Free textures: where to get 3D textures for your artwork

A shot of various free textures on 3D spheres on a white background
(Image credit: AmbientCG)

Using textures can add important detail to your 3D art as well as help you save time -designing 3D textures can be laborious if you're doing it from scratch, especially if you'd rather be working on other later stages. Luckily, there are plenty of free resources available to download online, and we'll be detailing some of the best places to find them below.

Whatever you need your free textures for, you should be able to find onechere, and then some more to help you build up your media library, from metallic surfaces to wood, fabric and grass. If you're looking for inspiration for your 3D work, see our roundup of the best 3D portraits, or if you need to upgrade your kit, see our selection of the best laptops for 3D modelling

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Kerrie Hughes
Freelance writer

Kerrie Hughes is a frequent contributor to Creative Bloq, and was once its editor. One of the original CB crew, Kerrie joined the team back in 2013 after moving from her role as staff writer on 3D World. Since then she's written regularly for other creative publications such as ImagineFX, Computer Arts and Digital Camera World. After a stint working for the police, Kerrie is back reviewing creative tech for creative professionals. 

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