Free 3D models and scripts
This section presents free 3D models and scripts
under different formats (POV-Ray
This section presents large texture bitmaps
to be used for your 3D projects.
Models and textures are free (beer/speech) to be used for both private and commercial use. Unless specified otherwise, they are put under the Creative Commons By Attribution
All the 3D pictures on this website have some technical notes and when necessary a list of credits for textures and models, but for some of them a more complete "making of" description is available.
Galleries and institutions
- Institut National de l'Audiovisuel : Before it found its own home at Oyonale, this site was located from 1995 to 2000 at the Institut National de l'Audiovisuel. Warm thanks go to Marie-Luce Viaud (researcher at INA) and to Pascal Vuylsteker (former INA webmaster) for their support.
- MOCA : The Museum of Computer Art
was established in 1994 by computer artists Don Archer and Bob Dodson to promote computer art in its myriad forms and manifestations.
Software and forums
- Andrea Loehmüller + Friedrich A. Loehmüller : an extensive gallery of mathematical POV-Ray art. Also includes tutorials and photographs.
- Christoph Hormann : a developer and member of the POV-Team, Christoph doesn't forget that POV-Ray is also about making some quite impressive pictures... Check out his "Landscape of the week" project.
- Emmanuel Correia : a former POVer who now uses professional tools for fascinating results (also traditional painting and photography).
- François Dispot : the author of Arabeske, an on-line utility for creating repetitive patterns. But he's also the proud father of Germain Landfelder, who lives in a world of absurd proportions.
- Jaime Vives Piqueres : one of the best POVers and a multiple winner of the Internet Ray-Tracing Competition. His website also contains the great Lightsys macro and other utilities. Jaime and I collaborated on the "Reach for the Stars" image that went into orbit on the International Space Station.
- Jan Ternald : a surrealist painter in 3D (Bryce) and traditional media.
- Jeremy A. Engleman : a Dreamwork artist and former designer for the Riven game, he uses 3DS Max, Lightwave, Softimage and other high-end apps to create stunning and/or experimental images.
- L.J. Altvater : surrealism with a mix of childhood "purity" and dream-like weirdness.
- Larry Page : this POVer creates detailed, nostalgic and sometimes surreal pictures of Americana, something like the meeting of René Magritte and Norman Rockwell.
- Luc Bianco : fantastic Terragen landscapes
- Mick Hazelgrove : a master of 3D poetry, where fantasy meets the English landscape.
- Olivier Cousinou : another remarkable site for Terragen and Mojoworld landscapes
- Pierre Coffin : a professional 3D animator, mainly working for TV commercials. Some of the work he's been working on, like the French Lottery commercials (2001), can be considered as instant classics and little masterpieces.
- Shigeto Maeda : a Japanese artist and designer who makes very imaginative pictures with Blender.
- Tom Aust : a painter, a sculptor and a 3D artist who uses POV-Ray for magnificent architectural and interior renderings.
- Toni Bratincevic : a former POV-Ray user, Toni is now a professional 3D artist working with Maya and Max.
- Tor-Olav Kristensen : another math-inspired POVer and a good photographer too.
- Tsutomu Higo : Tsutomu has a training in traditional painting and a love for mathematics, and he combines both in his POV-Ray work. His gallery showcases POV-Ray pictures, POV-Ray sources, traditional paintings and drawings, as well as poems (haikus) and collective works. Tsutomu also participated in the Japanese POV-Ray guide.
2D artists (digital)
- Chaoscopia : Etienne de Saint-Amant's gallery of superb, museum-worthy, fractals, done with Ultrafractal.
- Cher Pendarvis-Threinen : the well-known author of the Painter Wow! Books (Peachpit Press), but she's also an accomplished artist, who brings to the digital world the intensity and warmth of the traditional techniques.
- Debi Lee Mandel : a computer artist and web designer whose subtle work explores the complexity and intimacies of human relationships. You can buy her works at Zazzle.com. See also her DVD site DigitallyObsessed.
- Dominique de Bardonnèche : an art historian and a pioneer in digital art, her works (mainly done in Photoshop) feed on ancient paintings, history, poetry or philosophy. She uses every support for her art web, silk, paper, stone.
- Gisèle Didi : a French photographer. A rich, emotional site about life, love and all that sort of things...
- Guy Bourdin : one of the most influential fashion photographers of the 70s (NSFW).
- Alain Fraval : an INRA scientist and a talented painter.
- Gérard Clisson : created fractal landscapes using natural fractals made with torn up paper.
- Grève : virtuality is not all there is! I was invited in October 1998 to participate in a collective installation by Dominique de Bardonnèche and Lynda Barril. I mercifully slaughtered a few moribund computers, turned them into pieces and made little objects out of them, that you can see in the installation site.
- Musinum : a intriguing piece of software that generates computer music through fractals and self-similarity, by Lars Kinderman.