I had the idea to create an all in one camera rig in After Effects to implement in my projects for customers to use easily. I did some research looking for inspiration and came across the “malty: Simple Camera Rig”. It’s really a perfect rig with many features, although with a lot of features I don’t need. I wasn’t looking to spend $50 on it to figure out exactly how it works, so I watched some videos here and there and figured it out myself. I now have successfully created my own version (that does not involve scripts) and I am very happy with the end result.
Now my question is one of liability. I am slightly worried somebody might think I just ripped off of his design if I include it in my projects for sale (I’m not selling the camera rig standalone). The way I see it, he pooled together different techniques for easy use with a script, and made that script purchasable. I simply studied which techniques he used and made my own design for my own projects, no script required. In my mind, you can’t call ownership on techniques and I should be in the clear, but I could be wrong.
What is your 2 cents?