This year the Creator Marketplace team has made significant improvements to help protect the community from malicious content and spam. The algorithms that power search and discovery continue to improve each month, and are making it easier to discover great quality models, plugins, audio, meshes, and decals.
Today, we are happy to announce four additional changes that will make it easier to discover content while further improving ecosystem integrity:
- New Home View for Models
- Improved Audio Discovery
- Improved Script Visibility
- Monthly Submission Limits for Marketplace
In the coming weeks, you’ll notice new tools and a refreshed UI to help you explore millions of models available on Marketplace. Our new home view makes it easy to browse assets by category (eg ‘vehicles’ or ‘landscape’), and you can initiate common searches with a single click.
We’ve added a ‘trending’ section as well to help you find timely assets for holidays and special events, and we’ll continue to provide direct assets to our most popular set of evergreen assets.
The new Marketplace home view will hit Studio in the coming weeks, and will be available on the web later this year.
Next, we are making it easier to browse hundreds of thousands of officially licensed songs and sound effects from Studio. You’ll be able to easily differentiate between music and effects, browse by genre, and our new list view makes it even easier to parse large groups of search results.
You’ll also notice more available metadata to help you find and filter audio content, and this new foundation will set the stage for even more improvements down the line.
You’ll see these new audio discovery tools in Studio this May, and on the web later this year.
Scripts are the lifeblood of model interaction, but sometimes bad actors add malicious scripts into seemingly innocent static objects. Now, you’ll be able to easily identify models that include scripts when browsing search results in Studio.
Script icons are available in Studio today, and will be coming to the web version of Creator Marketplace later this year.
The majority of malicious models found on Marketplace come from users who upload large volumes of content. Since these bad actors often copy other people’s work, their spam makes it difficult for developers to find quality assets from original creators.
To curb this type of abuse, we are setting new monthly submission limits for Creator Marketplace content. By default, each creator will be able to publish up to 10 models, 10 meshes, 10 decals, and 2 plugins to the Marketplace each month. Creators can increase these monthly limits to 200 models, 200 meshes, 200 decals, and 10 plugins with ID verification.
Please note that these monthly limits will only apply to public Marketplace submissions, and will not apply to private assets for your own experiences.
These new marketplace submission limits will go into effect starting tomorrow. In the coming months, we’ll experiment with additional mechanisms to extend submission limits for contributors of quality content, while taking stronger action against people who spread bad submissions across multiple accounts.
Thanks for your continued support as we make the Creator Marketplace a safer place.