Here's a fantastic resource of freely usable texture maps! Greg Zaal writes:. 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. 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. This is a list of the best websites to get free textures for Blender. Editorial: you can use the textures, but you can’t resell them in any form. or use them in professional work. CC0: 100% free, the original creators hold no rights, you can do whatever you want with the textures!
There are a lot of tutorials covering this online, Here is a good one by Jayanam. Alternatively you can use LilySurfaceScraper (which I talked about here) to import the textures and setup everything for you.
Now without further ado, let us begin:. Download: Clicking the “Download Maps” button brings you to google drive where you can choose which maps to download. Every Texture has a very unique library of textures both seamless and non seamless.
true to it’s name it has a very extensive archive, images varying in usability and quality. Downloading: Lets you choose which maps to download, in case you do not want to download all the maps (normal, roughness etc.). It does not however let you choose your resolution while downloading.
Download: Gives you several image resolution options, but does not let you select individual maps. 3Djungle has a massive texture library, with over 5000 textures! Many seem like there would never be a reason to use them in a 3D scene, but there are just so many that it can be used as a back-up, if textures are not available on other texture websites.
Download: Easy download, The image sizes are random (usually fairly high res) and no map choosing options when downloading. Though this site does not offer textures itself, it is an extremely helpful platform which allows you to search for textures across multiple free texture websites at the same time!
After clicking on an image, you will be taken to the website where you can download the files. License: You may not resell these textures. Download: Resolution varies per image. cgbookcase has just over 500 textures.
It also has an awesome search bar allowing you to pick resolution, category and color to filter out the options.
Download: Easily downloaded, allows you to choose resolution, but many textures are only 2k. Poly Haven has a small collection of textures, just over 200, but the quality is outstanding, with every image being at least 8k.
Download: Very great download options, lets you choose resolution, which maps to download and what format each map should be (options are PNG, JPG and EXR). ambientCG is one of the best places to get your textures, It is also compatible with LilySurfaceScraper making it very easy to import textures strait into blender.
Download: lets you choose resolution and format, downloads all maps in a zip.
Thanks for reading this article, if you have any questions feel free to contact me!
Along with the site's free Blender asset collection, you'll also find an incredible library of 3D texture tutorials in support of the total Blender noob. Walkthroughs on lighting your scene, enhancing your materials, and rendering the most attractive and visually stunning final product possible are all covered here in extraordinarily minute detail.
If you aspire one day to create interiors or architectural models for a living, we cannot recommend getting started with Architecture Inspirations enough.
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Zany fabric patterns? Check. Tough industrial mechanical textures? Also accounted for. CG Bookcase is a winner in our books if you need free Blender shaders in any of a number of foundational categories.
You'll find many basic, domestic Blender textures here, such as granite for countertops, stone walls for exteriors, and classy tile arrangements that we wouldn't mind seeing in our own bathrooms and kitchens. Natural textures and botanicals are also in no short supply.
Realistic tree bark, mossy ground cover, and even tree trunk cross-sections can be used to enchant your audience in an incredibly immersive forest scene.
Everything that you'll find on this site can be downloaded immediately, no account or sign-up required. CG Bookcase does ask that those in a position to do so become a Patreon Patron of the site, however; for $1 per set of textures, you'll get a shout-out in the site's special thanks section. For $2 per texture set, you'll have unfettered access to the latest CG Bookcase uploads off-site through a dedicated Google Drive folder.
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For an industry-caliber library of 3D assets, look no further than Textures.com.
You'll find so much more beyond the average and expected—blistered paint, roiling lava and brimstone, Medieval brass, Portuguese tile, raw meat, crumpled gold foil, and rugged cliff face textures worn smooth by the arid desert breeze all make this one of the most diverse and interesting collections of textures on this list.
We found ourselves incredibly inspired here, even after only a couple of scrolls through the Textures.com library.
Aside from unique and exciting Blender materials, you'll also find plenty of other weird and wonderful things to play with in Blender or Maya. This nasty, decaying decal generator, for example, is so real that we can actually taste it.
Like many other services offering high-quality textures for Blender, much of what you'll find here will, in fact, cost you. If you're looking to scrounge, keep your eyes peeled for the little green tag indicating that a texture download is free. You've got 15 free credits to use per day, at one texture credit a pop.
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Sometimes, having a lot to choose from really does get the gears turning for us. If you're not sure what you'd like to create for your next project, any of the free Blender textures on the six sites mentioned above all have plenty to offer the enterprising independent 3D artist.
Give 'em a shot. You might be surprised by what you're able to turn out with the right tools on-hand.
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