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10-30-2004, 06:00 PM
Might as well do it on these new boards hmm? /images/graemlins/wink.gif
I'll start off with this cool site with many up close squirrel references.
Human anatomy references, also the online home of Andrew Loomis' figure drawing books.
Thomas Suurland's homepage, with a metric assload of various blueprints of all kinds of vehicles.
Henry Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body. Plenty of in-depth stuff on muscles and internal organs.
Buildings, all sorts.
Mayang's online collection of free textures. If you have the spare cash, I recommend buying the collection on CD. Exceptionally good value.
ImageAfter, a good archive of assorted textures and reference photos.
I'll make this thread sticky for the time being, if you post a reply in it, please include a link to a site that hasn't already been linked in your post, to avoid cluttering the thread.
10-30-2004, 09:16 PM
No point reinventing the wheel. Here's the original bunch, minus about 4 links I hadn't added before the old boards went down (bah)
Also, could we get those who post links to put whether or not you have to pay $$$ for the resources. I'll post my links once i get home from work.
11-05-2004, 10:13 AM
I love beating a dead horse.
I've been called wierd for this in the past, but for human model references, I use mannequins. In the gameing world, the typical character has ideal proportions. Mannequins display that hero image quite well with flawless sculpted form. I got a full body male and female set for under 100$ on ebay. Great for studying muscles and proportions.
11-06-2004, 10:16 AM
Some Automotive Refs:
Hi Res photos of exotic and concept type dealies
As above, but less of them
Photo Albums of New Cars
Photo Albums of Classic Cars
Photo Albums of Motorcycles
Photo Albums of Rims/Tires Etc
Blueprint Albums by manufacturer
Model Kit Site, look around for blueprints
Some Riced Tuned and Blinged Car Galleries
Hi Res Car Wallpapers
hi-res galleries of almost every car you can imagine - really
Just some general photos in thei thread. Short but sweet.
Some interesting photos of smashed up cars.
Wheel rims and spinners a-go-go
Lots of car wallpapers and images - watch out for the shitty popups though.
Classic cars, and more trashed cars, oh yeah.
Yet more hi-res car galleries
Slow site, but with yet more hi-res car galleries. Plenty to choose from.
Rare and unusual cars
More rims and accessories
Nice searchable car site of enthusiasts cars.
handy for animation: a high speed movie archive:
11-24-2004, 04:07 PM
anybody got any good tileable texture sites? Im looking for a number of really good concrete/construction type textures.
11-27-2004, 02:14 AM
Look through the sites on my first post in this thread Ghost, I'm pretty sure there's a couple of texture sites in the list already.
12-02-2004, 12:20 PM
Tons of textures, well-organized, mostly 512's, all tiled (though often an ugly tiling job).
I like the Flesh ones... not easy to find decent pathology textures on the web., and this is a nice large collection.
They're free, mostly...
"All images in this site are free of rights. These images are created with personal works, images of the web or send by friend. I can&#146t control all images precisely used, thanks to said me if some images are not free."
... the ceramic tile ones are probably ©'d.
Our trusy leader has references up on his site:
I know this because a lot of the new ones going up will be mine /images/graemlins/wink.gif
12-04-2004, 06:06 AM
Just type in a search word. I'm sure you'll find something.
12-06-2004, 05:51 AM
If you click on the links for one of the movies, they have 100's of stills of various landscapes and people.
12-08-2004, 05:35 PM
Hasn't been updated since I first put it up but should still help some peeps
12-09-2004, 02:02 AM
does any 1 no a good ref site for artillery>?... i havent been able to find good pics... wonder how those war games modellers make them..
12-09-2004, 07:51 AM
There is a section in here: http://www.planetquake.com/polycount/cottages/qbranch/ref_links.shtml marked Artillery and Weaponry. I am sure you can find something useful in there.
12-11-2004, 05:41 AM
12-17-2004, 03:48 PM
Elaborate drainage system under Tokyo.
Great inspiration, and apparently is open to the public, for the next time you're in town.
12-20-2004, 01:35 PM
wow, I didn't even know about that drainage thing. There's some pics on that site that would make some really nice "massive structure" lighting reference...something that I've always found alittle difficult.
12-23-2004, 12:20 PM
I was searching for shots of Cambodian temples and cave interiors, found some nice large pictures.
A cave in Kuala Lumpur.
Tons of good jungle reference in there too.
BTW, a nice way to download all the pictures from a site...
Can anyone recommend other utils like this one?
12-23-2004, 01:15 PM
I use HTTrack website copier (http://www.httrack.com/) to download images. It's free and very customizable. I've got it set up to just copy all the image files from a site to one directory so that it's easy to use ACDSee to browse the images. That's opposed to downloading all the html files and having to navigate a copy of the site offline.
Cool temple images by the way.
12-25-2004, 11:22 AM
The BEST weapon site ever /images/graemlins/wink.gif high res pics from all views and clos-ups AND VIDEOS! Eventough they are modelguns they look damn the same to me /images/graemlins/smile.gif
/images/graemlins/smile.gif Thanx for those japan pics, though anyone has a link with pics from a tempel form multiple sides?
12-28-2004, 04:40 PM
two quick links for slate (http://www.distortion.co.uk/freebies/slate.html) and wood grain (http://www.pegaweb.com/tutorials/woodtexture/adobe-photoshop-wood-texture.htm). I've found these both to be very useful.
12-28-2004, 08:07 PM
Found a free program to make wood tiles, up to 3000x3000
12-30-2004, 05:01 AM
some useful sprites and textures, mostly for pay, but also free samples.
12-31-2004, 09:07 AM
"Eye of Science" microscopic photography.
12-31-2004, 10:22 AM
Someone posted this over on cgtalk, muscle and anatomy reference, quite cool I thought.
01-07-2005, 02:21 AM
a few good car ref's
01-07-2005, 05:30 AM
I saved it.....thought it be a good idea to link it.
01-10-2005, 05:05 AM
From the Silo site via Rick S:
Photos of poses, with the muscle structure illustrated.
Hmmm, I need to update the links page. Soon as Crunch is over.
01-27-2005, 04:06 AM
Lots and lots of derelict buildings and places. Rust, dirt, weathered - You name it.
awesome stock photo search site
*EDIT* btw, forgot to mention. I figured out a crafty way to get most of these images super high res. If you find the shot you need, most of them have a 'zoom' button. Click that and it dumps several images that make up one huge image into your web browser cache.
02-16-2005, 01:11 PM
Tons of guns with closeups:
02-28-2005, 08:02 AM
Domain says it all.
03-01-2005, 10:27 AM
Military uniform references. Many diffrent camo and other outfits used by diffrent countries.
Does anyone have a site with good soldier refs? front/side pics?
03-05-2005, 06:01 AM
Some good inspiration pics for making your buggy /images/graemlins/smile.gif
nice photos of gas masks etc.
03-25-2005, 11:02 AM
This site has tons of blueprints and pictures of home designs. Great reference for anyone wanting to do realistic environment work.
The museum of retro technology.
odd stuff. vehicles, gears, underwater cannon...
04-19-2005, 01:04 PM
High res scans of pretty much all the Masamune Shirow poster books. Tons of awesome drawing of hot chicks.
