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If there is something you want that is not in the shopping cart, please ask. If I have already done one and just haven't gotten around to posting it, I'll put it in the store and let you know. If it is something that is not done yet, I charge $100 per hour for customization work.

Please ask, and I'll let you know if I can do it or not. The more detailed information that you can send, the less time it will take me, and the less time I will have to charge you for. The better you are at answering any questions means that there is less research that I have to do, and less that has to be redone, so you will see a smaller bill.

As a guideline, an air handler takes 2 to 2-1/2 hours, unless I have already done something similar that just needs a few changes. More complex drawings obviously take more time. A simple custom graphic or simple modification to an existing graphic will take a little over an hour to do the modifications, rendering, and prep work, such as animation slices and any color matching between different graphic formats such as PNG and animated GIF. I won't know how much time it will take exactly, though, until I am done with it.

Another guideline is that it takes about 15 minutes to convert from one graphics format to another, and on a graphic with lots of animated devices, maybe 30 minutes. A typical air handler has in the range of 60 images to convert. I can make JPG, GIF, PNG, JPG or GIF filmstrips, etc.

When it is done, I will send you a proof and the hours so far, and you can let me know if it is what you want or not. If it is what you are looking for, just purchase the appropriate number of hours here, and let me know which graphics you are buying. I'll send them to you via email.

Unless prior arrangements are made, I will own the copyright on custom artwork I do for you, and I reserve the right to post it to my website for sale later. Please don't be surprised if someone is able to buy it for less money than you paid to have it drawn. You will be able to take advantage of that when you buy artwork that was done to other peoples' specs, too.

Right now, there is only one of me, and since I have a day job, this has to be done on nights and weekends. Please allow enough lead time for your project. If you have me do something for you, please follow through and purchase the product.

NOTES ABOUT PRICING:
There are a number of steps involved in creating custom work. Modeling, rendering, preparation of the animations, color matching between the PNG elements and animated GIF elements, and registration of the copyrights. There are also costs to me incurred by registering the copyrights, see http://www.copyright.gov/docs/fees.html . I register the copyrights on all graphics.

Please use the guideline above when budgeting custom graphics for a project. Often, because I have a large selection of models developed, I can just make a few simple changes to an existing model to reduce the modeling time. Those savings are passed on to you, and the reduced cost will make your project look better in the books. Sometimes, though, if the model is unique or complex, or if I have to do the work more than once because some information was not included up front, it will cost closer to the budget amount.

Sometimes, it seems that a modification, such as "add a DAT sensor" should be pretty simple. Indeed, the modeling changes are simple, and the savings from reduced modeling time are passed along to you. But, all of the other listed steps still must be done.

Since ControlPix is part time for me, doing custom graphics takes my time away from my family and hobbies. I do need to get paid a certain amount for my time, otherwise, I'd rather spend the time with my family, or with my hobbies such as fishing, photography, canoeing, snowshoeing, or music.

I do the best I can to give you quality graphics at a reasonable price. If you intend to bargain over the price after the work is done, please let me know ahead of time so that I can allow for bargaining in the quote. :-)

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