I’ve been hired to do a 3d model for a research project and only now at the end I start to realize I need permission from every developer. Now, most of these developers do not even share any contact details. I was wondering whether there is an easy fix for this because it basically means I have to throw out everything out of the window.
Please tell me that if the 3d model is only used within the research group itself it poses no problem. The model as a file will not be a public thing, although we do aim to publish papers about experiments that will happen within an export of the model in a game engine.
I have to say, although I have myself to blame, I find it very conflicting that you are allowed to use the 3d models for client work without any problem but as soon as you are doing something much more innocent you need permission, that just blows my mind. And it’s even more staggering that some of the authors are not even available to contact. If anything, you might want to consider a warning sign if this is the case.