Each studio must have a serious purpose. A "serious purpose" is defined as the development of content relevant to our community. Studios releasing content that isn't relevant will be removed.
Studios must aspire to a high standard of workmanship. Studios releasing poor quality content will be removed.
Studio members and leaders must treat their studio with the same respect they treat the rest of the site with. This includes message quality. Studios found abusing any part of the service will be removed.
Studios must commit to developing site related content on a regular basis. Inactive studios will be automatically deleted after 5 months. Studios failing to release content will also be removed.
The purpose of a studio is to provide a common platform for people to work together. For this reason, studios and studio releases must have a minimum of two members/authors. Within two weeks of inception, your studio must have at least two members or it will be removed.
Studios must only make studio releases when the release has been developed by the studio - minimum two contributing authors. Studios found to be releasing works they are not responsible for will be removed (Ex: Uploading 'Googled' Images).
As such, a spray submission may only be a studio release if the image was originally created by the studio. Googled images that are not heavily altered to be considered original works cannot be studio releases. Images that are simply converted to spray format also cannot be studio releases.
If a member has made at least FIVE 9/10+ submissions in a single section they may represent themselves as a Studio in that section.
1.5.2 Contributing Authors
A studio member who has created some physical piece of work within the submission (prefab, texture, normal map etc). Any studio member posting feedback in a WiP that results in design changes from the WiP owner does NOT qualify the poster as a contributing author.
As of 2011, Studios may post in their native language to improve the studios ability to communicate/cooperate to create content for release. This extends ONLY to the Studio Profile, Help Wanted, WiP and Projects pages.
1.7 Mod Studio Allowances
Users developing singleplayer/multiplayer mods have no limits on Team size. WiP's/Projects may be released under the mod banner even if a single user developed the content within it as it will be included in the final mod release when completed.
Non-compliance with any of the above clauses, unless otherwise noted, will result in a warning, followed by removal of memberships, changing of studio ownership or removal of the studio itself, at the administrator's discretion.
See also the Studio FAQ page for more information.
If you are having trouble understanding any of these rules, please contact a moderator or administrator before submitting. To view a list of moderators and administrators, head over to this page.