Why are my models suspended?
Not for nothing yesterday CGTrader suspended the sale of my model, which has been on sale for a long time. I immediately wrote to support.I did not receive a response.This morning, the sale of another of my models was suspended.I again wrote to support and again did not receive an answer. Gentlemen and ladies from the support service department - what is going on ?! I sell models that I create myself and I can prove it if necessary, but give me the chance to do it.
Provide support in the end!
Everything cleared up, but the explanation did not please me. CG trader received a certain request to remove all the content associated with the weapon from the service. I only sell weapons, so I have currently suspended sales of absolutely all content. The others, who also sell weapon models, get ready to get similar unpleasant news. As for me, I hope that this restriction does not affect other sites where I sell weapons models.
So what does that means? Are no weapon models allowed on cgtrader anymore? Any weapons, or just specific manufacturer's production? Can someone clarify?
Yeah, that's strange.
I suspect this may be connected to the possibility to 3D print a real weapon parts from a model (if it's not a manufacturer take down).
Personally if there is potential for the end user to 3d print a working gun out of a readily available model, I feel it's right to ban those models. In my country there has been more reported cases of gun violence/murder using 3d printed guns, so I really don't feel safe if those kinds of models can just be bought on the internet.
sure, anything can be used as a weapon, but the ease at which one can kill another or others varies vastly depending on the object. People 3d printing working guns print them at least with some intention of causing harm, self-defense or otherwise. As the creator of assets we certainly have some ethical responsibility, we don't know for certain what the end user will use our assets for. Regarding your argument, if someone wanted to commit say a robbery and wanted to have a weapon that's hard for the authorities to trace, 3d printing a gun is an option as even if they leave the gun at the crime scene the police can't trace where the gunman bought the gun. Would you imagine a person with those kinds of intentions would buy and 3d print a pokemon figurine rather than a working gun for the purpose of killing?
Surely guys who can make 3d printable mass killing weapons are talented to be able to make other things? There's no reason why one should focus on making only these kinds of products.
Again I feel it's right that 3d printable working guns are banned.
I agree with @pankittychen. I'm sure that it sucks for the authors, as it requires a lot of work and skills to make such models, but on the other hand you probably don't want to hear in the news that someone was killed with a weapon made from your models.
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