This article discusses licenses for Store purchases. For information on the Creative Commons licenses applied to free downloads, see Downloading Models.
You want to purchase a royalty-free Sketchfab license for one of the 3D assets available on the Sketchfab store, and are wondering what you can do with it? Here 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 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 (for instance, no sub-license or sale by you to others is allowed). For similar reasons, you may not distribute the 3D asset incorporated in a derivative work if the derivative work is too similar to the 3D asset (for instance, you may not print 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.
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.