anyway if we really want to be picky, as an author, important documents that concern me needs to be available from my dashboard. envato network is big and I can’t go hunting each day for rules that apply to me.
Well, in fact, they are. In the right column of your dashboard one of the panels is: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ghyfiplq7fn20ke/Screenshot%202014-08-23%2014.29.21.png?dl=0 which links to the knowledge base where all important information and rules are and when new rules like this are introduced there are forum posts and Market blog posts that announces this. I don’t think there is much more Envato could do to make this noticeable.
if you get rejected again for this type of reasons send the reviewers this link http://3docean.net/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&term=ford+mustang
Not every marketplace is the same when it comes to IP policy. Study this and you’ll quickly learn that there are specific exceptions for each one of them:http://s3.envato.com/resources/legal/product-trademark-help-guideline.pdf
And if you think this is some secret document that no one knows about, then here are links to public posts that links to this:http://notes.envato.com/news/dos-and-donts-about-using-products-and-trademarks-in-your-items/ http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/using-products-and-trademarks-in-your-items/116328 http://notes.envato.com/news/its-for-real-here-we-go-guidelines-on-products-and-trademarks-in-items/ http://support.envato.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/513/0/trademark-use-and-real-world-products
Not sure if you consider me a former top author, but I see that it’s getting harder and harder to compete with the huge amount of projects that comes in daily. it’s just not worth investing a month’s work in a project that gets 50 sales. For the summer I have completely stopped creating new projects and will try to come back with some small projects in the autumn.
i wouldn’t be so happy about those comments. Often times they are plain spam. I’ve seen an item with broken preview that got 8 comments like that in just few minutes. So, clearly no one was able to see the project, but everyone said it’s a great one. I’m not saying your project is not great, but lot of authors are spamming every new submission that gets accepted and what they say in comments usually has no relation to the actual project.
I usually open the general category that I need – which is Music or Logos. Then sort by date, scroll through the items and listen to those who managed to get at least 3-4 sales in the first days. That way I make sure I find a fresh music that has potential to be good. Then after listening some 30-40 tracks, I set aside 3-4 tracks and try to import their previews in my project to see how they go with the animation.
i always ignore packs. Sometimes i browse through authors that i fetured before to see if they have released something new that will suit my project.
3Docean has exceptions that doesn’t apply to VideoHive or other marketplaces. For example you could sell a real car 3D model on 3Docean, but you could not use real life car model on video hive.There was a recent policy update please see the article in Knowledgebase: http://support.envato.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/513/0/trademark-use-and-real-world-products
Also see announcing posts: http://notes.envato.com/news/dos-and-donts-about-using-products-and-trademarks-in-your-items/
I had a friend who is playing drums and he joined in a well known local band. He asked me to create website for their band. Later when they released their album, they asked me to design their album cover and I got in touch with their record label and designed pretty much everything that an album release involves – CD design, posters, magazine ads, web banners, outdoor ads. They also asked me to make a Tv commercial. I thought I had never done it, but to be honest, this was also my first time to make CD cover, magazine ads, outdoor ads etc. At that time I was working in a radio station and my work was totally unrelated to a design. 7 years later I’m a full time VideoHiver earning a living from video animations.