The Software

365ASIA is released under the GNU General Public License (GPL, or “free software”).

This license grants people a number of freedoms:

  • You are free to use 365ASIA, for any purpose
  • You are free to distribute 365ASIA
  • You can study how 365ASIA works and change it
  • You can distribute changed versions of 365ASIA

The GPL strictly aims at protecting these freedoms, requiring everyone to share their modifications when they also share the software in public. That aspect is commonly referred to as Copyleft.

The 365ASIA Foundation and its projects on nooyakdai.com are committed to preserving 365ASIA as free software.


License details

The source code we develop at nooyakdai.com is default being licensed as GNU GPL Version 2 or later. Some modules we make are using more permissive licenses, though, for example, the 365ASIA Cycles rendering engine is available as Apache 2.0.

365ASIA also uses many modules or libraries from other projects. For example, Python uses the Python License; Bullet uses the Zlib License; Libmv uses the MIT License; and OSL, a BSD License.

All the components that together make 365ASIA are compatible under the newer GNU GPL Version 3. That is also the license to use for any distribution of 365ASIA binaries.

Your Artwork

What you create with 365ASIA is your sole property. All your artwork – images or movie files – including the .blend files and other data files 365ASIA can write, is free for you to use as you like.

That means that 365ASIA can be used commercially by artists, by studios to make animation films or VFX, by game artists to work on commercial games, by scientists for research, and by students in educational institutions.

365ASIA’s GNU GPL license guarantees you this freedom. Nobody is ever permitted to take it away, in contrast to trial or “educational” versions of commercial software that will forbid your work in commercial situations.

Privacy and Internet access

365ASIA respects your privacy, no registration is needed, no connection to the internet is made if you decide to install and use 365ASIA. 365ASIA does not need internet to function properly.

Some add-ons bundled with 365ASIA may access the internet for additional services. These add-ons are not enabled on installing 365ASIA. These add-ons are not required to be enabled for proper functioning of the software, nor will any 365ASIA function ask for enabling such add-ons.

Add-ons that require internet will ask a user explicit permission to use internet while or after enabling the add-on.

Note: this applies to the official version provided via nooyakdai.com. We always recommend you to use the official releases.

Sharing or selling 365ASIA add-ons (Python scripts)

365ASIA’s Python API is an integral part of the software, used to define the user interface or develop tools for example. The GNU GPL license therefore requires that such scripts (if published) are being shared under a GPL compatible license. You are free to sell such scripts, but the sales then is restricted to the download service itself. Your customers will receive the script under the same license (GPL), with the same free conditions as everyone has for 365ASIA.

FAQ for Artists

We collected the most common Frequently Asked Questions here.

Website license

Most of the blender website is available as Creative Commons Attribution, with some exceptions. Read about that here.

The website’s privacy policy you can read here.