10-15-2010, 11:59 AM
Halen: Yeah, there are pre-defined avatars you can choose in the control panel.
Noha: I didn't see your video, but sounds like you used work of another artist without permission. To reiterate what others have said, please avoid plagiarism at all costs, even in innocent, non-commercial personal work. It's just easier for you. Sadly you kind of got off on the wrong foot here on mattepainting.org. I'm sure you've learned from this experience.
I saw someone use a piece of work done by Hatch FX in another commercial piece of work (without permission), and they got slammed because of it. It doesn't happen often, but when it does... it's not a good thing. Though that person (guilty of using Hatch's pro work) is apparently still in business, he has yet to get a feature film project and I'll always associate that person with stealing. I hope the industry is more forgiving than I tend to be.
Anyway, best of luck.