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  1. /3/sources
  2. A list of free resources and other useful things for 3d artists
  3.  
  4. Almost everything on this list should be free. That doesn't mean it's CC0, so if you're wary about copyright, it might be a good idea to check first.
  5. Some sites may require a signup, and some might be sites that are "free" but limit how much or what you can download.
  6. Sites section are also in no particular order. You'll have to find what works best for you
  7.  
  8.  
  9. Quick Jump (Ctrl+F then search number)
  10. --------------------------------------
  11. 1.0 - PBR Textures
  12.    1.1 - Sites
  13.    1.2 - Collections
  14.  
  15. 2.0 - Materials (smart materials, etc.)
  16.    2.1 - Sites
  17.    2.2 - Collections
  18.    2.3 - Single Materials
  19.  
  20. 3.0 - Generic Textures (Non-PBR and Photo Textures)
  21.    3.1 - Sites
  22.    3.2 - Images, Stock Images, Background Images
  23.    3.3 - Decals and grunge
  24.  
  25. 4.0 - HDRI
  26.    4.1 - Sites
  27.    4.2 - Collections
  28.    4.3 - Single HDRI
  29.  
  30. 5.0 - Models
  31.    5.1 - Sites
  32.    5.2 - Collections
  33.    5.3 - 3d Scans
  34.    5.4 - Single Models
  35.    5.5 - Kitbash Assets
  36.  
  37. 6.0 - Brushes and Alphas
  38.    6.1 - Sites
  39.    6.2 - Collections
  40.  
  41. 7.0 - Tools and Plugins
  42.  
  43. 8.0 - References and Useful Links
  44.    8.1 - Useful websites
  45.    8.2 - Blueprints
  46.    8.3 - Lookdev
  47.  
  48. 9.0 - Tutorials and Learning Resources
  49. --------------------------------------
  50.  
  51.  
  52.  
  53. 1.0 PBR Textures
  54. ------------------
  55. 1.1 ***Sites***
  56.     https://texturehaven.com/
  57.     https://www.cgbookcase.com/
  58.     https://cc0textures.com/
  59.     https://www.poliigon.com/search?is_free=true
  60.     https://3dtextures.me/
  61.     https://patternpanda.org/library.html
  62.     https://freepbr.com/
  63.     https://cgmood.com/textures?category=materials&sort=free
  64.     https://www.textures.com/browse/pbr-materials/114558
  65.     https://www.sharetextures.com/
  66.     https://share.allegorithmic.com/
  67.     https://visualact.com/product-category/free-materials/
  68.     https://www.poliigon.com/search?type=texture&refine_by=assets-free
  69.     https://www.goodtextures.com/blog/22/pbr-texture-categories
  70.     https://quixel.com/megascans/library/free
  71.     https://www.texturer.com
  72.  
  73. 1.2 ***Collections***
  74.     30 PBR materials
  75.     https://gumroad.com/l/ekRhc
  76.  
  77.     100 premium 4k materials for blender for free
  78.     https://gumroad.com/l/onelvxe-material-pipeline
  79.  
  80.     Tree Bark Textures
  81.     https://gumroad.com/l/dabKi/freeforyou
  82.  
  83. 1.3 ***Single Textures***
  84.     4k Denim
  85.     https://gumroad.com/l/4kdenim
  86.  
  87.     4K farm ground material
  88.     https://gumroad.com/l/BlgPW  
  89.  
  90.     4K forest dirty ground material
  91.     https://gumroad.com/l/HfMIW  
  92.  
  93.     4K stone ground material
  94.     https://gumroad.com/l/iRDFe  
  95.  
  96.     4K gravel cobble material
  97.     https://gumroad.com/l/yLbWs  
  98.  
  99.     4K forest rocky ground material
  100.     https://gumroad.com/l/QlAmk  
  101.  
  102.     4K leather material
  103.     https://gumroad.com/l/nFTBI  
  104.  
