thats so weird..i was talkingf about this dude and demitri just the other day XD i call them dumbasstri and sickolai XD great port hun ^_^ but what caught my eye the most was your little disclaimer.. this is gonna sound really weird, but i really really admire you for it! i don't quite believe in crediting extracted models to who ripped them, as the model is not their property whatsoever, y'know? i credit people who MAKE models. it sounds kinda harsh, but i dunno .. its like crediting the waiter for good food and not the chef. the waiter only brings it to us while the chefs are the ones who do the hard work. so well done, i totally respect you for it! (i really hope i didn't sound like a total bitch there..cos im honestly not XD)
Yes, but it can take a lot of work to extract a game model. One model I had to redo the UV mapping from scratch, which isn't easy when you've got interior and exterior parts and you're not always sure where each texture goes, and another didn't come with any bones so I've had to create a skeleton and rig the weights myself, which is a lot of hours of work for someone who isn't a professional and isn't getting paid to do this sort of thing. Instead of thinking of people who convert game models as simply being waiters who deliver the food, think of the food accidentally being dropped on its way out of the kitchen, so we have to make half the dish again before it's ready to be delivered to the customer (who's not even paying for it). So by all means, credit the people who made the model in the first place, but I don't see why that should be at the expense of not thanking the person who converted it.
I've changed my point of view since I made that comment dear c: I now too do a lot of work on spec maps, bumps, mini bumps and bones, and my first silly models got credit and it does feel good. I think what I was trying to say was that even though a lot of hard work goes into them, some people thinkt hey then own the models and even charge points for their download (which is very naughty). that's generally what I meant but as always it came out all wrong and I made myself look mean when I'm not lol. sorry if I gave that impression.. sometimes I say stuff and I don't realise the weight of it.