Why choose us?

We don't steal your stuff
You keep 100% of the rights to your designs (and you always will).

Actually earn money for your hard work
Don't upload your designs and hope someone will tip you! Actually earn money for all the blood, sweat and tears you put into your creations because you deserve it.

Start earning immediately
You don't need to wait for someone to approve your designs, just start uploading (follow our guidelines when submitting a design). Payments go directly into your PayPal account after the end of every month.

We are sustainable
Join a platform with a business model that actually works! We won't shut down when the media hype around 3D printing dies or when investors decide they aren't making enough money. We are committed to 3D printing for the long term.

Take your designs to the world
We are growing rapidly and partnering with some of the best names in the industry to bring more customers to you. Your success is our success.

Focus on designing
Don't worry about creating a website, marketing and all the boring stuff. We handle it all for you (analytics and new portfolio pages coming soon!)


How it works

For Designers

Register
It's free, takes less than 30 seconds, and no credit card is required
Upload
Designs and retain 100% of rights to your design
Select
Standard or Premium for your design
Earn
Royalties every time your premium models are downloaded

If you are a serious designer and actually value your time and skills then you should be on Trinpy. Why put your designs anywhere else, Trinpy is where you are rewarded the most for them. See what our current designers think of us below.

Testimonials from Designers

"I have shared my 3D designs on just about every site, but make more royalties from Trinpy then all the other sites combined. Trinpy raises the bar for quality in 3D printable models by providing a platform where designers actually get paid enough for their work to justify developing higher and higher quality models. Now I can run more iterations and test prints essential for developing quality designs. For end-users, Trinpy filters out the noise, by attracting the best designers and one place to find the best models."
-Ricswika

"Trinpy is such a discovery! When I received my first royalties I didn't expect it at all, as I had only submitted 4 models and thought it would take several months to get to that point, especially if we take into account I am a rookie, self-taught designer. My experience so far has been absolutely rewarding and not only because of the royalties; each download of my models motivates me to keep learning and creating, to push my 3D limits and to compete -in a healthy way- with other designers. And I love it because you just can't go wrong, no leaps of faith or selling your soul, your models are yours and you rent them for people to print, it is actually that easy!"
-Lucia

"When I discovered Trinpy, I found that the "royalty method" was a very good idea. It was the missing link between my will to give free models to the community and something that is better than the "donate" button I previously used. Now I can earn a bit of money (for my big usage of coffee) without locking my model in a "pay per print" or "buy to print" system. The admin is very helpful and I always received my royalty on time. I will continue to work with Trinpy without any questions."
-Fantasygraph

"As a designer, Trinpy allowed me to receive royalties for my designs. As a 3D printer user Trinpy has allowed me to access innovative designs from other designers. As time go on and more designers and 3D printer users will participate in Trinpy and it will be an ideal 3D printing communication platform that benefit both designers and buyers."
-AOYOU3D

"Trinpy has a new model of sharing 3d printing content, in which designers are well rewarded based on their designs' popularity. As a featured designer on here, I appreciate this policy and be more satisfied with making high quality designs to share with the community."
-FORMBYTE

"Trinpy is the place where you can bring your IP to the masses with no fuss. You can have your product exclusive for loyal customers. You can also give some freebies to those who are new and would like to expand clientele. Overall, it is an amazing place to put your work and get paid for it."
-otorres54

"Thanks for creating Trinpy.com. It’s great to buy and sell quality 3D prints among other 3d enthusiasts. You’re the man!"
-Custom3dprint

"I have shared my 3D designs on just about every site, but make more royalties from Trinpy then all the other sites combined. Trinpy raises the bar for quality in 3D printable models by providing a platform where designers actually get paid enough for their work to justify developing higher and higher quality models. Now I can run more iterations and test prints essential for developing quality designs. For end-users, Trinpy filters out the noise, by attracting the best designers and one place to find the best models."
-Ricswika

Custom3dPrint

50.83

aerialvista

46.74

AOYOU3D

42.88

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We believe you as a designer should be paid for the blood, sweat and tears that you have put into your creations.

Share and sell your designs on Trinpy




F.A.Q's

Who retains the rights to the design?

You keep 100% of the rights to your design and you always will. By uploading your designs you grant other users the right to print off your designs for their own use. For full details please see our Terms and Conditions and Acceptable Use Policy.


How does the royalty process work?

When you upload a design you can select Standard or Premium. If you select Standard then users can download your designs and you won’t earn any royalties for this. If you select Premium you will earn a royalty fee anytime a user downloads your design.


How much royalties does Trinpy pay?

Trinpy pays out a minimum70% of all subscription revenue to designers, but 80% is our ideal ratio. We make it a minimum of 70% to smooth out royalty payments to designers so that they receive a relatively consistent stream of royalties. For example if in one month we receive many new customers we may elect to pay out 70% in royalties so that if the next month the number of new customers is lower we can pay out this months revenue plus some from the previous month. This ensures there are not large peaks and declines in royalty payments but a relatively consistent and hopefully rising amount of royalties. However in each of the past 9 months we have paid out either 80% or more of subscription revenues!


How are the royalties calculated?

Royalties are calculated based on the percentage of downloads your designs receive compared to the total downloads of all designs (Premium designs only). So if your designs receive 10% of downloads on Trinpy you will earn 10% of the royalties for that month, for example;

  • Jack signs up to Trinpy and uploads 8 designs
  • Over the next month Jack's designs were downloaded 40 times
  • In that same month customers downloaded a total of 400 designs
  • Therefore Jack's designs received 10% of all downloads
  • In that month Trinpy's revenue from subscriptions was $2,000, Trinpy then pays out 70% of this in the form of royalties ($1,400)
  • So at the end of the month Jack has earned $140 in royalty payments which will be paid directly into his PayPal account


How much can I expect to earn?

This question is very difficult to answer accurately because it depends on the amount of downloads of your designs, total downloads on Trinpy and Trinpy’s subscription revenue. These factors can all vary on a monthly basis, however as a guide see our Designer’s earnings for the last month.


How and when do I get my royalties?

Trinpy currently supports payment only with PayPal so you must have a PayPal account for us to pay into. Earnings are deposited directly into your account just after the end of every month. For example if the last day of the month is Thursday you will see the royalties in your account by the following Monday.


Is there a minimum amount of royalties to earn?

There is no minimum amount of royalties to earn but payment will only occur if you have over $50 (Australian dollars) in royalties earnt. So if your earnings in the first month are $35 then this will simply carry over to the next month until the minimum payment threshold is reached. This is done to reduce the administration burden of paying very small amount of royalties. This ensures that our revenue is efficiently directed to designers and growing the site.


What file format can I upload in?

Trinpy currently allows STL and OBJ formats, you can also upload a zipped folder with multiple STL files. If you would like a different format supported contact us.


Do I need to have photos of my completed print?

Yes, this is part of our quality control to ensure that your designs can be printed. Designs with more and high quality photos are also downloaded much more than designs with just a few or poor quality photos, so if you want to get more downloads take quality photos of your prints.


What should I select as the print level rating? (Beginner/intermediate/expert)

There are notes which give you a guide as to what level you should rate your print as, try and be as accurate as possible because if you assign a difficult print as beginner level and a beginner tries to print it and doesn't succeed then they may come back and give your design a poor rating.


Can I create an account as a business or design agency?

Yes, just use the business name for the first and last names in the sign up process and remember to make your username related to the business so it is recognisable to existing and new customers. And don’t forget to use your business logo as the profile picture.


If your question wasn't answered or if you have any feedback you can contact the Trinpy team here.