look alike design?
Today I found that some user selling visually similar model to my paper coffee cups
Model by that user is here https://www.cgtrader.com/3d-models/food/beverage/paper-coffee-cups
The label design on the cup looks very similar to mine with minor adjustments...
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Hmm. I've compared both models. I honestly don't see any real issue here. The labels don't look identical, and they are both very similar to many generic coffee cup label templates that are out there by the dozen for photoshop. Looking at the geometry, I don't really see any identical vertices outside of the standard cylinder that is common in most 3d modeling packages for creating the base shape of any cup model. I really can't say he stole anything here, my friend.
I haven't looked at any of his other models, but I don't see anything to worry about regarding this particular product.
Yes, I don't think it was a "theft", the models looks very different.
But why copying other's designs?
I've created my own design, from scratch.
I'm using it on other my models.
It reminds me of "Abibas" and other fake cheap labels.. xD
Unfortunatelly copycats existed and will continue to exist at all times. Of course it's not cool to see when your work is being shamelessly copied and especially if it's put on sale for significantly lower price than yours. All we can do is to try to compete with quality.
I also have found shameless copycat, who copied one of my model to the smallest details, even presentation is very similar. It's not nice, but i won't loose my sleep over it.
My model: https://www.cgtrader.com/3d-models/household/other/electrical-installation-set
Copycat's model: https://www.cgtrader.com/3d-models/electronics/other/switches-and-sockets-4c9e6f57-b910-4436-bb8e-7155ebef3956
Some people will model something from a real life example and I can see how two modelers will have the same product for sale. I try to research on here and other sites to make sure my model is different than anyone else's, but when it's something generic(like my water fountain that you can find at any park), it's impossible not to run into a similar item. I'm currently making a large scene, and I have no doubt that items like faucets, toilet, etc. will run into a twin, because I researched these from Home Depot, etc. To some extent, we all mimic what we see, otherwise no one would recognize the items in your room or want to by them, unless they're making an alien civilization or alternate universe.
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