  105.     4K Highway road material
  106.     https://gumroad.com/l/UysD
  107.  
  108.     Photoscanned Ground Materials
  109.     https://gumroad.com/l/FS4MP
  110.  
  111.  
  112.  
  113.  
  114. 2.0 Materials (smart materials, etc.)
  115. ------------------
  116. 2.1 ***Sites***
  117.     https://patternpanda.org/packs.html
  118.     https://share.allegorithmic.com/
  119.     https://blendermada.com/
  120.     https://visualact.com/product-category/free-materials/
  121.     https://www.blendswap.com/blends/category/21
  122.  
  123. 2.2 ***Collections***
  124.     100 premium 4k materials for blender for free
  125.     https://gumroad.com/l/onelvxe-material-pipeline
  126.  
  127.     Burning,Firey Chiseled & Stylised bark substance materials
  128.     https://gumroad.com/l/ddn07
  129.  
  130.     Substance - Tree material, Dirt snow, Gold Nuggets, Desert cliff
  131.     https://gumroad.com/l/kJSe
  132.  
  133.     Smart materials for weapons
  134.     https://80.lv/articles/free-smart-materials-for-weapons/
  135.  
  136.     Assorted Materials
  137.     https://gumroad.com/l/MuRQA
  138.  
  139.     Blender Procedural Shaders
  140.     https://gumroad.com/simonthommes
  141.  
  142.     Weapon Smart Materials
  143.     https://gumroad.com/l/aAdSa
  144.  
  145.     More Assorted Materials
  146.     https://gumroad.com/g3d?sort=featured
  147.  
  148.     Metal Materials and Cloth Generator
  149.     https://gumroad.com/maximeconquy
  150.  
  151. 2.3 ***Single Materials***
  152.     Peeling Paint
  153.     https://gumroad.com/l/saOWG
  154.  
  155.     Plaster material
  156.     https://gumroad.com/l/Myeav
  157.  
  158.     Smart wood texture
  159.     https://gumroad.com/l/PcWXd
  160.  
  161.     Terracotta roof texture + substance
  162.     https://gumroad.com/l/YQCsU
  163.  
  164.     Damaged Painted Wall - substance
  165.     https://gumroad.com/l/beVqT    
  166.  
  167.     grunge/dirt decal generator  SP  
  168.     https://gumroad.com/l/hUEC  
  169.  
  170.     polished rosewood material
  171.     https://gumroad.com/l/fmMZH  
  172.  
  173.     procedural snow for sp
  174.     https://gumroad.com/l/mOMaT
  175.  
  176.     Bark sp
  177.     https://gumroad.com/l/RZHf  
  178.  
  179.     sci-fi wall sp  
  180.     https://gumroad.com/l/AVxfQ  
  181.  
  182.     concrete with cracks sp
  183.     https://gumroad.com/l/IUxUf  
  184.  
  185.     metal paneling sp
  186.     https://gumroad.com/l/TMGGQ  
  187.  
  188.     moss sp
  189.     https://gumroad.com/l/dcQLB  
  190.  
  191.     fence sp
  192.     https://gumroad.com/l/JWUo  
  193.  
  194.     cloth generator sp  
  195.     https://gumroad.com/l/Dnmbz
  196.  
  197.     grease oil substance painter smart material
  198.     https://gumroad.com/l/HcBva  
  199.  
  200.     4K scanned stone material
  201.     https://gumroad.com/l/PPZAp  
  202.  
  203.     4K stone ground material
  204.     https://gumroad.com/l/qAauj
  205.  
  206.  
  207.  
  208.  
  209. 3.0 Generic Textures (Non-PBR and Photo Textures)
  210. ------------------
  211. 3.1 ***Sites***
  212.     https://modelinghappy.com/free-textures
  213.     https://www.goodtextures.com/gallery
  214.     https://texture.ninja/
  215.     http://texturelib.com/
  216.     https://www.textures.com/
  217.     https://www.sketchuptextureclub.com/textures
  218.     https://www.sketchuptextureclub.com/packs
  219.  
