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Cad64

Since this question gets asked on a pretty regular basis, Here is a listing of some good sites for free textures & materials:

 

Texture Sites:

 

http://www.cgtextures.com/

 

http://www.plaintextures.com/

 

http://www.3dxo.com/

 

http://textures.forrest.cz/

 

 

Materials Sites:

 

Mental Ray Materials:

http://www.cgadvertising.com/pages/free-materials/mentalray-materials.php

 

Vray Materials:

http://www.vray-materials.de/ (You have to register, in order to download, but it's free)

 

 

HDRI for Image Based Lighting:

http://www.hdrlabs.com/sibl/archive.html

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spursnutter

Not quite sure how to use the ones on

http://www.vray-materials.de/

 

I downloaded some and there are various jpgs in there. I assume you have to some how put them together?? A bit lost on that one.

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Cad64

The Vray materials are for use specifically with Vray in 3DS Max. I suppose you could just use the .jpg, but the .mat file is the Max material file.

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julimor

So you download these images. I got that. But how do you incorporate the images into the MEP tool palette? It's different than the materials tool palette. The one I'm talking about is in the design tab of the Architectural Palette in MEP 2008.

 

Why does Autodesk make this so hard?

 

Sorry, I'm really frustrated.

 

Julie

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Cad64

Sorry, I've never worked with MEP so I can't offer any assistance with that. But, does MEP have a Material Editor like plain Autocad? Try typing RMAT or MATERIALS at the command line and see if the Editor opens.

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julimor

Typing either just opens the materials palette. In MEP there's a Tool Palette that has Architectural, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, etc, palettes within the Tool Palette. Using those 3D design tools creates what they call AEC components, as opposed to 3D objects.

 

Those components don't seem to be affected by anything you do in the Materials Palette. And 3D objects that can be created with plain AC or MEP don't seem to be affected by the Materials Tool found within the Architectural Tool Palette (within the Tools Palette).

 

I'll keep searching. Thank you for your help.

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abhaya

I just found nice site with free CG textures, it seems that it's start-up but they provide really nice and high res textures at texturify.com

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cebbi

Hi,

in case you are searching for tileable textures with normal, specular and bump maps, grab some freebies from my website:

http://pixel-furnace.com/?post_type=product&s=free

(filtered to only display free products)

It's still growing, but I hope it's useful for someone.

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Cad64

I have cleaned this thread and removed all spam, dead links and links to deceptive sites. Due to the amount of spam and other bogus links being posted, this thread is now closed. There are plenty of links to free texture sites posted above. If you can't find what you need at any of those sites, try searching Google Images or maybe consider purchasing textures from a commercial site.

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