In the 3D world no one is master. You have to depend on others while working in 3D, especially if you are in a production environment. Most of the average sized studios have dedicated team in modelling department. But it is not the same if you are working on a small studio such as motion graphics or working your own (doing demo reel, short films or freelancing). You have to deal with modelling. It will cause problem when you’re on a tight schedule. Spending one or two days for modelling for one week project is ridiculous! It is even worse you are not good at modelling.
In that case you can buy models from websites such as Turbosquid or Creativecrash or buy some DVDs such as Evermotion. But this may not be practical if you are on a tight budget. So you need to stick on free resources.
Here I am listing the online resources which provide free 3d objects for download. Click each heading for site link.Check the license provided by each site before using them in any commercial works!
Autodesk seek is the proprietary download location of Autodesk product users. You can download any of the objects provided here without any cost. They are high quality production ready objects with high quality textures and mesh flow. You can download both 2D and 3D objects. If you are looking for high quality plants, trees, flowers and vegetation Autodesk seek is the excellent source. The library includes 65000+ free objects.
There is no need to register. Anyone can download these products. Subjected to Autodesk copyright.
File type included
Maya (.MB), 3ds Max (.max),Xfrog (.xfr), textures and documents
• Beams • Casework • Ceiling-Systems• Chairs • Columns • Cooking-Equipment • Curtain-Walls• Desks • Doors • Ductwork • Faucets• Garage-Doors • HVAC Equipment • Joists• Lighting-Fixtures• Louvers • Plumbing Fixtures • Refrigerators• Site Furnishings • Sofas • Tables • Trees, Plants & Shrubs• Washroom Accessories • Windows
Cool collection of spaceships.
File formats include 3ds Max, Light wave, True space (.max, .lwo, .cob)
3D ContentCentral® is a community of both users and suppliers. Free parts and assemblies are available in all major 2D and 3D CAD formats, including SolidWorks, DraftSight, Autodesk Inventor, and AutoCAD.
This site provides quality downloads of CAD files (2D and 3D)
User can upload their content on this site also.
You can get both 2D and 3D objects. No registration required.
Also provides textures.
Vehicles and Machines Animals and Plants, Buildings, Buildings (Labyrinth),Knick-Knack, Misc., Misc. (Arms),Misc. (Geometry),Misc. (Informatique),Misc. (Luminary) ,Misc. (Music),Misc. (Sports),Logos, Furniture, Furniture (TMH)
3D Gurukul is a 3D animation resource Website, it is dedicated to 3D community. To enrich and empower the CG community is objective of 3D Gurukul. 3DG provides world-class animation resources including Animations, 3D Software, Models, Textures, Plug-ins absolutely free.
Objects category includes
INTERIOR: EXTERIOR: DECORATING, MISCELLANEOUS, VEHICLES, FLOWER: NATURE, FURNITURE MODELS, JEWELRY MODELS, 3D WEAPON MODELS, ANATOMY: ANIMALS: CREATURE, ELECTRONICS, 3D Fashion, 3D Architectural Models
File formats include
Max,poser,Bryce,c4D,vue,lwo,xsi,maya,bodypaint,amapi pro, animation master, Aladdin 4d,Houdini,geofrac2000.3dgemstudio,truespace,zbrush
Excellent source for downloading
Interior Space | Furniture | Clothes | Daily Necessities | Decoration | Electric | Free Lamps | Occupants and Bathroom | Cookware | Continental Components | Sports Supplies | Art Supplies | Music Equipment | Person | Animals | Plant | Vehicle | Arms | Iron and Railings | Outdoor | Others
Supported file type 3Ds Max, 3DS
Open/Close Interior Scene Living Room TV Background Wall Kitchen Dining-room, Bedroom, Study, Bathroom, Office Space, Commercial, Establish, Staircases Open/Close Furniture Open/Close Modern Furniture Sofa, Tea Table, Chair, Tables, Bed, Doors, Cabinets, Furniture Combinations, Other Furniture Open/Close Chinese Furniture Open/Close Continental Furniture Open/Close Leisure Furniture Open/Close Office Furniture Open/Close Commercial Props Open/Close Cookware Cupboard Faucet Cookers Tableware Other Cookware Open/Close Apparel Open/Close Daily Necessities Open/Close Decoration Open/Close Electronics Open/Close Appliance Television Home Theatre DVD And Speakers Washer Air Conditioning Refrigerators and Freezers Range Hoods Other Housewares Open/Close Desktops/laptops Open/Close Communications Equipment Open/Close Free Lamps Pendant Lamps Ceiling Lamps Wall Lamps Reading Lamps Floor Lamps Spotlights Fluorescent Lawn Lamps Other Lamps Open/Close Bathroom Products Bathtub Shower Room Wash Tank Close stool Urinals Open/Close Continental Components Open/Close Sports Supplies Open/Close Art Supplies Open/Close Music Equipment Open/Close Person Open/Close Animals Open/Close Plant Open/Close Food and Beverages Open/Close Iron and Railings Open/Close Sculpture Open/Close Outdoor Modern Architecture Chinese Ancient Architecture Continental Building Garden Public Facilities Stadium and Coliseum Warehouses and Factories Road and Bridge Playground Facilities Other Outdoor Open/Close
This site has 1000s of free models available to download. You have to register first.
File formats provided
Alibre AutoCAD 3ds max DXF IGES Intelicad IronCAD Parasolid ProE Rhino sketchup solidedge solidworks unigraphics
3d valley has good collection of 3d models, textures and tutorials.
3d models are provided for following categories.
Body parts Transport
File formats include .3ds, .obj and .max
Trimble 3d warehouse is the free gallery provided by Google. It is provided for Google Sketch up users. Get 1000s of high quality buildings, houses, cars and other objects without paying any money.
You can view models directly in Google earth.
This site is not meant for downloading 3d objects. It offers scene file for texturing/lighting challenges. But you can use these models for your portfolio purpose. Provides complete scene files.
File type includes FBX, MA, OBJ, LWO
Bicycle Basket Sofa Bed Printer Table Plant Armchair Curtain Gym Kitchen Palm Bed Plant Sofa Woman Car Man Grass Vase Books Flower Woman Notebook
File type includes GSM, 3DS
3DXtras.com offers thousands of free 3d models to download in .MAX, .3ds and other format, you may use these models freely in your own work as royalty free ...
File formats include max, 3ds
Huge collection of FREE 3D Models, VIDEO TUTORIALS, Making of's, e-
magazines, portfolios of artists, lagest CG community.
Accessory Animals Architect Bathroom Characters Computers Doors Fantasy FurnitureHigh models Military Misc Office Q2weapons Q3weapons SportsStar Wars Transport Weapons