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Was looking around at some Unity/Unreal tutorials, and I found these:

 

https://megascans.se/

 

http://devassets.com/

 

Dev Assets is totally free to use, doesn't matter what you're doing, but I don't know if there's anything there that's TDM suitable. Megascans has a limited but nice-looking selection under "free", but their licensing might not allow for free use?

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The only thing that might be useable are the western assets (some of the crates etc. could be used), but we already have such stuff. The overall amount of packages available is pretty low (about a dozen). Also the files are pbr. I am not familiar with that format and don't know whether it would be useable.

 

The stuff on megascans looks nice, but the textures used on those models already contain illumination. Not really suitable for our needs.

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So apparently the Metropolitan Museum of Art released over 400,000 images for free use just last year:

 

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search#!?showOnly=withImage%7Copenaccess&offset=0&pageSize=0&sortBy=Relevance&sortOrder=asc&perPage=20

 

https://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-met/policies-and-documents/open-access

 

https://www.metmuseum.org/information/terms-and-conditions

 

In particular, some of the paintings look like they could make great skins to add to our roster.

 

 

[Edit] Builder on a bicycle, there's not just paintings, but tapestries, carpets, woodwork, and a whole heap of references for mappers and modelers! Color me astounded at this collection...

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More potentially free textures here: https://www.poliigon.com/

 

[Edit] Looks like they changed their site a bit, but they've still got a modest selection of completely free textures here: https://www.poliigon.com/search?is_free=true

 

Even the paid stuff seems like much better value than e.g. CG Textures / Textures.com. Great find.

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More potentially free textures here: https://www.poliigon.com/

 

[Edit] Looks like they changed their site a bit, but they've still got a modest selection of completely free textures here: https://www.poliigon.com/search?is_free=true

 

Indeed great find! Really some eye candy seeing their brushes section too, as good brush presets save sooooo much time when working on a detailed project.


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Indeed great find! Really some eye candy seeing their brushes section too, as good brush presets save sooooo much time when working on a detailed project.

I check a few of the assets and they aren't tillable, so thats a factor

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Unless it's a tile specific resource you usually don't wanna use them whole sale from the repository (or at least just me). It's a bit more freeing to be on a procedural workflow now but it's still pretty valuable to find grunge layers and brushes to composite things with. Grunge patterns are easy enough to edit and tile in the edges if needed but man it's still pretty hit and miss to find good brush resources with all the appropriate height map data included.


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Most of this stuff is useful for archviz projects, e.g. when you neen to nail down the look of your interior quickly, so you can do that with tileable textures. For games, you need optimised, unwrapped models, and materials made from scratch. You might use those textures e.g. to desaturate them and use their pattern as one of the layers. All stuff like color, detail pattern and dirt has to be done separately anyway, either by hand or procedurally.

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Wow, some of the stuff from the museum are really nice. Here's a few finds:

 

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There's also lots and lots of temple and Egyptian textures. I found a Lion Fountain head, wood cabinets, really nice tiles and dozens of interesting concretes. I need a good hosting site.

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I've started up a small collection of candidates for paintings and tapestries (though the latter may need custom models in order to work). If anyone's interested, I can maybe take a crack at turning these into new skins.

 

Paintings:

 

 


Portrait of a Woman:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/436077?sortBy=Relevance&what=Paintings&ao=on&ft=*&offset=40&rpp=20&pos=46

Vaprio d'Adda:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/435647?sortBy=Relevance&what=Paintings&ao=on&ft=*&offset=60&rpp=20&pos=63

Apples:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/489545?sortBy=Relevance&what=Paintings&ao=on&ft=*&offset=60&rpp=20&pos=77

Summer Flowers:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/12802?sortBy=Relevance&what=Paintings&ao=on&ft=*&offset=60&rpp=20&pos=80

Portrait of a Man with Gloves:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/435944?sortBy=Relevance&what=Paintings&ao=on&ft=*&offset=80&rpp=20&pos=98

Portrait of a Man with Gloves:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/435955?sortBy=Relevance&what=Paintings&ao=on&ft=*&offset=140&rpp=20&pos=143

Portrait of a Man, Possibly an Architect or Geographer:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/437530?sortBy=Relevance&what=Paintings&ao=on&ft=*&offset=140&rpp=20&pos=151

Portrait of a Knight of Malta:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/437255?sortBy=Relevance&what=Paintings&ao=on&ft=*&offset=180&rpp=20&pos=200

Vanitas Still Life: (This one's a particular favorite of mine, the vibe fits TDM perfectly)
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/436485?sortBy=Relevance&what=Paintings&ao=on&ft=*&offset=200&rpp=20&pos=204

