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Can someone explain "renders" to me?

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 8:58 AM

I've been bumping into this more an more so I decided to share my RAEG.

So there is  this group of people on dA who take some already existing art and cut out the backgrounds. That's all. They find some artwork, usually anime fanart, cut the background out, add their own watermark and BAM post it to their galleries  as a free to use stocks without the permission of the original authors.
What's most infuriating there is almost always a disclaimer such as this one :

Oi, dumbfucks! Yes I'm talking to you. Why should anyone credit you for something that you did not create. You've contributed nothing. You've cut the background out, something that in most cases, can be done basically automatically by a computer program with a little to no human assistance.

The whole dA's category for stock renders is flooded with this shit -->…

I'm sorry but I was under the impression that a render is a 2d image generated from a 3d model.  That or shading and texturing an image.
I 've never associated the world "render" with papercutting on a  kindergarten level.

I just don't get why people do it. It's not creative, no new artwork is produced in the process. They are just bastardising already existing works.

I know that many people in the situation like this are up in arms against the site admins. This time I do not think admins are to blame. I think it is  a well known fact that to get a stolen art removed from dA for 100% , the original artist has to be the one reporting it. Unfortunately the "render community" is bypassing it simply by editing works of artists outside of dA. Admins have their arms tied when finding the original author is pretty much impossible.

I don't know, it's just pissing me off when I see how fast this cancerous render community is growing. There are so many groups centred around this bullshit, just to name a few:

On a final note I would like to stress that I'm not trying to shit over the photomanipulation community. I myself love  ambitious and elaborate photomanips. Let's remember though that there is a huge difference between a complicated piece that is skilfully blending dozens of proper stock photos into one harmonious artwork  and cutting a background out of a drawing without the permission of the original creator.

What do you think? Have you also noticed it?  Is it acceptable ? If not who should take care of it? Admins or maybe the general dA community should be less accepting?  Can anything be done? Maybe it's just a natural by-product  of a developing community? I'm just wondering what do you think.

PS. Just as a reminder :
FAQ #8: What are violations of the deviantART copyright policy?
FAQ #217: What are "Stock and Resources" and can I use them in my submissions?
FAQ #306: Does "Crediting" let me use whatever I want?
PPS. people using renders for manipulation without the consideration for the original artists are just as bad *coughpokeballscough*

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Jueruu Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I've only discovered anime "renders" today and there isn't much talk about it, not even in the forums. This is so disappointing.. Stare 
morikun-rinari Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Student Artist
Over the years I'll occasionally witness a stupidly large influx of new [obviously stolen] artwork whenever a new video game, anime, etc. come out. It's especially common with franchises such as Final Fantasy, any anime, and so on... Once there's a new fan base for something, someone creates a render off the original artwork and that increases the workload on the dA moderators who have to look into the reports once someone notices it. What's more stressful and annoying is many of these so called artists refuse to put down their works in which they never obtained permission to edit the work of the original artists. They simply don't know when to stop and don't care about copyright laws.

Also, some of these people who edit without permission don't realize that claiming to have some form of ownership (ie. "don't steal, copy...") isn't different from stealing the artist's work.
Naruonic Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student Artist
:iconficticiousanimation: ?
akreon Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Naruonic Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student Artist
[link] ?
Look at thier desc.
akreon Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
All I see is a wallpaper with some random ass sonic mary sue. Why are you showing me this?
Naruonic Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student Artist
Look at credits:

I ~FicticiousAnimation am NOT associated with Sega, Sonic Team, or Sonic Channel in any way. Nor does Sonic channel have rights to this wallpaper. We are completely separate.
Sonic Chanel is located at Go check 'em out! :iconinuawesomeplz:

Aria Kanzaki model by ~jetknight. [link]
Guns by ~amiamy111. [link]
Muzzle Flare Effect by Beamman. [link]
Sega logo font. [link]
English Calligraphy font. [link]
Other fonts shown are Windows defaults. Microsoft.

MMD DirectX 9 version.
PMD Editor 0139.

Do you see his username on credits ... no.
Just like you pointed out on your journal.
Oh by the way do you know about MLP shit ... do you know MLP fans do? haha
Sefice Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Back in PS7 days, we had to do renders with the pen tool, so it actually did merit some credit since it was tedious to do and these renders were usually requested by forum signature designers.
Avarifina Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Side question, but what's a vector? I don't seem to be getting a proper answer. X3
I find vectors themselves attractive as they usually look professional and clean cut. But, bottom line is it doesn't belong to you just because you do a cookie cut out.
Sefice Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is a very loose description but I'll do my best.

In certain 2d packages a vector is an image with its color and shape information being calculated so that when you resize it there will be no 'pixelization' around the borders like a raster image does. When you create text in Photoshop, it is actually a vector image and if you've noticed before, vectors are somewhat limited when it comes to gradients, blending and filters. That's why there is a need to 'rasterize' once the final look is achieved.
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