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Here's a list of some free stuff, textures, models, tutorials, etc. Found it on another forum. The list is a little old now so some of the links may not work.


http://www.textureking.com/ ( good res, 2mb file size )

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/05/27...ontest-results/ ( high res, 700 MB of total textures )

http://www.defcon-x.de/textures ( high res , 720 dpi )

http://textures.vertx.ca/ ( 2832x2128. res )

http://texturez.com/ ( high res )

http://www.texturearchive.com/ ( I think you need to register there to download large textures )



http://www.pixelperfectdigital.com/free_st...ery.php/cat/506 (good res )

http://www.pixelperfectdigital.com/free_st...ery.php/cat/603 ( seemless , tilable textures )

http://free-textures.got3d.com/index.html ( 2560 x 1920)

http://www.art-dept.com/artists/rankin/por...html?source=20i ( high res eye textures )

http://www.grungetextures.com/ ( really nice high res ones )

http://www.2textured.com/ ( they are updating their webpage at the moment )

http://www.freeseamlesstextures.com/ ( lower res but seemless )

http://www.texturearchive.com/ ( need to login to for high res )


http://www.yourdailytexture.com/ (1647?1233 res )

http://textures.forrest.cz/ (low res )

http://www.freefoto.com/browse/33-00-0?ffid=33-00-0 ( need to type in email address for watermarkless image download)

http://www.cgtextures.com/ ( lots of categories in Small (1024x1024), 498Kb Large (2030x2030), 1121Kb )

http://www.davegh.com/blade/davegh.htm ( various hand drawn textures )

http://www.artssphere.com/textures.php (panoramic cloud shots in high res, from 4285 x 2252 to 13002 x 2201 )


http://www.noctua-graphics.de/english/Tex/metal_01.htm (low res )

http://squidfingers.com/patterns/ (just patterns)

http://www.amazingtextures.com/textures/ ( need to register to download high res, most are tilable , also got tree shadows )

http://forums.luxology.com/discussion/topic.aspx?id=23983 ( link to FORMICA IMAGE CD 2006 , with textures A4 @ 72dpi )

http://free3dstextures.com/ ( some textures hosted on flickr, some up to 3072px / 2048px )

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/index.php?display=1164 ( high res textures )

Inspirational + educational stuff:

http://www.worldwidetelescope.org ( Microsofts online space library )

http://www.visiblebody.com ( human anatomy in 3d)

http://www.phun.at/ ( 2d physics sandbox )

http://www.artnatomia.net/uk/artnatomy.html ( facial expressions and muscles guide )

http://characterdesigns.com/ ( human poses and some textures )

http://www.robinwood.com/Catalog/Technical...nIndexList.html ( refraction index , incase you need an accurate number )

http://www.artcyclopedia.com/ ( artist and gallery data base )

http://www.bbcmotiongallery.com/Customer/index.aspx (although all the clips are royalty free, still good if you need some reference for animation or something else. Clips can be downloaded, but have a watermark) )

http://www.abandoned-britain.com/photos.htm ( photos of abandoned places in Britain )

http://physbam.stanford.edu/~fedkiw/ ( Ron Fedkiw's 3d computer gallery lots of Phd papers and .pdfs about computer graphics and computational physics)

Ebooks + Tutorials:

http://www.video-tutes.com/ ( video tut. Search engine )

http://www.scribd.com ( the youtube of documents, you can also search for tutorials )

http://www.carloscabrera.com.ar/tutorials/ (Photoshop painting tutorials from carlos cabrer )

http://www.3dtotal.com/ps100/pstut100.html (100 Photoshop tutorials for creating beautiful art )

http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=77002 (lightwave tuts)

http://www.vast.ws/resources/xsi/tutorials/tutorials.html (XSI tuts )

http://www.good-tutorials.com/ ( tuts for various different programs )

http://www.houseoftutorials.com/ (zbrush, maya , 3dsmax & PS tuts )

http://wikivid.com ( seems to be down at the moment, used to have all kind of video tutorials for all programs )


http://www.awn.com/tooninstitute/lessonplan/lesson.htm (animation basics tutorials)

http://abduzeedo.com/tutorials (photoshop tutorials)

http://photojojo.com/content/tips/photoshop-tips-video/ (Deke McClelland's 101 Photoshop Tips in 5 Minutes)

http://www.vimeo.com/psdtuts ( photoshop tutorial channel on Vimeo )

http://lazyfoo.net/SDL_tutorials/index.php ( game programming tutorials )

http://psdtuts.com/ ( some nice photoshop tutorials )

http://www.duber.tv (3ds Max, Syntheye, Pftrack video tutorials )

http://www.cgtrade.net/ (GFX tutorials - Photoshop , After effects , Cinema 4d, Houdini, Autocad, etc etc all video tutorials )