I guess I have to mention that this is adult content! /images/graemlins/blush.gif
04-23-2005, 07:39 PM
"Unidentified Photos" from the mid/late 19th and early 20th century. Good for costume ref and getting mildly creeped out (http://www.rootsweb.com/~txfalls/picMarlin_WilsonParks12282003.jpg).
05-07-2005, 02:14 AM
Musa The Warrior
I saw this asian movie on mtv and man it has such great asian chracters that you could use as ref or inspiration.
here is the google link http://images.google.nl/images?hl=nl&lr=&q=Musa+The+Warrior
05-13-2005, 11:52 PM
has links to quicktime movie turn arounds of the characters from the Resident Evil remake on GameCube
05-25-2005, 03:39 AM
The US Patent Office
It contains an incredible amount of information, with highres drawings of each invention /images/graemlins/smile.gif
05-31-2005, 02:22 PM
would anyone know where i can grab the model sheets of Mr. Fantastic from. I remember their being one for each member of the Fantastic four. I saved them, but they are long gone. any help would be appreciated as I'm sure you've all seen it before. It was pretty common, but now i just cant locate it. thanks
This site has a nice list of car blueprints too:
BTW, sorry, I don't know anything about Mr.Fantastic model sheet.
06-28-2005, 07:18 AM
Some video reference sites...
Getty stock video
BBC stock video
Corbis stock video
VCE stock video: explosions, etc.
Sediment in action! (good for particle fx reference)
Eadweard Muybridge (photographic motion studies)
Looped walking references
Altavista web search
Google web search
Lycos web search
07-07-2005, 03:45 PM
This place has some nice clean anatomical line drawings.Need to register though.
Anatomy Line Drawings (http://www.medscape.com/pages/features/ald/fb/index-fb)
07-18-2005, 11:06 PM
my new favorite artist: ippei gyoubu.
responsible for the new dr pepper campaign in Japan
07-20-2005, 06:35 AM
hawken, I would SWEAR you did each of those.
09-12-2005, 08:57 PM
The World War II in Europe Book List.
The following is a list of books from my collection dealing with the European Theater of Operations, Primarily Northern Europe,more specifically the Netherlands, on the ground. It does not cover Africa in depth, nor does it cover the Pacific Theater , or the Asian Theater. It does not cover ships or aircraft, ot the list would be endless. It does cover ground vehicles. This is just what I hve in my collection which the focus is primarily referential, and visual, rather than technical, or political.
Europe In The Spring, Claire Boothe, Alfred a Knopf Publishing.
The Germans, Gordon A. Craig, Meridian Publishing.
The Streamlined Decade, Donald J. Bush, Braziller. Industrial Arts and Everyday items as well as buildings from the 20's to the war.
A Pictoral History of the World War II Years, Edward Jablonski, Wings Books. Period Photographs of the war years.
CARS of The Thirties and Forties, Michael Sedgwick, Beekman House. This has cars from around the world and discusses imports and exports, as it turns out U.S. made cars and trucks from the late 30's found their way into the middle class in Europe, government fleet sales because of their mechanical reliability, as well as their native cars either being low cost for the "masses" (Fiat Topolino, Tatra T87, and the KDF Wagen later to become the VW Beetle), to the high end (Mercedes, Opel, BMW, rolls Royce, Delahayes, LeLages and Talbot-Lagos). Lots of color phtos and good tecnical drawings.
American Art Deco, Eva Weber, Dorset Press. Again more for general atmosphere, this books maysay "American" in the dcover, for a world wide phenomenon, where a lot of international designers worked for American companies, and vice versa. From buildings to radios to furniture, this book is a valuable reference.
Propaganda The Art of Persuasion World War II , Anthony Rhodes & Victor Margolin, Book sales. A comprehensive look at the Axis and allied propaganda of WW2, especially posters used by the invading powers in conquered territories. You will need ubiquitous posters plastered on the walls and kiosks to get theat special atmosphere that only these sorts of posters can give.
The J.C. Leyendecker Collection, Steine & Tabara, Collectors Press. Men's Fashions and the masculine Ideal from the 20's through the late 30's
Everyday Fashions of The Thirties as Pictured in Sears Catalogues, Stella Blum, Dover Books from the depression to the beginning of the war..
Everyday Fashions of The Forties as Pictured in Sears Catalogues, JoAnne Olien, Dover Books.From the war, and war austerity measures until the Dior looks
Costume Design in The Movies, Elizabeth Leese, Dover Books. The biggest influence on fashions for women, other than Paris
Fashion for Men, Dianna De Harly, Holmes and Meier. The biggest influence on fashion for men, was British Royalty, and the Prince of Wales was a shapr dresser.
The Kriegsmarine (volumes 1 - 3), John R. Angolia & Adolf Schlict, Bender Publications. In depth examination of every issue item pruduced by the Navy of the Third Reich. Good photos.
Uniforms and Traditions of The German Army 1933 - 1945 (volumes 1 - 3), John R. Angolia & Adolf Schlict. The definitive books on uniforms and equipment of the German Army under Hitler.
Army Badges and Insignia of WW2, Guido Rosignoli, Blanford Colour Series. Badges nd rank systems, and awards explaind for most of the participants of WW2.
German Uniforms of The Third Reich 1933 - 1945, Brian Leigh Davis, Blanford Colour Series. This books shows every uniform of every government department, and political organization of the Third Reich, showing that indeed, Himmler wanted to replace civilian clothes with distinctive uniforms for every branch of government.
World Army Uniforms 1939 to the Present (1980) by Mollo, McGregor, Smith, and Chappell. Blanford Colour Series.This book combines world Army Uniforms of World War II 1939 - 1945, and World Army Uniforms Since 1945. A companion to The Armed Forces of World War II by Mollo & McGregor.
Waffen SS Uniforms in Colour Photographs, Andrew Steven & Peter Amodio, Windrow & Greene. From a series of books where they find models to fit vintge uniforms and pphotograph them with good backgrounds and excellent photographic equipment. Arrainged chronologically.
Wehrmacht Camoflage Uniforms & Post War Derivatives, Daniel Peterson, Windro w& Greene. Same as above, but a catalog of camoflage patterned uiforms used by the German Army, and armies after the war.
World War II Infantry in Color Photographs, Laurent Mirouze, Windrow & Greene. Arrainged Chronologically by theater and campaign.
Allied Soldiers of World War Two, The Editors of Armes & Militaria Magazine, Histoire& Collections. Selected articles from the superb, large format magazine Armes et Militaria portraying models wearing complete vintage uniforms ande photographed in studio with excellent cameras and lighting. The magazine covered all wars and all fronts, but these books collect the most representative of WW2.
German Soldiers of World War Two, The Editors of Armes & Militaria Magazine, Histoire& Collections.
Same as above, covering the multifarious uniforms of the Germans in combat.
Spearheading D-Day, Jonathan Gawne, Histoire & Collections. The Editor and author of Armes & Militaria magazine ut together a book about the unfiorms , and equipment of the various American services participating in the invasion of Normandy. Very thourough.
The U.S. Army Photo Album, Jonathan Gawne, Histoire & Collections. A collection of Photos shot by army photographers using Kodachrome Color slides during WW2, bring the conflict to life that grainy Black and white never does. Researched and duplicated from the U.S. National Archives. Crisp period photogrpahy taken all over the U.S. and Europe.
The U.S. Army European Theater of Operations Collectors Guide, Henri-Paul Enjames, Histoire & Collections.This is the definitive book on every piece of eqyuipment used by the U.S. Army in Europe, from uniforms to radios, to furniture, to official stationary, to pigeon carriers, It's all here in excellent color photos.
