27.11.08

List of free texture sites

!Notice, please check each license before using the textures,
some licenses may only allow personal use!


Here is a pretty complete list of free texture sites.
If you have a new one, please leave a comment with the link

2Textured
Large selection of textures, mostly photo based.

3D Elyvisions
Skyboxes, check them out! :-)

A great texture search engine

3D Photorealism Toolkit
A small selection of medium resolution textures.

Good selection of medium resolution textures, bump, and opacity maps also.

3d-rekonstruktioner
Medium resolution textures, Mostly building materials

A few free samples

3D Valley
Small selection of low resolution textures.

3DXO
A list of free texture sites

Photo based textures, medium resolution

4Images Gallery
Some free, public domain images and textures

Absolute Cross
Large selection of strange pattern/textures

Nice selection of medium resolution photo based (mostly) textures.
Also some really nice HDRS!

Amazing Textures
High resolution photo based textures.

Animax
High resolution photo based textures.

ArchiBASE
Huge selection of textures of varying resolutions.

Archive Textures
Large collection of medium resolution textures, mostly photo based.

Area Autodesk

A growing collection of textures, unknown resolution.

Arroway
Arroway textures, lower resolution previews are free (still good though)
Includes bump, specular and diffuse.

Assist CG
A great collection of seamless textures. Mostly 1024 x1024, but some higher also.
(Only allows 3 texture downloads before a pay-subscription is needed)

Nice collection of medium resolution photo based textures

Back of beyond
Decent selection of medium resolution photo based textures.

Ben Cloward
Good selection of photo based textures, with a few high resolution bump/normal/diffuse textures.

BildBurg
Small collection of computer-based textures.

Blender Texture library
Good selection of medium to low resolution photo based textures.

The Blender Texture Disc
A good selection of textures of varying resolutions

A bunch of texures

Celestia Motherlode, The
An awesome selection of extremely high resolution textures of heavenly bodies, including bump, normal and more.

C4D Hotline
Good selection of textures of varying resolutions

C4D user
Several great textures with bump maps

A complete collection of High resolution planet maps, including every planet in out solar system.
Plus a few more.
(Reccomended)

CGArena
A few good textures with bump maps.

CGtextures
Huge selection of photo based textures of varying resolution.

Creative Closeup
Really nice collection of high resolution photo based textures.

DesignMag
Really nice collection of high resolution photo based textures.

Digital-Artist-Toolbox
A package of high resolution photo based granite textures

Continuum Skies In Motion
Several 360 animated skies.

A few high res textures of heavenly bodies

Klicker free textures
A small selection of medium resolution textures.

KTN 3D models and textures
Great selection of low resolution textures

David Gurrea
Great selection of scanned paper based textures (good though!)

Fat Strawberry, The
Good selection of fabric textures varying resolutions.

Filter Forge
Huge selection of medium resolution computer based textures, with normal bump and diffuse maps.
(Recommended)

Free Art Textures
Decent selection of low resolution photo based textures.

Free seamless textures
Medium resolution photo based textures.

Free textures.org
Good selection of medium to high resolution photo based textures.

Free Texture Site
Great selection of high resolution textures.
(Nice job 3Dmedieval!)

Photo based textures

FunnyFarm
Lots of stone and wood textures, as well as some alpha mapped trees.

Got 3D
Good selection of photo based textures of varying resolutions.

Grunge textures
Great selection of high resolution photo based textures.

HDRI.UK

A growing collection of high resolution HDRI images.


High Resolution Textures
I guess the name says it..

Image After
Large selection of photo based textures of varying resolutions.

Kropped

Lost and Taken
Some photo based textures, of quite high resolution.

A bunch of high resolution textures

Lugher Texture
Good selection of photo based textures of varying resolutions.

Maxwell Materials
Huge selection of textures of varying resolutions. Free registration required.
(Recommended!)

Mayang
Unknown

Medieval textures pack
52 game textures, 512 resolution.

Mega tex
Large selection of medium to high resolution photo based textures.

Meta's Material Library's
Large collection of textures and materials.

Mtextur
Good selection of medium resolution textures.

My Free Textures

Blender Texture Pack and 125x125 (low res) texture pack
...Well the name pretty much says it all :-)

Noctua graphics
Good selection of medium to low resolution textures.

A small collection of photo based textures medium resolution.

