CGTrader integrates PolyPort encyption to protect 3D designs

CGTrader, a
3D model marketplace, is working to integrate
PolyPort’s
3D asset prevention features on the CGTrader
marketplace.

Buy with confidence

Currently buyers on CGTrader can receive refunds for a
variety of reasons, while sellers cannot currently be assured
that refunded assets are actually removed from a buyer’s
possession. PolyPort integration allows buyers to view and edit
models in a program of their choice before making a purchase,
without the ability to save the model. The integration would
allow CGTrader to void any returns due to model quality,
missing files or incompatibility.  

Encrypted sandbox security

With PolyPort integration models on the CGTrader
marketplace will have the option to be launched in the software
of the user’s choice. The software chosen will be launched in
an encrypted sandbox, preventing the user from making a usable
copy of the model,
as this PolyPort
video demonstrates
.

Viewing a model in Blender, the purple border means that Blender is running through PolyPort's encrypted sandbox. Image via PolyPort.Viewing a model in
Blender, the purple border means that Blender is running through
PolyPort’s encrypted sandbox. Image via PolyPort.

The feature is something Dalia Lasaite, CEO of CGTrader,
hopes will solve trust issues on either side of a purchase, and
more broadly address the
difficulty the industry faces protecting Intellectual
Property
, “we know how difficult it is to
ensure IP rights are protected in all digital media. We are
collaborating with PolyPort to see whether their technology
could help us solve the issue in the exponentially growing 3D
industry”.

There is also the  wider context of IP protection, and
ensuring that 3D printed components for critical applications
such as aerospace and medical are genuine. One potential
solution is provided by InfraTrac. The US-based company
add spectral
signatures to 3D printed parts,
 these signatures can
then be validated to ensure the component comes from a trusted
supplier. InfraTrac are working with a number of companies,
including Optomec, to develop these
anti-counterfeiting measures
.

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