Max Planck Society e.V as Licensor
SMPL-BODY Creative Commons License
SMPL: Skinned Multi-Person Linear Model (hereinafter "SMPL-Model") is a 3D representation of the human body that supports realistic changes in body shape and pose. SMPL-Body is a subset of SMPL-Model which excludes the shape blendshapes or the tools to create 3D bodies using the shape blendshapes of the SMPL-Model. A SMPL-Body contains a 3D mesh, a skeleton rig, pose blendshapes and dynamic blendshapes. A SMPL-Body can be shared in the form of OBJ file(s), animated FBX file(s), or as a set of mesh vertices, skeleton rig, pose blendshapes and dynamic blendshapes in other appropriate 3D file formats.
SMPL-Body is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. To view a copy of this license, visit:
The SMPL-Model specification is defined in the
US patent US10395411B2 (published on 2018-11-01 and 2019-08-27, granted on 2019-08-27)
and the pending
European EP3314577A1 (published on 2018-05-02) and
World WO2016207311A1 (published on 2016-12-29)
patent applications, "Skinned Multi-Person Linear Model".
The Max Planck Society (MPG) owns the technology disclosed in these granted and pending patent applications.
With this free CC-license, we want to encourage the adoption and use of SMPL-Body and related file formats as a new Standard in 3D Body Modeling. The Grant of right qualifies as a donation under German law. As to § 521 Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch the donor is responsible only for intent and gross negligence.