Man in Armor:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/437416?sortBy=Relevance&what=Paintings&ao=on&ft=*&offset=240&rpp=20&pos=245

Portrait of an Old Man:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/440840?sortBy=Relevance&what=Paintings&ao=on&ft=*&offset=280&rpp=20&pos=291

The Smokers:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/435807?sortBy=Relevance&what=Paintings&ao=on&ft=*&offset=280&rpp=20&pos=295

The Annunciation:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/437250?sortBy=Relevance&what=Paintings&ao=on&ft=*&offset=300&rpp=20&pos=303

Portrait of a Man:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/437400?sortBy=Relevance&what=Paintings&ao=on&ft=*&offset=300&rpp=20&pos=318

A Party of Merrymakers:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/437352?sortBy=Relevance&what=Paintings&ao=on&ft=*&offset=300&rpp=20&pos=320

View over Hallingdal:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/441967?sortBy=Relevance&what=Paintings&ao=on&ft=*&offset=340&rpp=20&pos=341

The Studio:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/11141?sortBy=Relevance&what=Paintings&ao=on&ft=*&offset=340&rpp=20&pos=347

View of Haarlem and the Haarlemmer Meer:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/436558?sortBy=Relevance&what=Paintings&ao=on&ft=*&offset=340&rpp=20&pos=353

Portrait of a Man:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/436490?sortBy=Relevance&what=Paintings&ao=on&ft=*&offset=360&rpp=20&pos=364

Sandy Road with a Farmhouse:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/436555?sortBy=Relevance&what=Paintings&ao=on&ft=*&offset=380&rpp=20&pos=400

Moorish Buildings in Sunlight:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/12136?sortBy=Relevance&what=Paintings&ao=on&ft=*&offset=400&rpp=20&pos=405

Portrait of a Woman:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/437917?sortBy=Relevance&what=Paintings&ao=on&ft=*&offset=460&rpp=20&pos=473

 

 

 

Tapestries:

 

 



Following the Stag's Trail:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/468096?sortBy=Relevance&what=Tapestries&ao=on&ft=*&offset=60&rpp=20&pos=66

The Falcon's Bath:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/479495?sortBy=Relevance&what=Tapestries&ao=on&ft=*&offset=80&rpp=20&pos=91

 

The Audience of the Emperor:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/227304?sortBy=Relevance&what=Tapestries&ao=on&ft=*&offset=100&rpp=20&pos=116

The Mystic Capture of the Unicorn:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/467653?sortBy=Relevance&what=Tapestries&ao=on&ft=*&offset=140&rpp=20&pos=143

Arabesques from a set of three or more pieces:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/201448?sortBy=Relevance&what=Tapestries&ao=on&ft=*&offset=160&rpp=20&pos=170

Panel with grotesques, from a set of bed hangings:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/226637?sortBy=Relevance&what=Tapestries&ao=on&ft=*&offset=160&rpp=20&pos=174

Rewarding the Hounds:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/468099?sortBy=Relevance&what=Tapestries&ao=on&ft=*&offset=160&rpp=20&pos=178

The Mystic Capture of the Unicorn:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/467654?sortBy=Relevance&what=Tapestries&ao=on&ft=*&offset=160&rpp=20&pos=179

Neptune from the "Doria Grotesques":
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/238529?sortBy=Relevance&what=Tapestries&ao=on&ft=*&offset=160&rpp=20&pos=180

The Falcon Hunt:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/459953?sortBy=Relevance&what=Tapestries&ao=on&ft=*&offset=180&rpp=20&pos=191

The Charlatan and the Peep Show:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/229095?sortBy=Relevance&what=Tapestries&ao=on&ft=*&offset=200&rpp=20&pos=215

Hawking Party:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/467767?sortBy=Relevance&what=Tapestries&ao=on&ft=*&offset=220&rpp=20&pos=221

Rebekah, Laban, and Eliezer from the Story of Abraham:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/226601?sortBy=Relevance&what=Tapestries&ao=on&ft=*&offset=220&rpp=20&pos=222

Shepherd and Shepherdess Making Music:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/468721?sortBy=Relevance&what=Tapestries&ao=on&ft=*&offset=240&rpp=20&pos=243

Huntsman Presenting a Captured Heron to a Lady Falconer:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/468689?sortBy=Relevance&what=Tapestries&ao=on&ft=*&offset=240&rpp=20&pos=247