  220. 3.2 ***Images, Stock Images, Background Images***
  221.     https://unsplash.com/
  222.     https://pixabay.com/fr/
  223.     https://www.sitebuilderreport.com/stock-up
  224.     https://www.pexels.com/
  225.     https://librestock.com/
  226.     https://www.flickr.com/
  227.  
  228. 3.3 **Decals and grunge**
  229.     Scratch Masks (Damage and Defects)
  230.     https://patternpanda.org/scratch.html
  231.  
  232.     Assorted Decals +PSD
  233.     https://gumroad.com/l/CIUFZ
  234.  
  235.  
  236.  
  237.  
  238. 4.0 HDRI
  239. ------------------
  240. 4.1 ***Sites***
  241.     https://hdrihaven.com/
  242.     https://patternpanda.org/hdri.html
  243.     http://noemotionhdrs.net/
  244.     https://www.poliigon.com/search?type=hdr&refine_by=assets-free
  245.     https://hdrmaps.com/freebies
  246.  
  247. 4.2 ***Collections***
  248.     Neon Manhattan night hdris
  249.     https://gumroad.com/l/QRERD
  250.  
  251.     85 hdris @ 10k x 5k
  252.     https://hdrmaps.com/freebies
  253.  
  254.     Studio Set 1 and 2
  255.     http://www.jahirulamin.com/environments/studiohdri-set1
  256.     http://www.jahirulamin.com/environments/studiohdri-set2
  257.  
  258. 4.3 ***Single HDRI***
  259.     Panel Light
  260.     http://www.jahirulamin.com/environments/panel-light-hdri
  261.  
  262.  
  263.  
  264.  
  265. 5.0 Models
  266. ------------------
  267. 5.1 ***Sites***
  268.     https://www.blendswap.com/
  269.     https://free3d.com/
  270.     https://www.poliigon.com/search?type=model&refine_by=assets-free
  271.     https://www.turbosquid.com/Search/3D-Models/free
  272.     https://sketchfab.com/3d-models?features=downloadable
  273.     https://www.cgtrader.com/free-3d-models
  274.     https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/
  275.     https://www.bimobject.com/en/product
  276.     https://www.unrealengine.com/marketplace/en-US/profile/Epic+Games?count=20&priceRange=[0%2C0]
  277.     https://resources.blogscopia.com/category/models/
  278.     https://clara.io/library
  279.     https://www.bentanji.com/free-3d-models/
  280.     https://share.substance3d.com/libraries?by_category_type_id=5
  281.     https://www.sketchuptextureclub.com/3d-models
  282.     https://www.caddetails.com/bim-models
  283.     http://www.dmi-3d.net/index.html
  284.     https://www.theterraindomain.com/collections/greenbow-rocks
  285.     https://www.blankrepository.com/
  286.     https://3dexport.com/free-3d-models
  287.     http://www.cadnav.com/
  288.     http://www.e-interiors.net/eng/meubles_3/armoires-et-commodes_3/#
  289.     https://renderpeople.com/free-3d-people/
  290.     https://evermotion.org/shop/cat/423/free_products
  291.     https://grabcad.com/library
  292.  
  293.  
  294. 5.2 ***Collections***
  295.     125 "everydays" .c4d files
  296.     https://gumroad.com/l/AnRnn
  297.  
  298.     More "everydays" .c4d files
  299.     https://gumroad.com/l/DQpQG
  300.  
  301.     25 scans of statues from the Louvre museum
  302.     https://gumroad.com/l/xAQxj
  303.  
  304.     Rigged Character Models
  305.     https://conceptartempire.com/free-blender-models-rigs/
  306.  
  307.     Evergreen Trees
  308.     https://gumroad.com/l/proforestpack/freeforyou
  309.  
  310.     Landscapes and Terrains
  311.     https://gumroad.com/l/terrainpack/freeforyou
  312.  
