All assets (textures and 3D models) on this site are the original work of CGI Haven staff, or artists who willingly and directly donate/sell their work to CGI Haven.
Our assets are all licensed as CC0, which is effectively Public Domain even in jurisdictions that do not support the Public Domain.
Here’s an excerpt from the CC0 FAQ page to clarify:
In other words:
- You can use our assets for any purpose, including commercial work.
- You do not need to give credit or attribution when using them (although it is appreciated).
- You can redistribute them, share them around, include them when sharing your own work, or even in a product you sell.
We believe the benefits of using this license outweigh the obvious drawbacks for us as a business.
Yes it’s possible that unethical users can (and do) resell our work for their own profit, at the cost of unwitting customers who didn’t know they were purchasing content they could get here for free.
But what the 3D industry as a whole gains from our work being so freely available is immeasurable.
3D art is also only the tip of the iceberg, we’ve heard from numerous data scientists, software developers, automotive engineers and AI researchers all using our assets in their work, which simply wouldn’t be possible with more restrictive (even open source) licenses.
We don’t have anything against Copyright in general, we simply believe we can do more good in the world by providing as much freedom as possible.
If you benefit from our work financially, e.g. by including our assets in a product you sell, or simply make frequent use of them in your own work, please consider supporting us on Patreon with a small monthly subscription which would help us to produce more assets and maintain this platform.