Photo Textures Home
A nice selection of photo based textures.
(Nice, Fishcake :)

PixelPoke
Good selection of seamless textures, medium resolution.

A large collection of high-res photo based textures

Shannon Palmer
Good selection of photo based textures, medium to high resolution.

Small GFX
Lots of really nice vector graphics, I recommend the flame pack!

Stock Textures
Good selection of photo based textures of varying quality.

Texture Archive
Large selection of photo based textures, high resolution.

Texture Base

Terminal 26
Good selection of medium to low resolution textures.

Textura
Good selection of textures, computer based.

Free high resolution photo based textures

Texture Barn
Good selection of medium to high resolution photo based textures.

Texture bits
A blog of high resolution photo based textures.

Texture City

Texture, Colour
A large selection of low resolution photo based textures.

Textures.forrest.cz
Good selection of medium resolution photo based textures.

Texture king
Large selection of photo based textures of varying resolutions.

Texture Library

Texture Love
Good selection of photo based textures of varying resolutions.

A large collection of high-res textures, mostly photo based

Textures Pedramk
Some photo based textures and a few reflection maps.

Good selection of photo based textures

Texture Snob
A good sized collection of high resolution photo based textures

Texture Studio, The
Eight texture packs (unknown resolution)

Texture Vault
Great selection of high resolution photo based textures.
(I recommend this site!)

Texturenwelt
Good selection of medium to low resolution textures.

Texture Warehouse
Large selection of photo based textures. Varying resolutions

Texturez
Great selection of high resolution photo based textures.

Textures Zone

A large collection of high-res photo based textures

Wanted Textures

Wild Harmony studio
Good selection of photo based textures of varying resolutions.

WWa Wood Sampler
Good selection of low resolution wood textures.

Z7server
Large collection of medium resolution photo based textures.

(Free) Texturing software

Allegorthmic Mapzone
An amazing texture creating software.
Create Diffuse, Bump, Displace, Normal, Specular and SpecularColor.

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57 comments:

Anonymous said...

This one also have bumpmaps:

http://www.m3corp.com/a/download/3d_textures/pages/index.htm

Anonymous said...

I didn't see this one listed, so I thought I'd pass the link along:

Accustudio Textures (previously "Frank's Textures")
http://www.accustudio.com/index.php?option=com_phocagallery&view=category&id=1&Itemid=77

Photoguy said...

Thank you for your contributions,
I've added them to the links.

Anonymous said...

everystockphoto.com is a search engine for free photos, they have some textures as well.

Anonymous said...

A small collection of Photobased textures can be found at

http://www.backbone-cg.com

Downloadable as .blend file or .zip
including Bump and Normalmaps.

Anonymous said...

I've put together a reference library of outer space planet textures and models, which can be found here:

http://chamberlinproductions.110mb.com/planets.html

I am not hosting the textures myself (I did not intend for this to be a texture library as such), rather I link to various sites all over the web. There are a total of 36 free spherical planet maps, the best I've been able to find so far. I do not know of any other site where these maps are grouped together like this.

The library might come in handy for someone. . .

Photoguy said...

Thanks, that looks very handy!

Doug Hammond said...

I'm building a collection of HDRI images that I have shot myself.
http://hdri.uk.to/
I will be posting more images as I take them, this is an ongoing project for me.
I ask that anyone using these images gives credit, and does not distribute altered copies.
Thanks.

Ben said...

Great, thanks!
What about making a table of this list, to figure out quickly how much content they have and the type of license?

Photoguy said...

@Ben:
I don't quite get what you mean, could you elaborate?

Anonymous said...

Here is a new site I've found some good hi-res textures on:

http://www.texturesnob.com

Photoguy said...

We've hit 80 sites!
Thanks guys!

Patrick Kayser said...

i use textures from http://area.autodesk.com right now.

there aren't many, but those few not bad.

you don't have a blogproject, that maps sites offering shaders for 3d apps, do you?

regards, Patrick

Photoguy said...

Patrick, thanks for the link.
About your question, no I only deal with image textures, sorry.

Anonymous said...

Due to some server problems, I have moved the entire Chamberlin Productions planet library to a new (hopefully permanent) location:

http://www.chamberlinproductions.org/planets.html

It might be helpful to update the link currently listed in your post. The old link still works, but it simply loads a page linking to the new site.

Photoguy said...

Thank you Chamberlin productions, I have updated the link.