The British Soldier 1944 - 1945 Volume 1, Jean Bouchery, Histoire & Collections. A very thorough book on the uniforms, insigin and equipment of the British Soldier in Europe. Excellent color photos and selected period photos.
Insignis of World War II, Leslie McDonald, Chartwell Books. A comprehensive book on the insignia of rank, and unit, and award used in WW2.
The World War II GI in Color Photographs, Stephen Windrow, Motorbooks. Chronologically arrainged posed, and colored photographs opf models wearing vintage uniforms posing with vintage military vehicles in candid shots. Very good phtography, and as a bonus, in the back is the Sherman Grizzly owned by our club now, that was featured at the end of Saving Private Ryan.
Field Equipment of the Infantry 1914 - 1945, Robert Fisch, A Greenburg Publication. THis is an odd book. Very thourough, and does include Dutch infantry equipment (though not a full uniform), as well as Vintage B/W photos taken of the Armies participating in the boxerRebellion of 1900. Wha tmakes it weird is the author posing with multiple copies of himself in the vintge uniforms in the center section. Entire units of well acoutered clones. IT does cover a couple of the minor participants of WW2 well such as the Danes.
German Army Uniforms of World War II, Krawczyk, Motorbooks. Uniforms of various branches of the army in color photographs shot in a studio.
The Armed Forces of World War II, Andrew Mollo, Military Press. This is the basic reference for the uniforms of all combatant countries participating in WW2. It builds on the previous work by Mollo, and the artist McGregor, and compliments it by adding Naval and air force uniforms and rank systems. Used to be a Borders Books staple.
Silver Wings, Pinks & Greens, John A. McGuire, Schiffer Military History. A book about U.S. Army Officer's Dress Uniforms and "Class A's", specifically those relationg to the Army Air Corps. Thorough Detailed, and in color.
Gear Up!, John A. McGuire, Schiffer Military History. The companion to the above book, this covers the flight uniforms and equipment such as goggles, Oxygen Masks and Mae Wests of the U.S. Army Air Corps. Color Photos as well as Period Black and white photos.
Doughboy to GI, Kenneth Lewis, Norman D. Landing Publications. This used to be the definative book on the uniforms and equipment of the U.S. Army in WW2, until The U.S. Army European Theater of Operations Collectors Guide, was published. It's still good, and well organized, but black and white loses to color.
America's Finest, Gary Howard, Greenhill Books. A history as well as a photographic guide to the Airborne Forces of the U.S. Army in WW2. Units that were very active in the Netherlands in WW2.
Canuck, Michael A. Dorosh, Pictoral Histories Publishing. This coveres theuniforms and equipment of Canadian Armed forces and WW2, and a little bit of the experience of those that served. Also active in operation in the Netherlands. Good black and white and color photos and humorous explanations on occasion.
Soldat Volume I - III: Equipping the German Foot Soldier in Europe and Africa, Cyrus Lee, Pictoral Histories Publishing. If you could not afford the Angolia books from Bender Publishing these were the next best thing in terms of uniform and equipment guides for the researcher and re-enactor. Good Photos, and good explanations.
Nazi Regalia, Jack Pia, Ballentine Books. An old classic, and part of the "Violent Century" series, this book covers insignia and political symbology of the Nazi Party.
Collector's Guide to the Waffen SS, Robin Lumsden, Hippocrene Books/Ian Allen Publishing. A small, but nice book in color on the uniforms, and insignia of the Waffen SS. some notes on counterfeits and preproductions.
The Black Corps, Robin Lumsden, Hippocrene Books/Ian Allen Publishing. A collector's guide on the Algemeine SS, specifically the Black uniforms from their inception until their retirement in 1938. If you see a black Uniform during the war in a movie, it's wrong.
Detecting The Fakes, Robin Lumsden, Hippocrene Books/Ian Allen Publishing. A book about not getting ripped off when buying vintage Third Reich medals, equipment and insignia. Very thourough. Also good for finding good reproductions you wouldn't mind losing.
The New Infantry Drill Regulations, U.S. War Department, Telegraph Press 1943. A common book, often found in used bookstores,this book details what was expected of a U.S. Army Recruit in WW2. This superceded the Infantry Drill Regulations of may of 1941, and is noticeably thicker, but many of the illustrations are the same.
FM 21 - 7 Infantry Scouting , Patrolling, and Sniping, War Department, 6 Feb 1944. This explains the tactics and modes of movement and operational conduct of U.S. Infantry inthe field in Europe.
National Geographic Magazine, June 1943, The National Geographic Society. The familar Old yellow magazine. This issue has a map of th world situation to date, as well as a large section describing American systems of rank, and insigina for all the uniformed services at the time, very thourough.
Handbook of German Military Forces, War Department, March 1945, Reprinted by the Louisianna State University Press 1994. Thos was the official Handbook, originally distributed to Officers of the U.S. Army, ina binder as a classified document. Pages would be issued as they were updated, and this is a complete reprint of the last update before the end of the war in Europe. Very very thourough.
American Military Belts and Related Equipment, R. Stephen Dorsey, Self published. Military belts, puches, and bayonets from the revolutionary war to the late 1960's. Illustrated, and photos.
German Mountain Troops, Bruce Qyuarrie, Patric Stevens Publishing. Photos from the German Bundesarchives of period Photographs taken by German combat photographers of bergtruppen in action.
Men At Arms Series No. 112, British Battledress 1937 - 61, Brian Jewell, Osprey Publication. A passably illustrated work on the development and evolution of the British Battledress Uniform, that influenced Uniform design from the war until Viet Nam. Good B/W photos.
Men At Arms Series No. 234 German Combat Equipments 1939 - 45, Gordon Rothman, Osprey. A well illustrated work on the various belts andinfantry equipments issued to German forces during the war,showing it's evolution and rapid declinein material quality after 1943, but not workmanship.
Elite Series No. 1 The Paras, Gregor Ferguson, Osprey. A thicker, well illustrated book on the history, uniforms and equipment of the British Parachute and Glider regiments. Very active in the Netherlands in 1944.
Volume One Oberscharfuhrer 6. SS Gebirgs Division Nord, Bill Costly, Last 100 Days ETO. Extreme detail here. bill Costly was a replacement soldier and served in the last 100 days of the War. Even though he was 18, he took notes and souvenirs with the idea of cataloging the arms and equipment of the troops he fought and the prisonershe captured. This is "hat to boots", from underwear and socks to winter coat inventory of the items from a particular German soldier from the 6th SS Mountain Division. This shows what one German soldier was to have been issued or was likely to have carried. All studio photos, in Black and White.
Volume Three Obergefreiter Jager Batalion Light Infantry Division, Bill Costly, Last 100 Days ETO. As above, this was for a German Army Corporal, with the same level of detail as the above, showing the varience in equipment between the army and the S.S. (As well as the economized materials and tailoring of late in the war) Volume Two of this Series was Bill Costly's Own Uniform from his unit. the 80th Division of the Third Army. U.S. Army.
Vehicles and Equipment
VW at War, Michael Sawodny, Schiffer Military History. VW's contributions to the German War effort in photos, mechanical drawings a d color paintings. the Kubelwagen was nearly as ubiquitous as the American 1/4 Scout car, a.k.a. The Jeep.
