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Huge Free Textures Library


Here's a nice textures library, all open content. There's a lot of game-related content there, but also some generic stuff.

ctdabomb writes: has recently added a textures section sort of like, except these are freely licensed(cc, GPL, etc...) with almost 3500 textures and a HUGE variety which fits every need.


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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. Wonderful, I love every free new textures source I can get :P
    They also seem to have 2D sprites, 3D objects, normal maps and SFX textures which is VERY nice.
    Thanks for the info, Bart :)

  2. chromemonkey on

    Speaking of SFX textures, any word on when the Blender renderer will start raytracing halo materials, such that they at least show up in a mirror?

    Even just a general idea... such as "We'll consider it after Blender 2.8", or "Not until Blender 4.0", "Just after 'Heck' freezes over"... something along those lines. :o)

    • Anthony Pilon on

      I have wanted that for a long time. I really hope they don't stop developing the Blender Internal just because of Cycles...Cycles should be a complement to BI, not a replacement.

      • chromemonkey on

        My recollection is that both will be developed.  Another area that could use some tweaking is getting particle objects to respect alpha maps in real-time GLSL.  I should import an old project from 2.49 to see if that has changed any.

        • chromemonkey on

          (Previous message edited)  I just noticed another improvement that was already made... the real time window shows alpha textures on instanced particle objects correctly.  Didn't work quite right in 2.49 but it works now!  I believe I shall add some blowing leaves to my architecture real-time demo immediately.  I alread have a real-time rippling pond.  :o)  Go team blend!

    • I need to know how to replicate a 2.49-style halo 'laser beam' in Cycles! I had to use a semi-transparent cylinder to fake it, but that's no good when the obviously solid 'beam' passes straight through other objects instead of being obstructed!

      • chromemonkey on

        The Blender development cycle is an interesting thing to observe, it's a step up followed by a fraction of a step back much of the time. It's such an ambitious undertaking, I sometimes compare it to what the swiss army knife would be like if it was made by Ikea. :)

  3. There is a newer texture web site Thousands of high res seamless textures, they also have some stock photography as well as HDRI. Worth checking out. Nice UI too.
    Royalty free and a free account option.

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