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Top 20 Essential Skies, Textures and Shaders

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Over on our sister site 3DOcean, we've been noticing a bit of a trend. It seems 3D authors are always in need of stuff to make their models look awesome. Whether it's textures, shaders or our most popular category, skies, these items are always in demand. This week across the Tuts+ network we're showcasing great products from our marketplaces and our brilliant community of authors. So without further ado, here are a whole bunch of useful premium digital goods for you to throw money at!


1. Textures

In addition to our specialized CG Textures category on 3DOcean, don't forget we also have even more textures over on GraphicRiver's Textures category. Here are 5 of the best from 3DOcean.

Grass Lawn Hi-Res Texture

A large scale hi-res grass texture, created using 16 separate 12 megapixel photographs and carefully edited for perfect tiling. And you can add a highly realistic grass surface using the accompanying bump and specular maps!


Asphalt Road Texture

A perfectly tileable, high quality asphalt texture so you can get your roads rocking! Comes in 512×512 pixels, JPG and PSD formats.


Wood Texture

High Quality wood texture, perfectly tileable, 1024×1024 pixels.


Portuguese Sidewalk Texture

A texture from the typical Portuguese sidewalk. Perfectly tileable with high resolution (2048×2048).


Ground Cover

This large scale hi-res ground cover texture has been created using 10 separate 12 megapixel photographs, which have been carefully edited and combined into a single perfectly tiling, 100% seamless image.


2. Skies

Thanks to talented 3D artist Peter Guthrie the HDR Images category on 3DOcean has been super popular, and for good reason! Next time you are rendering an outdoor scene, be sure to grab one of these HDRi skies to finish it off.


HDRi - 2118 Moon

HDRi skydome panorama in .exr format for use as a spherical environment in 3d scenes. 2118 refers to the time of day it was taken.


HDRi - 0707 Dawn Sun

HDRi skydome panorama in .exr format for use as a spherical environment in 3d scenes. 0707 refers to the time of day it was taken.


HDRi - 0743 Cloudy Morning Sun

HDRi skydome panorama in .exr format for use as a spherical environment in 3d scenes. 0743 refers to the time of day it was taken.


HDRi - 1222 Sun Clouds

HDRi skydome panorama in .exr format for use as a spherical environment in 3d scenes. 1222 refers to the time of day it was taken.


HDRi - 1725 Sun Clouds

HDRi skydome panorama in .exr format for use as a spherical environment in 3d scenes. 1725 refers to the time of day it was taken.


HDRi - 1928 Dusk Sun

HDRi skydome panorama in .exr format for use as a spherical environment in 3d scenes. 1928 refers to the time of day it was taken.


PureLIGHT HDRi 001 - Mid Sun Clouds

PureLIGHT HDRi skydome panorama in .hdr format for use as a spherical environment in 3d scenes. This is skydome was virtually rendered to have a very high dynamic range for great looking realistic shadows from the sun!


PureLIGHT HDRi 007 - Low Sun Clouds

PureLIGHT HDRi skydome panorama in .hdr format for use as a spherical environment in 3d scenes. This is skydome was virtually rendered to have a very high dynamic range for great looking realistic shadows from the sun!


3. Materials and Shaders

And to finish off our roundup, we've got a selection of some great materials and shaders!


24 Metal Shaders for CINEMA 4D

This pack 24 realistic Metal Shaders for MAXON CINEMA 4D , including 8 types of metal.


Plywood Sheets

Five 2440×1220mm plywood sheets. High resolution diffuse and reflection bitmaps at 4000×2000 pixels.


Car Paint

This pack 24 realistic Metal Shaders for MAXON CINEMA 4D , including 8 types of metal


Glass Material

This pack 24 realistic Metal Shaders for MAXON CINEMA 4D , including 8 types of metal


Human Skin

This Human Skin Shaders Pack For CINEMA4D (C4D) contains 8 human skin color shaders from pale to black. All shaders are made from multiple layers so they aren’t just a plain color shaders, but rather high detailed realistic shaders.


Office Furniture Wood Materials

WildeMedia has created 5 new materials for his office furniture set including the one used in the files. These work great with any office furniture sets.


Perforated Metal

A set of 5 Perforated Metal Textures that are easy to use in any 3D program. Simply apply the tileable texture to the opacity map slot.


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