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Free 3-D CAD Model Web sites

This is a list of web sites with thousands of free to use 3-D CAD models.

Important note about Licenses:

Most 3-D model web sites do not allow the resale ( even for free) of their models. The usual restrictions typically state that you can upload them to Second Life or Open Sim, but you can never transfer the model to anyone else. This means you can use them in a build or game as long as that game or build is never sold or transferred. You are allowed to take pictures of the models, or film machinma in most cases.

Creative Commons licensed models are allowed to be be transferred in all cases. In some cases, they must be transferrable to anyone, even if you modify them.

You must give credit to the creator Creative Commons "BY" Means you must attribute the original author in your ads, web sites, and/or in a note card with your product.

You must give credit to the creator and you cannot sell this item except for free Creative Commons "SA" means your work and any derivatives must be offered to others for free.

unrestricted Means that the software is free to use for almost any purpose. Your modifications and additions must also be given away freely.

X no transfer May never be transferred to another person. Licenses of this type are useful only for machinima and photography. Sometimes they may be used in a game or a build as long as it is never transferred.

Important Note: My definitiona above will vary in some ways from these web sites. Some of these web sites have other products mixed in, with licenses that prohibit using them in Second Life and Open Sim grids. Please carefully read their licenses and follow them closely.

Conversion to Collada formats:

The best free program to convert these files to Second Life or OpenSim Collada format is Blender.

Free CAD models that you can Transfer

http://3dr.adlnet.gov/

You must give credit to the creator You must give credit to the creator and you cannot sell this item except for free CAD Models from a military perspective. Lots of planes and tanks and vehicles.

Requires a free registration to download models. Models are licensed as Creative Commons CC-BY or CC-BY-SA, and may be transferred and in many cases, sold as part of a build.



http://www.creativecrash.com/

You must give credit to the creator 100 or so freeware models in .max and .obj formats

creativecrash.com Free 3D model


http://opengameart.org/

You must give credit to the creator 800+ Creative Commons and GPL 3-D models. You can search by license, too.

http://opengameart.org free 3d model

http://www.katorlegaz.com/3d_models/

You must give credit to the creator Creative Commons 3D models. Lots of boat parts, Blender formatted

Katorlegaz free 3d cad models

http://www.sharecg.com/


2100+ Unrestricted 3-D models, plus many more non commercial and for personal use. Can search by license.

sharecg.com free 3d cad models

Free CAD models that you CANNOT Transfer

Sites marked with X no transfer may never be transferred to another person. Licenses of this type are useful only for machinima and photography. Sometimes they may be used in a game or a build as long as it is never transferred .

http://www.3drt.com/downloads.htm

X no transfer Free 3D characters, weapons and SC-FI models, No marketing, distribute, give, transfer, sell or sublicense the products in any form

3drt Free 3d models


http://www.the3dstudio.com/

X no transfer For personal non-commercial applications

the3dStudio free 3D models

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