Vector graphics + Clip art:

http://createsk8.com/category/freebies/ (hand drawn Illustrator graphics)

http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/sitemap/sitemap.htm (25.000 B&W tiffs )

http://www.brandsoftheworld.com/categories/ ( company logos )

http://www.vecteezy.com/ ( ? stupid name cool vectors ? )

http://www.allfreelogo.com/ ( company logos )



http://vectormagic.com/ (convert bitmap images to verctor graphics online )

http://www.logotypes.ru/ ( more logos )

http://qvectors.com/ ( free vector graphics, similar to vecteezy )

Programs and Applications:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_open_...ftware_packages ( great list of open source software )

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Free...design_software ( list of free CAD )

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Free_graphics_software ( list of free graphics software )

http://www.shadermap.renderingsystems.com/ ( only the command line tool is free ? crazy bump alternative )

http://www.xnormal.net/ ( opensource displacement, normals mapping tool)

http://mydeco.com/plan-my-room/ ( upload photo and change the interior design )

http://www.glc-player.net/index.php (.obj .3ds and .stl model viewer )

http://www.amabilis.com/ ( free CAD and animation program )

http://graphics.uni-konstanz.de/~luft/ivy_generator/ ( an Ivy generator )

http://www.treegenerator.com/download.htm ( tree generator )

http://portableapps.com/ ( portable opensource programs for the USB stick )

http://www.inkscape.org/ ( open source illustrator )

http://www.getpaint.net/ ( open source PS )

http://www.gimp.org/ ( open source PS )

http://www.kompozer.net ( open source dreamweaver )

http://bluemarine.tidalwave.it/ (open source application for the digital photo workflow )

http://www.picnik.com/ ( online Photo editing )

http://jahshaka.org/ ( open source video editing )

http://pic2color.com/ ( for creating colour schemes )

http://research.animationsinstitut.de/ ( Maya facial animation plugin )

http://www.mapzoneeditor.com/index.php?PAGE=HOME (texturing tool)

http://www.digilab.uni-hannover.de/docs/manual.html (free camera tracking program)

http://www.blender.org/ (3d modeling and animation program )

http://home.gna.org/cal3d/ (3d character animation library)

http://homepage3.nifty.com/escargot/MCLFrm.html (Japanese modeling tool)

http://www.makehuman.org/blog/index.php ( free 3d character modeling tool )

http://woodgears.ca/gear_cutting/template.html ( gear template generator , also allowes you to export to CAD )

http://www.itoosoft.com/english/menu.php?id=news ( free 3ds max Plugins )

http://www-viz.tamu.edu/faculty/ergun/research/topology/ ( topological mesh modeler)

http://cart1.caligari.com/web/Truespacemainreg.aspx ( caligari truespace , need registering to be able to download)

http://avocado-cad.sourceforge.net/ (open source CAD software for Mac Linux and Windows )

http://www.world-machine.com/download.html ( next gen terrain generation software, free version with little limitations )

http://www.k-3d.org/wiki/Main_Page (K-3D is free-as-in-freedom 3D modeling and animation software)

Renderers + Shaders :

http://www.indigorenderer.com/joomla/ ( indigo render )

http://www.nvidia.com/gelatozone ( nvidia gelato Pro )

http://mymentalray.com/ ( great link for mental ray users )

http://www.vray-materials.de/ ( great link for vray users )

http://sunflow.sourceforge.net/ ( open source renderer )

http://www.toxicengine.org/ ( open source renderer )

http://www.aqsis.org/xoops/modules/news/ ( open source renderer )

http://www.kerkythea.net/joomla/ (open source renderer)

http://www.yafray.org/ (another renderer)

http://www.renderpixie.com/ (opensource renderman)

http://www.povray.org/ (renderer)

http://drqueue.org/cwebsite/ (open source renderfarm manager also used by ILM)

http://www.3dsn.com/ ( next to the search bar change the search results to shaders , then sort by price)

http://www.luxrender.net/ ( open source renderer with exporters for MAya, XSI and Blender, for Windows, Linux, Mac)

Web design +Html stuff:

http://www.forwebdesigners.com/ ( anything to do with web )

http://www.flashmo.com/ ( free flash templates and some more stuff )

http://www.flasheezy.com/ (free flash templates etc )

