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04-06-2005, 06:41 AM
I'm really likeing some of 3D Total's texture CDs... any recommendations on alternate texture packages before I dive in?
04-06-2005, 07:49 AM
the 3d total cd's are among the better ones although you would probably be able to cut the whole collection down to one usable cd...The trees one is pretty darn good though. I honestly think that you'd be better spending the money on a camera & taking your own. Although most of the images are very usable you'll probably end up adjusting them in photoshop anyway & it would be amazing if you could find a use for every image on a cd in an everyday working environment.
Marlin's collections group images a bit more logically, skys, people, foliage etc....but they are REALLY BAD!!! The trees & foliage contain 3 resolutions with alphas....they're not really 3 resolutions, they're one low-res image scaled up twice. The alphas have been created by selecting with the magic wand & leave a nice white halo around the edges.
The people collections contain a group of scruffy lard ass's that are obviously walking on treadmills, they probably held a piece of cake in front of them to make them walk....their idea of a bonus person is someone dressed as Elvis:shrug:
04-06-2005, 11:44 AM
I like the texture toolkit and associated stuff from DVGarage. They have a comprehensive set of texture images designed for creating textures for 3d in photoshop:
It isnt a full set of texture images of wood or concrete, but images designed to dirty up and add realistic details to textures used for 3d.
04-07-2005, 03:44 AM
Has anyone tried the Dosch Design texture sets?
04-07-2005, 04:17 AM
You're already aware of the free textures (http://www.newtek.com/freestuff/index.php) available from NewTek, Purveyors of Fine CG Applications? You need to sign in, tho'!:thumbsup:
04-07-2005, 04:32 AM
I have stuff from these two and can highly recommend them:
04-12-2005, 06:21 AM
So no one's used the Dosch textures to comment on them?
-Bilious Frog: I'll have to check out the trees CD of 3D total then... and I'm leaning towards the US Architecture CD from Dosch for the structures them selves...
-Signal to noise: Yes, I've used these. : ) Thanks for the reminder and thanks Proton.
-Leigh: Thanks, i'd never come across the ransomeactive CDs... only hesitation is the dpi on them, but thanks a bunch.
04-12-2005, 09:55 AM
The Dosch collections look great, probably the most usable that I've seen. Most collections seem little more than a collection of reference pics whereas the Dosch collection actually looks usable. I've looked at the site before but always forget about them for some reason......hmm, might have to buy some myself.
Let us know what you think if you get one
04-12-2005, 03:52 PM
Thanks for the links, Leigh.
I like Dosch. I've used their HDRI and their Humans disc (3d models, fully textured, not bad). I worked somewhere before where they had both Marlin and Dosch cds. I'm not really sure which was better, but the Dosch ones just seem organized better.
Oh yeah, and I do remember that BS about low, med, and hi-res and they were just different scalings, like how lazy/clueless can you be that you can't just take a hi-res image and scale it down yourself? Felt like it was a cheap way to fill space on the disc so you didn't have to include as much.
Um, ok, I guess I like Dosch better.:hmm:
Still, your money is probably better spent buying a digital camera and capturing your own stuff. Go visit home improvement stores and snap photos of their tiles, countertops, etc.
04-13-2005, 03:24 AM
Well, I'm buying the Dosch US Architecture one and then v1,3,6,10,12&13 of 3D Total's CDs.
Good sugestion on the camera use. I've used mine for that, but with the University taking up most my time, I find my self quite happy to spend the money for premade versions at this time.
Thanks for the feed back and suggestions... I'll see whether I can get some comments back on each of these CDs for the community. -Micah
04-13-2005, 02:57 PM
If you want the 3dtotal cds, just go over to threedy.com and enter the week long speed modeling challenge. If you win you get to pick any texture cd for free. Thats what i did, i have 5 of them and didnt pay a dime!:D
04-13-2005, 04:50 PM
Otacon: congratulations on winning 5 times. seems one either has to have the time or a dime and considering I don't have the time, I'll have to opt. for the dime.
04-13-2005, 07:36 PM
That reminds me that 3D Total actually owe me some discs! I must email them and get them... :)
This week I got the three texture libraries that Gnomon Workshop released last week. They're very cool! I'll be posting a review of them soon on CGNetworks.
04-22-2005, 07:05 PM
Okay, so I got all the discs and here are my brief impressions looking through them...
I purchased v1, v3, v6, v10, v12 & v13. With exception of the v3 Bases & Layers which has texture quality difficult to emulate with procedurals in the details and then some cool sky panoramics and then, with exception of v10 Trees and Plants which comes on a DVD and has both quality and quantity, the rest of the CDs are unimpressive and leave me wishing I had not bought them. This is the case primarily because of the Dosch CD comparison.
I purchased the US Architecture DVD. Excellent quality and variety. Excellent seamlessness. i.e. no lighting seams as some of the TotalTexture images have.
So, I'll likely be expanding my collection with more Dosch Textures DVDs. Also, there's a company out there that creates greenery images for use in 3D applications... has a CAD focus, but can be used in any 3D application. I'll be checking that out too... if I can find it again.
Thanks for the comments!
04-22-2005, 09:14 PM
With all that money spent on texture collections you could have simply bought yourself a nice digital camera and spent some quality time outdoors. (as Zarathustra previously suggested) ;)
04-22-2005, 09:22 PM
hmmmm, that sounds vaguely familiar
04-28-2005, 07:42 PM
Just wanted to mention that both Dosch Design and 3D Total have had excellent customer service. :thumbsup:
04-29-2005, 12:14 AM
Does anyone know of a "People" CD or DVD other than the Marlin Studios one?
04-29-2005, 01:54 AM
Lots of freebie resources out there like http://www.imageafter.com
04-29-2005, 01:54 AM
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