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Hi, excuse me if this question seems very naive (especially having been a SL user for over ten years) but....is it possiblt to pay professional creators/animators to create 'bespoke' animations and equipment to order? I've often looked for such services but with no luck thus far...

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Elizabetha

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It's possible, sure.  But beware the pitfalls.

  • The first problem is finding them.  This may require some hard searching.
  • Once you've found someone, ask to see samples of their work.
  • The price will be high.  Think of it this way:  If a creator makes something and sells a hundred copies, she can charge one per cent of what she must charge a single customer to make the same amount of money.  Consider granting the creator the rights to sell your "unique" creation to others, it may lower the price.
  • Don't pay everything up front. A lot of people will tell you they will create something for you, take your money, and never be heard from again.  Pay 1/3 up front, 1/3 on seeing an "approval" prototype, and 1/3 on final delivery.
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21 minutes ago, Elizabetha Eyre said:

Hi, excuse me if this question seems very naive (especially having been a SL user for over ten years) but....is it possiblt to pay professional creators/animators to create 'bespoke' animations and equipment to order? I've often looked for such services but with no luck thus far...

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Elizabetha

Hi! Find an animator, check their profile and if it does not say "we dont make custom animations" then give it a try. But it will be VERY expensive! Think of making it yourself maybe :D

 

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