I’ve been building a library of images that you are welcome to freely use in your projects. They are all original…all my own work. I think a lot of them could be made into cool textures for games. All I ask is to be attributed as indicated on my homepage:
Request: I could use some images of trees in a forest. Different densities, time of day, some showing sky, some not. Perhaps some showing a trail on the ground…basic “adventure in the forest along a path” idea.
Any cool features in a forest, like fallen trees, stumps, a well, a bridge, a cabin…
I appreciate what you’re doing, and you seem to be providing interesting textures. For IF authors specifically, I think photos of locations and objects might be more useful than textures. If we’re going to include images, I’d venture more of us are likely to edit a free 2D image instead of building a 3D object from scratch. It would be wonderful to have original stock images that could represent items and locations, like a house or a dagger or a city or a boat.
We’re probably not your sole audience, though, and I love browsing free music and image archives for ideas!
You’re exactly right…my work is often used by game developers and indie filmmakers as well. This is great to know though and I’d be very happy to shoot images of places and objects during my travels. If anyone has requests, just let me know.
In the meantime…
I’ve added about 100 new texture images. You’ll find them on the following pages:
TXR - BRICK - (some new seamless “fantasy” bricks)
TXR - GROUND - (stones that could be used for riverbeds, railroad beds, etc.)
TXR - METAL - (both standard and seamless)
TXR - ROCK/STONE - (lots of cool rock textures, both standard and seamless…realistic as well as fantasy creations)
TXR - VEGETATION - (some cool ground cover that has a surreal look)
This is really good. Essentially the museum is tagging public domain works with “CC0” which means they are free to download and use (who doesn’t need a couple of paintings in their game?), although they recommend citing the source for educational purposes.
However, not every piece of art on there has this designation, so make sure you check for the “CC0” before downloading. The article linked explains where to look for the designation.
I haven’t found a way to search just for CC0 or Public Domain works, that would be helpful.
I’ll be adding many more images, including skins for creatures, aliens, etc.
Btw, I’ve also had folks ask about how to credit me for my images. Please simply list me and my website under “Textures” in your credits section…there’s no need to identify which images are mine…unless you really want to.
Anyhow, I think this is going to evolve into a really cool page. Hope it’s helpful!
I’ve just uploaded about 70 new seamless metal textures. All are 2048X2048. Some have a “camo” look and might work well for military-themed objects. Others have intriguing patterns that might look cool in fantasy-based things. And some are just plain weird looking, but what the heck…give them a look. Hopefully some of them will be helpful.
I’ve uploaded about 20 additional seamless metal texture images to finish out the set from last week. Each is 2048X2048. For anyone who’s interested, they all came from a retired DC-7 aircraft. I Hope some of them will be helpful.