I am a Criminal

Posted by Sam Hayes On Friday, January 15, 2010
I needed to create a £20 note texture for my scene, as I want some money to be scattered over the ground from an ATM, however, Photoshop decided it was a vigilante and pointed out that I was counter-feiting money.


6 Responses to 'I am a Criminal'

  1. tutorphil said...
    http://samhayes101.blogspot.com/2010/01/i-am-criminal.html?showComment=1263588593645#c2281984934737581245'> 15 January 2010 at 20:49

    tut tut :-)


  2. Bluejetdude said...
    http://samhayes101.blogspot.com/2010/01/i-am-criminal.html?showComment=1263589442105#c4337232668627058225'> 15 January 2010 at 21:04

    now THAT is funny and unlucky. So does this mean that no movies or games have money in them? I think not...

    Still very wierd.


  3. ralleywolf said...
    http://samhayes101.blogspot.com/2010/01/i-am-criminal.html?showComment=1263594047101#c6883401101597931259'> 15 January 2010 at 22:20

    Try the Gimp, I bet it won't care that your scanning money.


  4. D Bright said...
    http://samhayes101.blogspot.com/2010/01/i-am-criminal.html?showComment=1263602336509#c8530739133343171777'> 16 January 2010 at 00:38

    whoa! i read into it.. heres what i found...
    Reproduction in printed media:
    A banknote may be reproduced if the following criteria are met:

    •Condition 1 - Reproductions are one-sided only (nothing should appear on the reverse of the reproduction which might give the impression that the reproduction is a genuine banknote).
    •Condition 2 - Reproductions are not the same size as the actual banknotes: if they are smaller, they must be at most two-thirds as long and at most two-thirds as wide; if they are larger, they must be at least one and a half times as long and at least one and a half times as wide. Reproductions of parts of banknotes must meet the same conditions.
    •Condition 3 - Reproductions are not shown in an offensive context, for example in conjunction with imagery or text of a violent or pornographic nature.
    •Condition 4 - There is no distortion of the Queen’s image (apart from an enlargement, reduction or slant).
    •Condition 5 - At least one of the following criteria is also met:
    1.the reproduction of the banknote is shown on the slant and not flat to camera – in such cases, the distortion must be such that right angles are reduced to acute angles of 70° or less, or increased to obtuse angles of 110° or more;
    2.the reproduction is printed on a material clearly different and distinguishable from paper or paper-like material;
    3.the colours on the reproduction differ distinctly from the main colours used on any of the current series of Bank of England banknotes;
    4.in the case of partial reproductions, no more than 50% of the total surface area of one side of the original banknote is reproduced;
    5.if the reproduction is flat to camera, it must be overprinted with the word “SPECIMEN” twice in accordance with Condition 6 (see “Reproduction in electronic media”).
    Reproduction in electronic media:A banknote may be reproduced if Conditions 3 and 4 (see “Reproduction in printed media”) and 6 (see below) are met:

    •Condition 6 - The reproduction includes the word “SPECIMEN” twice in solid black capital letters: once from the bottom left corner to the top centre and once from the bottom centre to the top right corner – the length of the word “SPECIMEN” must not be less than one-third of the length of the reproduction and the height of the characters must not be less than one-eighth of the height of the reproduction. This applies to both complete and partial reproductions.

    omg.. lol lots of rules and regulations.. -.-



  5. Simon Watts said...
    http://samhayes101.blogspot.com/2010/01/i-am-criminal.html?showComment=1263602414384#c1947918692408959939'> 16 January 2010 at 00:40

    That's actually damn hilarious! I wish there was a huge laughing emoticon 'cause I'd use it right here.

    By the way your 3D is looking real impressive!


  6. Simon Watts said...
    http://samhayes101.blogspot.com/2010/01/i-am-criminal.html?showComment=1263602680336#c9211539770545006541'> 16 January 2010 at 00:44

    Dan that says printed media though, I don't think creating a CG model of a note falls under that category.

    I'm sure there are ways around it though, you can probably easily trick PS into accepting it some way or another.


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