Custom-made Characters for Anime Studio

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Custom-made Characters for Anime Studio

Post by jupitor6 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:36 am

Who wants custom-made characters? When you can't find what you need at Content Paradise, or you have your own original character design (or rough sketch) and want it modeled, would you pay someone to do it for you, and if so, how much?
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Re: Custom-made Characters for Anime Studio

Post by DK » Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:00 am

I get email from people wanting custom made characters from time to time. If it's for a character i think will sell I am happy to create it for the sale price then just include it in with my other Content Paradise stuff for slae to general public. It does'nt happen very often though.

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Re: Custom-made Characters for Anime Studio

Post by jupitor6 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:26 am

That doesn't sound like what I call custom-made. If someone wants a custom-made character then it would be something exclusive to the buyer who would pay for the exclusive use of the work. Even provide their own character concept for you to model and rig for them. What you did sounds more like fulfilling a request, if you are going to do it at regular sale price and sell to the general public, you were fulfilling requests for items that weren't previously available. Now, who wants their cartoons custom-made to order? :roll:
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Re: Custom-made Characters for Anime Studio

Post by DK » Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:42 am

Well....I call it NON exclusive custom made. Are you looking for work or just curious as to how many people on the forum cannot use Anime Studio?

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Re: Custom-made Characters for Anime Studio

Post by jupitor6 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:52 am

This is kinda like a mini questionnaire i'm throwing out, to see if a demand exist for such things. Surely I would offer the service. :D
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Re: Custom-made Characters for Anime Studio

Post by funksmaname » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:01 am

I think unless you can show some credential of your work people wouldn't consider you a viable vendor for such a task.
The fact requests for this are so few and far between (even for DK who is a long-time established and known content creator on content paradise) my advice would be to forget about it as a potential revenue stream... You may be far better off actually creating resellable micro transaction characters for CP instead - they are more likely to sell.

I'm not sure the need for this sort of stuff exists on more than a very rare one off occurrence (check the 'work' forum for proof!). If you can't draw or rig your own character, the chances are you aren't looking to animate yourself either...
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Re: Custom-made Characters for Anime Studio

Post by jupitor6 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:16 am

Thanks for both your input on the topic. Now who want it and who don't? Where are the content producers looking for that extra pair of hands to model and rig the concepts on them character sheets or rough sketch? :D
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Re: Custom-made Characters for Anime Studio

Post by RichardU » Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:37 am

Do you have any examples of your work to show off? I might need an extra set of hands some day.
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Re: Custom-made Characters for Anime Studio

Post by jupitor6 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:11 am

Yes, indeed. See my recently updated signature for a link to my work @ CP.
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Re: Custom-made Characters for Anime Studio

Post by RichardU » Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:26 am

Got it. Thanks.
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Re: Custom-made Characters for Anime Studio

Post by Danimal » Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:04 pm

While I believe someone at some point might want such a service, funksmaname's got it right in that it's going to be few and far between and acting pushy about it without a hint of what you're capable of isn't going to earn you any customers.

Your business model seems to be "hey, I want money, who will give me some?" You may want to go with "hey, look at what I can do for you, isn't this something you would like?" People need to know why they should go to you, not just simply what you can do--which, by the way, you have not even provided. A potential customer shouldn't have to scour through a post for a signature that may possibly lead him or her in the right direction. It should be more like "look at this rough sketch to finished character I did and can do the same for you."

I'm sure that this would be a valuable service to some. No one will ever know because of your delivery, however.
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Re: Custom-made Characters for Anime Studio

Post by Telemacus » Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:27 am

To answer the "mini-questionaire", Jupitor, I'd be interested.
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Re: Custom-made Characters for Anime Studio

Post by jupitor6 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:51 pm

Who's next? Let's do it! :D
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Re: Custom-made Characters for Anime Studio

Post by Telemacus » Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:30 am

Danimal wrote: Your business model seems to be "hey, I want money, who will give me some?".
You may want to go with "hey, look at what I can do for you, isn't this something you would like?" People need to know why they should go to you, not just simply what you can do--which, by the way, you have not even provided. A potential customer shouldn't have to scour through a post for a signature that may possibly lead him or her in the right direction. It should be more like "look at this rough sketch to finished character I did and can do the same for you."
I'm sure that this would be a valuable service to some. No one will ever know because of your delivery, however
I wanted to add a couple of notes about that comment, Danimal.
First of all, we all want money. You, me, Obama and the homeless. And that's just as well, society would have a problem if people didn't need money anymore, perhaps nobody would work then! I didn't read "hey, I want money, who will give me some", but rather: "Hey, I can do this job and I'm pretty good at it, do you want to hire me?".

And second, whilst it is true that we all have our own ways of going about promoting our work, perhaps some of us are not as experienced as others in getting exposure. I think some of the replies here were a little too aggressive...

Anyway, I hired Jupitor to build 2 characters for me, and for what it's worth, I'd like to say a couple of things:

1- His fees were very reasonable.
2- His work was outstanding and utterly professional.

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Re: Custom-made Characters for Anime Studio

Post by Danimal » Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:31 pm

Telemacus wrote:perhaps some of us are not as experienced as others in getting exposure
Hence the suggestions offered. It's a poor salesman who makes it clear he wants your money rather than your satisfaction with goods or services delivered.

"Who's up? Who's next? Who wants some?" scream carnival barker, not utter professionalism.
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