@james and axiomatic
Thanks both and very valid points.
I think the key thing for me now is how SD3D managed to enter this post with an accusational intention bordering on trolling which I think is disgusting. Yes there is some validity in there although it is weakened by his unnecessary tone.
It’s called fan art for a reason, I am not profiting off of it, I am not claiming design rights. I made the crucial mistake of saying I was upset they were profiting off using it, well done for finding the flaw and exploiting it, I am in fact more upset that they didn’t at least ask. But yes I said ‘‘my’’ work in the header because it is exactly that…mine. The design is not but that’s not what I am claiming, I am claiming the images as mine because I made it. Had I known before posting that other people’s images had been taken too, I would have said ‘‘ours’’, because it is our work. It is simply naive to think otherwise. SD3D is attempting to get a reaction off the finest of lines but there is a very clear distinction, at least in this case. If I had posted in any other category apart from Fan Art, that line may just perhaps sway his way, especially if I had called it ‘‘my new design for a light bike’’ (see what I did there?)
Even though James tends to agree with DS3D (which is perfectly fine) At least he had the decency to still answer my question, and I agree with him too, there is no real point because it’s time wasted for what real outcome? I post on here knowing the risk of the ‘save image as’ button anyway so who am I kidding but I would have loved to have been asked, that’s it. I would have said with pleasure too, I am glad you like it!
I refuse to be forced into feeling like I should somehow apologise when I worked damn hard on it and was proud to show it to people who would enjoy it too. The Tron cycle design is unique and exceptional and I make no bones about the fact that the design is not mine. I work in arch vis and I make a good living by helping people to market their design ideas. The difference here is I didn’t ask the designer but why should I when all I am saying is ‘‘Daniel and Syd, I love your work, I loved it so much in fact that I simply had to render it too to keep showing how awesome it really is’’…maybe there was even a piece of me that wanted to know how it felt to work on such a lovely design and that’s the closest I can get. Once again, FAN ART.
Invention, innovation, copyright and copying. Nothing new…seen it all before. On CgSociety it is expected that you acknowledge when the work is not yours and if you get caught out shame on you. There is nothing wrong with creating something you like or recreating something you like because you like it, especially if your intention is just to show it. It’s gets a lot more murky when you are looking to profit and the only ethical responsibility you have is to acknowledge that it’s not your idea if it isn’t when showing and permission from the original author when selling. It’s that simple.
In my case Tron is so well known, was I stupid to think there wasn’t a need for me to say ‘‘oh btw guys I didn’t actually design the Tron light cycle’’…
To those who have been civil about responding thank you, I really appreciate it.