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Redrobes
02-10-2008, 08:40 AM
List for excellent texture sites. Please refer to each site for details on reuse of their textures in works.


http://www.cgtextures.com/
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/05/27/smashing-texture-contest-results/
http://www.spiralgraphics.biz/index.htm
http://www.flickr.com/photos/31288116@N02/sets/
http://grungetextures.com/
http://www.estoneusa.com/
http://home.earthlink.net/~k42mene/MasterDrywall/Finishes.htm
http://www.tutorialsforblender3d.com/Textures/Textures_index.html
http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Texture_Tools
http://www.textureking.com
http://www.squidfingers.com/patterns/
http://mayang.com/textures/
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/tag/textures/
http://texturelib.com/
http://lostandtaken.com/gallery/tag/paper
http://www.flickr.com/photos/chorando/sets/72157607835630011/

pyrandon
02-10-2008, 01:06 PM
Wow--that IS a great site! Nice find!

ravells
02-10-2008, 01:38 PM
Superb and really easy to navigate....excellent find, redrobes!

Redrobes
02-29-2008, 03:07 PM
Hey guys listen to this...

I dumped about 70Mb of textures at this site and idly put in a request if anyone could get some Persian rugs for my Werthers Skull (Feb Map Challenge). I had to make up some rugs using fractals.

Well Marcel went out and photographed a whole suite of them including all the frills around the edges....

http://www.cgtextures.com/textures.php?t=search&q=rug&cat=22019

Amazing ! I wouldn't have the faintest clue where to go to even take the photos...


Edit -- Whoah check the res of these texture files out too...
http://www.viewing.ltd.uk/viewingdale/temp/forum_demos/PersianRugs/PersianRugRes.png

ravells
02-29-2008, 06:38 PM
nice rugs!

delgondahntelius
03-07-2008, 03:13 AM
Great find RR... excellent work, all of you people just make me feel so happy and warm and fuzzy....

:D

Have some rep :)

ravells
05-28-2008, 11:22 AM
More textures here (http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/05/27/smashing-texture-contest-results/).

We should really gather all these great texture sites into one post and put them into a sticky.

RPMiller
05-28-2008, 11:37 AM
More textures here (http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/05/27/smashing-texture-contest-results/).

We should really gather all these great texture sites into one post and put them into a sticky.
Well we do have this thread that is sticky: http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=724

You could just append this thread onto the end of that one if you wanted.

ravells
05-28-2008, 12:00 PM
I guess, although that one was meant to be land and sea fill textures only so it didn't get flooded.

RPMiller
05-28-2008, 12:12 PM
That's a good point. Perhaps we should make separate sticky threads for each category? What do you think?

ravells
05-28-2008, 03:01 PM
Rather than create another sticky perhaps just edit the first post and list all the texture sites listed here to date?

RPMiller
05-28-2008, 03:05 PM
That could work as well.

Steel General
07-09-2008, 09:00 AM
I didn't see this one listed, but it seems to have some nice textures and such on it... Spiral Graphics (http://www.spiralgraphics.biz/index.htm)

ravells
07-09-2008, 09:06 AM
They have some really nice terrain textures on there. Great find, Steel General. Hmm they are also looking for beta testers!

RobA
06-30-2009, 09:59 AM
Moved all the links to the first post and added two more sites:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31288116@N02/sets/
http://grungetextures.com/

I also changed the post title and set it stick as suggested.

-Rob A>

Redrobes
08-30-2009, 05:07 PM
Oh cool Mayang is back up. That used to be *the* place for textures then it went offline for ages - so long that everyone thought it had gone to the four winds. I wonder how long its been up again. Thanks for posting.

Lucas_Adorn
09-01-2009, 03:33 AM
Uh just got some really nice textures by doing a google search on 'golden marble'. lots of interresting links there also.

http://www.estoneusa.com/index.jsp?page=collection&id=1
http://home.earthlink.net/~k42mene/MasterDrywall/Default.htm?Path=http://home.earthlink.net/~k42mene/MasterDrywall/Finishes.htm

Aylorian
10-04-2009, 01:18 AM
Quite a few nice looking textures here. Searched the forum for 'blender3d' and didn't see this listed anywhere:

http://www.tutorialsforblender3d.com/Textures/Textures_index.html

Hope you find something useful there.

Aylorian
10-13-2009, 03:41 PM
Found this great list of texture making programs and texture utilities / sites on the Second Life Wiki:

http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Texture_Tools

Midgardsormr
07-08-2010, 07:06 PM
I ran across TextureKing (http://www.textureking.com) today. It doesn't have a lot of large scale photos, but it has a quite generous license. Might be useful for modern and sci-fi mapping/objects.

kimey
02-17-2011, 06:46 PM
Not sure if you know this one. I'll post anyway.

http://texturelib.com/

novice42
05-30-2011, 06:30 AM
For a list of many free texture sites see http://arnokohl.wordpress.com/2011/03/03/texuren-1/ and http://arnokohl.wordpress.com/2011/03/06/texturen-2/. The links are commented (though in German only)

Mark Oliva
05-31-2011, 12:10 AM
We have a large number of free textures for free download and commercial as well as personal use in the Vintyri (TM) Cartographic Collection on our website. The material all is released under the Open Game License 1.0a.

http://www.vintyri.org

jaerdaph
09-04-2011, 11:58 PM
Today on the Official Google SketchUp blog they featured A Treasure Trove of Textures (http://sketchupdate.blogspot.com/2011/09/treasure-trove-of-textures.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OfficialGoogleSketchupBlog+%2 8Official+Google+SketchUp+Blog%29) with a link to an article on John Pacyga's SketchUp For Landscapes blog (http://sketchupland.posterous.com/great-texture-websites-for-sketchup-and-photo) featuring links to a ton of sites with seamless textures that can be used with SketchUp, Photoshop, GIMP, CC3 and more.

ravells
05-31-2013, 06:20 PM
Bricks, Buildings, concrete, effects, fabric, wood, nature, rock, water and wood

Not sure what the licensing requirements are:

BEST FREE RENDER TEXTURES (http://www.rendertextures.com/)

Midgardsormr
05-31-2013, 08:35 PM
Rendertextures' license is quite generous. It can be found at this link: Terms of use BEST FREE RENDER TEXTURES (http://www.rendertextures.com/terms-of-use/)

In short, they only thing you really can't do is resell the textures themselves. Selling work created with them is permitted. You can even directly post the textures to other websites as long as there is a link back to rendertextures.com and they are attributed as the author.

uncledonmc
06-27-2013, 12:14 PM
Thanks for all the great info. It truly helps when people share what they've already found on the net.

ravells
08-07-2013, 01:41 PM
This flikr pool has some of the best grunge textures (many are oil painting closeups) I have seen in many a month: Highly recommended especially for making a 'uniter' colour or for ageing paper / parchment.

Free Textures - a set on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chorando/sets/72157607835630011/)

Chashio
08-07-2013, 05:46 PM
Neat find, ravells. Makes me want to get my paints out.

Ilanthar
08-08-2013, 08:27 AM
Yep ! Thanks for sharing the link Ravells.

fabiocmg
03-11-2014, 10:38 AM
Really great help!