List of Poser Vendors



  • @Miss-B Yeah, but adding a Superfly content category would be rather time consuming to put together, unless the content makers are going to start making the notice more noticeable and prominent on the product pages.



  • @eclark1849
    Content creators who would like to be listed for providing Superfly support can just drop you a note to inform you about it and kindly ask for being included in that category? After all, we (content creators) benefit from such a list, I don't see why it should necessarily be YOUR duty to find and describe them all. Once the list is established with initial data you have collected, it should be in everybody's interest (creators as well as customers) to keep you updated with information, so you shouldn't be forced to 'deep investigate' to find really everybody? We (content creators) should be grateful enough that the list exists, and assist you with it even in our own selfish interest, not true? :-)



  • That could work.



  • "Biscuit's Exclusive Vendor Sale!"

    Biscuit's store at 50% off for three days only! Starting now through 11:59 pm (cdt) Tuesday, August 1st.

    Maybe I should run ads when I get the website up and running. :D



  • @eclark1849 Please don't. Nothing I hate more than ads on a web site (other than those relating to the site in question's products).



  • @Miss-B No promises, but I'll think about it.



  • @Miss-B you said '(other than those relating to the site in question's products).'

    But this is how I understood the idea of probably running ads, and I find it a great idea. He talked of 'Biscuit's store at 50 percent off for three days' and this gave him the idea of probably running ads.

    And I find the idea not bad, because it could increasy the number of visits and bring the list more to life. If it were just the list, I would look at the list every once in a while when I search for something specific. But if I knew that it is also a central place for cross sites vendor advertisement (Poser related, of course), then I would most likely drop in more frequently or even on a regular basis.



  • @Bytefactory3D Well, as I said, I will think on it. I'd like to know what Miss B thinks about having vendors who have a sale going on have a small sign or sales tag beside the vendor's name with with a quick announcement like 50% off sale: and clicking on the sales tag would take you to the vendor's store. That way, the ads are small and unobtrusive, and the vendors make more money.



  • @eclark1849 OK, I guess I need to clarify my original statement. Having ads that relate to the site's products, or in the case of your list, the vendor' s sites/products in the list, are fine.

    What I don't like, and I see often in some forums and stores, are ads to non-3D related products that have absolutely nothing to do with the 3D community. One in particular is smack dab in the middle of the subforum links on a main forum page, and it makes the page jump every time I exit one of the subforums to check new posts in another subforum. Drives. Me. To. Distraction.

    Why a store or forum would need those types of ads is beyond my comprehension unless, of course, the store in question has an affiliation with the other site, and earns points (or cash) every time someone clicks on a link to take them to the other site. Still. Drives. Me. To. Distraction.



  • @Miss-B Well, unless someone wants to pay me a buttload of money, that's not what I had in mind. :D



  • @eclark1849 Sure, Meshbox is alive and selling through Content Paradise. We also are moving our catalog over to Mirye Software, a sister site. This will also mark year 12 of using Poser to help out the NORAD Tracks Santa project.



  • @meshbox And which site do you wish to be linked to?



  • @eclark1849 said in List of Poser Vendors:

    @Miss-B Well, unless someone wants to pay me a buttload of money, that's not what I had in mind. :D

    Glad to hear it Earl. ~wink~



  • @Miss-B SAD to hear this, I wish someone could pay him a buttload of money, haha...
    kidding...



  • 19 categories so far and counting. I still have a lot of coding to do, and compiling the vendors under the correct category, but I'm going to try and put up a temporary site in a day or so to let you guys and gals have a sneek peek and taste of what's to come. I'd sure like your feedback, but please remember I'm no where near finished.



  • @eclark1849 Look forward to seeing what you've compiled.



  • Hey guys, would space ships and flying saucers fall under vehicles or sci-fi and fantasy?



  • @eclark1849
    Personally I have mine installed in the 'vehicles' runtime, which contains subfolders for 'land', 'water' and 'air', regardless of genre (fantasy, sci-fi, realism, toon). This structure holds ever since I introduced it 17 years ago ;-)



  • @Bytefactory3D Thanks for the reply, Martin. I'm trying to avoid as much redundancy as I can, which is hard to do. Some models, like space ships or their rooms and decks could fit into either... or. For example, the Bridge of the Enterprise could fit into Sci-Fi fantasy and since it is part of a spaceship it also qualifies as a vehicle.



  • @eclark1849
    I have been creating professional data base designs as a Technical Advisor for Co-Operatives in Uganda for a couple of year. In my opinion in our case here it is not feasible to create 'exclusive' categories. Things will always be mixtures of various dimensions.
    This is why I would favor to create as many as needed bi-polar ('yes' vs. 'no') dimensions as checkbox filters. Trying not to be redundant is good (even a basic requirement in database creation), but on the other hand: the more dimensions there are available to chose from, the more detailed search results are feasible.

    I look at it like those 'Venn diagrams' from mathematics, with i.e. three overlapping categories A, B and C.
    Something may meet A and B, but not C, another asset is equaly A and B but on top of that also C. Other times one might search for something out of C, regardless of whether it is any of A or B.

    So, a list of 'yes/no' categories could solve your problem? This way something can well be 'Sci-Fi' and also the same time 'Fantasy'. Or a spaceship's interior can the same time be a 'vehicle' and also an 'interior'.

    Just MHO, not intending to be a 'smart ass', smile...