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Various free Textures for everyone

Postby Sam » Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:51 am

This topic is for everyone who search for free Textures to use into Octane render

If you got good bookmarks and links for free Textures or Textures related tools/plugins/scripts post them here
I will manually copy your links and post them in the first message of this topic. That way the topic is clean
Don't forget to always put a link to the website and write some text about the quality or what's included



Tools for textures artists

ShaderMap Pro for Windows XP and higher
Convert photographic textures to height, ambient occlusion, normal, dudv, and specular maps
Check [gk] topic about how to use ShaderMap Pro for quick detailling the easy way here

xNormals for Windows 2000 and higher
Generate normal, ambient occlusion, displacement maps. Project the a texture of an highpoly model to a lowpoly mesh
Comes with some useful tools like height map, normal map, cavity map, occlusion, tangent/object space and spherical harmonics tools

PixPlant 2 for Windows 2000 and higher
Generate normal, displacement, specular maps and seamless textures from photographic textures
Create seamless 3D textures, horizontally and/or vertically tiled and correct perspective

Crazy Bump for Windows
Same thing than ShaderMap Pro with support for .dds and dxtn textures files
Look at great examples in the forum like this topic (Unreal engine 3.0)

Luxology Imagesynth 2 for Windows and OSX
Create seamless textures and high-resolution tiled images from low resolution sources
Work as standalone application or as Photoshop CS3 / CS4 plugin

Filter Forge for Windows and OSX
A plugin for Photoshop that add node-based procedural filters and maps generating to Photoshop
Its powerfull and there's tons of features and thousands of filters to download. Demo available

Genetica 3.0 for Windows XP and higher
Standalone seamless texture, animation, and HDRI environment map editor, good to make textures from scratch
Make artificial textures for Sci-fi work or things like that, got a huge list of features

Wood Workshop for Windows XP and higher
Seamless texture editor that specializes in the creation of seamless wood textures
Made by the same guys, Spiralgraphics, than Genetica 3.0

Dark Tree 2.5 for Windows
An advanced procedural shader authoring tool. Combine procedurals nodes to create new textures
Dark Tree plugins run with Renderman, 3DS Max, Lightwave and Cinema 4D. Fully featured demo

Allegorithmic MapZone for Windows
Powerfull node based solution for creating textures from scratch with procedurals
Load your own 3D object and directly see your maps feeding a parallax mapping shader applied onto it
Allegorithmic are the guys who made Imagesynth and Substance Air (20k$ texture solution for videogames)

3DFilter (beta) for every OS
Online meta search engine for textures and 3D models with small previews

Free textures from various websites

CGTextures
More than 30'000 textures in 37+ categories free for personal and commercial use
CGTextures is the world largest user-driven textures website in the galaxy

Goodtextures
8145 textures and references images like doors or industrial details
Like the website name says, they are very good textures !

TextureKing
337 Textures from Fabric to Concrete, its way smaller than CGTextures but hey its free

3D Total beta
Free textures and references images library, from high to ultra high resolution

Newtek free stuff
Wait.. what? Newtek the creators of Lightwave got free textures ?
Yes they have 8 pack of textures for you to download after you register

Texture warehouse
775 textures in 19 categories under a Creative Commons License

The Area (autodesk)
Textures, shaders, scripts, tutorials... its the Area

Arroway
They made the best DVD of textures you can found for Archviz
You can download free samples of every textures at lower resolution

Lemog textures
Free tiled textures, lot of choice and some rare stuff
Lot of different wood textures and wood flooring textures

Chris Smart gallery
More than 300 textures made by one guy, Chris Smart also know as Cydonian
There's a lot of good and hidden gems in his gallery. Register for fullsize downloads

Freetexturesite
A blog with 82 links to other various website where you can download free textures

Don't forget to always read License agreements and term of use, im not responsible for any wrong usage of those textures
Please report dead links, either by sending me a private message or by replying to this topic
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Re: TEXTURES for everyone (good quality and free !)

Postby Xenomorph » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:00 pm

very nice topic, no one can now say "i havent found a correct texture"
great job.
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Re: TEXTURES for everyone (good quality and free !)

Postby James » Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:18 pm

1 vote for sticky.
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Re: TEXTURES for everyone (good quality and free !)

Postby WiKKiDWidgets » Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:32 pm

James wrote:1 vote for sticky.


I'll second that...
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Re: Various textures and tools for everyone :)

Postby ike.roslan » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:24 am

great stuff!
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Re: Various free Textures for everyone

Postby Sam » Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:08 pm

Added Goodtextures and Chris smart gallery
Share your links, don't be shy :lol:
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Re: Various free Textures for everyone

Postby s7r83dg3 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:14 pm

Didn't you forget filterforge :) And Darktree ...
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Re: Various free Textures for everyone

Postby Sam » Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:01 pm

Heh yeah sure, I can't remember of everything ;)
Will add these two later when I got time.
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Re: Various free Textures for everyone

Postby gpu-renderer » Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:12 pm

Sam by any chance have you any good sources for free branded 3d models for interior house use. Been trying to find a large collection to buy but cant find anything that has more complex 3d models. (some look like legoland material) :0)
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Re: Various free Textures for everyone

Postby Sam » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:37 pm

Well I could make a topic about 3D models ;)
I will look into that + adding some missing stuff in this topic
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