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  1. #1
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    Member Sponcer Questions

    I got some quetions about member sponcers:

    1. Where does the money go to? (the site of course but is that for servers, new apps for buzz?)

    2. How many Member Sponcers are there currently?

    3. How many months must be purchased in order to get extra content? (Im not saying i will get member sponcer for the content But i would like to know)

    4. Any other special stuff you get?

    5. Besides what we know now about what member sponcers get, when buzz changes the site around and adds content do you think he will be adding more features for Member Sponcers?

    P.S I already know the main reason for Member Sponcers is to keep the site running i am just asking these quetions because i want to make sure before i acually give.

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    1. Download servers, mostly. If one month the site ever breaks even of makes a profit off member sponsors (which to my knowledge never even happened when bandwidth was lower and sponsors were higher during the star system), any excess money would likely go into purchasing CDs, mailors, and stamps for the mailing system.

    2. Right now, I'd estimate around 30. But that's a complete guess. APLevitz might have a better idea based on the C++ course attendence.

    3. The Maya Skinning and Rigging videos are only available for sponsors of 3 months. The other content is available to sponsors pretty much as soon as it is activated into your account (48 hours or so after activating.) But I believe some new systems are being worked on, to prevent the people who sign up for one month and cancel -- using stolen credit cards. (As has been a problem recently.)

    4. As you said sponsorship is designed to help the site, not to get content. But since you asked...

    Member Sponsor Benefits:


    Here are the special videos available to Member Sponsors:

    • Maya Character Rigging
    • XSI Rendering/Compositing
    • 3ds max Scripting
    • Maya Dynamics
    • 3ds max 5 Advanced Lighting
    • Lightwave Skelegons & Leg Rigging
    • trueSpace 6 - Introduction
    • Modeling and Rigging wings in Maya
    • Character Rigging in 3ds max 5
    • MEL - Programming the Character Assistant
    • Lightwave - Character Rigging II
    • 3ds max (Boning/Skinning) / export to MOTIONBUILDER
    • Creating Movies with UT2K3 & 3ds max
    • Meteor Fire/Smoke effects using Fluid Dynamics (3 Part Maya Video - part 1 of 3)
    • Creating the Ocean (3 Part Maya Video - part 2 of 3)
    • Envronment Sky (3 Part Maya Video - part 3 of 3)
    • Overview of Cinema 4D
    • Houdini VOPS (video from the SIGGRAPH VTM)
    • New Features of Maya 5
    • Maya API - The Noise Deformer
    • 3ds max 6 - Particle Flow [Part 1]
    • 3ds max 6 - Particle Flow [Part 2]
    • XSI - Half-Life 2 - Character Modeling
    • Maya 6 New Features
    • 3ds max 6 - reactor
    • Skin Texturing (3ds max and Photoshop 7)
    • Download newsletter videos at any time
    • The SIGGRAPH 2002 VTM
    • Maya FK/IK Arm Rig (exclusive)
    • MAYA Sub-Ds VTM (exclusive)
    • XTM on modding an Xbox by putting an a modchip, a switch (to turn the modchip on and off), and a 300gig harddrive in order to have a mass VTM and mp3 storage device.
    • VTM bloopers and out takes (exclusive)


    That's a total of over 39 hours of content!


    EXCLUSIVE Online Courses available to Member Sponsors:

    • Maya Technical Director's online course (currently has 2 modules)
    • C++ online course (currently has 3 modules)



    Other Member Sponsor Benefits:

    • Private Member Sponsor ONLY forum! (Exclusive)
    • At the 3 month mark of your sponsorship, you are eligible for both the Maya 4.x Character Rigging and Skinning videos. These are presented MUCH more formally than VTMs.
    • At the 1 YEAR mark of your sponsorship, you are eligible for the 3dbuzz "challenge camp" class. A 3 day intensive course, for free, at the renaissance center. Housing is included.
    • Priority mailing. You are the FIRST to get your VTMs mailed.
    • Priority downloading. You DON'T wait in the queue.
    • Often, you'll get VTMs made available to you before the rest of the site.



    Content that is coming very soon for Member Sponsors:

    • The ability to download the 3 VTMs that make up module 2 for the Houdini course. Without actually being in module 2.
    • And more that I can't say just yet.



    Other notes:

    • Yes, there are two webcams. (But recently they've been down a lot more then up.)
    • It costs $35/month
    • You can pay for multiple months at once.
    • The money is automatically withdrawn from your CC! (Unless you cancel!)
    • You can pay by money order
    • You can also pay by check (but they must clear first)
    • To become a member sponsor click here.


    Some of that may be dated. I'll have to run through it updating at some point.

    5. Let's just say, member sponsors get perks that aren't listed, like I think for the past 2 weeks BuZZ has answered pretty much any question member sponsors have asked him in the Executive Lounge. As for specific content, well even member sponsors have to wait until "it is ready."

  3. #3
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    Yea, i think ill purchase for 1 month, see how it is and all then continue.

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    Anthony B., AnteB, Kroan, whatever, i think most of those questions got allready answered in numerous of your own threads. Why not try using the search function?

    Anyway, i give my best shots here:
    1. I think the money serves mainly to handle parts of the server/traffic costs.

    2. Demondo might know the exact number, but there aren't that much. Those who are there are really awsome and it's nice to communicate with them in the executive lounge.

    3. You have to be a MS for three month to get the maya rigging and skinning videos. Everything else is right there to download or availabe after getting your assingments in the courses graded.

    4. Trust me, there's LOTS of extra stuff. I don't know what you mean with "other extra stuff".

    5. Buzz is continously creating ms-only content as a thank you.

    Now get your credit card and support the community!!! GO!

    daniel | schyzomaniac

    //edit:
    i should have known. demondo beat me.
    Last edited by schyzomaniac; 12-01-2004 at 04:13 PM.
    The only path to SUCCESS is through FAILURE!
    ...other people's failure. Not yours.
    That wouldn't be a very good path.

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    Originally posted by schyzomaniac
    Anthony B., AnteB, Kroan, whatever, i think most of those questions got allready answered in numerous of your own threads. Why not try using the search function?
    Indeed, you already knew all of the answers... why ask for it again?
    Technical Artist at LuGus Studios
    www.lugus-studios.be


    nielsVaes.be


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    Acually no i didnt.

    Just wanted to make sure, sorry if this post has made you mad.

  7. #7
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    Erm, it was a waste of time i guess

    nobody would even say thanks.

    Wasted days.

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    Originally posted by Anthony.B
    Erm, it was a waste of time i guess

    nobody would even say thanks.

    Wasted days.
    What's your point?
    Buzz is very thankfull to each and every member sponsor. he says "thank you" all the time and also shows this by producing extra content.
    Maybe it was a waste of time to answer your questions as good as i could. it seems that you're looking for attention instead of taking the sponsorship serious.

    i don't know what you want, and neither do you.

    cheers,
    daniel | schyzomaniac
    The only path to SUCCESS is through FAILURE!
    ...other people's failure. Not yours.
    That wouldn't be a very good path.

  9. #9
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    hehe i dont really care anymore.

    Only if buzz replied.

    Whatever..i know what i want but people are a**h*les

  10. #10
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    Originally posted by Anthony.B
    hehe i dont really care anymore.

    Only if buzz replied.

    Whatever..i know what i want but people are a**h*les
    and so are you.
    http://3d-palace.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1782
    The only path to SUCCESS is through FAILURE!
    ...other people's failure. Not yours.
    That wouldn't be a very good path.

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