3D Models _ .3ds, .obj , .lwo etc:

http://www.3dsn.com/ (3d model search egine, list the result by price to get the free stuff , you can also just search for shaders and blueprints etc )

http://dmi.chez-alice.fr/freemodels.html (huge list to various transportation models , cars, ships , planes etc in various formats)

http://www.scifi3d.com/ ( Science fiction movie figures )

http://www.vanishingpoint.biz/freestuff.asp ( more sci-fi poser figures)

http://blender-archi.tuxfamily.org/Main_Page ( blender architecture models and also textures )

http://features.cgsociety.org/story_custom.php?story_id=1115 ( free character models .lwo + .obj)

http://www.3dxo.com/page/36.htm ( some models and textures )

http://www.3dvia.com/home.php ( the youtube for 3d models)

http://www.sharecg.com/ ( big search engine for 3d models and textures )

http://archive3d.net/ (lots of architecture models in .3ds)

http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/ (models for sketchup and google earth)

http://www.archibase.net/ (architectural models, quite similar to archive3d

http://artist-3d.com/ (lots of models in different categories )


http://hdrwalls.com/ ( wallpapers )

http://www.aversis.be/hdri/index.htm ( some HDRI maps )

http://debevec.org/Probes/ ( small selection )

http://hdri.3dweave.com/library/ ( hemispherical HDR images 512 x 512 )

http://www.hdrmill.com/Freebies.htm ( tiny selection )

http://smashmethod.deviantart.com/art/High...-Pack-1-9597501 ( 30 high res HDRI maps )

http://pogon.deviantart.com/art/Light-Probe-Pack-1-25795163 ( smaller selection )

http://www.cs.kuleuven.ac.be/cwis/research...s/PICS/envmaps/ ( environement maps )

http://www.c4dcafe.com/ipb/index.php?showtopic=6790 ( big list to various link )

http://www.lightworks-user.com/hdri_starte...on/sachform.htm (LightWorks HDRI Starter Collection ? Sachform )

http://hyperfocal.vismasters.com/catalog/v...ction=Downloads (VM Store - Hyperfocal Design)

http://www.dbki.org/hdr/index.html ( hdri volume 1 )

http://www.clarac.net/nataz/hdr.html ( hdr )

http://www.spectralogue.com/textures/index.php?path=50 ( Spectralogue. Textures, 3d models, soon HDRI and character )

http://hdrcreme.com/ (HDR photo gallery )

http://www.evermotion.org/index.php?unfold...nfold=exclusive ( some free ones from evermotion )

http://www.lfgrafix.com/grafix/Skies_Free/SkyBasic-1.html ( some free 360 degree sky maps )

Scripts + plugins:

http://www.fxshare.com/nuke/ ( for nuke)

http://www.scriptspot.com/ ( 3ds max + Sketchup )

http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?t=101635 (demolition script for blender)

http://www.indigosm.com/modoscripts.htm ( scripts for modo)

http://www.vertexmonkey.com/ ( modo scripts , plugins etc )

http://www.smustard.com/news/ ( sketchup scripts)

http://www.crai.archi.fr/RubyLibraryDepot/...brary_Depot.htm ( sketchup plugins and scripts)

http://park7.wakwak.com/~oxygen/lib/script/modo/index.html ( modo scripts , in Japanese )

Mocap + Animation + Video:

http://mocapdata.com (mocap)

http://mocap.cs.cmu.edu (mocap)

http://www.animazoo.com/Free_downloads.aspx (mocap)

http://accad.osu.edu/research/mocap/mocap_data.htm (more mocap)

http://gl.ict.usc.edu/animWeb/humanoid/sampleData.html (mocap)



http://www.creative-content.de/de/products.../free_stuff.htm ( some video footage and animations )

http://www.openfootage.net/ ( timelapse and other nice stuff )

http://www.aniboom.com/ ( youtube for animation )

http://www.mytoons.com/ ( same as aniboom )

http://www.animationlibrary.com/ ( a selection of cliparts and gif animation )

http://pptheaven.mvps.org/ ( Powerpoint animation guides etc )

http://www.spacetelescope.org/videos/index.html ( NASA and ESA animations, some in HD)

http://www.mocapclub.com/ ( some more Mocap )

http://www.movietools.info/ ( free animated background animations and video loops )

Photoshop and Zbrush brushes:

http://www.cgindia.org/2008/04/free-photoshop-brushes.html ( for PS )

http://forum.gfxnews.ru/viewtopic.php?t=25289 ( Venton?s Zbrushes )

http://gnomonology.com/tutorial/113 (free Zbrushes by gnomonology )

http://gnomonology.com/tutorial/114 ( more free Zbrushes)

http://www.brusheezy.com/brushes'>http://www.brusheezy.com/brushes (Ps brushes)




http://www.brusheezy.com/ ( Photoshop brushes search engine )

http://qbrushes.com/ ( similar to brusheezy )

