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Beware: BigRottieDawg

WHO: BigRottieDawg

WHERE: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/bigrottiedawg

WHAT: Custom 3D model head - trade

WHEN: May 2015

PROOF: Initial contact.
Discussing details one, and two.

EXPLAIN: I received a note from BigRottieDawg shortly after watching him on FA expressing interest in working with me; I'd been on the lookout for a custom 3D head so jumped at the chance! We eventually decided on a trade and I offered a two-character piece for my half which was agreed to. He was able to show me a few progress shots in a very short amount of time which looked great and put us off to a promising start!

My half was completed a couple of days later on May 28th (can be seen here but is NSFW.)

Contact dropped off after that a little and the next update I have record of was in October 2015. (His link to the screenshot of the model was sent in a second note.) At this point the model looked almost finished apart from textures. I am generally happy to wait as long as needed providing contact is good but things dropped off again until August 5th 2016 (he sent me an update while I was out of town but it looked great!) He promised to send me a colour preview the next day but nothing was ever sent.

I sent him a note on September 18th 2016 asking if we could set a final date for delivery to which he offered October 1st, which I agreed to. We're now in November and I haven't heard anything since that date.

Honestly at this point I'm just frustrated; his half of the deal has been mostly finished for the best part of a year from what I can tell but he just isn't delivering. He has opened for commissions since our trade beginning and has delivered most of them, but I think a few customers are still waiting also. :/

EDIT: Received a note from BigRottieDawg the day after this was posted and received the 3D model via email on November 19th so am now marking this as resolved. :)

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Nov. 16th, 2016 06:28 am (UTC)
Oh my gosh. I thought this guy wasn't even around anymore. I knew him in the days I was on SL more regularly for a short while. Even during the middle of just normal stuff during conversations he'd just poof and disappear. Not like 10-15 minutes. I am talking the next day levels of sudden poof, and that was on SL. Then he'd be back next day like it was nothing with maybe an apology. This honestly doesn't entirely surprise me in any way from what little I knew of them.
Nov. 21st, 2016 07:22 am (UTC)
Got this marked resolved for you!
Nov. 24th, 2016 03:58 am (UTC)
Hello everyone
Hello everyone. First I would like to take the time to thank Wyla for the opportunity to have worked on this commission for her and while yes I took a CONSIDERABLE amount of time to satisfy the portion of it on my end I can without a shadow of personal doubt say that I delivered something that I felt I put my all into. There were plenty of times I didn't or wasn't quite sure I knew how to translate the detail of this model into a workable Second Life model even though in zBrush it was progressively growing better and better.

I would learn a new technique here, a new procedure there until it ultimately got to where it was. I learned a lot artistically from the experience, what things my machine was able to handle, to not handle and best of all how to streamline the flow of work that I do.

In 3D art, much of what is done comes with a lot of uncertainty and criticism. Much of which plenty of people expect to be able to see how it looks from this angle or that angle, or posed this or that way. It is something that I had to learn to expect in a way and given the time I had to grow as an artist with this very unique medium, I can do that now.

Once again, this was one of the first times I'd ever made something genuinely game ready and I sincerely thank Wyla for her patience in seeing this completed. I'm glad you are satisfied with the model and just how it came out.

And for those of you wondering of the finished product you may do so at the following link.


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