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File Licensing

This applies to pre-made files purchased from my shop.

What is a ‘non commercial’ license?

Most of my files are designated as ‘non commercial’ which also means ‘for personal use’. 

Files are not to be redistributed or shared in digital format (ever).

Prints of the files are not intended to be sold after purchase. 

Derivative works are not to be redistributed. If you want to mash my files with someone else’s for personal use, go for it (and show me what you make :P), but the derivative work still shouldn’t be used for profit or distributed in a digital or physical format.

Can I sell my printing services for your files?

Yes, as long as whoever is asking you to print the files provides a receipt for the purchase. 

What counts as ‘active marketing’
  • Setting up listings on online marketplaces like Etsy, Ebay, etc.
  • Selling physical prints of the files in person or online
  • Informally offering printing services for my files online or in person

File Warranty & Tutorials

What if there’s a problem with the files I purchased?

Just let me know!

If there are errors with files that make them unprintable, I’ll gladly fix them (you paid for a working file, and that’s what you’re gonna get gosh darn it). 

Most files don’t come pre-sliced and that’s not something that comes included with files, though I occasionally include sliced versions if I made them for personal use. 

Resources for slicing files:

I have lots of tutorials on YouTube and some more targeted ones that would be relevant to people who’ve bought files from me archived HERE. 

There are free programs like meshmixer and 3DBuilder that can do these things, as well as Blender, which is a more robust modeling program that’s basically a free verion of Maya (which is what I normally use in tutorials). 

3D Prints

Hire Me!

fill out this [insert contact form here] if you’d like to get in touch about a job. 

How pricing works

Normally my projects are flat rate & include lots of work in progress previews of the model to ensure you’re happy with what you’re paying for.

By default, all quotes are for a standard contract (see licensing below). If you want any of the other licensing rights, ability to sell prints, etc additional fees will apply.

The price includes a certain number of revisions (outlined below) to keep things on track and efficient for all parties. In the rare instance that more revisions are needed beyond the ones outlined below, additional charges may apply and I will discuss them with you before proceeding to ensure all parties are on the same page.

Revision Structure

ROUGH DRAFT:

  • A blocky, simple version of the model (my version of a digital sketch) to look at before
  • Rounds of revisions included : ~4
  • What to look for:
    • Overall positioning/scaling of major features (eyes, mouth, etc)
    • Scale of object (if it’s fitting on a head or other pre-existing file)
    • Overall shaping of major features of the piece

WORK IN PROGRESS:

  • Blocking in medium-minor details, refining/cleaning up overall shapes of piece in general
  • Rounds of revisions included: ~3

FINAL MODEL:

  • All the major/minor details are included in a state that could be called final
  • This is basically the last hurrah for requesting changes before I send the finished files over.
  • Rounds of revisions included : ~2

Liscensing

Standard Contract:

  • Files produced are for non-commercial, personal use only
  • I retain the rights to distribute files & prints once the project is done

Non-Exclusive Commercial Rights to Prints: 

  • You may sell PRINTS of the object(s) on whatever platform you want
  • I also retain the rights to sell files and prints, as well as grant other people rights to sell prints in the future. 

Exclusive Rights to Prints

  • I will not distribute files or prints after the project is done
  • You retain the rights to sell or distribute prints after the project is done. 
  • Files may NOT be distributed

Re-Selling Files: 

  • Is NOT something I offer by default on projects. If you need to distribute the files once a project is finished, please let me know upfront and we can reach some kind of arrangement. 

Standard Payment

  • Payment Methods: Paypal invoices (which can be paid with a credit card) or custom created listings on my website
  • 30-50% of the total project cost is due upfront, the rest is due at pre-specified project milestones or upon completion
  • Minimum job cost: $30

Refunds & Cancellations

  • The initial deposit for the work is non-refundable if a project is cancelled by the customer.
    • At the artist’s discretion, a portion of the initial deposit may be refunded
  • No cancellations or refunds will be issued after the project is completed and the files are delivered
    • If you find errors in the files that make them unusable/unprintable, please notify me and I will be glad to fix them. 

Other Info

How can I make the revisions go faster? 

  • Give me the most specific feedback possible – drawings on screenshots are worth 1000 words
  • Give me bulk changes instead of small batches of 1-2 changes

Can I sell or distribute files after they’re made? 

  • My default, that’s not something included in any of my contracts (see above). If file distribution is something you need to do, let me know upfront and we can work something out. 

Common things that can affect the price of a project

  • Rush jobs! (price dependent on rush and the number of other jobs I have at the time)
  • Repeated revisions on a particular part of a model that cause me to redo work over and over (see revision structure above)
  • Major tweaks to the design/shape after it’s almost finished
  • Changing the wall thickness of a 3D model after it’s been thickened
  • Scope Creep! (adding stuff to the project that wasn’t included in the original quote like holes for electronics, working threads, lots of different pieces, etc)
  • Doing complicated slicing for a file (I’ll normally chop the files up into a few flat pieces to fit on a printer for free if you ask; complicated would be cutting out weird shapes or doing lots of keying and such)
  • Changing the scale of a print in a way that would affect detailing

Misc

Why does your website have 3 different brands?

Because I’m a spaz… They’re all me, I just separate some of my content on social media so people can pick what they want to follow, though Grumpy Alison is my ‘main’ brand.

That’s why you might have been redirected to grumpyalison.com if you looked for squishy-works.com or alisonfriedlander.com or alison.friedlander.me

What is each brand? 

Grumpy Alison: 3D prints, printable files, jewelry… basically everything that isn’t silicone

Alison Friedlander: my personal projects/me

Squishy Works: silicone stuff (stress balls, mermaid tails, etc)