For what reasons my models were removed?
My two last models(Glock 17, Mossberg 590) were suspended for unknown reason. They were actually made by me, not stolen. And i have seen similar models published on the marketplace.
You're not alone with this problem. Lately cgtrader is removing firearms models on a large scale.
Since some moment CGT started suspending "weapons". Without explanations. It's very stupid. But I suppose it's due to some EU or USA dumb bureaucratic law or directive. Even pendant (just pendant, trinket, apparel...) shaped as shield with sword had "pending" status for few days before "censors" approved it.
I'm sure CGT has some valid reasons to do that, but not explaining those reasons is not a good move.
Maybe there is a reason for that too, but we will never know until someone officially clears the situation.
I have got an email from support, that answers to my question. They actually delete all printable weapon models, even replicas and etc. Well, at least now I know the reason.
i emailed cgtrade about them. they didt couldt give me a legal or proper respons back to me.. acording to them a pictany rail is a weapon and is banned from cgtrade...
Actually they sent emails/private messages:
We have recently updated our content policy regarding 3D printable models of guns. These changes have been implemented to address societal concerns and regulatory changes.
CGTrader is no longer permitting 3D printable models which are replicas or realistic depictions of guns or other firearms on our marketplace.
We have reviewed all 3D assets and have suspended those matching this criteria. Please keep this content policy change in mind when you upload new 3D assets to your portfolio on CGTrader.
If any of your 3D models of guns affected by this update can be used for other purposes in addition to 3D printing, please remove all 3D printing file formats from the 3D models’ archive and reupload them.
if think there i a legal way around it. they say they dont want 3d printable guns.. so instead of uploading .stl files upload .step files they are for cnc machining but easly can convert to .stl BUT i once had a conflict with them and they where claiming that .STL CANNOT be converted to .STEP. funny . they have no clue what the are talking about
excuse me.. since there is no editing buton i ment .step to .stl not stl to step
skapricorn wel the thing is. they even ban the pictany rails.. and that is not a weapon
LemonadeCG you realy think a criminal wil go trough all the trouble to make 3d printed gun? hey even a home made stengun is more easier...
I think, that the only thing that everyone need to do is to NOT include stl format(The only 3d printable format, i guess?), so your weapon wont have problems.
The bad thing is, they didn't warn me about changes in rules, only a day after I wrote a support about the suspendings, and a several days after that I have received message about that. I would't mind just removing the format only, but deleting the whole model without immediate explanations?
Also, people can reupload deleted models without printable formats now.
But there are still a lot of OBJ models of the glock for example. I thought, that only stl format is recognised by cgt, as printable. By the way, technically,almost ALL weapon models should be removed. I still don't quite understand the logic behind the new rule
I'm ok with restricting firearms that can be printed, because the harder it is to obtain such the better, but I have to agree that the way it was done here is kind of pointless.
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