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Title: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
Post by: Eric Matyas on January 10, 2017, 08:00:08 PM
Hi everyone,

I've been building a library of images that you are welcome to use in your projects. They are all original...all my own work. I think a lot of them could be made into cool textures for games.  All I ask is to be attributed as indicated on my homepage:

http://soundimage.org/

The images are on my "TXR" pages. 

I'm adding new ones all the time, so be sure to check back often. I sincerely hope that some of them are useful. Any and all constructive feedback is welcome and always appreciated.  :-)

All the best,

Eric
Title: Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
Post by: Jubal on January 16, 2017, 11:52:17 PM
This is a great idea :) How are you making them?

As one suggestion, I'd cut it up so you have two separate areas for textures and music (or maybe three - textures, music and sfx) and then have the subcategories within each one; it's getting to be too big a top menu to navigate at the moment.
Title: Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
Post by: Eric Matyas on January 18, 2017, 12:58:58 PM
This is a great idea :) How are you making them?

As one suggestion, I'd cut it up so you have two separate areas for textures and music (or maybe three - textures, music and sfx) and then have the subcategories within each one; it's getting to be too big a top menu to navigate at the moment.

Yeah, the site is getting a bit out of control...lol. I plan to do a  redesign to make it easier to get around...I'm just slammed with work at the moment. Thanks for the suggestion!

I've got a bunch of new fantasy stone and metal images ready...both standard and seamless. I think they look pretty cool. Make sure to left click on them to see the full sized images. You'll find them here:

http://soundimage.org/txr-rockstone/
http://soundimage.org/txr-metal/

I'll be out and about this week searching for new textures to photograph. If anyone has any requests for certain types of images, I'll be happy to keep my eyes open for them. Just let me know. :-)

Eric
Title: Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
Post by: Eric Matyas on January 24, 2017, 11:49:19 AM
Hi everyone,

I photographed a lot of cool textures last week that I'm sure could be used in all kinds of things. You'll find them here:

http://soundimage.org/txr-brick/
http://soundimage.org/txr-concrete/
http://soundimage.org/txr-ground/
http://soundimage.org/txr-metal/
http://soundimage.org/txr-rockstone/
http://soundimage.org/txr-vegetation/
http://soundimage.org/txr-wood/

Again, if anyone has requests for certain types of images, I'll be happy to keep my eyes open for them. Just let me know. :-)

Have a good week,

Eric
Title: Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
Post by: Jubal on January 31, 2017, 03:25:59 PM
Good parchment, papyrus and old-style paper textures are often useful in history or fantasy themed works and not always easy to find, if that's something you can think about sometime :)

I'd be happy to take a look at or help with any redesign or restructuring of bits of the site if that would be useful!
Title: Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
Post by: Eric Matyas on February 01, 2017, 04:42:43 AM
Good parchment, papyrus and old-style paper textures are often useful in history or fantasy themed works and not always easy to find, if that's something you can think about sometime :)

I'd be happy to take a look at or help with any redesign or restructuring of bits of the site if that would be useful!

At the moment, it's a Wordpress site (which helped me get "up to speed.") And yeah, paper textures would be great...thanks so much for suggesting it!

A whole bunch of new seamless texture images are ready for everyone on the following pages:

TXR - Brick
TXR - Concrete/Pavement
TXR - Foliage
TXR - Ground
TXR - Stone
TXR - Wood

Feel free to generate maps from them (displacement, specular, etc) as needed. If you need me to create them custom for you, drop me an email...(my email address is at the bottom of my homepage.)

I hope some of them are helpful!

Eric
http://soundimage.org/
Title: Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
Post by: Jubal on February 06, 2017, 12:31:44 AM
Yeah - you should be able to do the restructuring within WordPress though, it's possible to do sub-menus and things.

Looking good with the new textures!

