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All files submitted in the VideoHive Cinema 4D Templates category must be prepared for commercial use. This article outlines all the requirements to ensure that your template file(s) meets the expected standards which will help us approve your project quicker.
Your project main file should follow a clean and organized folder structure. Before saving your project file, ensure that your root directory contains the following:
- Template file(s)
- Help documentation or Help File
- Appropriate Releases
- Asset(s) and footage sub-folder
If you plan to use custom fonts in your projects, you must only use free custom fonts. Do not include the font in your final Zip file. Instead, you can provide the font downloadable link in your help file so that the customers can use the same font if they want and also you can avoid copyright issues.
Model and Location Releases
If your project includes footage of a recognisable private property, human face, or identifiable feature that needs a signed model or location release, you must scan the release forms and upload in PDF or JPG format.
For more information on the model and location release, please read this article.
Create a smaller FLV version of your video at either 640x360, 960x540 or 720x480 and overlay the matching VideoHive watermark over your video. This will help prevent copyright breach and unauthorised use of your file.
Please note that the watermark should be used as is, do NOT alter it in any way, shape, form or color.
Create a preview image for your project file. This image should be of:
- 590x300 resolution.
- JPEG format.
As this is a great place to make a first impression, we recommend that you find the perfect place in your video and take a screenshot. You could also use this area to present the video or show what is included.
Project files containing placeholder images/videos from outside or copyrighted sources will not be accepted. You must only use assets from our Asset Library or original content that you own the rights as placeholders within your preview.
You must create a thumbnail image of:
- 80 x 80 pixels
- JPG format
It is more appropriate to include a screenshot of your video as a thumbnail.
As Envato primarily operates an English marketplace, we require all the expressions within your template to be written in English.
Cinema 4D templates require all expressions to be provided and written in a universalized language.
If you are developing a project that contains any expressions, you must universalize your expressions, for more information, please read this article.
Due to the increased difficulty of hybrid projects, each file will require more detailed documentation(help file) to guide customers through the customization process. You can provide supporting help file in the following formats:
Ensure that your help files walk the customer through the basic changes in Cinema, the process for bringing the files into After Effects, and then the process for making basic changes in After Effects.
Project Submission Requirements
Before proceeding to upload, you must create a zip file of the main file that includes template file(s), help file(s), releases, and assets. We recommend you to keep a copy of the releases for your records as our VideoHive staff will remove them prior to approving the file.
Please note that your main file should not exceed 3GB in total size after compressing, files submitted over 3GB will not be accepted.