The Topic that I will be talking about, It's happened many months ago, like around January and February. I also will not be mention some people that I will talk about, reason because of that is I don't wanna have to rememorize them what happen, that and also some of these people already learned their lesson I just need to prove a point about the topic that I'm talking about. I also don't wanna post screenshot, because at this rate I'll be here all day writing this trying to find the proof
Without further rambling, I'll get to the point.
When this is happening
So many months ago, a user named ShadeThe2nd have stolen a famous sonic animator names Vic sprite sheet, Vic told him to take it down, but he didn't really take it down, he basically asks Vic to friend him on Discord. He also tried to frame other people for giving him a sheet, but he fails very quickly, he didn't still Vic Sprite sheet. He also got JohnTB, David, and other private sprite sheets, and he didn't even use them in his animation. Hell, he even says that he gonna recolor Vic and David sprite sheet and claim it as his.
After awhile, we have to deal with another user that posted Vic sprite sheet names Ainn.PNG, I think that he posted it as a joke, but he also got banned from a group that he in.
After that happen, one of my friend's name Leon tell him about it, and it makes Vic very sad to the point where he lost all of his motivation to animate.
He even says at one point that he may have to recreate Vic and.
That moment when I got really mad
After Vic say this, I got really mad to the point where I was arguing to my favorite sonic animator.
I told him that recreating Vic is just a waste of time, The whole purpose of Private is basically never showing it to the group, to your friend, basically to anyone.
But if you post that shit online whenever it a JPG or an animation, people have the app to create the hair just by looking at them, and able to recreate the sheet, and most of that app is free. Paint.net, Paint, Gimp, ASEprite, anything is free whenever it a torrent or not.
Even Vic agreed with me and show a Pic of Election in a JPG and someone says that he will edit it to make it useable!
Andrew you're just jealous that you don't have Vic currently Sprite sheet
Yes, I am....When I was little.
When I was about 14-15 years old, one time that i asked Vic can I use his character sprite sheet even though I didn't know how to use flash at the time nor I know how to animate?
I thought in my young stupid head that if I have Vic Sprite sheet, I thought that I would be Vic friend even though me and him have never talked to each other until we did a collab with each other along with another animator (which is btw, is bliss-taken to work together with your favorite animator)
But nowaday, I really don't care. As long I got a character and I got the person who owned the sheet permission, I will use it as an animation. If Vic doesn't trust me, I can't blame him
It not just Sonic sprite sheet
The same case of Maplestory and other custom Sprite sheet, if people have enough sprite skill to the point where it decent, people can look at the character sprite and re-sprite re-edited it and reuse it. Simple as that.
more issues about private Sprite sheet
It's a shame that people have to make their sheet private, but get mad/sad when you see someone use it.
Like, Private is basically keeping your secret from anyone including the one that you love.
and I know that Private is defined and I quote; "belonging to or for the use of one particular person or group of people only." But at this point, you can't trust anyone. You may as well use private for your own, but even then like I say before, people have to power and the app to re-edit the sheet ASAP, I mean, you may as well not use the sheet if you don't want it to be stolen.
If anyone is a spriter and wanted to put the sheet on private. Save yourself the drama and post it on public. Because it bound to be found, it bound to be posted, and it bound to be stolen and be recolored.
I think many people have yet to realize that this is the internet where it filled with dumbasses troll, but it also filled with some really smart troll.
If you create a sheet and put it on private mode, don't post it anywhere, as a Pic, as an animator or anything. I mean you can make it as a drawing, but my point still stand.
Making a private sheet is just another way to cause more drama, and if you trying to avoid drama, making sheet private isn't gonna help you.
That all I have to say.