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Building a Free Library of Images for Everyone

Eric Matyas

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Hi everyone,

I've been building a library of images that you are welcome to freely 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. :)

All the best,

Eric
 
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12harry

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HNY+ Hi, those foam pics must have swallowed up light,

Whilst they're not for me at present.... I wonder if you couldn't have 5-sec (say ) clips of many World Cities, Countryside, etc.
"We" are distributed the world-over ( I guess); so it would be a very useful resource ( ie One-Stop ), while enabling us to provide short downloads of what are ( to residents) fairly obvious shots. Visitors may discover there is building-work, obstruction, or the weather is foul.....
e,g. before Uber kills off London Taxis, I plan to grab some in HD. By filming tight, the precise location isn't obvious; so the Editor can choose their next shot to "place" the action (If you get my drift).
Thoughts?
Whilst many of these will be standard-fayre for most websites, it would enable Us-Users to assist your aims.
The same shots in 4K . . . . maybe later?

EDIT - yes, but by "Later" - I'd expect transfer/storage to have improved. So, how's about limiting this to HD 1920x1080 - not sure if the frame-rate will be an issue, as we're PAL-zone 50fps/25 . . . for street-scenes it won't matter - much . . . as most Editors will allow some time-changes ( yes I know PAL = Analogue, before...)
 
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Eric Matyas

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Video clips, especially 4K ones, are pretty large in size and would probably exceed the file size limit of my hosting service. Good suggestion, though...thanks!

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:

TXR - Brick | Soundimage.org
Texture Concrete Pavement | Soundimage.org
Texture Ground | Soundimage.org
Texture Metal | Soundimage.org
TXR - Rock/Stone | Soundimage.org
Texture Vegetation | Soundimage.org
Texture Wood | Soundimage.org

If anyone has requests for certain types of images, I'll be happy to keep my eyes open for them. Just let me know. :)

Have a good week,

Eric
 

Eric Matyas

Active Member
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
 

Eric Matyas

Active Member
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:

Texture Wood | Soundimage.org

I hope some of them are helpful!
 

Eric Matyas

Active Member
Hi everyone,

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!
http://soundimage.org/
 

Eric Matyas

Active Member
Hi everyone,

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

TXR - Sci-Fi | Soundimage.org

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. :)

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


Eric
 

Eric Matyas

Active Member
Hi everyone,

This week's new images are all seamless so they can be tiled if need be.

The first group might be useful as sci-fi backgrounds. Feel free to scale them, mix with other textures or edit as needed.
TXR - Sci-Fi | Soundimage.org

The second bunch are stone textures.
TXR - Rock/Stone | Soundimage.org

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

Active Member
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.

Texture Metal | Soundimage.org

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

More are on the way. :)
 

Eric Matyas

Active Member
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.

Texture Metal | Soundimage.org

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

Have a good weekend!
 

Eric Matyas

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Eric Matyas

Active Member
I just opened a new page of paper textures that might be useful for maps, backgrounds and other things:

TXR - Paper | Soundimage.org

As always, feel free to edit as needed.

Next week I'll begin adding distressed paper textures which should (hopefully) look really cool.

Have a great weekend! :)
 

Eric Matyas

Active Member
Greetings!

I've uploaded about 100 new fabric texture images on my TXR - FABRIC page. They are all seamless, 2048X2048 and ready for tiling.

New fabric types include Leather, Rayon, Metal Linens, Dyed Acrylics and various weaves.

They might be useful in VFX for clothes for characters, furniture coverings, carpets, or anything else you can think of.

You'll find them here:

TXR - Fabric | Soundimage.org

I hope some of them are useful! :)
 

Eric Matyas

Active Member
I've opened a fur textures page and uploaded about 70 images, both seamless and standard, to get it started. Some of them might be useful for other things, like carpets, rugs, etc. Some also have funky weaves so I included them for fun.

You'll find them here:

TXR - Fur | Soundimage.org
 

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