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Personally, I am an artist. Everyone does it differently but when you are done with your work an artist usually leaves their mark on their work. I'm not saying you should throw a big signature across the front of it. But I am becoming a huge fan of a lot of these great mod authors that are doing fantastic things for this game. If we started doing this now I feel like it would be a huge deal after the proper tools come out and a new wave of mod authors jump on the bandwagon.

 

I feel like you guys should find a hidden little spot on the back of everything you make an leave a personalized little logo. I would say use a signature but you may notice that almost everything in Fallout 4 is advertised using a logo of some kind already so as long as the logo isn't ridiculous it would still be immersive. This is an area that provides a lot of room for creativity and is very easy to do. You only have to create the logo one time, and then just slap it on the side of that "Nuka Cola Machine" like you do all the rest of your mods.

 

This is how you turn your mod into an original and recognizable product.

 

To create Logos with immersion I imagine you would create the logo how you want, then add a rusty or muddy layer over it and boom, looks like crap, ready for Fallout 4! Make them 4K, all the rusty/muddy crap looks great when its 4K!


Edited by Haoswidasee, 18 January 2016 - 04:47 AM.


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Heh. I suggested this in the thread that was about the 'texture stealing' not that long ago actually. Though I suppose if they wanted to steal it still they could erase your signature. But still. Maybe I should've put my signature on this idea!!!! (Seriously kidding, lol.)



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Heh. I suggested this in the thread that was about the 'texture stealing' not that long ago actually. Though I suppose if they wanted to steal it still they could erase your signature. But still. Maybe I should've put my signature on this idea!!!! (Seriously kidding, lol.)

rofl, oh no. Don't steal my forum material!! HAHAHA, anyways I didn't even really think about it in terms of watermarking your mods. But I guess thats just another thing this could be used for



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I like the Idea of having a kind of "Makers mark" on mods. you could go one further and invent a semi in-fiction brand clothes company or maybe a boutique style designer label



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I like the Idea of having a kind of "Makers mark" on mods. you could go one further and invent a semi in-fiction brand clothes company or maybe a boutique style designer label

 

You are getting me super excited about the tools coming out lol. So much stuff is going to be made, I have so many devious plans!!



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Yes let the creativity flow through the forums, release dat imagination.

 



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Hahahaha, .........Hahahahahahaha



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Yeah, I view this idea as two-fold really, and, should I ever get competent at modeling & / or texturing, I plan to use a small makers-mark myself, because as mentioned above: It makes your mods (your 'brand' / "identification") visible / noted, and provides a small (albit easily breakable) anti-theft measure. Its a simple touch.

If I were to be making several standalone weapons or armors or such, I definitely would look into the idea of setting up my own in-game lore-friendly(ish) shop and such. Definitely the way to go. Could be as simple as a little weapons stand w/ a little backstory, or as complex as a unique town built around your mods.

Either way, its a great concept and can be taken in some great directions :)



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Yeah, I view this idea as two-fold really, and, should I ever get competent at modeling & / or texturing, I plan to use a small makers-mark myself, because as mentioned above: It makes your mods (your 'brand' / "identification") visible / noted, and provides a small (albit easily breakable) anti-theft measure. Its a simple touch.

If I were to be making several standalone weapons or armors or such, I definitely would look into the idea of setting up my own in-game lore-friendly(ish) shop and such. Definitely the way to go. Could be as simple as a little weapons stand w/ a little backstory, or as complex as a unique town built around your mods.

Either way, its a great concept and can be taken in some great directions :smile:

 

I agree, and theres are a lot of good spots to put a mark on, like on weapons you could put it on the back of the stock that you don't really see, but if it were laying on the ground or being inspected, it would be visible for sure



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Heh. I suggested this in the thread that was about the 'texture stealing' not that long ago actually. Though I suppose if they wanted to steal it still they could erase your signature. But still. Maybe I should've put my signature on this idea!!!! (Seriously kidding, lol.)

 

Sometimes that 'stealing' doesn't even happen on purpose. Like someone mentioned in another thread: When you have hundreds of textures it gets difficult to track the sources.

 

That is much easier if everyone just adds a logo or a marker and contact info in the texture - maybe in the area that isn't used on the model in the game. A player wouldn't see it, but other modders would see the marker when they open the file.

 

Optimum would be: Logo for the players (visible area) and copyright marker + contact info for other modders (invisible).


Edited by Arnaeus, 18 January 2016 - 04:12 PM.






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