails here and there about a product that is different and a product that works....
I mean you are a typing contradiction.
At one time you say it's my marketing practices.... Show us or shut up.
the next time you're saying I'm not allowed to offer a product because I have not payed my dues. - what the heck are you talking about? What dues? Is this a frat? Are dues like a code red? It's not in the manual but it's just understood.
Let's see some moving joint samples from you.
Ans. the questions.... until then you're blowing smoke.
Mike
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Joint Set-up and character rigging techniques for
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  01 January 2003
Refund

Mike,

From your post here it almost sounds like you purposely didn't refund someone's money (because they hurt you in some way). If this is the case, then I would have to say that shows bad business practice. If that is not the case, then maybe you better clarify your return policy.

I'm not trying to take sides, but your post sounded kinda bad (business wise).
 
  01 January 2003
my issues defined

that's fair... this is a new list. my argument, in a nutshell, is here:

http://www.bluemoonrising.com/darkly/word.html

if people really want to hear every word i and others have written on this tired subject, they can visit the killernuts archive:

http://venice.killernuts.org/animas...ery=cogs+3dartz

i can't add anything more to the record.

-jon
 
  01 January 2003
Angry

Once you offered to refund my money, I admitted to you that my criticism went a little overboard. I took-down the "critique" movie, and I sent you the action file--because you asked me to, under the pretense that you needed to examine it in order to correct any flaws in your rig.

I emailed you the file, and I mailed you your disk back the next day, first class.

I refrained from discussing it any further on the list, since you had promised me a refund, I figured you were all right, and that I was wrong for trashing you.

As the weeks dragged by, I kept checking my mail, but no refund. I emailed you--no response. I emailed again--no response.

A few weeks later you post an outrageous defense of your product full of suppositions about my motives, and speculation of why I use the "Fitzman" character on the disk and not the "McKnuckles" character.--which you claim wouldn't have "popped" the way the Fitzman character did. This personal attack on me was completely untrue--and you knew it. You posted your defense, but didn't put your "McKnuckles" through the identical action (that I had sent to you to examine, at your request). In fact, you only wanted the action file so that you could try to fake a defense of your worthless product.

I contacted Paypal--too much time had gone by, but they promised to add my complaint to your file. Meanwhile, I have no way to get my money back from you.

Everytime I see you soliciting your product, I email you and remind you that you've yet to send me my $30. No response.

Whether or not you think my opinion of your rig is fair, unfair, biased, whatever. You have not lived up to your obligations as a businessman. You promised me a refund if I returned your disk. I did.

I returned your disk. I took down my critique.
I accused you of being a "con man" in my original review of your "cog joint" tutorial. But you turned out to be worse than that...
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William Sutton
Zandoria Studios
 
  01 January 2003
Refund

Well actually in the legalesse it states that there are no refunds. Just replacements.
That being so, it's up to me about refunds.
I will, on a case to case basis, give a refund.
But Williams intentions were to absolutely halt sales by depicting me as a fraud without giving the material a chance.
That's just wrong. And it was blatant too. You see he sent me the action file he made for that bogus movie and it was a total set up. Why, you ask? Throught out the arm movement he had elbows bending backwayrds, arms moving out of the range of motion....
That model was to be used as an intro to the instructions.... I mean, the chest is wider then the lenght of the arms!!!!!
C'mon.
What can I say...
I'm not careless... I had this information reviewed and I was nice enough to turn my head from this.
Now I hear he wants to write a book!!!! That would explain his change of attitude. He's basically trying to do a pr job for himself.... so that when the book comes out (yeah okay) no one remembers the rotten things he did.
Well guess what. I'll be there. You can believe it.
Mike
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Joint Set-up and character rigging techniques for
Animation:Master
 
  01 January 2003
Action files!!!!

William, the action file you used is the best evidence of your malitious intentions.
It is doing things that people can't do. If you want me to I'll post screen caps from it and post it
to further support my gripe.
Bottom line is this..... William didn't like what I was doing and went to extremes to stop me, just because
he didn't like the idea of offering products on the hash elist.
William, seriously, think about it. Are you suprised that I'm treating you like a kid. - Ans. that.
Mike
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Joint Set-up and character rigging techniques for
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  01 January 2003
You specifically asked me to send you back the disk, and that when I did you would send me back my money.

I don't know or care what "legalese" you're referring to, but where I'm from the word is "Liar". You are a liar.

All of my tutorials are free. In fact I have posted my feelings about what I think of "paid tutorial" prior to you coming out with yours. That's why you claimed (fairly) that I was prejudiced against your product. I'm not writing a book...

I will stop hounding you when you live up to your promise.
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William Sutton
Zandoria Studios
 
  01 January 2003
You have got to be kidding me

Dude, so you are admitting that you didn't give the product a shot.
That you were biased.
And now you are saying that I have wronged you.
You ought to be ashamed of yourself.
Someone just posted and interesting thing to the hash list that your tute was incomplete. That was the first thing I thoought when I read it. I just wanted someone else to point it out.

That is the difference between a paid tute and a free tute.

As for my product...... you can't deny this.... It works and what I say on my web page is true.
My product works. You can continue to say what you want, but you can't change the fact that it works.
Also, when do we get to see the hippo move? I bet you can't do anything with it cause it is taking you soooo long
to set smartskin up.
Is anyone else reading this besides me, jon and william? Probably not, but I can't blame them. This convo needs to take place in a bar over some beers!

Mike
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The 3D ArtZ Joint Tutorial CD
Joint Set-up and character rigging techniques for
Animation:Master
 
  01 January 2003
Im still reading this

Im still reading this basically because I'm getting a good laugh at it.

Mike, you basically admit your policy of exchanges, but have not returned an exchange for the cd William has sent you or money back - basically breaking your agreement. (I am assuming since you haven't argued the point that William did send you the CD and his files).

In fact - you *have* wronged him, By your own "legaleese".

User's express different opinions about products that they have received, some like it, some don't. Some post good reviews, some post bad reviews. It's the business game.

Send him his $30 back, or send him a "replacement" CD. If you send him his $30 back, you can always say he just took a quick look at it and thats what his opinions are based off of. If you send him the replacement Cd, then be prepared for criticism...
 
  01 January 2003
A liar?

If I'm a liar William, then what the heck are you?
You just admitted that you were biased before you bought it.
So you bought the cd for the sole purpose of gaining leverage in an argument to the tune of
"I bought this product and it does not work."
You knowingly lied about your expereince in order to manipulate the perceptions of others.
I business terms- other potential customers. In legal terms.... we'd be discussing this in NY small claims court.

You are a liar
and
a despicable member of our community.

You seem like that type that checks emails every second of the day. Attention starved.
Again, I ask for wireframe renders of your hippo matching my characters movements.
I'm calling you out. Here's your chance for attention.
And Jon at http://www.bluemoonrising.com/darkly/
you should feel free to do the same. I've seen nothing from you guys. I'm getting the feeling that you are all talk and no show.
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The 3D ArtZ Joint Tutorial CD
Joint Set-up and character rigging techniques for
Animation:Master
 
  01 January 2003
doody head!

hey mike... check the timestamps on *your* messages... it seems you have little else to do today as well.

you, however, just seem starved for abuse.



-jon
 
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