Building a Library of Images for Everyone


(Eric Matyas) #1

Hi everyone,

I’ve been building a library of images that you are welcome to 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:

soundimage.org/

The images are on my “TXR” pages.

I’m adding new ones all the time, so be sure to check back often. I sincerely hope that some of them are useful. Any and all constructive feedback is welcome and always appreciated. :slight_smile:

All the best,

Eric


(Eric Matyas) #2

Hi everyone,

I photographed a lot of cool textures last week that I’m sure could be used in all kinds of things. You’ll find them here:

soundimage.org/txr-brick/
soundimage.org/txr-concrete/
soundimage.org/txr-ground/
soundimage.org/txr-metal/
soundimage.org/txr-rockstone/
soundimage.org/txr-vegetation/
soundimage.org/txr-wood/

Again, if anyone has requests for certain types of images, I’ll be happy to keep my eyes open for them. Just let me know. :slight_smile:

Have a good week,

Eric


(Eric Matyas) #3

Hi everyone,

A whole bunch of new seamless texture images are ready for you on the following pages:

TXR - Brick
TXR - Concrete/Pavement
TXR - Foliage
TXR - Ground
TXR - Stone
TXR - Wood

Feel free to generate maps from them (displacement, specular, etc) as needed. If you need me to create them custom for you, drop me an email…(my email address is at the bottom of my homepage.)

I hope some of them are helpful!

Eric
soundimage.org/


#4

I think that’s all pretty cool, thank you.


(Eric Matyas) #5

You’re very welcome!

I’ve opened a new page of free sky images that might come in handy in your projects:
soundimage.org/txr-skies/

I also added a bunch of new wood images here:
soundimage.org/txr-wood/

I hope some of them are helpful!


(Hanon Ondricek) #6

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…


(Eric Matyas) #7

I’ll see what I can do. The foliage where I live is a bit scrubby and tropical, but I’m sure I can find some cool things.

In the meantime…

This week’s new free images are on my TXR - WOOD page. At the top, I’ve added a bunch of smooth wood images that might come in handy for interiors. Some have dents and other signs of wear.

If you scroll down (way down) to Seamless Textures, you’ll find about 20 “fantasy wood” images…(I’m experimenting with creating different looks.)

Anyhow, they all live here:

soundimage.org/txr-wood/

I hope some of them are helpful!


(Hanon Ondricek) #8

Oh, no problem if it isn’t feasible for you.

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!


(Eric Matyas) #9

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. :slight_smile:

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)

Enjoy!
soundimage.org/


#10

This seems relevant as a source for potential game assets: metmuseum.org/press/news/2017/open-access


(Hanon Ondricek) #11

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.


(Eric Matyas) #12

Hi everyone,

I just began a new page of cool Sci-Fi texture images. Give it a look:

soundimage.org/txr-sci-fi/

I’ll be adding many more images, including skins for creatures, aliens, etc.

Any requests?

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. :slight_smile:

Anyhow, I think this is going to evolve into a really cool page. Hope it’s helpful!

Eric


(Eric Matyas) #13

Hi everyone,

A bunch of cool new stone images are ready. You’ll find them here:

soundimage.org/txr-rockstone/

I hope some of them are helpful!


(Eric Matyas) #14

Hi everyone,

This week’s new images are all seamless so they can be tiled.

The first group might be useful in sci-fi games. Feel free to scale them, mix with procedural textures or other images as needed.
soundimage.org/txr-sci-fi/

The second bunch are stone textures and could be useful for walls or other structures.
soundimage.org/txr-rockstone/

Please note: On all of my texture pages, the seamless images are grouped below the standard ones so make sure to scroll down…(WAY down on the rock/stone page.)

Anyhow, I hope some of them are helpful. Have a great week!


(Eric Matyas) #15

A bunch of new images are ready:

soundimage.org/txr-wood/

soundimage.org/txr-bark/

I hope some of them are helpful!


(Eric Matyas) #16

Hi everyone,

I’ve uploaded about 50 new metal texture images. Feel free to edit them as needed. You’ll find them here:

soundimage.org/txr-metal/

I hope some of them are helpful!


(Eric Matyas) #17

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.

soundimage.org/txr-metal/

(Scroll down…they live toward the bottom of the page.)

More are on the way. :slight_smile:


(Piergiorgio d'errico) #18

the wood textures seems perfect for a graphic rendition of X SIGN… so I applaude your initiative !!

Best regards from Italy,
dott. Piergiorgio.


(Eric Matyas) #19

Thanks, I appreciate it!

Hi everyone,

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.

soundimage.org/txr-metal/

(Scroll down…they live about half way down the page.)

Have a good weekend!


(Eric Matyas) #20

Greetings!

I’ve uploaded about 150 new texture images, seamless and standard. As always, feel free to edit as needed. You’ll find them here:

soundimage.org/txr-bark/
soundimage.org/txr-brick/
soundimage.org/txr-metal/
soundimage.org/txr-rockstone/
soundimage.org/txr-vegetation/
soundimage.org/txr-wood/

Paper textures (for maps, backgrounds, etc.) are on their way as well. Hopefully I’ll have a brand new page full of them by next week. :slight_smile: