We have a restricted content filter to help members and visitors avoid content that they might not like to see.
Scenes that contain partial or full nudity, that depict drug use, extreme or realistically violent content are marked as "restricted content" by their creators. Our community team will also moderate such content if it is reported. These models are allowed on the site, but you must opt in to view them.
You can find more details in our Terms.
What is Restricted content?
As a rule of thumb, you can consider "Restricted content" as similar to the PG-13 content rating for films in the United States: "Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13."
Restricted content includes, but is not limited to, models that contain nude characters or partial nudity, that depict drug usage, extreme or realistic violence, or are otherwise shocking or disturbing.
Nudity depicted in statuary, antiquities, or a similar form that has been deemed appropriate for historic value and is or has been on public display in a gallery or museum is exempt.
Labeling new and existing work as Restricted is the responsibility of the creator, and it is mandatory - repeated disregard for this requirement may lead to your account being deleted. The Sketchfab team will moderate cases where content categorization is debatable and reserves the right to make the final decision.
Restricted content will show the Restricted flag in the top-left corner of the model's thumbnail.
Some material is never allowed: pornographic, dehumanizing, threatening, harassing, libelous, hate-oriented, harmful, defamatory, racist, xenophobic, or illegal content. This includes explicit descriptions and/or links to explicit content, even if the related content has been marked as Restricted.
Sometimes these boundaries may not be so clear, and Sketchfab reserves the right to make the final decision in such cases.
Managing the Restricted filter
By default, Restricted content is filtered from all our galleries, search results, recommended models and emails.
If you'd like to enable Restricted content in the search results, click within the Search bar and toggle the Show Restricted option.
If you are logged in, we will store your choice as a preference in your account. If you are not logged in, a cookie is used to remember the setting for your next visit.
If you'd like to enable Restricted content across Sketchfab for when you're logged into your account, you can do so under your Account Settings.
Restricted models that are embedded on external websites follow the same rules: by default they will be hidden until you to enable Restricted content.
Labeling your work as Restricted
Both the upload dialog and the model properties dialog include an option that lets you label work as Restricted.
Again, it is your own responsibility to properly label your work as Restricted where needed - both existing scenes and new uploads.
Reporting Restricted and Unacceptable content
If you see content that you believe should be marked as Restricted or is Unacceptable, click the Report button right below the Views and Like icons on the model page.
Questions or concerns
This policy may raise questions. If you have any doubts, please contact us.