60 Sites with Free 3D Models

free-3d-model-websitesHongkiat.com recently posted a list of 60 websites that are hosting free 3D models. Go ahead and tap into this excellent resource!

From the Hongkiat article:

3D models represent a 3D object using a collection of points in 3D space, connected by various geometric entities. A free 3D model definitely can save your budget and deadline. On average, a modeler saves over 2 hours of modeling time when they could get a free 3D model.

And:

We understand how useful a 3D model could be. Thus, we’ve crawled into Internet and search for free 3D models which are available for download. Here are as much as 60 websites to download Free 3D Models. Full list after jump!

Note: Some of these 3D models have limited rights. That means they are not allowed for commercial usage. We urge that you check the rights before using them for business purposes.

Thanks to Andrew for the article suggestion!


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  • http://wiki.blender.org Kid.Kreador

    This is very useful, I have some files also that could be of some use to others. Thanks Banor.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuOCFW-Y6zk Jasper

    Good tip!

  • http://www.taddmencer.com Tadd

    This is some great stuff! Awesome find!

  • http://mikepan.homeip.net mike pan

    Be careful when throwing the word ‘free’ around. Are those royalty-free or just no-cost for personal use?

  • banor

    @mike pan: You are right. You’ll have to check the licenses on each site/model.

    In the above article:

    Note: Some of these 3D models have limited rights. That means they are not allowed for commercial usage. We urge that you check the rights before using them for business purposes.

  • http://www.nuegua.ca Zinc Chameleon

    I always upload a .blend file for all my Makehuman animations. So, if you are looking for Makehuman talking heads in .blend file format, just look up zincChameleon on YouTube. Right now, I’m doing the Internet personality Lisa Nova. Websites are nice, but you get more exposure (40k hits!) on YouTube.

  • marijn

    nice! it also links to “25 (Free) 3D Modeling Applications You Should Not Miss” => with blender on top :D

  • http://robo3d.com MetaBlue

    Wow! Thats lots and lots and lots of free 3D models. I’m glad to see blend files in there too.

  • Eric

    In french, there is Blendercave for some 3d models (.blend format) : http://blendercave.tuxfamily.org/?page=categorie&cid=0

  • redbyte

    Unless you’re a professional, are downloading models really a good idea?
    Modelling is one of the best skills a 3d artist can learn, so any practice is good practice. In my opinion, downloading models should be left to studios, where the cost of hiring a modeller, is less than the cost of buying a model outright.

    But to the rest of us, taking shortcuts can be a sure fire way to stunt your learning and never get hired.

    Just my 2 cents of course.

    What does everyone else think?

  • http://3d-synthesis.com ROUBAL

    @redbyte : I totally agree. I must add that there is no pleasure showing a picture done using models made by someone else…

  • redbyte

    Exactly!
    Because when you show someone a render they always say, “WOW! Did you do all that?!?” I take great pride in saying everytime, “yes… yes I did.” *pulls smug grin*

  • http://jogai.nl Jogai

    Nice! A menu item like ‘blender tutorials’ for posts about free models would be nice

  • http://www.tooltech.net 3D Modelling Services

    Nowadays, 3D models represent a 3D object using a collection of points in 3D space, connected by various geometric entities.

  • http://www.all3dmodel.com 3d models

    This is some great Materials.Thanks

  • http://www.prostopsnoring.com/ help stop snoring

    Very well written article. This is one most important information. Thanks for sharing it here and do keep posting.

  • http://www.turbosquid.com/Search/Artists/kupfer kupfer
  • Guest

    hellsky.com

    Free 3D models

  • squalo21

    I would suggest you http://www.syncronia.com, the perfect website if you are searching for 3d models download.

  • akibbalkhi

    Check out http://www.relish3d.com
    The best collection of free 3d models with texture and lighting for vray and mental ray.

  • cadnav

    You can find more free 3d models on http://www.cadnav.com