Two Episodes from the Parable of the Prodigal Son:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/468689?sortBy=Relevance&what=Tapestries&ao=on&ft=*&offset=240&rpp=20&pos=247

The Festival of Psyche:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/201602?sortBy=Relevance&what=Tapestries&ao=on&ft=*&offset=360&rpp=20&pos=370

The Repast from the set of Russian Entertainments:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/227317?sortBy=Relevance&what=Tapestries&ao=on&ft=*&offset=360&rpp=20&pos=377

Vanity Sounds the Horn and Ignorance Unleashes the Hounds:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/468696?sortBy=Relevance&what=Tapestries&ao=on&ft=*&offset=380&rpp=20&pos=399

Abraham Entertaining the Angels:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/226600?sortBy=Relevance&what=Tapestries&ao=on&ft=*&offset=400&rpp=20&pos=413

Two Riddles of the Queen of Sheba:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/465954?sortBy=Relevance&what=Tapestries&ao=on&ft=*&offset=420&rpp=20&pos=422

Mercury Changes Aglauros to Stone:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/226695?sortBy=Relevance&what=Tapestries&ao=on&ft=*&offset=420&rpp=20&pos=431

The Arms of William and Mary:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/197750?sortBy=Relevance&what=Tapestries&ao=on&ft=*&offset=420&rpp=20&pos=430

The Crusaders Reach Jerusalem:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/187476?sortBy=Relevance&what=Tapestries&ao=on&ft=*&offset=420&rpp=20&pos=433

August from a set of the Twelve Months:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/220126?sortBy=Relevance&what=Tapestries&ao=on&ft=*&offset=460&rpp=20&pos=473

The Triumph of Fame:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/230011?sortBy=Relevance&what=Tapestries&ao=on&ft=*&offset=520&rpp=20&pos=532

Seated Woman:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/227730?sortBy=Relevance&what=Tapestries&ao=on&ft=*&offset=600&rpp=20&pos=602

Carpet: (Could be used as either a tapestry or a carpet texture)
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/448586?sortBy=Relevance&what=Tapestries&ao=on&ft=*&offset=620&rpp=20&pos=623

Hunting for Wild Boar:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/467943?sortBy=Relevance&what=Tapestries&ao=on&ft=*&offset=660&rpp=20&pos=664

December from a set of The Months of Lucas:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/227027?sortBy=Relevance&what=Tapestries&ao=on&ft=*&offset=660&rpp=20&pos=666

Preparing to Undo the Stag in the Field:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/468098?sortBy=Relevance&what=Tapestries&ao=on&ft=*&offset=680&rpp=20&pos=689

The Hunteres Enter the Woods:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/467637?sortBy=Relevance&what=Tapestries&ao=on&ft=*&offset=680&rpp=20&pos=695

The Camel from a set of five Grotesques:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/206706?sortBy=Relevance&what=Tapestries&ao=on&ft=*&offset=700&rpp=20&pos=701

The Garden of Love:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/468064?sortBy=Relevance&what=Tapestries&ao=on&ft=*&offset=700&rpp=20&pos=717

 

 

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That collection of links is good alone, I could use some of these paintings for background stuff, characters that are part of the map, but aren't physically there, etc. Nothing major, but always a nice touch, I think.

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Not sure what you mean by "ready to use". None of these is tileable, a lot of them have shadows from a strong light source, and none of these is power of 2 textures, which makes them unusable by definition.

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Taquito, we all appreciate the effort, but it's only like 1/10th of an effort needed. These are just selected images, not ready for anything. Anyone can do that. It takes much more to make textures out of them, not to mention that we need materials, not just a diffuse texture: http://wiki.thedarkmod.com/index.php?title=Texture_Creation_-_Basic_Tutorial

 

Edit: btw., if you can't make textures and materials out of these images, that's fine. Just do what Aosys did, providing links will be enough. You don't have to package these images, especially since the service you're using asks for our emails to download stuff (I don't know about others, but I don't like that).

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So you haven't checked any of the packages yet? Not all the textures are just coping and aligning.

The first one of the Window examples I posted is a mirrored one cause it had a staircase on one side, the window with pink curtains is actually a piece of a chest and the last one had a black background I turned it into a png and made it see through.

So I was just making that little 1/10 step of selecting, cropping white edges and aligning textures that is such a breeze to do. Worst case scenario, someone who doesn't find it a breeze could use them or worse, someone could use them for TG or T2 fms, since I don't usually post in ttlg. Yep and sorry about the email thing but it was the only file managing site I found which didn't restrict file sizes. I'll just post the links of things I find interesting like Aosys.

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