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Eric Matyas

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Building a Library of Images for Everyone
« 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

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Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
« Reply #1 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.
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Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
« Reply #2 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

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Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
« Reply #3 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

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Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
« Reply #4 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!
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Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
« Reply #5 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
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Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
« Reply #6 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 :)
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Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
« Reply #7 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!

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Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
« Reply #8 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!

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Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
« Reply #9 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!
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Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
« Reply #10 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!


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Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2017, 11:52:41 PM »
Ooh, those do look useful, good stuff :)
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Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
« Reply #12 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!

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Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
« Reply #13 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!

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Re: Building a Library of Images for Everyone
« Reply #14 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!