  313.     Trees, Fruit, Landscapes, Bread and other models
  314.     https://mantissa.xyz/resources
  315.  
  316. 5.3 ***3d Scans***
  317.     Scans from the Smithsonian Museum
  318.     https://3d.si.edu/cc0?edan_q=*:*&edan_fq[]=online_media_type:%223D+Images%22
  319.    
  320.     Scans of people, includes rigged and animated models
  321.     https://renderpeople.com/free-3d-people/
  322.    
  323.     3d scans of sculptures and artifacts
  324.     https://www.myminifactory.com/scantheworld/
  325.     http://threedscans.com/
  326.  
  327.     CC0 Scans and models from various museums
  328.     https://sketchfab.com/nebulousflynn/collections/cc0
  329.  
  330. 5.4 ***Single Models***
  331.     Model for previewing materials
  332.     https://gumroad.com/l/pUCtI
  333.  
  334.     3d Head Scan
  335.     https://www.3dscanstore.com/blog/Free-3D-Head-Model  
  336.  
  337. 5.5 ***Kitbash***
  338.     kitbash pack containig 414 single objects and 108 mesh groups
  339.     https://gumroad.com/l/HTJJk  
  340.  
  341.     Joints, Structural, Wires, Hydraulics, Wires, Cameras/Sensors - Adrian Rutkowski
  342.     https://gumroad.com/adrianrutkowski
  343.  
  344.     Booleans, Panels, Rounds, Vents, Small Parts - Riccardo Massironi
  345.     https://gumroad.com/riccardomassironi
  346.  
  347.     Surface Parts, Hydraulics, Joints, Optics, Reactive Armor, Cables, Structural (DL in description)
  348.     https://www.artstation.com/artwork/kit-bash
  349.  
  350.     Hard Surface Kitbash
  351.     https://gumroad.com/l/sVOXJ
  352.  
  353.     Sci-Fi Kitbash
  354.     https://cubebrush.co/polyworkshop/products/audboa/free-sci-fi-kitbash-set-fusion-360-zbrush
  355.  
  356.  
  357.  
  358.  
  359. 6.0 Brushes and Alphas
  360. ------------------
  361. 6.1 ***Sites***
  362.     https://share.substance3d.com/libraries?by_category_type_id=1
  363.     https://www.poliigon.com/search?type=brush&refine_by=assets-free
  364.  
  365. 6.2 ***Collections***
  366.     50 ZBrush Brushes, and 48 Alphas
  367.     https://gumroad.com/l/tJOlm
  368.  
  369.     Hard Surface Brush Pack
  370.     https://gumroad.com/l/IspRo  
  371.  
  372.     zbrush stylized rock brushes/alphas
  373.     https://gumroad.com/l/dWVI  
  374.  
  375.     Lights stamps for SP
  376.     https://gumroad.com/l/fIKry
  377.  
  378.     Zbrush rock brushes:
  379.     https://cubebrush.co/luisarmstrong3d/products/zywuhq/rocks-cracks-brushes
  380.  
  381.     Assorted Photoshop Brushes
  382.     https://gumroad.com/l/pACug
  383.  
  384.     Zbrush Alphas - Wood and Bark
  385.     https://gumroad.com/fredogm#WpspL
  386.  
  387.     Zbrush Alphas - Ground
  388.     https://gumroad.com/fredogm#NvWFZ
  389.  
  390.     Zbrush Alphas - Metal Surfaces
  391.     https://gumroad.com/fredogm#iHTAD
  392.  
  393.  
  394.  
  395.  
  396. 7.0 Tools and Plugins
  397. ------------------
  398.     Materialize - Can create PBR textures (diffuse, normal, roughness etc.) from single images
  399.     http://www.boundingboxsoftware.com/materialize/
  400.  
  401.     "Might be useful for UVW mapping"
  402.     http://www.wings3d.com/
  403.  
  404.     In-Browser photo editor
  405.     https://www.photopea.com/?fbclid=IwAR2wgMtIsZCh1KlfCMlspuTXze6bJSxbrWblreYyXStIeprqGKsEdMC4umw
  406.  