Anonymous said...

Found an upcoming site, few textures but worth a look.

http://www.lovetextures.com

Justin said...

Lovetextures.com A free resource for creatve textures Abstract,
Architectural, Glass, Grunge, Metal, Nature, Stone and Wood

Anonymous said...

Here's another new but growing site:

http://www.texturepop.com

nift said...

Great article, I’m always looking for photos, so this will make my job that much easier and assist in my searches. Thanks for taking the time to put this together, its fantastic!

kamal said...

Really help ful
Thousands of free high resolution textures

kamal said...

Thousands of free to use high resolution textures

Tom said...

Couple more relevant texture sites

Cadyou Textures

3DFilter - Texture Search

Alex said...

Great list. Another website with textures is http://www.4freetextures.com

Anonymous said...

Good selection of free textures for professional architectural visualization (can be used in commercial projects)

PRO-VIZ 3D Texture samples

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wsxwhx713 said...

IS VERY GOOD..............................

Justin said...

Love Texture

Lovetextures is photographic texture site thats updated every monday, there are hundreds of hi-resolutions textures to download for free.

http://www.lovetextures.com/

Duael Designs said...

Freebitmaps
A growing collection of free HDR panorama's under a commercial Creative Commons Attribution 3 US License.

http://freebitmaps.blogspot.com/

TwitterBackgrounds said...

Great roundup you have there :) Those sites are amazing and full of useful resources. They are a designer's heaven. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

www.texturemate.com looks promising!

nomer said...

http://uvtextures.com/

Anonymous said...

Another vote to get http://www.texturemate.com on there! Great layout!

Anonymous said...

Over 4000 high resolution textures including fabric, papers, sky, walls, bricks, wood, doors, asphalt and many many more can be found at


www.plaintextures.com

DmitriyTL said...

http://texturelib.com/ - free texture library.
Excellent quality. Conveniently categorized. Most of the images are 3264 x 2448. Free for commercial and personal use.

Klawer said...
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kropped said...

Nice collection

I'd like to suggest my site http://www.kropped.com for free 3d textures ideal for use in photoshop or 3d modelling.

Thanks

cob05 said...

You can sometimes find good textures on Google Images. Just search for whatever you are looking for plus texture (i.e. "apple texture").

Thanks for the great list by the way

Yana Shoo said...
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Yana Shoo said...

http://www.texturebase.ru/ direct download from server, registration free.

phil said...

Another one for your list is www.myfreetextures.com

Daily Leopard said...

Here is a fairly new free texture photo site
http://texture-city.com

Anonymous said...

This new site has more than 2000 free high resolution photographic textures ! free login is required to download, and each member can participate !
http://www.textureszone.com

webdesign agentur said...

www.webdesign-aj.de is a search engine for free photos, they have some textures as well.

Goran said...

Huge repo of high res, unwatermarked textures:

http://textureshighres.com

Agata said...

You can find free textures on my site:
http://www.becreative.net.pl
Tey are all free for personal and commercial use.

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I´ve started a new page with Images an Textures, released under the Creative Common CC-BY Licence ( this means that commercial use is allowed )
You can find it here:
http://www.cc-content.net

Regards
Tobias

TG said...

You can find even more quality high-res free textures on my site Texturegen Free Textures

Anil Kumar said...

nice computer tricks

Rio said...

This is just a new one ypu may consider adding it to your list.

http://free-public-domain-textures.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

TextureX is a free texture website. All high resolution and good for commercial use

Peter Šmid said...

http://www.leaftexture.com/ small, but good quality

Anonymous said...

My-Textures.com
Free High Resolution Textures!

Kyuraan said...

Hey, I'm building a blog that offers game textures with normal and specular maps for 3D Design. The resolutions are from 512x512 up to 4096x4096 px. Every texture is seamless tileable.

http://blog.free-game-textures.com/

Anonymous said...

Check out this site from Studio Freya: http://textures.studiofreya.com/

Huge and all free textures. They are building it up as they make their games.

Free Textures said...

Would you add my new blog please. In this blog I just share free textures and pictures that are listed in public domain. Most of them are from my archive. Here is the link :http://free-public-domain-textures.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Many seamless tiling textures here:

http://www.susan3d.com

Anonymous said...

Nice Gallery of over 4000 textures - also for commercial use!
http://www.tonytextures.com/free-photo-texture-gallery/