Addressing Unfair Compensation and Exploitative Requirements on CGTrader Wildcat

Discussion started by GuillaumeDGNS

Dear CGTrader Community,

I wanted to take a moment to address some concerns that have been weighing heavily on my mind regarding the current state of affairs on CGTrader, particularly with regards to compensation and the stringent requirements imposed on artists.

As someone deeply invested in the creative process, it's disheartening to see the disparity between the amount of work expected and the compensation offered for tasks on CGTrader. Many of us pour countless hours into crafting high-quality models, only to find ourselves receiving a fraction of what our efforts truly deserve.

Moreover, the stringent requirements imposed by CGTrader Wildcat for such meager pay is simply unjustifiable. Artists are being asked to adhere to meticulous standards without fair compensation, which ultimately leads to feelings of exploitation and discontent within the community.

Additionally, there's a growing concern about the potential use of our models to train generative AI systems, further exacerbating the devaluation of our work in the long run.

As a community, we need to come together to advocate for fair compensation and more reasonable requirements that respect the time, effort, and skill that goes into creating 3D models. It's imperative that CGTrader takes steps to address these issues and ensure that artists are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve.

Let's use this forum as a platform to voice our concerns, share experiences, and work towards creating a more equitable environment for all artists on CGTrader.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Best regards, GuillaumeDGNS.


Posted 13 days ago

This is CGTrader. They literally don't give a single fuck about you. Pack up and move to a place your skills are appreciated. Some guy in India is happy to model a sofa for 3$ and as long as it's good enough, CGTrader doesn't care.

LucasArtz wrote
I would put Europe in the same boat after they ruined their economy and deindustrialised with sanctions that backfired hard on them. A lot of Europeans now are willing to work for peanuts I've noticed.

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