Texture Resources

Free Texture Resources for Modelling

Logan’s Favourites

Filter Forge: http://www.filterforge.com/filters/
“Building” Category: http://www.filterforge.com/filters/category47-page1.html

CGTextures : http://www.cgtextures.com/ No longer licensed for Second Life )-:

MaxTextures: http://maxtextures.com

Free Texture Site: http://free-texture-site.blogspot.co.uk Free textures & stock photos for use in 3d video game development & computer graphics. Textures are reduced in scale in pop-ups, but will save as full size.

The Fat Strawberry: http://www.fatstrawberry.com/ Fabulous name. Fabulous textures (-:

Texture Collections

Alterlinks Free Textures: http://www.alterlinks.com/textures/free-textures.php Free for non commercial use.

Animax Free Textures: www.animax.it  Thanks to David for the link (-:

Archiforge: http://www.archiforge.com/home/ These appear to be free. I couldn’t find a terms of use page on the site.

Blender for Architecture Project

Greenhouse: http://blender-archi.tuxfamily.org/?title=Greenhouse .blend files for plants created with ngPlant and matching textures of the plants.
Materials – http://blender-archi.tuxfamily.org/Materials
Textures – http://blender-archi.tuxfamily.org/Textures

Blender Texture CD: http://tellim.com/texture_cd/html/menu1.html

CGTextures : http://www.cgtextures.com/ No longer licensed for Second Life )-:

Deviant Art – A Textured 2007 – http://news.deviantart.com/article/45394/ Deviant Art is an amazing site, period. This particular link is to a post by a user called tExTuReMaTtIc put together this sort of Best of 2007 textures. Has anyone found 2008 and 2009 yet?

Fat Strawberry: http://www.fatstrawberry.com/ Fabulous name. Fabulous textures (-:

Filter Forge: http://www.filterforge.com/filters/

Freephoto: http://www.freefoto.com Free stock photos

Genetica Texture Packs: http://www.spiralgraphics.biz/packs/

Good Textures: http://www.goodtextures.com/ Exactly what it says on the tin.

GPL Texture Repository: http://s748.photobucket.com/home/GPL_Texture_Repository

Granny Art: A rich collection of images and textures with an amazingly generous completely unrestricted license: http://grannyart.blogspot.com/

iSource Textures: http://www.isourcetextures.com/ “iSourceTextures.com is a growing texture resource stock site with over 12,000 premium commercial textures aimed specifically at CG  2D and 3D artists.” There are also some free textures, read the License.

Kats Bits: http://www.katsbits.com/download/textures/ Game ready, TGA, Tiling Textures

Ladybug Designs: http://www.ladybugdesign.it/ I think the license says that they’re free for use in your work, but Italian is not my strong point.

luGher Textures: http://www.lughertexture.com

MaxTextures: http://maxtextures.com

Mayang’s Free Texture Library: http://www.mayang.com/textures/index.htm

Michal Franc’s Texture Library: http://textures.forrest.cz/

Naldz Graphics: textures and all sorts of useful graphics things: http://naldzgraphics.net/tag/textures/

Paul Bourke’s Texture Library: http://local.wasp.uwa.edu.au/~pbourke/texture_colour/ These are not free for all uses, check with Paul if you are in any doubt.

Pixel Poke Free Pixels: http://www.pixelpoke.com/FREE%20PIXELS.html

Plain Textures: http://www.plaintextures.com/ has free textures for personal or commercial use in Modelling, web design, etc.

ShareCG: http://www.sharecg.com/index.php Textures, Models, Art, photos.

Smashing Magazine: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/texture-gallery-wood-bark Super collection of wood and bark textures

Star Textures: http://www.startextures.com/

Surface Reference: http://www.surfacereference.com/

Ted Kyte – Free Textures: http://www.ted-kyte.com/

Texture Archive: http://www.texturearchive.com/default.aspx

Texture Barn: http://texturebarn.headfirstdm.com/

Texture King: http://www.textureking.com/

Texture Mate: http://www.texturemate.com/

Texture Quality Prop http://www.texturequalitypro.com/ Offers a selection of Royalty Free textures for personal or private use. The low resolutions are free, but you’ll need to pay for the medium and high resolutions.

Texture Whiz: http://www.texturewiz.com/

The Grey In Between: Textures, Models, Skins, Animations and more. A wealth of information and resources for SL and Open Sim Worlds. http://tgib.co.uk

Vyonyx: http://vyonyx.com/category/down/tex/ The archive also contains a large number of plant textures.

Web Treats: http://webtreats.mysitemyway.com/ Textures, brushes, etc

3D Artists Portal: http://www.3dmd.net/ Textures, models, tutorials.


Texture Generators

Bricks ‘n’ Tiles: http://www.bricksntiles.com/ Seamless architectural texture generator.

Spiral Graphics’ Genetica: http://www.spiralgraphics.biz/index.htm Powerful seamless texture generator

Spiral Graphics’ Wood Workshop: http://www.spiralgraphics.biz/ww_overview.htm Free, seamless wood texture generator.

Stripe Generator: http://www.stripegenerator.com/ Generates diagonal striped textures.

Texture Maker: http://www.i-tex.de/news.php Guess what this program does?

Other Texture Tools

Peregrine Salon’s SL Animated Texture Creator. Converts animated GIFs to Second Life Animated textures.


Stock Images

Copyright Free Images: http://www.copyright-free-images.com/
Pulic Domain Images: http://www.public-domain-image.com/
(I think the above two sites are the same place)

Photos Public Domain: http://www.photos-public-domain.com/

Stock.XCHNG: http://www.sxc.hu/

For the record: I’ve described the sites and pages above as free texture resources because to the best of my knowledge, you don’t have to pay for any of the textures on these sites. But, that doesn’t mean that you don’t have to check the licenses when you downloading things from these sites. Some may only be free, or may only be permitted, for personal use only. Even if I have said that they’re scot-free, don’t take my word for it, things change fast on the interweb ;c)  Please play fair, check the licenses and respect the owners’ IP.



Ambient Light:  http://www.ambientlight.co.uk/store/ This is very much a commercial texture resource, but there is a free sample pack that comes with their usual royalty free license.


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