List of ripped models (stolen models) on the asset store

Hello.

I see a lot of stolen models from different games. As far as I know, Unity cannot remove stolen content on its own, since the copyright holder has to make a report, but large corporations don't care about this until you release the game with their models. So the main problem here is that game developers cannot use them in projects, they will immediately be banned from Steam or another platform in the DMCA report.

This publisher sells content from the Astellia game:
https://assetstore.unity.com/packages/3d/characters/creatures/flying-dragon-animated-199622

And the same guys selling models from World of Warcraft, have one sketchfab page.
https://assetstore.unity.com/packages/3d/characters/humanoids/fantasy/orc-tribe-190139

I'm sure everyone who played wow knows Deathwing, here's just an edited version(but wings, armor, head, and most parts exactly the same as in Wow)
https://assetstore.unity.com/packages/3d/characters/creatures/black-dragon-fantasy-191158

Another Deathwing with small edits: https://assetstore.unity.com/packages/3d/characters/animals/war-fire-dragon-122305

Wyvern directly from Wow, nothing changed at all: https://assetstore.unity.com/packages/3d/characters/creatures/wild-wyvern-123464

Dota 2 rips: https://assetstore.unity.com/packages/3d/characters/cruel-reaper-169657

I hope honest publishers help me find more stolen content because these rippers' actions are disrupting the store's economy and destroying many new games. So be careful.

Best Regard!

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Autor model screenshots from the portfolio: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/8lrJ8w
and Unity store ripped model: https://assetstore.unity.com/packages/3d/characters/creatures/dragon-animated-199314

See for yourself.

Dota 2 ogre model: https://assetstore.unity.com/packages/3d/characters/creatures/fantasy-chess-rpg-character-ogre-161554

Thanks for doing this, I hadn't heard of Astellia before. Good thing I only bought 2 of 3D Voxel's models so far, they do look really good, and I guess I should have expected <$10 for something that good to be a scam :(

I reported them to Unity and gave a bad review.

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[quote=“AlexOvch”, post:1, topic: 853639]
This publisher sells content from the Astellia game:
https://assetstore.unity.com/packages/3d/characters/creatures/flying-dragon-animated-199622
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I already created a thread here about 3d voxel:

https://forum.unity.com/threads/is-3d-voxel-a-legit-publisher.1159646

Thanks for the confirmation, I almost would have bought something.

And I reported it to Unity. The publisher site is stolen and the logo is stolen. From the look of the models and the price and the poor description it’s safe to say the rest is stolen as well. Nobody in their sane mind makes that kind of assets and such a poor description.

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Here's what the support replied:

7466494--916985--piracy.jpg

Just to give an example:

Unity Asset Store:

7466494--917006--asset store.jpg
5 seconds Google search for "Astellia" and click on "Pictures":

7466494--917009--astellia.jpg

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[quote=“Rowlan”, post:6, topic: 853639]
Here’s what the support replied:

Just to give an example:

Unity Asset Store:

5 seconds Google search for “Astellia” and click on “Pictures”:

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damn !!

I have a near 5000$ models collection and this is crazy bad :frowning:

I really do wonder why it's still up

7468037--917342--3d voxel 2.png

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRw_q25GoJM

How do we know they cannot sell the models ?
You should actually mail the Astellia game owner.

But still damn I wanted to buy this ghost.

I bought two of their models. I really hope they aren't illegal. If that's the case then I'm done with purchasing from the Asset Store. It simply can't be trusted.

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Here's some more proof about Astellia:
7468243--917375--3d_voxel_proof.jpg

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[quote=“koirat”, post:9, topic: 853639]
How do we know they cannot sell the models ?
You should actually mail the Astellia game owner.

But still damn I wanted to buy this ghost.
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I had purchased 2 of the models. On them I left a 1 star review saying they were stolen. The company deprecated them immediately. They didn’t flag my review as slander or respond to dispute it, just deprecated the models.

I don’t really want to buy them all just to do that and force them to take themselves down. :smile:

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[quote=“koirat”, post:9, topic: 853639]
How do we know they cannot sell the models ?
You should actually mail the Astellia game owner.

But still damn I wanted to buy this ghost.
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I already confirmed that the Logo and the company address were stolen. I actually don’t care about the pirated models so much, rather that Unity still sells them.

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[quote=“koirat”, post:9, topic: 853639]
How do we know they cannot sell the models ?
You should actually mail the Astellia game owner.

But still damn I wanted to buy this ghost.
[/quote]

Already talk with a guy why created some models for this game. 3D voxel have nothing with Astellia game

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The Messy Coder made a video with some additional info:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SlxfspF96I

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Since The Messy Coder showed the deprecated Flying Dragon, here's how it looked like before it was deprecated:

Asset Store Link:

https://assetstore.unity.com/packages/3d/characters/creatures/flying-dragon-animated-199622

Web Archive Link:

https://archive.is/j1IfJ

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The sketchfab account used for ArtCoding's Black Dragon, is actually the SAME sketchfab account for 3D Voxel's assets!!!!

Apparently ArtCoding are a 3D art school, so is this the work of 1 rogue student?????? Or could there be something more at work here?

9e79ad8c4a2e472f994c28c32070adeb https://sketchfab.com/CDNetwork

Other assets from ArtCoding use a different sketchfab account: https://sketchfab.com/artcoding

Great news, we have updates and part 2 video is live:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWcqoT02mko

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@TheMessyCoder Great videos! If Unity feels like they hold no responsibility with facilitating the sale of stolen assets then that puts us developers in a very precarious position. At least you recommended that we do our due diligence before purchasing any models.

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Reply from Unity support regarding 3d voxel:

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We have now removed the assets from the publisher. Usually, we allow the publisher to defend and prove the claims are fake, but in this case, it has been decided due to the proof provided that the assets are not legal, and we have removed the assets from the store. We are also refunding people who contact us and have purchased these assets before they were removed.
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So there's no automatic contacting you nor automatic refund. That's what I take from this.

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