If you appreciate the work of a creator and would like to see more of their models in the future, consider supporting them. It's a significant gesture that serves as their motivation to continue creating what you enjoy. Supporting a creator in the Printables Clubs community is not about purchasing exclusive 3D models. Exclusive models are just one of the optional benefits a creator can choose to provide to their supporters.
You can discover creators through their freely available models in the Printables 3D model database. On the model's detailed page, you'll find a "Support & Join Club" button, which you can use to support the designer.
Another way to discover creators is on the https://www.printables.com/clubs page under the "Discover creators" section.
You can support your favorite creator by purchasing a membership in their Club at your chosen tier. Each tier has a different price and included different benefits.
To change (upgrade or downgrade) the tier membership level, follow these steps:
If you decide to stop supporting the creator, follow these steps:
Comments and makes from the supporters of the model author are highlighted with a loyalty badge. So everyone will see at first glance that the comment/make poster is supporting the creator.
The badges level up over time, with the continuous support of the creator.
Creators can share some exclusive posts and images in the Community feed only for their supporters. As well as can create polls, in which only their supporters can vote.
Exclusive models are one of the possible, but not necessary, benefits creators can offer to their supporters.
If a creator decides to keep some models exclusive for their supporters, they will appear on a separate tab on the creator's profile.
Exclusive models are accessible to all supporters, no matter their tier.
The Exclusive models tab is visible to everyone, however non-supporters only see a preview of each model and are not able to download any model files.
The creator has the option to provide commercial usage license for Exclusive models to certain membership tiers.