  407.     Blender Plugin edge tools to do things like set edge flow and set linear
  408.     https://github.com/BenjaminSauder/EdgeFlow
  409.  
  410.     Allows you to directly copy paste between blender and maya
  411.     https://gumroad.com/l/dLYcO
  412.  
  413.     Collection of 3d animal skulls you can rotate and it attempts to find matching images for the angle
  414.     https://x6ud.github.io/#/
  415.  
  416.     interior mapping setup for Blender. Works in Eevee too
  417.     https://drive.google.com/file/d/1__oKWKutj21VbUt_hPEBP8LaH4H9OThq/view
  418.  
  419.     Blender parallax occlusion mapping nodegroup
  420.     https://blenderartists.org/uploads/default/original/4X/7/2/7/727bf3d649254219cf02b4b6e23902ef26062086.blend
  421.  
  422.     Spacescape - a free tool for creating space skyboxes with stars and nebulas.
  423.     http://alexcpeterson.com/spacescape/
  424.  
  425.     Mesh Lab - High poly to Low Poly
  426.     http://www.meshlab.net/
  427.  
  428.  
  429.  
  430.  
  431. 8.0 References and Useful Links
  432. ------------------
  433. 8.1 ***Useful Websites***
  434.     Freely Useable References and images
  435.     https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
  436.    
  437.     List of Free Resources
  438.     https://wiki.luxcorerender.org/External_Resources
  439.  
  440.     Terrain Party - Generates heightmaps from real world locations
  441.     http://terrain.party/
  442.  
  443.     Topology References
  444.     https://imgur.com/a/dEWXP
  445.     https://imgur.com/a/n5R2b
  446.  
  447.     18 GB of reference photos for environment design.
  448.     https://gumroad.com/l/reference
  449.  
  450.     Panorama images of the universe from the Planck telescope.
  451.     http://astrog80.astro.cf.ac.uk/Planck/Planckoscope/download/
  452.  
  453.     Aggregator site for all the various PBR sites:
  454.     http://textures.one/
  455.  
  456.     360 Gigapixel Panoramas of cityscapes (useful for reference since you can zoom in super far)
  457.     https://360gigapixels.com
  458.  
  459.     360 Panoramas of cities and other places
  460.     https://www.360cities.net/gigapixel_gallery
  461.  
  462. 8.2 ***Blueprints***
  463.     Various Blueprints (some paid, some free)
  464.     https://www.the-blueprints.com/
  465.    
  466.     Free blueprints for cars/aircraft/boats/weapons
  467.     https://drawingdatabase.com/
  468.    
  469.     Collection of Aircraft Blueprints
  470.     https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Kaboldy/More_aircrafts
  471.  
  472. 8.3 ***Lookdev***
  473.     Prop Lookdev scene and Lighting Rig
  474.     http://www.jahirulamin.com/environments/studio-prop-lookdev-lighting-rig
  475.  
  476.     Lookdev Props
  477.     http://www.jahirulamin.com/environments/look-development-and-lighting-props
  478.  
  479.     Lookdev Studio Scene
  480.     http://www.jahirulamin.com/environments/studio-lookdev-lighting-environment-textured-btwzg
  481.  
  482.     Shaderball lookdev set up for maya
  483.     https://www.artstation.com/artwork/wKveZ
  484.  
  485.     Maya lookdev kit
  486.     https://dusankovic.com/blog/OMal/lookdev-kit
  487.  
  488.  
  489.  
  490.  
  491. 9.0 Tutorials and Learning Resources
  492. ------------------
  493.     List of houdini learning resources
  494.     https://pastebin.com/TJ5NRfTf
  495.  
  496.     CG Cinematography course/info
  497.     https://chrisbrejon.com/cg-cinematography/
  498.  
  499.     Free 3d courses (may be outdated)
  500.     https://www.3dbuzz.com/
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