This thread's one of the ones selected for the most recent "Updates from the Forge": http://exilian.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=5045.0 :)
Title: Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
Post by: Eric Matyas on February 08, 2017, 03:16:09 PM
Yeah - you should be able to do the restructuring within WordPress though, it's possible to do sub-menus and things.

Looking good with the new textures!

This thread's one of the ones selected for the most recent "Updates from the Forge": http://exilian.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=5045.0 :)

The site's definitely going to need a redesign since it's grown so much...it's getting a little bit out of control...lol. I'll definitely be looking into making it easier to navigate.

And thanks for the shout-out...I really appreciate it!

I've opened a new page of free sky images that might come in handy in your projects:
http://soundimage.org/txr-skies/

I also added a bunch of new wood images here:
http://soundimage.org/txr-wood/


I hope some of them are helpful!
Title: Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
Post by: Eric Matyas on February 15, 2017, 01:46:53 PM
This week's new free images are on my TXR - WOOD page. At the top, I've added a bunch of smooth wood images that might come in handy for interiors. Some have dents and other signs of wear.

If you scroll down (way down) to Seamless Textures, you'll find about 20 "fantasy wood" images...(I'm experimenting with creating different looks.) 

Anyhow, they all live here:

http://soundimage.org/txr-wood/

I hope some of them are helpful!
Title: Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
Post by: Eric Matyas on February 21, 2017, 12:22:17 PM
Hi everyone,

I've added about 100 new texture images. You'll find them on the following pages:

TXR - BRICK - (some new seamless "fantasy" bricks)

TXR - GROUND - (stones that could be used for riverbeds, railroad beds, etc.)

TXR - METAL - (both standard and seamless)

TXR - ROCK/STONE - (lots of cool rock textures, both standard and seamless...realistic as well as fantasy creations)

TXR - VEGETATION - (some cool ground cover that has a surreal look)

Enjoy!
http://soundimage.org/
Title: Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
Post by: Eric Matyas on March 08, 2017, 12:04:52 AM
Hi everyone,

I just began a new page of cool Sci-Fi texture images. Give it a look:

http://soundimage.org/txr-sci-fi/

I'll be adding many more images, including skins for creatures, aliens, etc.

Any requests? 

Btw, I've also had folks ask about how to credit me for my images. Please simply list me and my website under "Textures" in your credits section...there's no need to identify which images are mine...unless you really want to.  :-)

Anyhow, I think this is going to evolve into a really cool page. Hope it's helpful!


Eric
Title: Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
Post by: Jubal on March 08, 2017, 11:52:41 PM
Ooh, those do look useful, good stuff :)
Title: Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
Post by: Eric Matyas on March 19, 2017, 09:25:30 PM
Ooh, those do look useful, good stuff :)

Thanks, I hope some of them come in handy!

A bunch of cool new stone images are ready. You'll find them here:

http://soundimage.org/txr-rockstone/

I hope some of them are helpful!
Title: Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
Post by: Eric Matyas on March 27, 2017, 12:13:15 AM
Hi everyone,

This week's new images are all seamless so they can be tiled.

The first group might be useful in sci-fi games.  Feel free to scale them, mix with procedural textures or other images as needed.
http://soundimage.org/txr-sci-fi/

The second bunch are stone textures and could be useful for walls or other structures.
http://soundimage.org/txr-rockstone/

Please note: On all of my texture pages, the seamless images are grouped below the standard ones so make sure to scroll down...(WAY down on the rock/stone page.)

Anyhow, I hope some of them are helpful. Have a great week!
Title: Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
Post by: Eric Matyas on April 03, 2017, 09:07:41 AM
A bunch of new images are ready:

http://soundimage.org/txr-wood/

http://soundimage.org/txr-bark/


I hope some of them are helpful!
Title: Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
Post by: Jubal on April 14, 2017, 11:56:02 PM
I'm sure some of them will be! :)

Also I sent you a private message on here (check your inbox in the top bar) about some Exilian stuff, have a look and see what you think.
Title: Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
Post by: Eric Matyas on April 20, 2017, 01:23:59 PM
I'm sure some of them will be! :)

Also I sent you a private message on here (check your inbox in the top bar) about some Exilian stuff, have a look and see what you think.