German Battletanks in Color 1934 - 45, Schiffer Military History. Color paingings and black and white Photos of various Armoured Fighting Vehicles used by the German Ground forces, showing types and markings.
StuG III German Assaut Gun, Fraser Gray and Bruce Crosby, Fraser Gray. A self Published and thorough examination of a self propelled Infantry support vehicle based onthe Panzer Mk III chassis. Used untl the end of the war, and ost war by Finland. A common tank-like vehicle.
Strassen Panzer: The German Scout Cars, Walter J. Spielberger & Uwe Feist, Aero Publications. A history of the Wheeled Armoured Cars used by the Germans from the end of WW1, untilthe end of WW2. Drawings, Black and White Photos.
British and American Tanks of World War II, Peter Chamberlain & Chris Ellis, Arms & Armour Publications. The catalogue of tracked vehicles used by Britan and the U.S. in WW2, including experimental models that neversaw service, and also including some armoured cars and Halftracks. With Technical drawings and period Black and White Photos.
Standard Catalog of U.S. Military Vehicles 1940 - 1965, Thomas Berndt, K Publications. This catalogs every wheeled vehicles used by the U.S. Army (and many of the Allies) in good Black and White photos, usually of restored vehciles, but some period photographs. Comprehensive to say the least.
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Firearms, Ian V. Hogg, Chartell Books. This covers just about every firearm made from the beginning to a couple of years ago, classified by type. so that rifles are grouped with rifles, and then by country, and then chronologically, so you can see the evolution of the types. Thourough , in color and inexpensive.
There are probably others that are in storage that I do not have access to, but these should give one a fairly thorough grounding on visually
This does not include magazines like Armes & Militaria, Military History, G.I. Journal, Airpower, Wings, Air Classics, Sea Classics, WW2 Magazine, or any others like that too numerous to list.
If you need clarification, or subjects, please ask.
11-02-2005, 11:24 PM
The Wikimedia Commons is a useful place to search for various references, like anatomy too. Not the greatest resource, but pretty dynamic.
Timex just posted this in GD:
Urban Ruins - http://www.opacity.us/
11-08-2005, 10:03 AM
Good one MoP/Timex.
In a similar vein, not sure if I got this from polycount or not...
Welcome to Underground Ozarks, a site all about urban exploration in the Ozarks area. You'll find information and pictures of abandoned places, sewers and drains, ghost towns, and more. If it's in the Ozarks area, or just close enough to drive to, and you're not supposed to go there... We'll get it on the site eventually.
11-08-2005, 10:11 AM
UK location-scout photos, tons of places, well-catalogued.
Wow, that's a great site, Eric! Thanks!
11-15-2005, 03:10 AM
wing photos reference:
11-16-2005, 04:02 PM
Hot nekkid turtle action!
A friend brought a couple of his many turtles into the studio today for me to photograph.
Here are the results:
Turtle Power!!! (http://www.ryan-jackson.net/turtle_gallery/)
11-18-2005, 04:59 PM
Holy crap that's an awesome site Timex, thanks!
11-20-2005, 03:13 PM
If you need insanely high res diffuse, normal and spec maps of earth:
Anyone remember a site that had links to great pics of convicted criminals? I seem to have lost it.
goddit, thanks Poop: http://thnom.tehunlose.com/model_resource/
and Thnom of course!
12-04-2005, 08:08 PM
I was wondering if anyone knew of a good link for human body modeling references. I am having trouble modeling the muscles in the leg.
snake85027: Take a look at the illustrations from Gray's Anatomy - http://www.bartleby.com/107/indextn11.html
12-04-2005, 09:32 PM
thanks for the reply, i have references but im not use to modeling characters so i dont even know if my edge flow is right, how can i post it up so you can look at it?
12-07-2005, 01:18 PM
SOme Jet refernec,e including shots of the engine and other details. Excellent reference for Jet construction as well
Just found this awesome site by accident when doing a Google image search:
Basically it's really high-res skull photos of hundreds of different animals. Could be really handy.
12-08-2005, 09:13 AM
Pretty awesome site their mop. Love those sites; simple just text but when you click the links - all the images you'd ever need :]
12-12-2005, 01:35 PM
i give you cars!
12-27-2005, 10:06 PM
01-04-2006, 03:34 PM
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nice one /images/graemlins/wink.gif
01-04-2006, 03:43 PM
opacity has already been posted
01-18-2006, 06:45 PM
Huge collection of animal reference:
Huge-resolution photos on a wide range of subjects:
01-22-2006, 09:54 PM
Nice link, Weiser_Cain - thanks!
Here's a good one for clothing reference. Good for finding out folds and stuff.
They have nice high-res images for most of the clothes in there, just select a product and click the "Show Details" button.
01-24-2006, 10:25 AM
Great photo resource: http://www.photosig.com
01-30-2006, 11:24 AM
was in majorca over the weekend and it stopped raining long enough to go for a stroll /images/graemlins/laugh.gif so I took some pics. I hope they're of some interest for level design/texture artist use, sorry that they're not in some kind of nice thumbnail browsing format, just a dir. Keep going for some nice doors and shutters /images/graemlins/smile.gif.
I like these particular: 81,82,87,90-92,97,100,106,111,139,142,144,146,150,153,162,181, 189-190.
theres a zip of em all in there too down the bottom, 35 meg.
if anyone would like to host the zip of all the pics full rez (150meg) give me a PM, my hosted bandwidth is a bit restrictive. I don't even know if itll cope ok with that lot.
Well, I got the Zip file in about 30 seconds so it can't be that bad. I probably raped your bandwidth though so now nobody else can get the pics... cheers! /images/graemlins/tongue.gif
01-30-2006, 11:42 AM
02-03-2006, 04:18 AM
is it wrong to get turned on by pictures of jet engines?
if it is I don't want to be right!
02-08-2006, 02:54 AM
for you car buffs:
02-26-2006, 04:50 AM
02-26-2006, 01:12 PM
WW2 color pictures.
02-28-2006, 04:50 AM
the antique ones have some nice designs to pinch for your decoration http://www.walkingstickshop.co.uk/index.html
03-22-2006, 01:00 PM
NewTek Texture Collection's. You need to register but some cool stuff on it - http://img478.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tikkker7ka.jpg hehe.
Textures from some debunked game. The quality ain't too bad but they could do as test textures or quality placeholders.
Not sure if this has been posted but looks alright /images/graemlins/smile.gif
Great resource - check the different sets. Really good resource to get textures out of.
EDIT: TELL ME IF THEY'VE BEEN POSTED BEFORE - I'LL EDIT AND DELETE. DON'T WANT DOUBLE LINKS.
03-25-2006, 01:59 AM
Forgive me if this has been posted before
03-25-2006, 07:42 AM
buncha skin pictures
04-21-2006, 11:45 PM
I though this was interesting
dunno if posted before or not.
just a bunch of images of urban decay in and around ontario it seems.
07-27-2006, 08:25 AM
This site has Blueprints for all sorts of things; cars, trucks, motorcycles, modern planes, ww2 planes, tanks, ships, weapons, trains, star wars, star trek, humans, etc.
08-24-2006, 02:16 PM
Quirky site for clothes reference and/or character concept ideas:
Kind of fun to look at too - some whacky characters...
courtesy of brome /images/graemlins/smile.gif
just posting here from another thread for future reference
11-04-2006, 07:01 AM
huge bunch of wallpaper-esque designy bits. Good for a little inspiration for patterns and whatnot.
another pretty neat one. fabric patterns.
