Artist Badge & Emote Attribution
To better support artists and accredit their talents among the Twitch community, we’ve released two new features: Emote Attribution and the Artist Badge. Emote Attribution lets you credit the artists responsible for creating your emotes so they can feel the love wherever their emotes appear across Twitch. The Artist Badge lets you celebrate those who contributed artwork to your community with a special new chat badge.
You can get all the details on our Help page here: https://help.twitch.tv/s/article/artist-badge-attribution
We’re excited to share both of these features with the community, but they’re just the first steps to better connect creators and artists on Twitch. Your feedback will help us refine these products and better serve artists and the community as a whole!
There should be something in the FAQ about Attribution describing what badges it takes place of, as well as any benefits that come with it. Does it replace the VIP badge spot? Does it come with any benefits like VIP does? Nothing like that is mentioned and I believe that is important to educate people about.
It can be useful, but it's not interesting that the chat is so crowded and everyone has their own badge. It is better to limit the number of each badge so that it does not lose its value.
I’ve seen someone else comment the same thing, but Artists should be able to use their creations for free. And as the other comment said, many streamers probably would agree to that as well. Which of course I do.
The new "Artist" badge is an amazing feature, can help provide more exposure for emote artists across the Twitch platform, but currently does not allow creators to give themselves the "Artist" role in their own channels. Every time a creator types in chat (to enter a bot command, post a link, etc) it would provide the creator an opportunity to highlight that they are also an emote artist to their own viewers.
I was really thrilled when twitch announced the artist badges. I am a artist myself and have some friends who are artists as well. The badges had good intentions but are, in my opinion, improvable.
1: Since Twitch now has animated emotes many streamer get their already existing emotes animated from other artists then the ones which drew them originally. Or even better, different arists work together as a team. Artist A draws the texures and Artist B animates it. Not all artists are good in any kind of art so sometimes we work together to achieve something great. BUT at the moment only one artist can get credit per emote. In my case some streamer decided to credit me, which in my opinion is unfair for the person who put so much time in illustrating the textures. That made me feel bad cause I know how hard it is as an artist and how much work goes into a great emote. On the other hand, seeing that some streamer decided against me also made me feel bad. It gives the impression that my part of the art, the animation, is not worth as much as the work of the illustrator. This creates unnecessary competition between artists. And I can only speak for my self and my case. I think there are enough other artists and cases which have similar issues! For example: sometimes Artist A only gave the idea for an emote with an sketch and Artist B drew it. Or Artist A drew an Emote in the year 2015 and now Artists B is only modernizing it. It would be great if both artists could get credit for that. So an option to choose more than one artist for the same emote would be great.
2: Like others before, I have the opinion that five badges are not enough. Especially for streamer with an wider audience. There are Artists for panels, backgrounds, emotes, transitions, Video editing, thumbnails, alerts and many more. If you have more than one person that provides you with all this assets for your stream, at the moment twitch forces you to decide which artist is more important and which art has the most value on your channel. And again: this creates an unnecessary bad mood. For comparison: I currently have about 50 VIP Badges and only use a few of them. And I know that you can get more of them if you grow your channel. Why not using a similar system to get more artist badges? Or an other proposal would be to bind the number on badge to the number of emoteslots you earned. There would be several ways to achieve the same goal: us getting more badges to give proper credit to all of the great artist which make streams look good everyday.
And 3: Like someone before me said, it would be grate if we could give credit to our own emotes if we designed them. It would be great if for example new chatter click on the emote and see that I illustrated it or animated it. This would show how much work we artist put in our own channels and creates a new topic to talk about.
thanks for reading all of this
While I love the feature, I'm missing a critical part: Some emotes were created by multiple artists. Especially the animated ones where one artist draws the base and the other one animates it.
I wish to select more than one artist if necessary to give proper credit.
It's *awesome* to be able to credit the artists who've made our emotes! It can get tedious though, but since most streamers have a small number of artists (often a single artist for all their emotes), it would be convenient to have a quick way to credit the same artist for another emote. A "previously-credited artists" list at the top of the search would do this, and make it way easier to appropriately credit someone for fifty emotes!
