Best Free Blender Textures

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Welcome to this curated collection of textures and image resources. This collection is an on-going project, as with each movie we create a number of textures based on our own resources (photographs, scans, etc.), made completely from scratch, or contributed by the community. You can now browse this (and your own!) Texture Library within Blender!Get the Add-On.

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Andrea Weikert, Andy Goralczyk, Basse Salmela, Ben Dansie, Campbell Barton, Enrico Valenza, Gleb Alexandrov, Ian Hubert, Kjartan Tysdal, Lech Sokolowski, Manu Järvinen, Massimiliano Puliero, Matt Ebb, Pablo Vazquez, Rob Tuytel, Roland Hess, Sarah Feldlaufer, Sebastian König, Sebastian Platen, Sönke Mäter.

  1. All textures are licensed as CC-0.
  2. Free to use anywhere, for any purpose.
  3. Here's a fantastic resource of freely usable texture maps!
  4. Greg Zaal writes:.
  5. Joost Vanhoutte has been selling textures and HDRIs on gumroad for a long time now, but yesterday he announced that his site (texture.ninja) is now free :D.

I hope you find these free textures for Blender as helpful as I have

It has over 4000 high res textures available for instant download on texture.ninja. If you appreciate his work, he has a patreon page now too. License information:. You are allowed to use these textures for commercial work.

Whether you paid for access to the website or if you’re a free user. You may not redistribute unmodified textures.

In this article we take a look at the top places to find textures for your 3D art projects that you can use for free. Here are the top four high quality free texture sites:.

Different licenses:

Scroll down for a complete list of all the 32 texture libraries. For top tire paid 3D assets and textures, check out these sites. In the table below you will find a direct link to each site. You will also find a link to a license page that I found for the site so that you can quickly find out if textures from the site is usable in your project.

The texture type column in the table below refer to the kind of textures available for free. Some sites have all required texture maps for a PBR material available for free while others only have regular image textures.

I have also included sites that are not primarily textures sites, but I have found that pretty often, regular images can also be great to use to texture in 3D scenes.

How do I add textures to models in Blender?

For regular images, we can use a tool like sandripper to extract flat textures. External content: Sandripper. Want to fast forward your Blender journey? Check out my E-Book. Related content: Artisticrender E-book.

Further below the table you can find additional information about each texture library.

Textures

You can also check out 3Dassets.one where you can search multiple of the texture sites below at once. If you are not familiar with how to use textures in Blender, you can start here:. Related content: How to add a texture to an object in Blender.

You may also find that some UV mapping can be useful. In that case, you can learn all about it here:.

Related content: The definitive tutorial to UV mapping in Blender.

Link: AmbientCG. With AmbientCG we step into the PBR texture category where we are provided complete 3D materials ready for a PBR workflow in most modern render engines.

AmbientCG has been providing great quality textures and materials for years and have a huge variation with everything from the common brick, marble, concrete and wood materials to things like overlays, finger print textures and alpha masked foliage.

Vecteezy

A great source for finding textures. AmbientCG is also behind the initiative at 3Dassets.one. Link: BlenderKit. Blenderkit is a Blender add-on. Most if not all materials in their library is either cc0 or royalty free.

3DTextures

The add-on used to come bundled with Blender but lately it has been removed. To my understanding this is due to some restrictions put on bundled add-ons that has now been lifted and it is easier for them to develop the service at their own pace.

3DXO

A great places to quickly get a lot of good quality materials and textures into your 3D scenes.

  • Link: CGBookcase.
  • Together with Blenderkit, Polyhaven, and AmbientCG, CGBookcase is my absolut favorite place to get textures and materials.
  • They have high quality textures with the most permissive license possible.
  • In the CGBookcase library you will also find a lot of textures that you won't find elsewhere.
  • For example a whole collection of road textures and road markings.

They also have an extensive list of alpha masked leaf textures and other foliage.

  • Link: Polyhaven.
  • The king of textures, hdri images and lately even 3D models.
  • This is a fantastic site that started as hdrihaven and grew into texturehaven and modelhaven.
  • Now all of these are merged into polyhaven.

Greg zaal has made an amazing job with this site together with his team.