Author Topic: Use substance share material in a freelance project  (Read 175 times)

Hi, I am doing a freelance project and wanted to use a material I saw on substance share. I asked support last week if I can use it and they said:

"Yes, they can be used for commercial projects. The only limitation is that you cannot resell only the materials, without changing them.

Let me know if you have additional questions"

Now at the end of the project I saw on a forum that I need to credit the creator?

The material is used as part of a background, and there is no way my client will want someone's name on the bottom saying it was their material etc.

Not even my own name will be anywhere on this.

Can someone please help me understand?

Just to clarify: this is a still image product shot, with the background being a substance share material.

Last Edit: March 02, 2019, 10:53:19 pm

This seems to be the relevant portion of the substance share EULA:
Section 3 – License Conditions.
Your exercise of the Licensed Rights is expressly made subject to the following conditions.
If You Share the Licensed Material (including in modified form), You must:
retain the following if it is supplied by the Licensor with the Licensed Material:
identification of the creator(s) of the Licensed Material and any others designated to receive attribution, in any reasonable manner requested by the Licensor (including by pseudonym if designated);
a copyright notice;
a notice that refers to this Public License;
a notice that refers to the disclaimer of warranties;
a URI or hyperlink to the Licensed Material to the extent reasonably practicable;
indicate if You modified the Licensed Material and retain an indication of any previous modifications; and
indicate the Licensed Material is licensed under this Public License, and include the text of, or the URI or hyperlink to, this Public License.
You may satisfy the conditions in Section 3(a)(1) in any reasonable manner based on the medium, means, and context in which You Share the Licensed Material. For example, it may be reasonable to satisfy the conditions by providing a URI or hyperlink to a resource that includes the required information.
If requested by the Licensor, You must remove any of the information required by Section 3(a)(1)(A) to the extent reasonably practicable.
If You Share Adapted Material You produce, the Adapter's License You apply must not prevent recipients of the Adapted Material from complying with this Public License.

Notice the regular use of the word "reasonable". It seems reasonable to me that your client does not want credit to a minor portion of the artwork plastered on their image, but if credit can be given in some other way this would of course be desirable.

I'm not affiliated with allegorithmic though, so my interpretation of the eula may be inaccurate.
Esger van der Post.
Game design student and texturing addict.

Thanks Eggfruit.

If required, what if I put the credit on my portfolio website?