My God… this is just embarrassing, ignore this if you value you’re sanity, in fact, ignore anything I have to say before 2018…
So I saw this thread…
And I felt the need to say that living in a 3rd world country does not justify pirating something
This is coming from a half Nigerian and half Egyptian
Both countries are not really what I’d call “developed” though one is certainly more technologically advanced than the other
Now I could just necrobump my old piracy thread but really,
This whole, “I’m too poor to afford x game or x software” argument
deserves it’s own thread(sorry fweeb )
Besides, it’s more focused on CG software this time
You know what,John? I don’t blame you, there was a time I was just like you.
I remember back in 2012 when I was in Nigeria and I used to go on literal pirating frenzies.
I had a copy of 3ds max 2011 student edition but then I thought that to make good artwork I “needed” Cinema 4D R12.
I also had a copy of blender but… I really didn’t like blender, at all
So I pirated it with my really slow and limited 512 KBps internet connection it took a week to download(and you thought your comcast was bad )
granted it was far easier to learn than 3ds max, but I still pirated it for really silly reasons,
then I decided that no R12 wasn’t enough, let’s go with R13 , PS CS5 wasn’t enough, let’s get with CS6! After effects? Oh shiny effects, let’s download it! Adobe Audition! That must be why my mic sounds bad, because I don’t have it!
Speedgrade? What’s that? Adobe! so it must be important! It went on and on until I downloaded migraine generator 701( the 10 series still generates headaches for me, serious something about it just gives me migraines…)
I slowed down a bit and downgraded to just pirating plugins and alike.
It wasn’t until I met one of the developers of Cinema 4D in CG society that I actually thought about stopping,
I finally stopped when I downloaded blender again in early 2015.
Besides buying 3D software gives you some kind of… good feeling anyway
yeah it makes you feel like you don’t owe the developers anything.
I got a PS CC subscription shortly after I made that thread about Adobe’s subscription… where I was threatening to leave to gimp… yeah I couldn’t handle gimp, lol.
I got myself a nice Substance Live subscription(it’s worth it… except for Bitmap to material though)
I manged to get used to blender and I was actually a far better artist because of that.
You could say I was addicted to pirating stuff, weird.
The reason I brought this whole… film up was because “managing” with free software will get you further than chasing whatever new tech happens to sprout up.
Besides, FOSS may or may not be the future.