The thing I like doing most in Blender is animation. So far I’m still making short clips for learning and improving, but hope to get onto bigger and better projects at some point. Although I’ve gotten good with posing, compositing, and other Blender features, I have one problem: I can’t model and especially can’t texture, nor make any good sounds. I might learn to at some point, but currently it’s not something I have a skill in. In all of my works, I use models textures and sounds made by other people… sometimes modifying them quite heavily if needed. They are publicly available and freely licensed of course, nothing that breaks any author rights.
I’m wondering if making important animations with models created by other people is ever considered a sin however. And if people expect you to have made all the art yourself, or the art to have been created specifically for that project even if someone else did it for you. Is a project less serious if you use freebies around the internet instead of own work? How much do you use free art in your renders? Also, how much do you modify free models and sounds to fit your needs, when not using them in their original state?