Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Free Textures from Pixar!

Pixar recently released a number of free repeating textures from their archives - for use in 3D animation, under the Creative Commons license.

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 useful stuff.

All of them are designed to repeat seamlessly with no nasty visible joins. So, no more searching Google images for non-copyright material - Pixar makes it easy for us all.

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

What is a "repeating texture"?
A repeating texture is one which can be used as a tile, and will repeat endlessly so that the seams or joins between the tiles will not be visible.

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 even some s
nails, paper clips and iridescent ribbon.

What about bump maps? Are they included?
Yes. The texture library has been upgraded and now includes bump and normal maps.

Give credit where it's due
What owns the Copyright?
Pixar One Twenty Eight by Pixar Animation Studios is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.  That means you can use the textures in your work, but you must give Pixar credit.

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

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