Will do...thanks!

Btw, I've uploaded about 50 new metal texture images for everyone. Feel free to edit them as needed. You'll find them here:

http://soundimage.org/txr-metal/

I hope some of them are helpful!

Title: Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
Post by: Jubal on April 21, 2017, 11:47:53 PM
Great stuff! :)
Title: Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
Post by: Eric Matyas on April 28, 2017, 03:32:54 PM
Great stuff! :)

Thanks!  :-)

I've just uploaded about 70 new seamless metal textures. All are 2048X2048. Some have a "camo" look and might work well for military-themed objects. Others have intriguing patterns that might look cool in fantasy-based things. And some are just plain weird looking, but what the heck...give them a look. Hopefully some of them will be helpful.

http://soundimage.org/txr-metal/

(Scroll down...they live toward the bottom of the page.)

More are on the way.  :-)
Title: Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
Post by: Jubal on April 29, 2017, 11:58:48 PM
Excellent :) And congrats on becoming a citizen!
Title: Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
Post by: Eric Matyas on May 04, 2017, 11:23:54 AM
Thanks!

I've uploaded about 20 additional seamless metal texture images to finish out the set from last week. Each is 2048X2048. For anyone who's interested, they all came from a retired DC-7 aircraft. I Hope some of them will be helpful.

http://soundimage.org/txr-metal/

(Scroll down...they live about half way down the page.)

Have a good weekend!
Title: Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
Post by: Jubal on May 07, 2017, 10:56:50 PM
Ooh, those are nice :)

(I don't think I ever asked btw, but judging from the aircraft type - you're based in the US?)
Title: Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
Post by: Eric Matyas on May 10, 2017, 01:56:10 PM
Ooh, those are nice :)

(I don't think I ever asked btw, but judging from the aircraft type - you're based in the US?)

Thanks...and yes, I sure am.  :-)

I've uploaded about 150 new texture images, seamless and standard. As always, feel free to edit as needed. You'll find them here:

http://soundimage.org/txr-bark/
http://soundimage.org/txr-brick/
http://soundimage.org/txr-metal/
http://soundimage.org/txr-rockstone/
http://soundimage.org/txr-vegetation/
http://soundimage.org/txr-wood/

Paper textures (for maps, backgrounds, etc.) are on their way as well. Hopefully I'll have a brand new page full of them by next week.  :-)

Title: Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
Post by: Eric Matyas on May 18, 2017, 02:31:40 PM
I just opened a new page of paper textures that might be useful for maps, backgrounds and other things:

http://soundimage.org/txr-paper/

As always, feel free to edit as needed.

Next week I'll begin adding distressed paper textures which should (hopefully) look really cool.

Have a great weekend! :-)
Title: Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
Post by: Eric Matyas on May 25, 2017, 08:14:42 PM
Hi everyone,

I've just uploaded about 130 seamless fabric texture images onto a brand new page:

http://soundimage.org/txr-fabric/

Hopefully some of them will be useful for clothes and other things. As always, feel free to edit as needed.

Have a great weekend!  :-)
Title: Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
Post by: Eric Matyas on May 30, 2017, 09:10:17 PM
Hi everyone,

As promised, I've added about 50 distressed paper textures. They might be useful for maps, backgrounds and other things. 

http://soundimage.org/txr-paper/

I hope some of them are helpful.  :-)
Title: Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
Post by: Jubal on May 30, 2017, 11:03:27 PM
Great - paper and parchment textures are always needed, I find :)
Title: Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
Post by: Eric Matyas on June 13, 2017, 01:54:15 PM
Great - paper and parchment textures are always needed, I find :)

Awesome...glad to help!

I've uploaded a bunch of cool new metal, stone and bark texture images, both seamless and standard.

