Like last week, this week’s free download is holiday themed. Getting a handful of rocks for the holidays in 2020 seems totally appropriate to me!
I’ve seen so many tutorials about creating CG rocks but they always seem to fall a little short compared to truly natural objects believability. Photo scanning real natural objects creates such a believable CG model by comparison.
Download three photogramically captured rock models for free. Each model includes a high resolution version, (about 10,000 faces) and a low resolution version (under 1,000 faces.) Each model has been UV unwrapped and includes diffuse, occlusion, specular and roughness maps as well as displacement and tangent space normal maps.
This model pack includes a Maya ascii file, (the native format set up and ready to render,) with Arnold materials. It also includes .FBXs which should preserve the Arnold material and displacement set up across different platforms that support .FBXs and the venerable .OBJs that should work basically anywhere but you’ll probably have to set up the materials again on your own.
If you are getting strange results using the normal map be sure that your cg package is not applying a color space transform to the image. In other words, make sure the color space for the normal map is set to Raw.
Use these models in any way you see fit for either personal, academic or commercial projects. Credit is not required but it’s always nice! If you are going to give credit please do so like this:
Models provided by
Mighty North LLC
There are 2 restrictions to this license:
You cannot resell these models on their own or part of a package of models. You can give them to others provided you acknowledge where you downloaded them from (here).
You cannot sell a derivative work that is not substantially different than these models. I.E. You cannot sell prints of these models by themselves. Is that something someone would really want anyway? You can however sell derivative works that are substantially different wherein these models are a portion or even prominently featured.
If you end up using these and would like to share how you’ve used them, please do so! Leave a link in the comments below. Let me know what sort of models you’d like to see in the future and I’ll see what I can do.
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