Frickin' awesome page of loads of high-res military vehicles and equipment.
12-19-2006, 12:02 PM
Weird steampunk-esque stuff, like early attempts at gasmasks and electro shock helmets, check out the museum for the weirdest stuff
Radio Guy (http://www.radio-guy.net/index.html#)
Hah, that's awesome Justin, thanks! /images/graemlins/smile.gif
Here's another military vehicle ref site or two:
12-21-2006, 12:11 PM
Got some more steampunk-ish stuff
Check out his cat & mouse armor:Jeff de Boer (http://www.jeffdeboer.com/Home/tabid/36/Default.aspx)
Here's where I find all my neat stuff: Brass Goggles (http://ccgi.firewyre.force9.co.uk/brassgoggles/)
12-22-2006, 08:28 AM
Once you get past the website, there are some pretty cool hairstyles in here:
i looked it up in reference to the recent thread in 2d/3d where someone was looking for curly hair in 3d
12-24-2006, 10:37 PM
Not sure if this was posted, but this is AWESOME reference for modular environments. There's a LOT of images and instructions deep in here, be sure to look around (projects page)
Very cool stuff Chris, thanks!
12-30-2006, 08:22 PM
Anyone have the link to that site with the side view photos of animals, mostly (or entirely?) cows and bulls? I remember it getting posted a couple of months ago.
http://boards.polycount.net/showflat.php...true#Post140573 (http://boards.polycount.net/showflat.php?Cat=0&Board=1&Number=140573&Searchpag e=1&Main=140573&Words=%2Bcow+%2Breference&topic=&S earch=true#Post140573)
This is probably what you're thinking of, SupRore... forum search is a wonderful thing - "+cow +reference" /images/graemlins/smile.gif
01-01-2007, 01:23 PM
Yeah, thanks. Sorry, I completely forgot to run a search first. /images/graemlins/frown.gif
01-12-2007, 08:42 AM
IronHawk (Cheers, nice find) posted this in `what are you working on...`
A lot of natural beauty photos in there, more for painter types than 3d.
01-13-2007, 06:22 AM
soviet bus stops.. some funky designs
01-19-2007, 12:28 PM
Mystery Island at Tokyo DisneySea (http://www.tdrfan.com/tds/mysterious_island/)
Not many pics but it looks pretty awesome! How about a collection to buy Hawken some tickets so he can take some photos?
Oh yes, in case you need some more steam punk inspiration: concept art for Steam Wars (http://steamwars.com/index.htm), from the writer/director of The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra. Giant steam powered robots of war!
Some nice photography on this guy's site, I especially like this image:
Justin: Google image search leads here if you want some higher res images - http://blog.magicpants.net/?p=332
01-22-2007, 07:14 AM
architectural pictures organized by building terms and building styles:
01-22-2007, 01:04 PM
awesome link kp
01-26-2007, 05:28 PM
anatomy teachings. not for the squeamish (contains images of dissected bodies)
01-28-2007, 01:56 PM
Haven't checked it out myself, but the blurb read:
We index images in the public domain or available for free usage under various forms of copyleft licensing.
just stumbled across this by chance googling something else. handy for anyone wanting elijah wood or hobbit ref:
Heavy plant machinery, high-res pics from most angles.
02-03-2007, 02:46 PM
quite cool anatomy ref http://www.letempledelaforme.com/anatomie/#
02-06-2007, 08:48 AM
Survival gear, or "woodcraft" I really liked the nets entry.
Very, very cool fashion and clothing ref:
Also some bones/fossils which I find quite useful:
02-16-2007, 10:14 AM
crazy sci-fi/steampunk looking light fixtures
03-21-2007, 09:46 AM
Couple nice sites for building reference.
1. very interesting and a great resource for architectural details. The exploring buildings area is where most of the pictures are.
looking at buildings (http://www.lookingatbuildings.org.uk/default.asp)
2. Run down beatup old buildings.
urban explorer (http://www.ue.neostrada.pl/tour/zonetour.htm)
3. Medieval Art and Architecture
Medieval Art and Architecture (http://www.pitt.edu/~medart/)
4. Corrosion examples and explanations from ballast tanks.
Corrosion / Rust (http://www.amteccorrosion.co.uk/papers/coatingfailuresguide.html)
5. Jersey Barriers.
Jersey Barriers (http://cryptome.org/dnc-barriers2.jpg)
Interesting to see a 'naked' chimp. The arm musculature is amazingly human like. Thought it was neat ref. for creature stuff:
nice character ref
04-28-2007, 09:41 AM
04-29-2007, 04:40 PM
can't remember which site i originally got these from, but they are handy for me =]
http://img92.imageshack.us/img92/3435/anafigback001ca8.th.jpg (http://img92.imageshack.us/my.php?image=anafigback001ca8.jpg)http://img92.imageshack.us/img92/4020/anafigfront001qt8.th.jpg (http://img92.imageshack.us/my.php?image=anafigfront001qt8.jpg)http://img92.imageshack.us/img92/7573/anafigside001ym7.th.jpg (http://img92.imageshack.us/my.php?image=anafigside001ym7.jpg)
04-30-2007, 08:45 AM
Those are images from Freedom of Teach's (http://www.freedom-of-teach.com/products/prod_category.php?sect=products&pid=cat_anatomy) organic modeling DVD by Tareq Mirza
05-02-2007, 11:23 AM
Came across this - MASSIVE NFL Headshots. Although there's no side shot and some are smiling, the quality is unmatched.
05-03-2007, 01:19 PM
Sweet arch shots for enviro guys.
05-17-2007, 01:45 AM
Little over a year ago I was taking Life Drawing at school. Before each session we were given a bunch of handouts with some really good anatomy reference. Today I finally dug them out. Hopefully they'll be of some use around here.