Traditional art + Drawing:

http://www.posemaniacs.com/blog/pose/ ( for drawing poses , in case you don?t have a real model Smile )

http://www.anime-model-sheets.com/ (Lots of free anime model sheets)

http://www.artgraphica.net/ ( some free tutorials and guides )

http://www.fromoldbooks.org/ (traditional engravings and illustrations from old books)

http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/dl_crosscollex/ ( Yale Digital Images Online )

http://www.elfwood.com/farp/art.html (fantasy art tutorials and technique resources)

Games and development:

http://www.havok.com/ (free to try game physics solution and animation SDK )

http://www.ogre3d.org/ (3d engine)

http://fxpression.com/ (free particle plugin for ogre)

http://crystalspace3d.com/main/Main_Page (Blender friendly engine )

http://www.apgardner.karoo.net/retrib/index.php (first person shooter engine)

http://www.ambiera.com/irrklang/index.html (cross platform audio library to be used in games etc)

http://globe3d.sourceforge.net/ (open source realtime 3d engine)

http://www.h3dapi.org/ (open source software development platform for multi-sensory applications)

http://irrlicht.sourceforge.net/ (open source 3d engine)

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=519AAE99-B701-4CA1-8495-39DDDE9D7030&displaylang=en (DirektX SDk)

http://panda3d.org/ (free engine developed by Disney)

http://monsterengine.sourceforge.net/ (game engine)

http://ode.org/ (open dynamics engine)

http://www.tokamakphysics.com/ (open source physics engine)

http://www.bulletphysics.com/Bullet/wordpress/ ( open source physics SDK )

http://www.rockstargames.com/classics/gta.html ( GTA 1 + 2 )

http://www.pygame.org/news.html ( Pygame is a set of Python modules designed for writing games - freeware )

http://www.gamedevelopertools.com/ ( a website full of book, tools , engines and other resources, good info also some free stuff)


http://www.allgraphicdesign.com/graphicsblog/2007/09/16/huge-list-of-free-stock-photos-on-the-net/ ( list of some links to free photostock pages )








http://www.stockvault.net/ (Registered users can download 7 free images weekly)

http://www.openfootage.net/ ( various stuff also video footage )


http://characterdesigns.com/ ( human photo reference )


http://www.spectralogue.com/textures/index.php ( also got human figures )


www.supercars.net ( nice photos of cars )

http://www.imageafter.com/ ( between 1600 x 1200 and 2560 x 1920 also got textures)

http://www.dieselstation.com/ ( car wallpapers )

http://seriouswheels.com/ ( cars )

http://www.autogaleria.pl/tapety/ ( just cars )

http://www.desktopmachine.com/ ( cars again )

http://www.infocoches.com/fotos/ (cars)







http://www.creamundo.com/index.php?lang=en ( great preview )




http://www.jamendo.com/en/ (creative common licensed music )

http://ardour.org/ (free audio workstation)

http://audacity.sourceforge.net (open source audio recorder and editor)




http://www.airwar.ru/other/drawe.html ( in russian )

http://www.combataircraft.com/ ( aviation pictures and blueprints and some 3d rotating gifs )

http://world.guns.ru/main-e.htm ( guns pics )

http://www.stormloader.com/alexbard/ ( starwars blueprints )

http://www.architecturalhouseplans.com/ ( floor plans )

http://www.amazingplans.com/index.php ( more floor plans )

http://www.theplancollection.com/ ( floor plans )

http://www.housemouse.net/ebooks/ebooks.htm ( some samples of ebooks about historic floor plans)

http://www.3dsn.com/ ( next to the search bar change the search results to blueprints, then sort by price )

Colour related

http://www.colourlovers.com/ ( inspirational colour patterns and other stuff )


http://pic2color.com/ ( upload photos and convert them into colour schemes)


http://www.lenshoods.co.uk/ (free lens hoods for photo cameras , printable pdfs. )

Graphics design

http://www.travelbrochuregraphics.com/ (Graphic Design from the 1920s and 1930s, mostly travel posters )

http://www.timetableimages.com/index.htm ( a site devoted to the collecting of airline timetables )

http://www.timetableimages.com/maritime/index.htm (Maritime Timetable Images )

http://digilander.libero.it/adretichette/ ( Luggage labels graphics design )

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wavesjax/( Art of the Luggage Label's photostream )


http://www.pbase.com/magazine (12 issues of PBASE Magazine - photography/Photoshop tips)

http://www.photographybb.com/ ( photography community )

http://www.photographyblog.com/ ( reviews , portfolios, gallery, buyers guide, forum and more )

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