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    NickZ, this is amazing contribution!

    Dan-Burke,
    How many work here are "dark" related and we all still enjoy these type of works. You can make devil type character, also and share with us for FREE and I will be the first person who will download this (as long as model looks good).

    NickZ, God Bless you.

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    Thanks Nick.

    Weather its taken out of contex or not, the message is there in black n white and is there for anyone to read if they beleave it or not, or wish to. A gift is somthing we can take or leave. I could go into a long debate on this, but that would serve no use, look at the world, and we can all see that not everyone is right in their teachings, even from the same bible.

    3 years of work to give away for free is thoughtfull and kind, the message should be taken in the context of Nicks motives. Yes maybe the wrong place, or comparison to a free gift, but all the same im sure the intent was good.



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    To some, even the best wine will taste like vinegar.

    Thanks, Nick, and not only for the ztl, but also for the very positive and heart-warming message that goes way beyond all "strictly organised" belief-systems, be they gnostic or agnostic.

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    Thanks Nick!
    This is a wonderful piece for starters. Esp. to see how it's splitt into subgroups, the use of layers for different poses and even topology too.
    I wish I would have had something like this in my early-brushing-phase.

    masc

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    Thank you Nick for sharing. A great model!

    But I agree with some posts, that it is a weird and problematic way of sharing a model, and I think that linking free models with political and religious messages shouldn't happen any more in this forum.

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    Thank you Nick for sharing your model with the rest of us. I bet that you have put much love and hard work into it. Great for a newbie like myself to examine the model as I wish and gain greater knowledge about the way professionals model things in Zbrush.

    We all have our beliefs, please respect Nicks too. Enough said...
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    WOw ,Thank you

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    Default Thanks!

    Really thank you for releasing this one!

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    Thanks for freely sharing your work Nick, and for leading out in faith. Both take a lot of courage.

    thanks again,

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    Thank you very much for letting your art work free for the community! It will be a big help for everybody, from beginners to advance user!
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    Default Thanks everyone for the kind words!

    ZBrush users,

    First off I just want to say thank you for all the kind comments, this truly has been one of the coolest things that has ever happened to me. (Me being able to share my work and this message.)

    When I set out to do this I knew that there could be some backlash to what I have done, that is fine, it doesn’t make me care any less.

    When I set out to do this I knew this model could be used in ways that I didn’t intend for it to be used, I knew I wouldn’t have control over its use anymore, I wouldn’t be able to control where it showed up, who had it, who took control of it. I wouldn’t even be able stop people from trying to try to sell this model even when they were given the model for free. But all that really didn’t matter to me, there was only one thing that I cared about.

    For the hard work that I put into this model (And believe me there were many, many late nights. I know this final version is NOT perfect in any way but I did work very, very hard on the model.) the only thing that I asked (this is what I asked, the Pixologic group had no part in this at all.) in return for giving away my work was for my message that I wrote to STAY with the model.

    Right now in the world, there are hard times for many. There are wars, innocent people have lost their lives, innocent people have lost their family members, people have lost their jobs, people have lost their homes, some never had a home to begin with, some struggle and many will loose hope through these trying times. Just turn on the news, there isn’t a whole lot of good news these days.

    Through all this, I wanted to remind people that there still is hope, there is still love in this world, there is still caring, there still is sharing!

    I for one will tell you all that I do care about everyone I meet on these boards, that is why I do what I do. I f you look at what I have done in the past, this isn’t the first time I have given away my work. ( I want people to grow right along with me!)

    Just like many artists I have been given a gift, I’m not sure why or how it happens but I love art and I love to create. (I always have, from the very beginning.) To me this is one of the coolest things that one can do (although I’ve always wanted to be a guitar rock star…yeah that one didn’t pan out so here I am!

    This is what I can do, this is how I can help, this is how I can share, this is how I can care, this is how I can reach people and try to connect with them through my art.

    I have put my model out there and it is EXACTLY like my message.

    It is FREE, It is out there, if you want it YOU have to get the download started, when you have it and extract it and load it into Zbrush (your life) you have a great starting point, it is up to you as the artist to take this new start and shape and mold it into what you want. No matter how many times you mess up or if you go down the wrong creative path you will always have a base to return to and start over again.

    What will you do with it? What will you create? And when you create, will you share your creation with the world?

    Just try to remember I have done what I have done NOT because it is easy, but because I care. This is what I was called to do.

    If my message offends you in any way, I give you full permission to take my model, put it on a server some where and let people download the file free with no message at all……after all its all just zeros and ones. I just wanted to be the one that shares the good news! J

    Peace be with you all,

    NickZ.

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    Awesome sculpt but this forum shouldn't be used to preach, state or reference any religion regardless how popular it may be.this is a private forum meaning free speech does not apply here. About this message being "a message of love." I'm sure even tyrants have been quoted by their people as bringing "a message of love" at some point during their reign. Context is 9/10ths of any statement and backing any expression of love with religion will offend people on this multicultural board. I am disgusted with Pixologic's moderators for placing this post on the top row with the religious context (I would be saying this about any religion).

    Shame on you Pixologic.

    I would hope that Nick will do the right thing and realize that though it is not wrong to be proud of his beliefs and he should not be ashamed of who he is that giving a conditional gift based on a sermon on a board that is art driven and not religion driven is wrong and out of context.
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    Thank you Nick & God bless you

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    I say Bravo!

    On the model BRAVO!
    Despite me being a virtual Atheist these days, on the message that came with the model, BRAVO! I wouldn't have the guts to do that, so maybe it shows me I need more courage!
    And on your response, BRAVO! There just ain't enough love in the world.

    If this message was a problem, then I'm sure Aurick would have blanked it out.

    I've seen works get top row and people have written poems with them. No one complained then and this message is really just a poem with meaning. SO LIGHTEN UP AND ENJOY THE MODEL! and if you don't like the message, IGNORE IT!

    We are here to express, and that we can do here.

    We all love ZBrush, it's a tool to express, as is this forum. Be happy with that and use it to that effect.

    At the end of the it's all gravy baby!

    ROCK ON!

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    Thanks for the model, Nick.

    A good reference for creating own work based on this example for sure.

    About the religious aspect, I would only like to remind that most of the problems we had and still have in this world are based or exculpated on too much 'good believe' or done in the name of him, her or this and that.
    Often enough, the biggest desasters in the world history were caused by peoples who were inflamed by their 'true' believes.
    Art was and still is often enough also treated like a religion or ideology with strict or better restricive guidelines etc.
    People and especially artists should be open minded and respect each others regardless what others believe.
    Although I don't see Nick's statement as an offense and understand what he means, I can also understand that other members have a problem with that.
    So I must agree with Dan that this is a critical point when pixologic supports this.
    I would also kindly vote for an ideology-free forum.
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