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.

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.

Hello Edweirdo,

You can read the exact wording of the EULA here: Game-Engine-Technologie von Unreal - Unreal Engine

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

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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