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Useful Resources and References Online

JedilawJedilaw0 Posts: 0Member
Use this thread to post favorite sites with reference images, downloadable textures, models, blueprints, et cetera.

Good sites for prints and pics (from Brickhead's bookmarks),http://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/scans.htm
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/scifiblueprintsxchange/
http://www.smcars.net/forums/index.php
http://www.suurland.com/ - blueprints for download

Reference images of studio models and/or near-exact replicas
http://www.culttvman.com/ -lots of images of studio models, or close replicas of them
http://www.starshipmodeler.com/ - ditto
http://www.forbiddenplastic.com/ - for hardcore scale model folks. Good for reference
http://www.cloudster.com/EntryCardSets.htm - excellent shots of the TMP Enterprise model
http://www.olsenart.com/strek.html - website created by the man who painted the TMP Enterprise. Excellent discussion of what colors he used, how the "Aztec" effect was achieved.
http://www.onnovanbraam.com/ - blueprints for download
Sexton Design link removed due to uncredited usage of other artists' meshes
http://www.studioscale.com/kitscans.htm - images of Tamiya, Airfix, and other model kits - useful when modeling greebles

Downloadable textures
http://www.celestiamotherlode.net/ Very high-end planetary textures, including Earth textures up to 32k in resolution
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/BlueMarble/ - NASA's Earth Observatory site, source of some amazing Earth bitmaps
http://www.mayang.com/textures/ - link provided by Guerilla
http://www.imageafter.com/ - ditto
http://www.lwg3d.org/v3/presets.php - has LW presets as well as downloadable textures. Magma's amazing scifi texture packs are available here

Downloadable meshes:
http://www.lwg3d.org/v3/meshes.php - LWO meshes, lots of categories. Several of the meshes on LWG3D were also available here on SFM, before the Great Crash of 2006.
http://www.scifi3d.com/ -hosted by theforce.net, has lots of Star Wars, lots of Trek. Incidentally, the greeble packs I released a while back are here, available in MAX, OBJ, and LWO formats.
Testures for purchase:
www.3dtotal.com

If ya got 'em...post 'em!!!
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