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Another maxscript thief
show user profile  br0t
Heya all,

So this was already mentioned by Garp here, as he (again) was one of the affected people:
Your scripts are just too popular, eh?

I admire you for your calmness Garp, because I am fucking angry. What stupid shit some people do and rub in our faces without any damn sense for some fucking decency at all, it is just enraging and I will not let it pass by unnoticed.

The facts:

REMOVED ( REMOVED ) seems to be a talented 3d artist, that can also code. He also seems to be a thief and liar, stealing tools from other people, sticking another GUI on top and adding nice little copyright notices and links for "his" awesome scripts. Changing code from other people without permission is one thing, publicly faking that all the hard work others did is your own achievement is on a completely different level. Thinking that people are too stupid to notice is even worse.

I despise this, but I wanted evidence before I publicly put him to shame. I found clear proof that he stole at least two tools without even making a big effort to hide it, except of encrypting the scripts. Getting around maxscript encryption is rather easy when you know how to use Google, so here we go with some comparisons of user interfaces and, more interesting, actual code.

For those unfamiliar with diff views: White code means it is the same between both the original script and the ripped off version. Colored code is where things differ. Blue is the original code, green the changes that the sucker made to it.

Differences between Garp's "Fracture Voronoi" and his "ProVoro":


Differences between SwordSlayer's "Render Info Strip" and his "ProStamp":



You would imagine two different tools would produce a rather colourful diff view, with close to none white code. As we can see he only made changes as needed to disguise his theft.

I am pretty sure some if not all his other tools are stolen and rebranded as well. The coding styles differ pretty much in each of them, which is another hint. I just could not find more evidence yet.

I will inform REMOVED about his script being stolen. And I will contact REMOVED. We had this shit before, and it will happen again. Anyway I hope this helps to put some pressure on this guy to put that stuff offline and have him learn some respect for other people's work.

Rant off.

never get low & slow & out of ideas

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4/23/2015 11:15:20 PM (last edit: 4/24/2015 2:23:32 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Jesus. It's the same code. What a dick.

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4/23/2015 11:18:06 PM (last edit: 4/23/2015 11:18:06 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
I really want to send him abuse.

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4/23/2015 11:21:40 PM (last edit: 4/23/2015 11:21:40 PM)
show user profile  br0t
I told him to take it offline. His chance to erase his name from this thread, let's see what happens.

never get low & slow & out of ideas

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4/23/2015 11:26:58 PM (last edit: 4/23/2015 11:26:58 PM)
show user profile  br0t
Just saw that after Garp wrote him on scriptspot he changed the site from

REMOVED ... stop Fucking genius.

never get low & slow & out of ideas

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4/23/2015 11:30:48 PM (last edit: 4/24/2015 12:31:01 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
I've emailed scriptspot with this thread and a request to have him pulled.

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4/23/2015 11:32:10 PM (last edit: 4/23/2015 11:32:10 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Let us know if he replies to you.

This should be cross-posted everywhere.

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4/23/2015 11:32:28 PM (last edit: 4/23/2015 11:34:16 PM)
show user profile  Bolteon

No longer resolves.

-Marko Mandaric

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4/24/2015 1:22:53 AM (last edit: 4/24/2015 1:22:53 AM)
show user profile  LionDebt
Consider his gmail fair game for all your whale porn subscription sites.

On a more serious note. This kinda thing really boils my goat. One thing to steal or modify another persons code. A-totally-nother thing to disguise it, copyright it and take full credit / ownership of someone elses hard work. What a total dickbag. Mark "Dickbag" Hunanyan.
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4/24/2015 1:50:23 AM (last edit: 4/24/2015 1:51:51 AM)
show user profile  Garp
Thanks, brOt and Nik. You've done a good work :)

What baffles me is the stupidity of the scheme. If the idea was to gain some exposure, it's a success: now he has a really bad name.

As a counterpoint, someone extended the Loop Regularizer script to work with EditPoly modifiers (here) and did it with total correctness, giving due credit and actually adding usefull functionality to it.

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4/24/2015 2:32:14 AM (last edit: 4/24/2015 2:33:39 AM)
show user profile  helicaptor
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4/24/2015 2:45:16 AM (last edit: 7/30/2015 1:35:15 AM)
show user profile  Mark Hunanyan
Far, far from it. How dare you use photoshop and colour most of my script white? I am part of the Armenian Apostolic Church, we take theft very, very seriously. Lies too. Jesus may forgive you, but I won't.

As we say, the legacy of the armenian Genocide is woven into the fabric of America. Moreover, as the leadership of the House confirmed last year, the Administration remains opposed to a congressional resolution on the armenian Genocide due to Turkish objections. This approach sends absolutely the wrong signal to Turkey and to the rest of the world. This was a tragic event in human history, but by paying tribute to the armenian community we ensure the lessons of the armenian genocide are properly understood and acknowledged. You can talk about Holocaust denial, but it's really marginal for the most part. What is compelling about the armenian genocide, is how it has been forgotten. A woman telling her true age is like a buyer confiding his final price to an armenian rug dealer. But I am armenian and I understand what it is to lose a country and lose a family and have massacres and genocides and everything against my people.
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4/24/2015 9:21:31 AM (last edit: 4/24/2015 9:23:55 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
^ Lol.

I spoke to Chris at Scriptspot, and he would have removed the scripts, but this thief pulled them himself last night.

What a trumpet.

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4/24/2015 9:44:40 AM (last edit: 4/24/2015 9:44:40 AM)
show user profile  jStins
That post by 'Mark' can't be real can it?

Anyway, losers like this are pathetic and deserve everything they have coming.


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4/24/2015 10:00:43 AM (last edit: 4/24/2015 10:00:43 AM)
show user profile  herfst1
I put his post through a word-check and it has green lines at the top and the rest is white. I think he collected a bunch of armenian sayings and posted them as his own thoughts and just added an intro to make us think it was all his work. Typical.
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4/24/2015 10:15:02 AM (last edit: 4/24/2015 10:16:04 AM)
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