Products purchased under the Basic License may be used to create End Products for Sale where lifetime sales of the End Product for Sale do not exceed 1000 units. Products purchased under the Commercial License may be used to create End Products for Sale that may be sold an unlimited number of times.
|Usage Type||Basic License||Commercial License|
|Personal Use||Unlimited Projects||Unlimited Projects|
|Commercial Use||1 Project*||Unlimited Projects|
|End Product for Sale||1 Project, up to 1000 sales*||Unlimited Projects/Sales|
*Installable Products (Brushes, Plugins and Apps) can be used in an unlimited number of projects and End Products for Sale (one seat per license).
Published products containing any existing intelectual property (IP) elements may only be used in a personal/educational or editorial manner, relating to events that are newsworthy or of public interest, and may not be used for any commercial, promotional, advertising or merchandising use. Editorial restrictions include not using that material in the following ways:
- Products may not be used on any item/product for re-sale, such as a video game or t-shirt
- Products may not be used as part of billboard, trade show or exhibit display
- Products may not be used in any defamatory, libelous or otherwise unlawful manner whether directly or in context or juxtaposition with specific subject matter
- The material may not be incorporated into a logo, trademark or service mark. For example, you can’t use Editorial content to create a logo design
- The material may not be used for any commercial, non-news related purpose.
What do I get when I purchase a product?
When you purchase a product from an independent seller on Cubebrush, you get a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual license to download, use, copy, post, modify, promote, license, sell, publicly perform, publicly display, digitally perform, distribute, or transmit the product’s content for personal, promotional, and/or commercial purposes. Distribution of products via the Cubebrush platform is not a sale of the content but the granting of digital rights to you as a customer.
Can I use a purchased product in a freelance project or contract work for a client?
Yes. However, if the client intends to sell more than 1000 units of the End Product you create, you will need to purchase a Commercial License. If you create the End Product for a client, your rights to purchased Products are transferred from you to your client.
What are considered "Installable Products"?
Products that are installed on your computer and used to generate new end products are considered Installable Products. This includes all Products found in the Brushes category along with all Add-ons, plugins and applications.
What are the End Product requirements?
End Products must be significantly different than the original Product and require time, effort, and skill to produce. End Products must not be used or sold in a way that is directly competitive with the original Product you purchased. End Products must not redistribute the original Product to any third parties in a manner that allows for the extraction of the original Product.
For the following categories, special terms apply:
A tutorial is just that - a tutorial. None of its content may be redistributed in any way and everything that comes with the purchase should be used for personal use only. For example if a tutorial comes with extra files such as 3D models, PSDs, etc, those should only be used for personal projects unless they are installable in nature.
- Installable Products:
Here, an End Product must be a unique implementation of the Product. For example, you may purchase a ZBrush plugin and use it to make your 3D sculpts, or purchase and use a brush to create an illustration, but you must not redistribute the original files in any way.
- 3D Models and Textures:
Here, an End Product must be a unique implementation of the Product, often requiring limited copy and content changes. For example, if you purchase a 3D model, you may use the Product & any variations derived from it in your game (you may not resell it as stock).
What is an End Product for Sale?
An End Product For Sale can be either a digital design or physical product that you and/or your client intend to sell to more than a single person (wholesale, drop-shipping, etc.). For example, if you purchase a 3D print model, tweak it and 3D print it for a single, paid client, this is not considered an End Product for Sale. If you purchase that same model and open an online store where you sell to multiple people, that is considered an End Product for Sale.
What is Personal Use, Commercial Work, Contracted Work, Client Work, etc.?
Both the Basic and Commercial Licenses allow for Personal Use and Commercial Work of many kinds. However, if purchased Products are used in an End Product For Sale (whether by you or a client), special terms apply (a limit of 1000 units sold under the Basic License, and an unlimited amount of units sold under the Commercial License).
Personal Use is defined as using purchased Products in a manner that has no potential monetary gain. Personal Use projects cannot be related to any business, non-profit, or other organization of any kind. All purchased products may be used in an unlimited number of Personal Use Projects. Examples of Personal Use include using a texture temporarily for your indie game prototype, using a 3D model as a starting point for a more complex portfolio piece, using a photo in a piece of wall art that you create for family member as a gift (no money changes hands), etc.
