3D models can be really useful to kick start a modeling process, but where can you find well crafted high quality models to use? Models that other people have created can also be great for learning some new techniques and being inspired for creating your own creations. There is certainly a large demand for 3D models, and a several websites have surfaced to meet the demands.
Today, 3D models are used in a wide variety of industries. The movie industry uses them as characters and objects for animated and real-life motion pictures. The video game industry uses them as assets for computer and video games. The architecture industry uses them to demonstrate proposed buildings and landscapes through Software Architectural Models. The medical industry uses detailed models of organs. Finally it is quite common that 3D models are used in web designs main based on Flash technology. For this article I have compiled a list of more than 40 great websites that are providing free 3D models. Hope you find them useful and that you will leave a comment if there is a site I should to add to the list.
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3DM3 has a large collection of free 3d models in addition to their tutorials.
2. 3D Total
3D Total provides free stuff on 3D model in categories of human characters, household, body parts, vehicles, weapons, alien characters, architecture, medieval, cartoon, star wars, scenes, animals, sci-fi, low-polu and mechaniods.
Free 15000+ 3D models for download without registration required.
Rafeec Tech are called upon as one of the most prominent Heat Exchangers Drafting Services from India. Especially, Our 2D Heat Exchanger drafting services include: Assembly & every part detail and drafting service and Calculation include then various detail drawings and all kind of mechanical drawings process successfully. We can modify drawing or create new ones, to your standards and we use the latest CAD tools. Rafeec Tech provide high quality 2D mechanical Drafting in CAD as per clients’ requirements.
TurboSquid is the largest library of 3D products in the world. They offes over 300 free 3D models for download.
Free 3D models download.
The Google 3D Warehouse is a online repository of 3D models.
3DXtras.com offers thousands of free 3d models to download in .MAX, .3ds and other formats, you may use these models freely in your own work as royalty free.
Artist-3D has a large collection of free noncommercial 3D models.
You may use these models (meshes) royalty-free in your own work to create 2D images, animations, print graphics or web graphics. You may also include them as part of your software package in a proprietary format with credits and written permission from Amazing 3D Graphics, Inc.
11. NASA 3D Model
These models are for anybody that uses a 3D software package. Most of the models are in the common .3ds format, which can be read by most 3D programs. Some models, however, are in their original .lwo, .fbx, or .obj formats to preserve details that would be lost in conversion.
A collection of 3ds ,max ,prj and obj files for you to use in diffrent applications of 3d programs.
13. 3d Auto Club
All 3d models are free for any type of use (c/p). The version one is collection of very useful and handy 3d models in .3ds format.
Download 3D models from a catalog of the highest quality online.
17. Exchange 3D
A community exchanging free 3d models for usage.
Enchance the new 3d features of Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended version! Download free 3d models from Adobe-Tools.
19. 3D Plants
20. Mr Furniture
Over 5000 free 3D models for furniture, textures, CAD in .3ds, .max and .dxf.
Delicious free 3d models.
Model formats: Max, 3ds, car, wire, jas, c4d, daz, dwg.
Download Free 3D CAD models.
25. Top 3D Models
Download free 3D Models, no registration required, no email required, just click and download our free 3D models.
The objects are freely usable for your personal or commercial 3D art and animations. The 3D models are available in POV-Ray, Cinema 4D and/or Wavefront OBJ formats.
Free 3D Models for Autodesk Maya, 3D Studio Max and other 3D programs – Free models for beginners to advanced users of Autodesk Maya 3D animation and special effects software program.
Free the models is a site that offers royalty free 3d models in 3ds, bryce, poser, lightwave and md2 format. Also a great collection of textures to use in your favorite modeling and rendering program.
All the content is free for any use.
The ultimate 3D Sci-Fi resources.
30. Altair Models
Download over 1500 high quality 3d model files free of charge. Most models are available in Max, Dxf, 3ds, Obj. 3D formats for Pc, Mac and Unix platforms. In this collection you can find cars, humans, ships, animals and much more.
31. Kit 3D
Kit3dmodels, a great collection of 3d furniture, lamps and accesories.
Free 3D models in diferent formats.
33. 3d Model Sharing
3DModelSharing.com is a showcase of CAD related media. 3DModelSharing invite you to browse through their library of hundreds of different CAD files.
3D ContentCentral® is a free service for locating, configuring, downloading, and requesting 3D parts and assemblies, 2D blocks, library features, and macros. Join an active community of 493,038 CAD users who share and download user contributed and supplier-certified 3D parts & assemblies, 2D blocks, library features and macros.
35. Great Buildings
The models range in detail from very simple formal massing models of just a few blocks, through basic interior/exterior spatial walkthrough models, up to detailed interior/exterior models complete with furnishings and landscaping.
36. 3D Valley
Model formats: Max, 3ds, mb, cob, obj
Rocky3d specializew in providing the finest useful 3D models for your scenes and animations. They have thousands of models (many of which are FREE!) ranging from small but useful objects.
This site provides large models to researchers in computer graphics and related fields.
A source of high quality 3D models and free section contains some models, which you can download gratis, they are free of charge.
40. Apollo Maximus
Free Poser Downloads include free 3D models, free Poser body morphs, free Poser face morphs, free poses, free 3D clothing library, free Poser python scripts, free Poser light sets, free Poser face room module, free Poser face poses, free Poser character poses, free figure texture maps, free clothing textures, & more.
3DVIA is the newest of Dassault Systèmes’ 6 brands. Their mission is to extend 3D content creation and experience to new businesses and consumers with the goal of utilizing 3D as their common language.
Cadalyst offers worlds largest selection of free 3D models, textures, tutorials, plugins an dupdates for 3D studio and lightwave 3D.
A small archive of 3D models that Digital Animators has obtained over the years. Digital Animators has gone ahead and catagorized them by catagory for your visual preferences.
Free 3D models for vehicles.
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Dustin Betonio is a Translation Management graduate at University of Mindanao. His earlier career was devoted on customer service outside the information highway. Currently studying Law in the same University.