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 comment here, post on the forum, or contact us directly.
Are weapons age restricted? Too me they are. Just curious.
No, weapons are not currently age restricted.
Blood is age restringted or even more?
It probably depends on the model. Do you have a specific example to share?
are you still relying on the uploader to label their own model as "age-restricted content" ? I don think this is working well. is there a way to police this better? to me anime model showing a lot of cleavage seems appropriate to have the age restricted content but the uploader might not think so thus did not check the label and it shows on my suggested model on the right.... If I report this, who will then decide whether is is actually need to have the age restricted tag or not? and who will apply the tag?
Yes, we rely on uploaders to label their own models as "age-restricted". We do our best to monitor uploads, but it's simply not feasible to check every single model - that's thousands of uploads per day.
When you use the Report Model feature, the report is sent to our community team to investigate. If they decide that it should be set to age-restricted, they set it from our end and notify the uploader.
sounds like a really good opportunity to test that machine learning tool :)
ok so I reported a model which I think should have age restricted tag. and then it was tagged properly but why am I still seeing the thumbnail under the suggested model?? though the thumbnail now has little red icon says age+ and when clicked, it prevent me from viewing the model in full which is the way it should be. but the thumbnail does not make any sense. Any age restricted content should not have appear even as thumbnail under suggested model.
how do you view age restricted content on mobile??
@holdupimmonky Age-restricted content does not appear while browsing or searching in the mobile app. However, if you click a direct link to a model on your phone, it should open the model in the app.
The unaceptable content apply also on the private models ?
Yes, our content policies apply to all models, even if you make them private.
Gore or violent content on sculptures are allowed on age restricted? For example a scene in a horror movie where show blood, damage or murder?, maybe zombies or scenes inspired from hellraiser o silence of the lambs or maybe a gory scene like in alien movies ?
That type of content should be ok as long as it's marked as Restricted if it's especially gory.
I'm pretty sure this would be ok as restricted content but wanted to get an opinion. I've been making models of non-human dissections and posting them as private models for my students to use when studying outside of the anatomy lab. I'm thinking these could be of use to anatomy students and instructors in other programs and am contemplating making them publicly available as restricted content. Any thoughts?
Hi DocCopemys -
Thanks for checking in. Yes these would be fine to post under the Restricted category as long as the titles and descriptions make it clear that they are for educational purposes.
it says my blacksmith is restricted, there is no violence just some weapons, and there's a blacksmith guy (who didn't turn out very well) with an eyepatch, that's it.
I don't see a blacksmith model on your account. Can you share the link? It was probably a mistake.
Hello, I'm curious as to whether or not a looped animation of a CPR Manikin receiving Chest Compression as an educational demonstration would be considered Restricted content? I have published the animation privately, but I would like to eventually make it public.
Thank you in advance!
Hello, I think it would fine to publish that publicly without the Restricted Content flag.
Thank you James!
I am a 3D content creator and a lot of the work I get commissioned to do is definitely more up the avenue of Erotic / Pornographic, I noticed when uploading models that there is a private option?
Are these kinds of restricted models allowed so long as their not on the public platform or are they outright banned?
Does this include models that have a nude underlying model covered by clothes?
Yep, if it's possible to zoom in past clothes and see nudity, that would typically still need the Restricted flag.
Hi jackmcveigh, (sorry for the delay!)
I would encourage both of you to contact us with examples and our community team can see what they think.
Hi, they mark two of my models as restricted, one is a medical device, and the other is just a crane, why is that?
Hmm I'm not sure what happened there. I don't think anyone on Sketchfab's staff did that.
You can remove the Restricted flag from Model Properties.
I have a character model labeled as Restricted but it is not for download and you can not inspect textures a woman in a bikini animated does this need to Restricted? I just want to be clear and not get into trouble ... Thanks
JustBad can you share a link to the model to community @ sketchfab.com for review? Thanks.
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