Monday, 21 October 2019

freepbr.com

Another useful site to get free PBR textures from is freepbr.com with texture maps for 150+ materials.

The best thing about this site is all of the textures are completely free with no watermarks, resolution limits, daily download limits or any other limitations. You can download textures freely as individual zips, with all the textures for a single material in a zip, or you can pay $5.00 for access to 6 large zips (roughly 500-800MB each) containing all the textures for all the materials.

Most texture resolutions are 2048x2048 and/or 4096x4096 but some are odd sizes (2685x2685 for example) that are not powers of 2 and thus can't have mip maps.

Quality is very much a mixed bag, some are pretty good, others really aren't very good at all. Hand adjustment through liberal use of lerp, power and multiply nodes in your materials can make many of the not so good ones look ok too.

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

textures.com

Just a quick FYI for UE4/UT4 mappers... textures.com has some good quality textures in the PBR section. All materials are in the metallic/roughness format and in general look pretty good in UT4/UE4 without any tweaking through materials nodes. You can download up to 15 1024x1024 textures per day for free and there are no watermarks on the free versions either!

Higher resolution versions of the textures are only available with paid credits. I'd probably buy higher res versions of several textures if the payment scale wasn't so heavily weighted against small purchases. It costs a lot more per texture to purchase a small number of credits for immediate use than a larger pack and even less for monthly credits (credits are monthly payment for them is all up front).

Many of the textures in their extensive collection of non PBR diffuse textures work quite well too after using a tool like ShaderMap4 or Materialize to generate proper PBR texture maps from them.