Digital Media Rules
- General Rules still apply unless stated otherwise
As with any part of the forum, the general rules still apply. Do not SPAM. Do not post with the intention of causing arguments. Do not double post. Do not bump old topics. Check the main forums rules if you are ever in doubt.
If the work you are showing contains scenes that may upset someone, are controversial or contain artistic nudity then put a proper warning in the title and use direct links only. If you are ever in doubt contact one of the DM Moderators.
- With regards to comments and ratings
The Star ratings should not be taken seriously. It's the comments inside the topics that should mean anything, and even then it's the constructive ones that you should be taking mind of. Anything else you shouldn't worry about. On the same note, we ask people not to rate threads using the star system for silly reasons such as you not liking the subject matter, or you disagreeing with the topic creator.
Do not reply to a topic with "Oh I love that it's so cool 10/10!". That is as helpful as using a water pistol full of lighter fluid to save an orphanage on fire. Provide constructive criticism. The more you offer good responses to peoples work, the better responses you'll get to yours.
- Disclaimers, Permissions and Ownership
Chances are if you're making something that uses media other than that you've created yourself, then you wont have permission to use the material. For this, a copy and paste disclaimer will be available at the end of these rules, but please make sure you put some-kind of disclaimer with any work to say that anything you didn't create yourself belongs to the respective persons.
If you are found to be stealing someone else's work and passing it off as your own, you WILL be warned.
If you want to show off something that you did not make, then there is a thread especially for that. In it, you put anything you found and just want to comment on. You can only post someone elses's worth in your own topic when you are using it as a comparison to your own work, as means of inspiration or as an example of something you wish to achive. Otherwise it all goes in this topic, the "I didn't make this" topic.
Attachments are not big enough to hold images, and are certainly not big enough for Video or Audio media. A list of hosts will be provided at the end of the rules.
The Digital Media forum is for showcasing only. Do not start request threads or shops here. Any that are made will be closed, and further creation of them will earn you a warning. If you want to make things for people, or you want to request something, then do so in Fan art Requests or PM the person concerned.
Please do not just post a link to your Gallery (be it Deviant Art, Photobucket, etc). Make sure you link to some specifica peices of art that you want to showcase, and tell us somehting about them. At your veiwers conveinence you can then mention the rest of your gallery.
The following forms of media are allowed here:
- Digital Imagery
Within theses sections fall just some of these individual topics.
- Video - Music Videos, Short Films, Video Clips
- Audio - Mp3's, Midi's, Remixes
- Animation - Flash, GIFs,
- Photography - Digital, Developed,
- Digital Imagery - Graphic Design, Photo Manipulation, Vector Art, Program Media (Brushes, Patterns, etc), 3D CAD
Information and Links
Abbreviations & Acronyms
Artistic Nudity - Images of the naked human body that are not pornographic or tasteless. Artistic Nudity usually avoids full frontal nudity, but instead uses careful positioning and posing. If you are ever in doubt, check with a mod.
CAD - Computer Aided Design. Usually refers to 3D rendering via programs like 3D Studio Max or Maya.
DM - Digital Media. Basically what this forum is for.
JPEG - Joint Photographic Experts Group
PNG - Portable Network Graphics
BMP - Bitmap
PSD - PhotoShop Document.
GIF - Graphics Interchange Format.
Animated GIF - As above, but containing more than one frame, and placed one after the other to create a rudimetry animation.
TIFF - Tagged Image File Format
MPEG - Moving Picture Experts Group
MOV - Movie
WMV - Windows Media Video
RM - Real Media
MP3 - MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3
WAV - Microsoft 'Wave' Format
WMA - Windows Media Audio
MIDI - Musical Instrument Digital Interface
AIFF - Audio Interchange File Format
Free File Hosts
Free Image Hosts
Contacting the Mods