What kind of licenses do you use?Most of the products at blendersensei.com fall under one of two categories, assets or addons. Addons usually contain a script (or multiple scripts) written for Blender where as assets are items which are often included with addons or are sold or distributed as standalone products. All products sold at blendersensei.com (as well as some free download items) contain assets in some form or another and thus fall under the terms and conditions of the Blender Sensei Assets License (linked below). In compliance with the Blender Foundation, all Blender API reliant Python (.py) script files contained within our addons are licensed under the GNU GPL. This does not include any non Blender API reliant Python (.py) scripts and other assets integrated with our addons and products such as image, film, .obj, .lib, .blend or other file types, or script files (including some custom Python scripts not reliant upon the Blender API), those of which we maintain custom licensing rights over. Our products and scripts (whether GNU GPL or Blender Sensei Assets Licensed) are not public domain and as such, are subject to our own copyright notices which no one may remove, edit or claim ownership of as afforded in both our personal copyright notices and the GNU GPL (see Blender Foundation FAQ page).
What’s your licensing policy in a nutshell?We make things to help you make things faster, easier, and have more fun while doing so. We want you to get maximum use out of our products, create with them, and modify them in any way you see fit to accomplish any personal or commercial goal you have with the exception of reselling or redistributing our assets. This does not mean you can’t use assets you’ve purchased (or free download items) to help create commercial (for sale) games, films or other projects. For instance, using a grass texture for a ground object in a game is totally fine, or using an environment image in a commercial film (even without modification) is cool. And definitely using any software from this website (whether purchased or free download) to help model, animate, build or otherwise create anything you can imagine for any purpose you have, including to sell (with the exception of reselling or redistributing our assets) is encouraged. See the “Blender Sensei Assets License” for more on asset usage.
When should I purchase multiple licenses?Products purchased for a single individual’s use may be installed on as many devices as owned by that individual with a single license. If you are purchasing a product for use by multiple people (for instance in a studio, educational or professional environment) individual licenses should be purchased for each person (or single person work station) who is to use the product. Increasing license quantities can be easily accomplished anywhere you see an “Add To Cart” button. License quantities can also be adjusted at the checkout page.
How do indie and pro licenses differ?We offer pro licensing which allows you to purchase a product once, and then receive free updates (no monthly or yearly recurring charges) to that product for as long as it’s being sold on our site (terms and restrictions apply). In addition to receiving product update emails, you’ll also have a link in your blendersensei.com account which takes you directly to your downloads page allowing you to download the latest version of any of your purchases whenever you need them. Updates help ensure your products continue to work (and take advantage of) the latest versions of Blender and API changes. Updates also occasionally mean UI evolution and new features at no extra cost.
Indie licenses are purchases which do not include free updates. You will however, receive the most recent, full version of the product you’re purchasing (the same exact one as if you bought a Pro License), but you will not have access to future product updates for that purchase, nor will you be able to re-download products purchased under an Indie License type. Indie license purchasers may occasionally receive update emails informing them of updates to purchased products, but will not have access to the updates unless a pro-license is purchased. Anyone who prefers to not receive product update emails may unsubscribe from them at any time.
How often are updates released?Updates vary for each product. Click the “Resources” menu above and select “Update Logs” to view product update logs. Please note that we make no guarantee as to the release date or frequency of product updates, but we remain highly motivated to do so because a. we’ve got to keep these products working for the most stable, official releases of Blender and b. we use them daily and are stoked to make them better for ourselves as well.
Product Licensing• Blender Sensei Assets License
• Blender API Scripts License (GPL)
• Blender Foundation Legal FAQ