In this article, we will learn how to download and use free high-quality textures and maps from Poliigon in SketchUp and Vray. And so in today’s article, we are going to check out an online resource that contains textures that we can use in our 3D models and renderings. This article also includes importing normal maps, reflection maps, and more to make realistic top-quality renders.
Now let’s discuss downloading and importing materials from Poliigon.com into your SketchUp models, as well as some extremities for setting the materials up within Vray in order to actually create more realistic renderings.
As you know, there are a lot of various websites that you can use to download textures for use both in your SketchUp models, as well as for use in programs like Vray, Unreal Engine, and more. We are always looking for useful resources that can make the rendering process speedy and greater.
To start off, kindly go and visit www.poliigon.com and go up and click the Sign-Up button – there is no charge to sign up on this website. They do have premium textures that you simply can buy access to, but they even have some really great free textures that you simply can download.
Next, we are going to go up to the textures tab and go down and click on “Free textures.” That’s going to give us a list of all the free textures available through Poliigon.
Now let’s go ahead and pick one among these materials and take a glance at it.
In such a case, let’s go ahead and select the option for Plaster 17. What happens now is that we will get a preview window showing the material and what it appears like when it’s rendered, as well as a list of the different maps that you simply can download, like normal maps, reflections, etc.
They have a pretty satisfactory set of free-of-charge textures, and one of the satisfying things about them is that they include the different maps that we need to link up things like normal maps to roughen our surface, reflection maps to make our rendered reflections look greater, and more.
We can select very high resolutions, but just be aware that while higher resolutions will look more realistic, SketchUp will also tussle with them.
Once you download this file, we will want to unzip it and place the materials wherever you keep your materials.