http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/2741/armmultifrontso5.th.jpg (http://img511.imageshack.us/my.php?image=armmultifrontso5.jpg)http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/5499/armmultibackin4.th.jpg (http://img180.imageshack.us/my.php?image=armmultibackin4.jpg)http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/1282/armmultisideep0.th.jpg (http://img511.imageshack.us/my.php?image=armmultisideep0.jpg)
http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/6494/armmusclesfrontzu0.th.jpg (http://img518.imageshack.us/my.php?image=armmusclesfrontzu0.jpg)http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/6491/armmusclesbackle1.th.jpg (http://img518.imageshack.us/my.php?image=armmusclesbackle1.jpg)http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/9018/armmusclessideqb2.th.jpg (http://img299.imageshack.us/my.php?image=armmusclessideqb2.jpg)http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/4169/armmusclesinsidevi1.th.jpg (http://img299.imageshack.us/my.php?image=armmusclesinsidevi1.jpg)
http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/1680/trunk_muscles_front.th.jpg (http://img243.imageshack.us/my.php?image=trunk_muscles_front.jpg)http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/9564/trunk_muscles_back.th.jpg (http://img243.imageshack.us/my.php?image=trunk_muscles_back.jpg)http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/5287/trunk_muscles_side.th.jpg (http://img243.imageshack.us/my.php?image=trunk_muscles_side.jpg)
http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/1231/trunk_skeletal_front.th.jpg (http://img243.imageshack.us/my.php?image=trunk_skeletal_front.jpg)http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/9058/trunk_skeletal_back.th.jpg (http://img243.imageshack.us/my.php?image=trunk_skeletal_back.jpg)http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/7208/trunk_skeletal_side.th.jpg (http://img243.imageshack.us/my.php?image=trunk_skeletal_side.jpg)
http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/2974/legfrontnw9.th.jpg (http://img225.imageshack.us/my.php?image=legfrontnw9.jpg)http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/3246/legbacktd5.th.jpg (http://img225.imageshack.us/my.php?image=legbacktd5.jpg)http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/8352/legsidenv6.th.jpg (http://img300.imageshack.us/my.php?image=legsidenv6.jpg)http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/8578/leginsidesh9.th.jpg (http://img223.imageshack.us/my.php?image=leginsidesh9.jpg)
http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/7300/legmusclesfrontlw5.th.jpg (http://img95.imageshack.us/my.php?image=legmusclesfrontlw5.jpg)http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/1754/legmusclesbackpm5.th.jpg (http://img223.imageshack.us/my.php?image=legmusclesbackpm5.jpg)http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/2968/legmusclessideuv2.th.jpg (http://img300.imageshack.us/my.php?image=legmusclessideuv2.jpg)http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/1711/legmusclesinsidelt2.th.jpg (http://img95.imageshack.us/my.php?image=legmusclesinsidelt2.jpg)
http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/8769/chestmusclesvt6.th.jpg (http://img299.imageshack.us/my.php?image=chestmusclesvt6.jpg)http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/1165/shoulder_muscles.th.jpg (http://img243.imageshack.us/my.php?image=shoulder_muscles.jpg)http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/7004/abmuscleshy7.th.jpg (http://img180.imageshack.us/my.php?image=abmuscleshy7.jpg)
http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/4948/neck_muscles_back.th.jpg (http://img243.imageshack.us/my.php?image=neck_muscles_back.jpg)http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/5674/spine_muscles.th.jpg (http://img243.imageshack.us/my.php?image=spine_muscles.jpg)
http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/7702/eyesvy6.th.jpg (http://img148.imageshack.us/my.php?image=eyesvy6.jpg)http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/7965/nose.th.jpg (http://img243.imageshack.us/my.php?image=nose.jpg)http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/3615/mouth.th.jpg (http://img243.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mouth.jpg)http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/6167/earsac0.th.jpg (http://img148.imageshack.us/my.php?image=earsac0.jpg)
http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/1462/malefrontcc6.th.jpg (http://img296.imageshack.us/my.php?image=malefrontcc6.jpg)http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/1116/malebacksh7.th.jpg (http://img296.imageshack.us/my.php?image=malebacksh7.jpg)
05-17-2007, 02:32 AM
not sure why the reference thread is still in archives, or who put it here, but heres an abandoned theme park!
05-18-2007, 06:39 AM
CERN's particle accelerators, great ref for modern cavernous clean industrials.
http://mediaarchive.cern.ch/MediaArchive/Photo/Public/2007/0702020/0702020_01/0702020_01-Icon.jpg (http://cdsweb.cern.ch/search?cc=Press+Office+Photo+Selection&p=accelerat or&f=&action_search=Search&c=Photos&c=&sf=&so=d&rm =&rg=100&sc=0&of=hb_p)
[thanks MoP for the better link]
Also... Japan's super-cool Super-Kamiokande neutrino detector
http://www-sk.icrr.u-tokyo.ac.jp/sk/gallery/high-s/sk_03.jpg (http://www-sk.icrr.u-tokyo.ac.jp/sk/gallery/high.html) http://www-sk.icrr.u-tokyo.ac.jp/sk/gallery/high-s/sk_build23h.jpg (http://www-sk.icrr.u-tokyo.ac.jp/sk/gallery/build.html) http://www-sk.icrr.u-tokyo.ac.jp/sk/gallery/fullrecon-s/PH20-water-withboat-apr23.small.jpg (http://www-sk.icrr.u-tokyo.ac.jp/sk/gallery/fullrecon.html)
05-19-2007, 09:01 AM
great tileable textures
Moved this thread into 2d/3d discussion since it fits better in here, and people who aren't logged in don't seem to be able to see the Archives sub-forum.
Hmm Eric how do you access the accelerator pictures? Seems like I can't navigate the site for some reason...
http://cdsweb.cern.ch/search?cc=Press+Of...c=0&of=hb_p (http://cdsweb.cern.ch/search?cc=Press+Office+Photo+Selection&p=accelerat or&f=&action_search=Search&c=Photos&c=&sf=&so=d&rm =&rg=100&sc=0&of=hb_p)
This might be a good place to start, Pior ... I changed the search results to display 100 results per page, in "HTML Portfolio" style... although quite a lot of the images aren't showing up for me at the moment, it was working fine the other day /images/graemlins/frown.gif
05-29-2007, 09:22 PM
Here's a great facial anatomy reference. Lots of good pictures, some taken from anatomy textbooks.
I was wondering if anyone has an alternative link to the big resource of Marvel model sheets handy. I've done some searching but only seem to be able to find th eold link that is now out of order. I seem to remember someone hosting them at a different location, but I can't find them. Any help is greatly appreciated.
06-02-2007, 07:11 PM
Lots of modern warfare weapons, some of my favorites like the P90 isn't on there but a lot of other ones are...most of them ranging from WW2 to current.
06-05-2007, 06:09 AM
some fallout weapon stuff
06-06-2007, 06:04 AM
Two photographers' sites I've stumbled across recently
Paul Nicklen - arctic animals & landscape stuff
Ragnar Axelsson - various scenery & people
06-06-2007, 04:40 PM
Nice links Peppi
Here's a character based photographers site that I've been diggin...
06-07-2007, 05:34 AM
Some strange frencie site, but is has some nice anime production reference drawings, for all of you 14 year olds that want to learn drawing anime /images/graemlins/smile.gif
06-08-2007, 09:29 AM
One of my friends found this...hope it helps t osome degree
06-12-2007, 06:31 AM
crazy french plane prototypes from half a century ago http://xplanes.free.fr/stato/stato-2.html
06-29-2007, 08:17 AM
Male and Female Anatomy via T-Nation's Powerful Images
07-20-2007, 07:05 AM
Metal and wooden public benches.
Sit Here (http://www.the-bus-stops-here.org/metal_benches.html)
07-24-2007, 07:26 AM
awesome russian site about early space exploration. I have no idea what the text says but it has lots of diagrams and cool drawings of 1950's space gear!
does anyone know an easy way to save all the pictures of a page and the pages linked in it?
07-25-2007, 02:40 PM
Military Surplus. Nice big pics.
Git yer cammo pants here! (http://www.qm-supply.com/zenstore/)
Stumbled on this today. A decent wiki. Folks should add some stuff!
Nice high-res car photos, assorted:
Some fun face orthos. Not royalty free, but good for hairstyle ref. perhaps:
08-18-2007, 05:24 PM
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use firefox and the Downthemall extension:
Ive used it once or twice, very useful for what your asking.
some large head pics.
might be ok for textures.
To see full size of each image, right click and select view image
08-24-2007, 10:04 AM
great site with awesome orthographic images of a lot of marvel characters!
Female word war II uniforms, very nice: http://www.blitzkriegbaby.de/
08-30-2007, 08:23 AM
I haven't seen this one posted?