We define Commercial Work to be any work done that is not for Personal Use. Synonymous terms include Contracted Work and Client Work.
How many times can I use a purchased product?
A purchased Product may be used in one Project. As one of 2 exceptions, Installable Products may be used in an unlimited number of Projects on a one seat per license basis, the same way tutorials are purchased on a one seat per license basis. A Project is defined as a complete and cohesive undertaking that may result in one or more End Products. Any End Products included in the one Project must be directly related under a single concept. However, all purchased Products may be used in an unlimited number of Personal Use Projects.
For example, you are not allowed to purchase a texture to include in an End Product 2D asset that you create for a client, and then use that same texture when designing the End Product of a different client, because these are unrelated End Products and therefore do not fall under the same Project.
There are no limits however for products purchased under a Commercial License. They may be used in an unlimited number of personal and commercial projects and may be used for any number of End Products For Sale, each allowed an unlimited number of sales.
Product Packs and Bundles:
Product Packs and Bundles are Products that contain multiple Sub-Products. Project limits apply to Individual Products within Packs or Bundles in the same way they would apply to those Products if the Products were to be sold on their own outside of a Bundle or Pack (unlimited Projects for Brushes and other Installable Products, and one Project for all other Product types). In the case that a Bundle or Pack contains further Bundles or Packs, project limits for each Product within those subsequent Bundles or Packs apply in the same way they would apply to those Products if the Products were to be sold on their own outside of a Bundle or Pack (unlimited projects for Brushes and other Installable Products, and one Project for all other Product types).
When Sub-Products within Product Packs or Bundles are used, they do not all have to be used in the same End Product nor the same one Project. For example, a Product Pack containing 10 3D models could potentially be used in 10 Projects if only one model is used per Project and each model is used only once.
Is there any limit to the number of impressions for my End Product?
For the most part, there is no limit to the number of impressions for your End Product. However, when purchased Products are used in TV, films, streaming video, on demand broadcasts, and/or online videos, exceptions apply. For these mediums, your End Product is allowed up to 10,000 views per month. For anything over 10,000 monthly views, contact the store owner directly in order to inquire about further rights options.
Can I redistribute Products I've purchased?
No, Products purchased are for your use only. You may not include the original purchased Products (or source files) in any distributed end products.
Do I have to credit the original designer of an Product when I use it?
No, but that sure is a nice thing to do!
How much does a Commercial License cost?
Store owners set their own prices for both the Basic and Commercial Licenses, so prices will vary from Product to Product.
Do all Cubebrush products offer a Commercial License option?
No. Tutorials and Installable Products do not have a Commercial License option (similar rights are available under the Basic License for these Product).
Can I buy a Commercial License for Products already purchased?
Yes, if there is a Commercial License option available for an Product you have already purchased, you may go to that Product's page in your Library and upgrade to a Commercial License. When you upgrade, we subtract the price you paid for the Basic License from the total so you can always start with a Basic License, and upgrade later - you're never double-charged.
How are Free Products licensed?
All Products offered as Free Products are sold under the Basic License. If you would like to buy a Commercial License for any of these Products, you can, by simply choosing the option on the product page.
Are store owners allowed to sell their products using custom licenses they create?
No. All Products on Cubebrush are sold under our Basic or Commercial Licenses.
What Products are defined as Add-Ons?
Add-Ons include Installable Products such as Actions, Brushes, Gradients, Layer Styles, Scripts, Plug-Ins, and Extensions.
What is a "seat?"
A single Basic License for an Installable Product (Tutorials and Add-Ons) covers one user, which we call a seat. Each license can be used to install the purchased Installable Product on up to two computers used by the end user, so long as only one computer is used at a time. The Product can then be used to generate content for multiple projects. This means that each unique user of the Installable Product requires their own license of the purchased Product in order to install it on their computer(s) and use it to create content in any projects.
Can I 3D print Products I've purchased?
Yes, you can create as many physical models as you like. Remember if you intend to incorporate the Product in an End Product for Sale, you are limited to 1000 units sold under the Basic License. You are able to sell unlimited units of said End Product for Sale under the Commercial License.
Can I use 3D Products to create static images?
Can I modify assets I've purchased?