Hey, Partner here! I run the First Virtual Art Gallery on Twitch - I would have super liked an official ART BADGE!!
I very much LOVE that Artists would be given this, however my issue lies with the minimum 5 slots As Well as the misleading title.
Artists are highly misunderstood people with a real difficulty in Articulating their value/worth etc.
We should Definitely open up 5 slots to 15 min - 50 Max Some of us like myself have centered our content around supporting a larger Art community.
Twitch and Streamers all Owe their careers to the Artists whom very skillfully Craft tour gamer Aesthetics'!
I thought we we getting a Global art badge, which I would prefer over the Partner Badge. So that every channel I went into Knew I was an artist, which again, I prefer over Free emote usage (weaker Exposure for the artist as well)
Artists need to be acknowledge as Artists to help them Learn their Worth. The impression I get from almost exclusively working with Artists and Streamers for 10 years now, is they don't tend to Speak up for themselves...they draw more than they talk! and that makes sense.
I think this is a Great first step into giving Artists the proper credit for the role they play in our Industry, but we still have much to improve when it comes to understanding the Needs of our Creators that focus their content around A Larger Art Community and how to properly credit them for the type Content they produce.
Thank you for the opportunity to voice my opinions and I can't wait to see what we do with this Art Badge in the future! I am very Excited.
I really appreciate this feature so far, but it'd be nice if the credited artists could have unlimited access to the emotes they made as well. There is a system in place where the streamer has to select each artist manually which the artists then have to approve the requests for manually, so both parties already need to agree on the usage of this feature. It'd make sense for the artists to then be able to freely use those emotes they made.
I would bet on many other streamers being open to their artists having access, too. Thanks!
Increasing the limit from 5 is the first obvious thing that most will be mentioning, but I suspect Twitch will take it slow at first.
I would say the fastest way to scale up, and getting more data on the usage may be
- 5 Slots, everyone
- 15 Slots, affiliate
- 25 slots, partners
And see how the usage goes from there.
Emote Attribution is immediately lovely, I appreciate it so much.
I will say, animated emotes is an example immediately where allowing multiple artist attribution would be lovely, if that's in the scope of the feature - Where I have my artist, and animator separately, but the majority of the work was the animator, so I feel compelled to leave the artist out for the animated emote credit.
Additionally, an AMAZING thing would be to allow editing a small description for an artist badge - Like, 45 characters maybe, so when someone hovers over their artist badge, you can have text that says what they have done in your channel, instead of just everyone having an artist badge and not sure what each person has done. It'd be a nice way to encourage users to interact in more ways.
Like a chatter seeing the artist badge user, seeing when highlighted "Channel emotes & Chibi Art" the user would then be able to open a dialog with the artist badge user, being like "Oh hey, @usewr, I LOVE the Chibi art! I didn't know you were the one who did it!"
Lots of opportunity here for improvements, but overwhelmingly happy with where we are starting out from.
First and for most. Please increase the limit past 5. My community is filled with talented emote artists and i want to be able to celebrate them all.
While it is great that I am able to credit the emote artists individually, I would like to be able to celebrate all of the graphic (emote) artists in my community and its more than 5. (subscriber badge artist also does emotes, the person who I commissioned who did my subscriber flair).
My twitch account is 7 years old, I will already max this feature out, so this closes the window on me being able to add any new artists to my community.
what if I make all of my assets myself?
there's a bit of a hiccup. if I try to assign attribution for an emote to myself, it shows up as pending, and it's not clear where the attribution is approved. there's a separate page for artist attribution, but there's no direct link to it on emotes page or in role manager.
at least the notification about attribution redirects to the attribution page, but it really should have a direct link on emotes page to make it a little less confusing.
and, emote attribution page shows up as part of main twitch interface, not dashboard and settings interface, which is kinda strange.
so, the emote attribution page is not linked directly on twitch dashboard pages, only indirectly through a link on twitch help page. it's an item in main twitch website menu, but not present anywhere in settings. the page itself doesn't link out to other twitch pages, and its content is not very clickable (no links to channels or emote popups, which could be neat).
also, adding an artist badge to yourself seems to not be possible. idk about that.
just perfect !