Look for the small red "photo gallery" link on each page, on the right side. Almost as good as www.opacity.us (http://www.opacity.us)
08-30-2007, 08:32 AM
Keep forgetting how many good links are in here /images/graemlins/smile.gif
Chernobyl 2 (http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=17568&highlight=scary)
Lost America (http://www.lostamerica.com/)
British Castles (http://static.iftk.com.br/mt/2007/07/british_castles_37_pics.html#more)
09-22-2007, 05:08 PM
some decent stuff here - http://texturespy.com/
Mainly reference with some textures
10-09-2007, 12:49 PM
Animals in infrared/thermal (http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/image_galleries/ir_zoo/zoo.html)
Heh, cool stuff Eric!
Something I've been doing recently for human face reference is using Google Image Search's new "Extra Large Images" filter (in the dropdown menu below the search field) and just typing a random person's name - Andrew, Robert, Laura, whatever.
I noticed that a lot of corporations and schools/universities tend to have photos of their presidents/staff, and since they're not hugely web-savvy they just upload raw images from a digital camera and resize them in HTML. This means that you can quite easily find a huge amount of very high-res photos of very interesting characters /images/graemlins/smile.gif
For example: http://images.google.co.uk/images?imgsz=...G=Search+Images (http://images.google.co.uk/images?imgsz=huge&gbv=2&hl=en&safe=off&q=arnold&bt nG=Search+Images)
10-09-2007, 02:15 PM
MoP, thats awesome!
10-10-2007, 10:24 AM
Nice one MoP.
More high-speed video
Vintage US city photos in colour.
10-12-2007, 02:15 PM
a site with some ortho views (black and white, small) of heads, and the different types of races and skulls. quite a lot of text to scroll through though.
10-26-2007, 12:42 PM
A huge repository of blue prints for vehicles, battleships, weapons and more.
11-06-2007, 11:23 AM
Mountain photography with summit shots and various elevations. Great for reference or backgrounds.
Select either areas and ranges or mountains then pick a region from the search at the top and then pick an image. Images are grouped at the bottom of the next page.
Summit Post (http://www.summitpost.org/)
Costume and pose reference:
11-13-2007, 08:53 AM
black and white closeups of insect heads /images/graemlins/laugh.gif
MoP, ha ha you nicked my idea:) I started off with class graduation photos and moved on to company presidents.They always have huge pics.
I started off typing stuff like 'class of 96' ,
'CEO' or 'bob smith'
Another idea is to look for lists of famous actors and then google search each one for large or extra large pics.
Only drawback is there's generally no side view
11-13-2007, 11:13 AM
Not high-res, but tons of heads, all geographically classified.
11-15-2007, 02:47 AM
Crinolines (http://www.fashion-era.com/crinolines.htm), Bustles (http://www.fashion-era.com/bustles.htm) and many more, over at Fashion era (http://www.fashion-era.com/).
Plus, What did Victorian Ladies wear before that (http://www.tudorlinks.com/treasury/articles/index.html).
11-27-2007, 06:22 PM
steampunk style watches
12-03-2007, 07:14 AM
If you have access to CAD software that's a good site with lots of different things.
12-05-2007, 09:16 PM
For those boring clothed characters - http://www.revolveclothing.com
just keep clicking on the clothes until you get the pop-up window with the turn around.
12-09-2007, 07:10 PM
Antique mantels, bars, doors. iron work stuff. random coolness.
and this one: http://content.lib.utah.edu/cdm4/browse.php?CISOROOT=/USHS_Shipler
lots of utah history. good vast data base of black and white photos - many are digital and very good quality. this is the root directory ( http://history.utah.gov/utah_history_research_center/digitalcollections.html )
12-10-2007, 01:12 AM
For people who like after market stuff...for cars
12-10-2007, 04:13 AM
breakneck, thats feckin brilliant mate just what I needed
AIDS money raising video. Very nice anatomy in motion and striking aestethics.
12-20-2007, 08:46 AM
close up eye photos for all your super high-res next gen eye textures (http://www.art-dept.com/artists/rankin/portfolio/specialprojects/eyescapes/portfolio.html)
I didn't see them- I hope none of these are double-posts.
Atlas of anatomy: from 1841 with extremely nice illustrations.
Anatomy textbook from 1905: one of the illustrators was phenomenal, but plates by other artists are less exciting.
Muscle atlas: This has lousy illustrations, but is great for origins and insertions.
Buggies and kit cars...
01-04-2008, 05:16 PM
thanks MoP, that site will definately help /images/graemlins/smile.gif
01-08-2008, 11:49 AM
Recently, I looked up a variety of dragon-art and real-life-reptiles for reference for painting eyes on a texture.
The one's that sparked my mind the most:
01-08-2008, 09:27 PM
Just found the link that reveal various aircraft cockpits.
01-10-2008, 02:18 PM
came a cross this gem today lotsa grated and fencing, window ornamentation, gridds of variousness pretty good workable stuff
if anyone posted this beforehand sorry for the dobble post
01-13-2008, 12:11 PM
Montys Miniguns (http://www.montysminiguns.com/index.htm)
02-10-2008, 12:07 PM
Some machine guns from a tradeshow (high detail pictures):
02-10-2008, 02:32 PM
small skull collection, one i had a bigger one, but since firefox died i lost it
02-14-2008, 07:07 AM
Decorative Tesselations in the public domain: http://www.flickr.com/photos/origomi/sets/72057594093785053/
I'm thinking of vectorising these by hand, or just making some photoshop patterns from them. Great stuff for arabic themes!
I was wondering if anyone have matching male skeletal references, I find lots of images on parts of bones and other artwork, but none that really match the front to side view.
I am having trouble understanding the real shape of the bones when i try to make them, since i dont have anything to see and touch it's really hard to understand.
02-24-2008, 07:53 AM
HEx, find a science museum or medical school in your area, usually they have an articulated plastic skeleton that you can examine up close, and move the joints around.
Worst case, download a skeleton model and examine in your 3d software. Beware though, proportions can be really off on a free model.
http://www.turbosquid.com/Search/Index.c...ntMaxResults=50 (http://www.turbosquid.com/Search/Index.cfm?intMediaType=2&intCategory1=9308&INTBUND LEID=&BLSHOWCATEGORYSELECT=TRUE&ISTEXCKEY=&FLTRATI NG=0&INTMINPRICE=&INTMAXPRICE=&ISTEXCAUTHOR=&ISTIN CAUTHOR=&INTSTARTROW=1&INTRATINGCOUNT=0&DATEBEFORE PUB=&INTFILETYPE_1=0&INTFILETYPE_2=0&INTFILETYPE_3 =0&STGTYPE=&BLSEARCHGAMEREADYONLY=FALSE&STGBOOLEAN =L&FUSEACTION=ProcessSmartSearch&DATEAFTERPUB=&BLK EEPCHECK=n&ISTSEARCHKEY=&stgAD=15J244404040441&stg OrderColumn=A5&intSortOrder=1&blViewType=1&blViewT ypeTip=y&intMaxResults=50)
02-26-2008, 08:30 AM
HEx I saw this and thought of you.
You have to register an email address, it only runs in Windows using Internet Explorer, Flash, and the Anark player, and it's only online. Ouch.
