Free 3D models: 23 quality assets for your CG projects

An example of 3D models of planet Earth
(Image credit: konstantinledionor18 on cgtrader)

Using high-quality free 3D models can save you time as you don't have to sculpt and texture every object individually. There are many sites that offer every type of 3D asset you can imagine, and you can download pre-made models that allow you to dress a detailed, realistic scene.

Not all of the free 3D models out there are necessarily up to scratch for your next project, so we've taken the time to hunting through the offerings to find the best free 3D models around. We've covered models for interior design, exterior design, people and animals, objects, vehicles, characters you'll know (think Daleks) and, finally, where you can find the best collections. You can use the jump links (above) to skip to the section you need or scroll down to browse the whole list.

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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.