Wednesday, July 19th, 2023 Posted by Jim Thacker

Get Poliigon’s 100+ free 3D models, textures and HDRIs

Online asset library Poliigon has made over 100 of its 3D models, textures and HDRIs available free.

The free assets include 3D models in 3ds Max, Blender, Cinema 4D, Maya and SketchUp format, plus 4K PBR texture sets and 18K HDRIs.

Free 3D models for 3ds Max Blender, Cinema 4D, Maya and SketchUp
The free assets include 40 models suitable for use in architectural visalization, games or motion graphics projects, including furniture, home furnishings, pot plants, and environment objects like rocks.

The models are provided in a range of file formats, including 3ds Max (.max), Blender (.blend), Cinema 4D (.c4d), Maya (.ma) and SketchUp (.skp), and in FBX format for other applications.

Renderers supported include Arnold, Corona, OctaneRender, Redshift and V-Ray, plus Blender’s Cycles and Eevee; and the assets come with texture maps between 1K and 8K in resolution.

Free PBR texture sets and 18K HDRIs
There are also 55 PBR texture sets, including bricks, tiles, concrete, metal, plastic, wood, ground materials and fabric, provided in PNG format at resolutions between 1K and 4K.

You can choose between specular/glossiness and roughness/metalness workflows, with the other maps provided including diffuse, displacement, normal and ambient occlusion.

Finally there are 8 HDRIs available to download for free, all exterior scenes, taken at different times of day, and provided in HDR format at resolutions up to 18K

Over 3,000 assets available in Poliigon’s commercial collection
Poliigon’s complete collection includes over 3,000 assets, available either on a pay-as-you-go basis, or by taking out a monthly subscription to the site.

Downloads work on a credit basis, with individual assets typically costing between 10 and 30 credits (£4.30 to £12.90 – around $5.55 to $16.50).

Licensing and system requirements
Poliigon’s free assets are licensed for personal or educational use only. Read the licence FAQs here.

The exact system requirements for the 3D models varies from asset to asset, but they are typically compatible with 3ds Max 2016+, Blender 2.80+, Cinema 4D R19+ and Maya 2016+.

Download free 3D models, textures and HDRIs from Poliigon