They are here:

http://soundimage.org/txr-metal/
http://soundimage.org/txr-rockstone/
http://soundimage.org/txr-bark/

I hope some of them are helpful.

Btw, my Soundimage Facebook page has been giving me trouble, so I've started a personal one:

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100017638394276

Have a good week!  :-)
Title: Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
Post by: Jubal on June 15, 2017, 11:57:26 PM
Added you - make sure you like the fb.com/ExilianOfficial facebook page too! :)
Title: Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
Post by: Eric Matyas on June 27, 2017, 03:55:42 PM
Added you - make sure you like the fb.com/ExilianOfficial facebook page too! :)

Thanks!

I've just uploaded over 100 new stone and metal texture images, standard and seamless, that I took at a couple of archaeological sites over the weekend. I think a lot of the stone textures could work well for castles and other structures.   

You'll find them here:

http://soundimage.org/txr-rockstone/
http://soundimage.org/txr-metal/


Have a good week!  :-)
Title: Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
Post by: Eric Matyas on July 05, 2017, 02:42:32 PM
Greetings!

I've uploaded about 100 new fabric texture images on my TXR - FABRIC page. They are all seamless, 2048X2048 and ready for tiling.

New fabric types include Leather, Rayon, Metal Linens, Dyed Acrylics and various weaves.

They might be useful for clothes for characters, furniture coverings, carpets, or anything else you can think of.

You'll find them here:

http://soundimage.org/txr-fabric/

I hope some of them are useful!   :-)
Title: Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
Post by: Eric Matyas on July 30, 2017, 06:58:51 PM
I've uploaded a bunch of new texture images, both seamless and standard, on the following pages:

TXR - Brick
http://soundimage.org/txr-brick/

TXR - Metal
http://soundimage.org/txr-metal/

TXR - Wood
http://soundimage.org/txr-wood/


If anyone happens to need a couple of distressed wooden door images, they are on my TXR - WOOD page as well. I think they look really cool. As always, feel free to edit as needed.

Btw, fur images on on their way...stay tuned!  :-)
Title: Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
Post by: Jubal on July 31, 2017, 10:47:05 PM
Excellent, included some of the new stuff in this month's newsletter:
http://exilian.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=5231

:)
Title: Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
Post by: Eric Matyas on August 07, 2017, 01:53:05 PM
Excellent, included some of the new stuff in this month's newsletter:
http://exilian.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=5231

:)

Thanks for including me in your newsletter...I really appreciate it!

50 or so new metal textures are ready, both seamless and standard, on my TXR - METAL page.  You can find them here:

http://soundimage.org/txr-metal/

Still working on carpet / fur / etc.

Have a good week!
Title: Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
Post by: Jubal on August 07, 2017, 11:01:52 PM
No probs, I'm sure we'll keep doing so, it's such a useful resource to let people know about :)
Title: Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
Post by: Eric Matyas on August 22, 2017, 12:56:30 AM
I've added about 50 new paper textures derived mostly from old book covers, but there are also some distressed blank pages. They are on my TXR - Paper page:

http://soundimage.org/txr-paper/

Hope some of them are helpful!
Title: Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
Post by: Jubal on August 22, 2017, 10:51:08 PM
Thanks, those are nice :) Have you considered leather textures as an area to add? That's one of the commoner ones I can imagine using that isn't there atm.
Title: Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
Post by: Eric Matyas on August 28, 2017, 01:04:05 PM
Thanks, those are nice :) Have you considered leather textures as an area to add? That's one of the commoner ones I can imagine using that isn't there atm.

I actually have some leather textures on my Fabric page. :-)

And I just uploaded about 40 new stone texture images, both standard and seamless, on my new TXR - Rock/Stone 2 page.

http://soundimage.org/txr-rockstone-2/

 Enjoy!
Title: Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
Post by: Jubal on August 28, 2017, 01:19:07 PM
Ah, I don't think I'd thought to look there! Thanks :)