It doesn’t seem like there is a wrong answer here… as long as Videohive verifies the authenticity of the original file submission – as an author I think you can take credit for the derivative work. I do agree with your morals Stormycub, I really do, but not everyone is the same. It comes down to your personal point of view and what you think is morally acceptable… and as Felt and Mark pointed out, that question has an open ended answer.
At the end of the day, we create templates for other people to use as they see fit within the license agreement. If people want to misguide their clients, they won’t last long in the industry and we shouldn’t worry about that. Imagine when the client asks them to customize a project that is made from a pre-render! As far as I am personally concerned right now, customization services are not really worth my time and effort I’d be very happy if customizers legitimately purchase licenses of my work! I’d rather not have to do customizations and watch 10 sales happen instead!
You can also look at it this way… if you stumble upon a video made from your template that someone customized, I’m sure you would get more satisfaction out of being the actual creator than simply customizing the original creation. I feel there is a prestige of being an author that a customizer will never experience. Just remember why you started making templates, I’m sure it wasn’t for a quick buck!
All the best, and best of luck. Andre
bows down with #totalrespect
I can’t believe you guys can go months without uploading. I start to itch after a couple of weeks… maybe it’s cause I’m new! Just wanted to say that. To keep this post on topic, I’ll also say that I’m surprised at how consistent sales are starting to look though.
Thanks for the support guys. You’re the best!
Wow. That was quick! Well done
Well here’s a question for you guys to bring this back on topic:
Is it better to have a 3 star file or a file with no ratings at all?
Thanks for the kind words guys!
I want to thank the entire Videohive community, again and forever, for the inspiration and support that you have all blessed me with during my short ongoing membership. (Mark and Felt have been especially helpful, thanks guys)
Today I appeared on the featured author of the week section, and I am very grateful to have my small portfolio of doodles be an element of interest for the marketplace. I know it’s a small milestone, but it’s also something I would have never expected and could not appreciate more.
I have been seeing some incredible work lately on Videohive, and I must say that I am pulling my hair out trying to keep up with all your talent and creativity Keep up the good work friends!
All the best and take care, Andre
I am surprised that got rejected. It looks good. I guess the reviewer likes it and wants you to maximize its potential. My only suggestion would be to make it appear to “pop” out. Like a speech bubble pop up, somewhat bouncy. Like scale up a bit then all the way down into nothingness. You could also go on Themeforest and test out some live previews of sites with animated front end user logins, you can get inspiration from the real thing!