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C4D Cafe Forum Terms & Rules


The C4D Cafe is a free site dedicated to the free sharing of knowledge about CINEMA 4D, BodyPaint, other MAXON Products, plugins, tips, tricks, and techniques. We share all manner of information, demo files, animations, and just generally have a great time learning.

This is a PG rated site. Please keep all posts "family friendly". Unacceptable posts include any considered to be: illegal, unethical, obscene, sexually oriented, threatening, unnecessarily negative/attacking, and the like. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately via the personal message system or by the "Report this to a moderator" button. Remember that messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of the C4D Cafe forum or its owner's.

You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or you have acquired the right through contact with the copyright holder. The C4D Cafe retains and enforces its copyright on the tutorials that we produce. They are for your personal use only and may not be sold, bundled with products, or distributed without the prior consent of the C4D Cafe staff. We encourage you to tell others about the Cafe and link them to our site. Hot linking to downloadable objects on this site is expressly forbidden without prior consent.

In addition, the following rules apply:

* Your REAL FIRST and REAL SURNAME are required. This is visible in your profile. This is so that other Cafe members know who they are dealing with. If you don't agree with this then don't join. Existing Cafe members who haven't previously supplied their real name will be required to supply it when they update their profile.

* NO REMOTE HOSTING of images please, only CAFE UPLOAD MANAGER, DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE links are allowed. YouTube and similar type videos to can be embedded within forum posts. To do so just copy and paste link in the text editor. Videos must be 3D related. We do not want to see this being abused by members embedding funny videos.

* Members are expected to read the descriptions of the different forum sections and post in the most appropriate section.

* Keep thread titles informative. Avoid titles such as "Urgent"

* No signature images. NO FREE ADVERTISING. Members can't provide links to their website or home pages. Text formatting is not allowed on signatures. Members can upload their own avatar at 100x80. These must not contain anything offensive and the Cafe reserves the right to require these to be changed or removed. Maximum avatar file size 17kb please.

* No obscene language.

* Member names must be written with English characters. We also reserve the right to delete or change members names that we find inappropriate. Names like "xxMikexx" are unacceptable. 

* Member names cannot be all in Capitals. Only the first letter should be a capital. You can, however, have capitals for an initial and first letter of your surname e.g. JSmith

* You cannot use a name that is a trademarked name and or product name.

* Acronym type names e.g. CGTV, WRX, dpb etc are nor permitted. You also can't have acronyms as a prefix or suffix to your name. e.g. MikeWRX is not acceptable. We expect member names to either be your real name or something that can be pronounced in English.

* Stupid and or joke names are not permitted. System like words e.g. "Testing" and "Beta" cannot be used.

* Names cannot be repeating words e.g. Johnjohn is not permitted.

* Offensive / obscene looking email addresses are not permitted.

* Names must not be long. We also don't like multiple word names unless you use your real name as your member name.

* We reserve the right to delete new accounts where we don't think the name is suitable and not covered by any of the previous rules.

* One account per person. We have systems in place to detect members having multiple accounts. We may ban or delete extra accounts.

* No posting of pornography or images that contain nudity (or links to same) in either the forum or gallery. This is a family and young people friendly site. Images portraying graphic violence are not permitted. The Cafe admin staff and moderators will be the sole judge of what is acceptable and what is not.

* Max image size for the gallery is 1280 x 1024. For the forum, please try to keep images no more than 1280x1024 if at all possible and less than 400kb. Please compress images (jpg, gif). The maximum file size for forum uploads is 1mb. Please zip up c4d scene files over 150kb. Please note that c4d scene files compress a lot. The gallery is not the place to post WIP images or CEL renders. Post WIP images and CEL renders in the WIP forum.

* Scene files, resources uploaded to the downloads section must be your own work and not copied from somewhere else. By uploading you're putting your material in the public domain. If you don't want your resources being used for commercial use, then you need to include terms and conditions. Scene files larger than 150kb should be zipped up before uploading as forum attachments.

* Personal attacks and racial slurs will not be tolerated. The Cafe is home to members from all around the world and from many different cultures. Please be mindful of this when posting.

* The C4D Cafe will not tolerate warez / piracy and spam etc. Members abusing this will be banned immediately. Where we suspect a member is using an illegal copy of Cinema 4D we may require proof that the member is using a legal version of Cinema 4D. Failure to provide proof will result in immediate banning.

* C4D Cafe reserves the right to block access to some countries. Unfortunately, some countries are notorious for piracy and or spamming e.g. China.

* While the Cafe is a site for CINEMA 4D and MAXON products, unsolicited advertising in our forums is not permitted. Contact the admin if you want your product or site promoted here.

* Please refrain from excessive capitalization of words, excessive punctuation, and formatting.

* Topic bumping not permitted. If you don't get any replies take a look at your message. Perhaps you haven't written it very clearly.

* The Cafe admins reserve the right to delete any message or image without having to provide a reason however we will provide it in most cases

* The Cafe logo cannot be used in anyway as part of your avatar. The only usage of the Cafe logo is as a link back image from your web site.

* We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. We reserve the right to delete posted / uploaded content by members.

* We do not allow members to advertise software for sale apart from Cinema 4D. e.g. if you're selling modo or ZBrush then you will need to advertise them somewhere else.

* Have fun and share your knowledge. We can learn from each other. Give constructive critique and take suggestions with good heart.

The amended rule about remote image hosting. We now allow Youtube/Vimeo videos to be embedded provided the video is 3D related.

| MAXON Quality Assurance Specialist | 3D Asset Creator | C4D Cafe Manager |

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