Zygote's customers generally fall into one of three categories for which three separate kinds of agreements are needed. In short, Zygote allows the following kinds of license agreements:
Animation/Illustration and CAD/Solid Model Licenses Intellectual Property - These licenses generally allow animators and illustrators full IP ownership of 2D images and animations created with the licensed content. This means that there are no restrictions to the usage of the images or royalties to be paid on them. However, the licenses preserve Zygote's copyrights and IP rights associated with the 3D content and restricts customers from distributing the licensed content or 3D derivatives of it.
Many license agreements for animators and illustrators are perpetual and involve no subscription fees etc. However, we do offer some licenses that involve subscriptions that include certain service agreements and automatic updates.
Real-Time Software Model Licenses Intellectual Property - These licenses generally allow software developers to include the content within software that will be distributed to end users. In these cases, Zygote generally collects royalties, or subscription fees, and requires that the content is reasonably protected from extrication from within the software.
Yes. You can modify or add to the models. In fact, our models are developed in such a clean fashion that it makes editing them very simple. However, the additions and modifications to the models are still subject to the terms of the License Agreement, and are not allowed to be distributed without specific written permission from Zygote.
Yes. We license individual components, systems, and collections according to the needs of the customer. The best price per piece is found in the collections; adding up the cost of each individual component would equal a much greater expense than the discount received when licensing a collection. However, even licensing an individual component, there is still tremendous value and you also know that if additional anatomy is needed in the future, whatever you need will integrate with what you already have.
Sure. Due to the nature of 3D models we are careful with what data we release prior to licensing. Our customers are usually very satisfied with examining our models using online meeting tools. We love GoToMeeting, with which our customers can log in and manipulate the data as if it were on their own computer – viewing what is happening here at Zygote on their own computer monitors.
Yes. In most cases a discount is available.