Please read carefully the following terms and conditions and any accompanying documentation before you download and/or use the SP software.

The SP software (the "Software") includes the SP model and the code for inference with the DPMP (Diverse Particle Max Product) algorithm. The SP model (the "Model") includes source code, data files, statistical models and documentation.

By downloading and/or using the Software, you acknowledge that you have read these terms and conditions, understand them, and agree to be bound by them. If you do not agree with these terms and conditions, you must not download and/or use the Software.


The Software has been developed at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (hereinafter "MPI") and is owned by and proprietary material of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V. (hereinafter “MPG”; MPI and MPG hereinafter collectively “Max-Planck”).

License Grant

Max-Planck grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, free of charge right to use the Software for the sole purpose of performing non-commercial scientific research, non-commercial education, or non-commercial artistic projects. Any other use, in particular any use for commercial purposes, is prohibited. The Software may not be reproduced, modified and/or made available in any form to any third party without Max-Planck’s prior written permission. By downloading the Software, you agree not to reverse engineer it.

Disclaimer of Representations and Warranties

You expressly acknowledge and agree that the Software results from basic research, is provided “AS IS”, may contain errors, and that any use of the Software is at your sole risk. MAX-PLANCK MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND CONCERNING THE SOFTWARE, NEITHER EXPRESS NOR IMPLIED, AND THE ABSENCE OF ANY LEGAL OR ACTUAL DEFECTS, WHETHER DISCOVERABLE OR NOT. Specifically, and not to limit the foregoing, Max-Planck makes no representations or warranties (i) regarding the merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose of the Software, (ii) that the use of the Software will not infringe any patents, copyrights or other intellectual property rights of a third party, and (iii) that the use of the Software will not cause any damage of any kind to you or a third party.

Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances shall Max-Planck be liable for any incidental, special, indirect or consequential damages arising out of or relating to this license, including but not limited to, any lost profits, business interruption, loss of programs or other data, or all other commercial damages or losses, even if advised of the possibility thereof.

Publications using the Software

You agree to cite the papers:

Silvia Zuffi and Michael J. Black,
"The Stitched Puppet: A Graphical Model of 3D Human Shape and Pose,"
CVPR 2015.


Pacheco, J., Zuffi, S., Black, M.J. and Sudderth, E.
Proceedings of the 31st International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML-14), J. Machine Learning Research Workshop and Conf. and Proc.,
Vol. 32, pages 1152-1160, Beijing, China. June 2014.

Commercial licensing opportunities

For commercial uses of the software, please contact Perceiving Systems Licensing at