Saturday, 2 May 2015

Free Textures from Pixar!

Pixar have recently released a number of free repeating textures from their archives - for use in 3D animation. The archive was first created in 1993, and is now free for use by the rest of us - for the first time ever.  Included in the free release are bricks, metals, fabrics, skins, ground surfaces, and tons of other stuff. All of them are designed to repeat seamlessly with no nasty visible joins.

Free textures!
What are Pixar releasing?
Pixar are releasing some "Classic Textures from Pixar", first created in 1993, the texture library includes 128 repeating textures, now available for free.

What exactly is on offer?
Pixar One Twenty Eight includes:
15 beautiful bricks

13 fine fabrics

2 fences

3 floors

15 ground covers

8 marvelous metals

8 terrific roofs

9 sidings

2 animal skins

12 elegant stones

10 walls

28 exotic wood
And more ... s
nails, paper clips, & iridescent ribbon
Updated for 2015

What about bump maps? Are they included?
Yes. The texture library has been upgraded and now includes bump and normal maps. While created in 1993, this library still has many potential uses. Enjoy.

What owns the Copyright?
Pixar One Twenty Eight by Pixar Animation Studios is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Where can I find the free textures?
You can find them here:

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