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Tutorial Links and Resources‍‎‍Hi and welcome to the Goodtextures links page. The idea for creating this page derives partly from  my experiences as an Environment Artist and partly as a means of helping people  who are maybe new to the world of CG by showing some of the possibilities available.  By possibilities  I mean rendering, modeling, texturing, 3d mapping and 2d photo manipulation etc... This list like goodtextures.com will only display "FREE no strings attached" links to various resources and websites in order to give a glimpse into the many other disciplines of which there are many.

I have personally checked all of the links listed below and to the best of my knowledge all offer free services. It may be necessary to register before being able to use said product but to the best of my knowledge there are no hidden costs or bills invloved.

P.S. all of the links below will open new tabs when selected. I didn't realise there was so much controversy attached to the target_blank function. I hope you can forgive me for using it in this case.

Game Engines and Editors


Unreal Engine

Unreal Engine and Editor 

Unreal Engine 4 is a suite of integrated tools for game developers to design and build games, simulations, and visualizations.

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Unity Engine

Unity Engine and Editor

Unity is a cross-platform game engine developed by Unity Technologies and used to develop video games for PC, consoles, mobile devices and websites.

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As well as can be expected, there are literally  tons and tons of tutorials covering pretty much everything you need to know about both of these superb programs. Below I have included just a few links to some of these tutorials. Have fun :)

     
 

  Unreal Tutorials

Unreal Tutorials     

208 extensive tutorials ranging from beginner to expert.

 
   

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  Unreal Tutorials

Unreal Tutorials     

Lots and lots of Unreal tutorials as well as showcase reels.

 
   

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  Unity Tutorials

Unity Tutorials     

100 great Unity3D  tutorials covering a wide range of topics.

 
   

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  Unity Tutorials

Unity Tutorials     

Wide range of Unity3D tutorials ranging from beginner to expert. Also lots of showcase reels made with Unity.

 
   

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Concept / 2D Resource Sites

   
 

Art Station

 Art Station     

This really is a fantastic site and one of my all time favourite places to go. It is jammed pack with extremely talented and creative artists. If you are just looking for inspiration or want to post your work here, I can definitely recommend taking a look.

 
   

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Art Station

Deviant Art     

I don't think there are not many people left who have not heard of DeviantArt.com. This site is absolutely gigantic and offers everyone the opportunity of uploading and showcasing their image based work. There must literally be millions of images to search through. Highly recommended site.

 
   

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CG Society

CG Society     

Similar to DeviantArt, CG Society is a platform in which professionals or Artists of all levels have the opportunity of showcasing their work. I have found that Users here are very helpful and give tons of good objective advice regarding work posted. CG Society is an excellent site and is highly recommended.

 
   

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Good Tutorials

Good Tutorials      

Back in the day when I first started working as a texture artist, I would frequently visit good-tutorials in search of tutorials to help me improve my Photoshop skills, which it did. Since then the site has drastically expanded and now offers a vast amount of tutorials from 3ds Max to Photoshop and HTML. All in all, a great site well woth taking a look.    

    
      

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Fonts / Brushes

   
 

Brushlovers

Brush Lovers     

Brushlovers as the title suggests, offers a huge selection of high quality brushes. You can also find a great number of different styles, patterns, gradients and vectors. The site is very easy to navigate through and definitely gets a thumbs up from me.

 
   

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1001 Free Downloads

1001 Free Downloads     

1001freedownloads offers a gigantic number of great brushes, fonts, wallpapers, vectors, patterns and much much more. Everything listed here is free to use and download and is well worth taking a peek

 
   

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1001 Fonts

1001 Fonts     

1001fonts.com is a very nice, clean and professional looking site. The site is very easy to navigate through and offers a lot of very high quality fonts.

 
   

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Fontspace

Font Space     

Fontspace has very nearly 28,000 fonts available for download. The site is also very easy to navigate through and I can thoroughly recommend having a look.

 
   

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Simply The Best Fonts

Simply the Best     

Simplythebest offer a wide range of different fonts. There is not too much one can say about it really, apart from that it is an excellent source for fonts and as the saying goes "Does what it says on the tin"

 
   

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Game related Media

 
 

Gamasutra

Gamasutra - The Art & Business of making Games     

Gamasutra is a great site offering  an insight into the world of game development. There are lots of articles from the studio developers themselves to artists, programmers and audio designers. There is also a jobs listing section as well as a section on Indie games. Basically a must for everyone working in or intereseted in computer game development.

 
   

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Polycount

Polycount - The Videogame Art Community     

Polycount is a great forum offering anyone interested in computer graphics or computer games the opportunity of browsing through a massive selection of different topics. These topics range from being able to showcase your 3D or 2D work to technical talk. There are also  competitions to take part in as well as a jobs section to look through. Polycount is a  very professional and well thought out site.

 
   

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Sketchfab

Sketchfab - The Place to be for 3D     

Sketchfab is a fantastic site for anyone wishing to showcase his or her CG related work. The great thing is, is that you can upload and view your 3D work in realtime i.e. rotate, zoom in and out and be able to explore your object(s). The site is very well designed and an absolute pleasure to use. If I had three thumbs, they would currently be in the up position.   

 
   

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3D Modeling / Sculpting

 
 

3dm3

3DM3 - World's Computer Graphics Community     

3DM3 is an extremely well designed and professional site offering a huge amount of free high quality tutorials and assets. Their tutorials cover every program and topic I know of ranging from modeling in Maya to Z-Brush and Blender3D. There is definitely something to find there for anyone interested in CG. The tutorials are either in written or video format. This site gets a thumbs up from me.

 
   

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 CG MastersCG Masters - Free Tutorials     

CG Masters is also a wondeful and professional site offering a lot of free tutorials. The tutorials cover a wide range of different topics mostly using Blender. Although I have never used Blender before, I have however looked at some of their tutorials and am very impressed at the quality. Definitely worth taking a look.

 
   

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Texturing / Mapping

 
 

Gamasutra

Texturing and Mapping a 3D Model     

Antony Ward is the author of a great set of video tutorials covering the topic of texturing and mapping a 3D model. There are 14 videos in total covering all  aspects of texturing including uvw mapping to creating the textures from scratch. Each video is very well done and Antony does an excellent job in explaining each step. Antony also has a YouTube channel with more tutorials which you can view by clicking on his name above.

 

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  GamasutraTop Ten Tips of Texturing     

Here you can find a very nice article on texturing written by Jeroen Maton. The article covers some important aspects of texturing such as what is a base material to looking at the importance of adding small details. All in all a very well written tutorial  worth taking a look at.

 

   

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Web and Design Resources

 

Freestock

Freestock - Free web and design resources to supply your projects     

Freestock is a very handy site containing lots of links to other resource sites. The categories listed range from textures to code and pretty much everything which could be of interest to any budding artist or coder. The website is fairly new and as such is constantly being updated. Definitely worth taking a look.

 

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