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3D Models

 

Stanford Bunny
This model from the Stanford 3D Scanning Repository was created by combining ten range scans of a 7.5 inch tall red clay model. The scanning and assembly was performed by Greg Turk. The model contains 69,451 faces and 35,947 vertices. It is provided in Poly format.

 

Happy Buddha
This model was created by Brian Curless by assembling 58 range images of a 20 cm tall statuette. The model is contained in the Stanford 3D Scanning Repository. It contains 1,087,716 faces and 543,652 vertices. It is provided in Poly format.

 

Dragon
This model was created by Brian Curless by assembling 58 range images of a 20 cm tall statuette. The model is contained in the Stanford 3D Scanning Repository. It contains 871,414 faces and 437,645 vertices. It is provided in Poly format.

 

Hand
This model is from the Stereolithography Archive at Clemson University. The model contains 654,666 faces and 327,323 vertices. It is provided in Poly format.

 

Horse
This model of a horse was assembled from multiple range images by Cyberware, Inc. It contains 96,966 faces and 58,485 vertices. It is provided in Poly format.

 

Turbine Blade
This model was created using a marching cubes surface extraction of a turbine blade. This was performed over 300 industrial CT scan images, each 512 by 512 pixels. The original images were circulated on the CD-ROM for the VTK Book. The model contains 1,765,388 faces and 882,954 vertices.


3D Model Repositories

 

Stanford 3D Scanning Repository
Contains a number of classic models that were scanned and reconstructed at the Stanford Computer Graphics Laboratory. These are provided as .ply files.

 

GIT Large Geometry Models Archive
This repository, maintained by Greg Turk and Brendan Mullins at the Georgia Institute of Technology, holds a number of the models provided above, along with a couple of large terrain models. These are provided as .ply and .iv files.

 

AIM@SHAPE Shape Repository
A shared repository populated with a collection of digital shapes. The goal is to include a variety of standard test cases and benchmarks to enable efficient prototyping and practical evaluation on real-world models. Some shape categories are also offered in a multiresolution format.

 

Cyberware Sample Models
Cyberware provide a number of sample datasets acquired from their 3D scanners. They provide most of these in .ply format with a number of different levels of detail.

 

Avalon Public 3D Archive
The Avalon repository from Viewpoint Corporation provides a large collection of geometric models in a range of formats, including .3ds, .obj, dxf, etc. These are collected into a number of helpful categories to ease your search.

 

CG Trader
A peer-to-peer online marketplace for 3D designers to buy and sell Revit and 3D models.

 

3DS Models
3D models and textures gallery.

 

CGsellers - The Computer Graphics Market
CGsellers.com is a library to buy or sell digital product. Our library contains 3D models, stock photography, 2D illustrations, 3D illustrations, motion capture, textures and materials...

 

Plastic Boy Anatomy Models
High quality, medically accurate, royalty-free 3D models of various parts of the human body in formats like Autodesk 3ds max, Maya, Softimage|XSI, LightWave 3D and many others.

 

Linefour
Over 100,000 Models available free and to buy. They sell high quality, low cost 3D models from various artists. These are available in a range of formats including .max, .3ds, .obj, .lwo, .dxf,and .ma/.mb. Also a huge range of textures available.

 

Templates
Templates.com offers an imposing collection of 3D Models and 3D Art in modifiable .MAX format.

 

The 3D Studio
Offers vast selection of 3D models, textures, tutorials, plugins, scripts, gallery art, and much more for programs such as Autodesk 3ds max, Cinema 4D, LightWave 3D, Softimage|XSI, Maya, Rhinoceros, Sketchup, Strata 3D, trueSpace, Bryce, Carrara, ZBrush, Poser 3D, Vue, XNA Studio, OpenFlight, Second Life, and many others.

 

Falling Pixel
Falling Pixel is an European-based 3D model marketplace offering a large number of high quality 3D models in various industry standard formats.

 

WireCASE 3D
WireCASE.com specialises in the production, marketing and licensing of high quality, technically accurate 3D models in various levels of detail and categories for most popular commercial 3D software.

 

3D Environments
This site offers thousands of high-quality 3D models for purchase.

 

Digital Furniture
3D furniture models for architectural and interior visualization with Vray shaders. Free models available to download.

 

Rocky3D
This site offers a number of free and custom 3D models.

 

PARTserver Community
Large 3D CAD parts library offering over 500 supplier catalogs and a wide range of file formats like Sketchup, Inventor, Solidworks, etc.

 

Flat Pyramid
Flat Pyramid specializes in the creation, management, worldwide promotion, and distribution of digital content online. Members can buy, sell, and license 3D models, textures, games, and photos in various file formats (.3ds, .max, .obj, .dxf, .lwo, etc.).

 

3D Cafe
The 3D Cafe website includes a Free Stuff section which contains a very large collection of models in a range of formats including .3ds, .wrl, and .lwo. These are presented in a category hierarchy with most models having a thumnail image.

 

Mr. Furniture
A site that sells 3D models and textures of furniture for architects, interior designers, and visualization companies (3DS and DXF). They also have free 3D models in the download section.

 

Ocnus VRML Models
ORC Inc. provide a large collection of VRML 1.0 models (.wrl files). All these files pass vrmllint, and they are all gzip compressed. Median size of these models is 18 kb, average size is 63 kb.

 

X-Trusion
This site sells a number of high-quality textured 3D models, including human, vehicles, animals, and props.

 

Turbo Squid
This site sells a number of high-quality 3D models from various artists. These are available in a range of formats including .max, .3ds, .obj, and .ma/.mb.

 

Cacheforce
Cacheforce sell a number of collections of high-quality 3D models in formats such as .3ds and .max. These can be purchased from around $4 per model, or CD collections starting at $149.

 

Millennium 3D
A gallery of 3D art and 3D textures. M3 offer texture CD collections, as well as free resources such as software, photoshop filters, textures etc. They also provide a numbers of tutorials, fora, links to other resources, and 3D animation spotlight movies to help CG artists.

 

Flash Fire Designs
Professional 3D services since 1996 including: custom 3d modeling, model conversion, texture map creation, and graphics design. Offers a library of 3D objects for sale, and free sample model, available in most formats.

 

QSlim Sample Data
Michael Garland provides a number of sample models to support his QSlim package, provided in .smf format. These include the cow model, Crater Lake, and the usual bunny et al. collection.

 

The QSplat Model Archive
The QSplat archive maintains a number of classic 3D models for non-commercial use in the .qs file format. QSplat is a multiresolution point rendering system

 

The Digital Michelangelo Project
This project maintains an archive of 3D models of Michelangelo works in .ply and .qs formats, including David, St Matthew, and Atlas. Models are made available to certain researchers and scholars on request from Stanford.

 

Tutorials Models
Provides free textures, 3DS models, and tutorials. Models and textures are archived using the rar format.

 

XYZ RGB
A bureau for high resolution 3D scanning services for film, gaming, and reverse engineering applications.

 

aXYZ design
aXYZ design provides 3D people models and high quality textures in a variety of formats including max, obj, lwo, fbx, bvh and bip.

 

Applications 3D
A commercial site offering 3D scanning, modeling, and other CAD-related services

 

3DScience.com
Developers of high-precision 3D models of the male and female anatomy.

 

Cadalyst
A commercial site offering a large collection of 3D models, textures, and utilities

 

TraceParts Online
A CAD Parts Library offering 100 million free 3D models in a range of file formats including Sketch Up, Inventor, and a slew of CAD formats.

 

PARTcloud
2D and 3D CAD models.

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