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Can I create a scene render it then use the screenshot in another game without the 5% hit

I am a freelance artist and I was wondering if I could use UDK to create a scene. Then render out the screenshot and sell that screenshot to a client. Would that still fall under the 5% take from epic? The screen shot could be used as a background for a client’s game.

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asked Oct 30 '14 at 02:22 AM in Legal & Licensing

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Hello Edweirdo,

You can read the exact wording of the EULA here: https://www.unrealengine.com/eula

However, no royalty is owed on the following forms of revenue:

The first $3,000.00 in gross revenue for each Product per calendar quarter;

Revenue from a Product which is only Distributed to Engine Licensees;

Revenue from linear media which is Distributed in a form that does not contain or, in order to deliver, rely on servers running the Licensed Technology (e.g., broadcast or most streamed video files, cartoons, or movies);

Revenue from ancillary products which are not software and which do not contain embedded information (such as QR codes) which affects the operation of the Product (e.g., comic books, soundtracks, apparel);

Financial winnings generated by awards for the Product;

Revenue from interactive amusement park rides or coin-operated arcade games which use the Licensed Technology; and Consulting fees or work-for-hire fees which are non-recoupable for services performed using the Licensed Technology (e.g., an architect-created walkthrough simulation or a contractor-developed in-house training simulator).

Your pictures would fall under linear media. Let me know if that clarifies things for you or if you have any other questions.

EDIT: After further management discussion, Epic has decided to permit this usage royalty free. Thank you.



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answered Oct 31 '14 at 02:57 PM

avatar image Hyperloop Oct 31 '14 at 03:04 PM

Thank you guys for taking the time to create a licensing agreement that is not only fair, but does everything it can to help make your tool as useful as possible for the 'little guy' who's the bread and butter of your subscription model.

avatar image Alexander Paschall ♦♦ EPIC Oct 31 '14 at 06:22 PM

Thank you for being an awesome member of the best game development community we have ever seen! :)

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