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Pixar Releases new Textures Library as Creative Commons

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Pixar has released their 'One Thirty' texture pack, a collection of images from 1993 that were actually used in their movies. The textures have been updated by including 16 bit normal maps. They're all free to use under a CC-Attribution license.

Classic Textures from Pixar

Created for classic Pixar films, this texture library includes 130 repeating textures, now available for free.

Pixar One thirty includes:

  • 18 Clouds
  • 12 Coverings
  • 8 Marble
  • 3 Flowers
  • 8 Frames
  • 11 Arbitrary
  • 11 Millmetals
  • 13 Papers
  • 4 Tiles
  • 5 Waters
    And more ... Macbeth charts, Color Bars, glitter, etc.

Cutting Edge in 1993

At the time the idea of "repeating textures" was so innovative that new techniques were invented to create these images. In fact Pixar took out several patents for the technology, developed by David DiFrancesco, which you can read more about here Method for Borderless Mapping of Texture Images.

Updated for 2017

The texture library has been upgraded and now includes 16-bit bump (roughness) and normal maps. While created in the 1990's, this library still has many potential uses. Enjoy.

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