Assets & Resources
Where to get free art assets (models, textures, materials) for use in levels
This page lists free art assets (models, textures, materials) for use in levels.
- We only list sites with robust free download plans + generic file formats that work in most engines.
- "CC license" refers to free assets with permissive Creative Commons or public domain style licenses.
- We also list other types of resources:
biggest selection of free low poly + realistic + 3D scan assets on internet; quality varies; make sure to filter for "Downloadable"!
lots of free models designed for games, but quality varies a lot
the most prolific free asset creator in games; many well-designed low poly 3D tilesets
another prolific free asset creator, lots of free low poly 3D props and characters
lots of good low poly 3D modules / tilesets, special Unity integration but works for any
free community model exchange for Blender users... it's not hard to learn how to export models from .blend to .fbx / .obj
used to be the biggest stock 3D platform on the internet; still some good free stuff there
formerly CC0Textures; lots of solid 4k / 8k materials with PBR support
lots of free textures designed for games with handpainted styles, quality varies
formerly CGTextures; most heavily used photosource library in the world until 2010; still offers a generous free account tier for medium resolution textures (x512, x1024)
A skybox is a special type of 6-sided cubemap texture that gives the illusion of a distant sky background. Contemporary game engines usually use procedural sky shaders / skydomes, but sometimes the old fashioned ways are more effective.
10000+ free tileset packs and sprites, mostly retro / pixel art style but lots of variety, basically the first place to look
smooth chunky tilesets packs and sprites, very good but also very recognizable