But it's free, and totally worth the effort. Anatomically accurate real-time 3D skeleton plus muscles, organs, etc. Click on any muscle/bone/etc. to see the name, hide it or make it transparent.
AWSOME! THANKS alot much appreciated!, you are my favorite person now /images/graemlins/laugh.gif
03-08-2008, 03:27 PM
http://www.flickr.com/ is great, you have to be registered to access the higher resolutions (there is no size limitation on upload ^^)
03-08-2008, 04:02 PM
i heard this thing called google images is awesome..
anyway, check out this thing, german mine clearing tank!
I'm not sure if it was actually 2 wheeled, but it looks awesome if you imagine it is:
from the back, yep 3 wheels but still awesome:
03-10-2008, 08:19 AM
Last link's broken there. Awesome find though. More pics, incl a couple nice models people built.
03-10-2008, 11:30 AM
doh, try copying and pasting it into the address bar and it works
03-11-2008, 02:51 PM
really sweet abandoned wooden russian homes
03-15-2008, 12:23 PM
Andrew Loomis, 6 books in pdf:
about 40mb each pdf
03-25-2008, 06:52 PM
Japanese and US lamps.
I was looking for an exterior lamp reference and came across this site. Good amount reference here and this guy dated a quite a bit of it as well.
space ship concept art blog!
04-03-2008, 01:20 PM
04-06-2008, 09:11 AM
press room for the smithsonian, lots of really hi res images of random stuff- good hi res photos of museum directors etc. I haven't looked through it all yet.
found it while i was doing a search for a telegraph key.
04-12-2008, 08:43 AM
my own reference images, feel free to post your self made ones there too. :D
Self-made Reference thread (http://boards.polycount.net/showthread.php?t=52947)
04-14-2008, 10:19 AM
For great muscle anatomy pictures of humans/animals search google for "body worlds". It is a tour of plastified human/animal bodies.
07-06-2008, 06:14 AM
found this one about agricultural mechanics
Here's a great one for buildings, I posted it in another thread but it's worth a mention again I hope you will agree...
Went and took a few snaps today if they help anybody out feel free, sorry they are big:poly115:
For great muscle anatomy pictures of humans/animals search google for "body worlds". It is a tour of plastified human/animal bodies.
Body worlds was crazy! They actually came to the Science Centre here in Toronto, so I was able to see and sketch the exhibit up close and personal! :D Really crazy sttuff. Hard to draw some of it, though, cause he had muscles and stuff exploding away from the body in lots of wild directions... still totally worth a look!
07-21-2008, 05:35 AM
City of Ember Underground Blog (http://underground.cityofember.com/) has a LOT of stuff about underground. Drilling machinery, underground nuclear explosions, catacombs, mines and more.
07-21-2008, 09:13 AM
Regular and xray videos of shoulder motion
07-21-2008, 02:48 PM
Calculators (http://www.orau.org/PTP/collection/sliderules/sliderules.htm) that help you calculate the time when its safe to leave the vault and other stuff in Health Physics Historical Instrumentation Museum Collection (http://www.orau.org/PTP/museumdirectory.htm)
08-03-2008, 12:48 AM
Horse powered carriages, cabs, buggies, cabriolets and more. All from 19 century england. Pictures of different kinds of carriages (http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/galleries/transportation/horse-drawn_transportation.php), English Pleasure Carriages on google books (http://books.google.com/books?id=apw7AAAAMAAJ), and another book from there about the very same carriages with construction methods (http://books.google.com/books?id=f5oDAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA1076&vq=XXIII&source=gbs_search_r&cad=0_1).
08-06-2008, 12:19 AM
Some architectural terms explained with pictures relating to islamic architecture. There's some specific terms next to the pictures that can be a great starting point for further google searches.
08-07-2008, 04:45 PM
Some great images of the LHC
Thought I'd better post this seeing as they're activating it today and possibly destroying the universe so this could be my last chance.
08-16-2008, 12:32 PM
does anyone have cadillac el dorado refs/blueprints?
09-28-2008, 02:48 AM
This dude had some great ideas;
10-01-2008, 01:21 AM
cows. from skinny to fat.
10-01-2008, 04:38 PM
zbrush turntables a great way to learn from other peoples sculpts :)
11-04-2008, 06:19 PM
does anyone have a good website for car references?
11-04-2008, 09:28 PM
does anyone have a good website for car references?
check out the wiki. good place to start
11-04-2008, 09:31 PM
Thats a big help thnx!
01-05-2009, 04:47 PM
01-06-2009, 12:33 AM
damn those are cool mefix! Huge pillbugs for the win :O
01-08-2009, 08:51 AM
Ye olde Smoke masks
01-22-2009, 06:45 PM
I've been a professional game artist now for a few years doing environments and assets and I thought it was about time I shared some of the ref images I've collected recently. At the moment the site has almost 400 hi res textures and I plan on adding more now and then when I have the time. Check it out and hopefully it helps someone out.
01-23-2009, 11:03 AM
Extensive collection of slow motion videos, shot by high-speed motion-picture camera. Very useful for particles and dynamics simulations.
02-04-2009, 11:33 AM
A guy I work with posted some pics of his trip to Italy. Some pretty good enviro art ref in there.
02-04-2009, 11:58 PM
dunno if I can ask but has anyone found any references to medieval style black smith areas? Google searches are failing me hard right now!
Im hoping to make a dwarfen style blacksmith house so any sort of links/ inspiration to it would be awesome!
02-05-2009, 05:11 AM
i doubt you will find it that specifically, but try to search for enciclopedias or ilustrated books about medieval era, or some text that describes it, then incorporate it in the building :)
02-05-2009, 09:58 AM
Sef, I'd done a big search on blacksmith stuff a while ago, I'll see if I can dig any of it up again.
02-05-2009, 11:39 AM
Tumer: Yea man all the more you have the better! im gonna photoshop hack something together once I get all the references I need!
Great mixed refs here...
02-12-2009, 09:58 AM
Any tank references?
02-13-2009, 05:13 PM
I found this site useful for tank reference, there are loads of images of replica model tanks.
02-14-2009, 08:27 AM
I found this site useful for tank reference, there are loads of images of replica model tanks.
Ahh Thank you!
Super high res stuff of mummy thing! Good evil skin ref.
03-08-2009, 10:29 AM
anyone need spaceship references, i took some screencaps of various movies and put them on my webspace:
have fun guessing the movies!
03-08-2009, 02:30 PM
I thought that I would add some reference material and do something constructive with my first post :)
http://www.craiggottlieb.com/main.asp lots of images of ww2 artefacts, medals etc...
http://www.militaryphotos.net/ Lads of information/images for most modern armies, equipment and the like.
http://www.collectiblefirearms.com/ lots and lots of guns, with multiple angles
http://www.rbadesign.net/TERRAPIN/TNGS_Meets.htm tiny, rusted and worn trains.
http://www.tankmuseum.ru/index_e.html I dont think that this tank link has been posted before
and I will leave you with one of my favourites for now.....(which I think might say a little too much about me) http://www.gasmasks.net/ all the gasmask variants that you should ever need
03-13-2009, 02:59 PM
150 Strange Buildings of the World
03-13-2009, 04:14 PM
awesome shit HellMark! Thanks!
03-18-2009, 12:00 PM
Just found this one today: US Army medical archive photos
Everything from gunshot wounds and amputations, to equipment and vehicles, to leporosy and x-ray burns.
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