Each 3D model in the Sketchfab Store must include a royalty-free Sketchfab license. A seller in the Sketchfab Store will designate either Standard or Editorial from the drop-down under the Manage This Model section.
Wondering what you can do with each license? Below are some useful tips and answers:
What is a Standard license?
A Standard license means you may use the 3D asset worldwide, on all types of media, for all types of use (whether commercial and non-commercial), in all types of derivative works. Others can do the same, as none of our licenses are exclusive.
What is an Editorial license?
In addition to our Standard license detailed above, Sketchfab offers a specific license for certain limited 3D assets which we call "editorial". We have additional restrictions for these assets. In particular, you may use the said 3D assets only in connection with events that are newsworthy or of public interest (news articles, documentaries, creations of cultural value, etc.). You may not use them for any commercial or promotional use. You may edit the 3D assets only if its editorial quality is not altered.
What uses are forbidden?
As a rule of thumb, you may not use the 3D asset in a way that allows others to use or access the 3D asset as a stand-alone.
Some examples of what you can and cannot do:
- You cannot sub-license a purchased model.
- You cannot purchase a model and sell it directly to another client/customer.
- You cannot purchase a model and offer it as downloadable on your own Sketchfab profile.
- You cannot distribute the 3D asset incorporated in a derivative work if the derivative work is too similar to the 3D asset. (An example of this is printing a 3D asset or a slightly modified version of it and sell it.)
You may not use the 3D asset in pornographic, defamatory or otherwise unlawful use. Similarly, you may not use the 3D asset for the direct or indirect promotion of alcoholic beverages, tobacco, gambling, weapons and explosives.
You may not claim you are the creator or copyright holder of a 3D asset you purchased.