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New CC0 PBR Textures Library

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A new textures library is offering PBR textures under a CC0 ('public domain') license - meaning you're free to use them in whatever way you like!

Physically based rendering allows for incredibly realistic surfaces, but generating good a good PBR texture ain't easy: You need to wait for good lighting conditions, go outside and shoot the textures, stitch the images together to get one high-res image, make that seamless and then generate all the maps. This process does not only require equipment and software that not everyone has, it can also take quite a while.

That's why most people usually rely on sites like Textures.com or Poliigon.com to get all the surfaces they need. And that works great if you are willing to spend some money or live with the free low-res versions on Textures.com. It does not work however, if you wish to distribute your work in any other way than just a render! Reselling textures from Poliigon or Textures.com on sites such as the Blender Market is a slippery slope to say the least.

That's why this site exists, all textures and maps on here are licensed under the Creative Commons CC0 License, which allows you to do pretty much whatever you like with these images. Use them in your renders (even commercially!) or bundle them with yout models! And you are not even required to give credit for them (although I would of course appreciate that...). If you have ever heard of HDRI Haven - It's basically that, but for PBR textures!

About Author

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.

6 Comments

  1. Thank you very much for some pretty cool textures. Do you have a paypal account for single donations in addition to the patreon site?

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