Posted: 30 Sep 2010 04:12 PM PDT
Our most popular post on Envato Notes by far is the announcement of the upcoming marketplace rate changes – with 230 comments so far. Well, the day has arrived, and the new rates are in effect!
Here is a summary of the new rates from the Envato Marketplace Wiki:
Every time an item is sold on the Envato Marketplaces a percentage of the sale price goes to the author. The amount is determined by whether the author is selling the item only on the Envato Marketplaces and by how many sales they have had in the past.
Congratulations authors – may your success skyrocket!
For further details, refer to this Wiki page.
Posted: 29 Sep 2010 09:11 PM PDT
Today we meet Alexander Sasha (mr_Necturus) from 3DOcean.
I was born in Russia, but have been living for many years living in Jerusalem, Israel. I am a 3D artist and freelancer now. I have had about 10 years of experience in the 3D area, and 12 years in 2D.
GraphicRiver was first, then 3DOcean. I also have an item on VideoHive.
Once 15 years ago my friend told me that it would be nice if I will started to learn CG. So I took his advice. I did 72 hours of training in three programs: Photoshop 2, FreeHand 3, and Quark Express (I don’t remember which version).
A small table with two computers and an 18″ screen. I don’t even have a pen tablet! I must go and buy one.
I can’t show you a photo - our children broke our two digital cameras, so we have no photos right now.
Well, two years ago when I was smoking, I looked down on the world from the window while I finished 2-3 cigarettes. That was the first creative step in which I was trying to figure out what really I want to do.
But now that I have stopped smoking I haven’t found any serious alternative to this method. So sometimes I take my car and go from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv and back 2-3 times pretty slowly… And think. And sometimes I make a big sandwich with kosher sausage and mayonnaise.
I also load Modern Talking songs into a YouTube channel, lie down on the floor, and sink into nostalgia. Nostalgia has a huge creative potential. Usually one of these things helps me, and only then I sit at my computer and start working.
Hmm… To create a good portfolio, the main thing you need is a strong motivation. There are several ways to improve motivation.
Personally, I use one of the most simple. Every two or three years I stop working. I make myself do nothing for a couple of months. I play WOW, watch movies, listen to music, and when it becomes very difficult – I go to Finland for fishing.
In the end, the money in the bank runs out, and I fear for my family’s future. This makes me take the next leap.
I take my best work from previous years and use it as a basis for a new website. Usually, after this I can find people who like what I did, and they somehow give me to make money until the next period of idleness.
Because I work in the video games field, the best way for me to market is to go to the game developers forums and become an active participant.
These works are made with a professionalism and talent to which I may never achieve.
Most of all I like those authors whose works I have noted in the previous question. But there are many others I like too.
Because I have a family, in my spare time I sleep.
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