A Call for Textures!

  / by Matt

Well, the translators have had their turn (and there will be more news on that later), but we’d also like to give the opportunity for more people to contribute. Part of us are now within the final materials/textures/rendering phase and are working on textures now ourselves. We had a nasty and unfortunate theft in the studio last week, and three of our cameras were stolen, so especially now, we could use some help with textures from outsiders – from gathering source material to final, lighting-corrected, tileable textures.

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The copyright issues surrounding this are a bit tricky, so we need to be very specific on this. Of course we’d love as many people to contribute as possible, but if you don’t comply with the right licensing requirements, we can’t use the textures. The movie itself and all the production files will be released under the most liberal Creative Commons license: Attribution 2.5, so in the interests of simplicity, we need people to licence any contributions under the same in order to use them. This means that you must give us, and anyone else permission to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work, to make derivative works based on it, and to make commercial use of the work. So if you don’t like the idea of (for example) people making TV commercials for big companies using your textures, you’d better not agree :)

The one restriction that the license has is that “You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor.” We plan to credit the authors in both the credits of the movie, and in the filename of the texture. You must specify that this is how you would like to be credited, otherwise it will be too complex for us to work out, and we won’t use the textures either. Of course sending in contributions doesn’t guarantee that we can use them, but you must comply with this in order to have a chance.

So, if you’d like to help out, please post links to places on the web where we can download your textures or photos, at least 1000px wide. They must be your own work, you must post either your real name or ‘anonymous’ for crediting and you must explicitly agree to the legal stuff written above. To make it easier, you can just copy and paste this into your post:

I confirm that these contributed textures are my own work, and I provide them for use under the Creative Commons Attribute 2.5 License. I specify that I would like to be attributed in the credits of the movie Elephants Dream, and also in the filenames of the textures.

Sorry about all this legal stuff, but I hope you can understand we have to be very careful on this! Anyway, for a list of textures that would be useful to us, click ‘read the rest of this entry’ below. Thanks very much! :)

Here is a list of some kinds of textures that would be useful to us:

  • various kinds of metal and plastic, at various scales:
    i.e. clean, dirty, corroded, rusted, painted, flaky paint
  • canvas cloth
  • rubber tubing and wires
  • old telephone enamel/bakelite
  • thin old style floral wallpaper
  • dirty worn rug/carpet
  • leather
  • dirty glass
  • light bulb
  • various kinds of tiles (i.e. flooring), especially of lighter colours and old/cracked/broken ones too.
  • dirty floor stains
  • general rust/grunge maps
  • rocks and dirt
  • rotten fish

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110 Responses to “A Call for Textures!”

  1. Image*After said on 16 Feb, 2006:

    Hi Matt,

    as long as you don’t copy and redistribute huge numbers (say 1000+) of images your allright. If you are planning on using more, just drop us a mail at tothecoolguys@imageafter.com and we’ll work out a solution. :)

    Stefan – Image*After


  2. blendman said on 16 Feb, 2006:

    hi Matt and the orange team. Do you have had the textures I’ve posted for orange movies ? I have sent to you (matt) a link to your email (@mke3.net)but I have no response (I know, you don’t have time ;)). So …

    – I confirm that these contributed textures are my own work, and I provide them for use under the Creative Commons Attribute 2.5 License. I specify that I would like to be attributed in the credits of the movie Elephants Dream, and also in the filenames of the textures.

    So my name : Alex Kramp (Blendman)
    the Url : http://blendman.free.fr/_orange/
    Bye
    (sorry for my english ;))


  3. Hoehrer said on 16 Feb, 2006:

    Following up to my previos contribution here’s the iron2wc.jpg image by Matajon made into a tileable (including NormalMap) Blender texture:
    http://www.remixcommons.org/node/706

    It’s not as uniform as it can be, but i would love it if s/b can fix that :D

    I confirm that these contributed textures are my own work, and I provide them for use under the Creative Commons Attribute 2.5 License. I specify that I would like to be attributed in the credits of the movie Elephants Dream, and also in the filenames of the textures.

    Werner


  4. Igor said on 16 Feb, 2006:

    That’s the word Stefan!! Give us some of your nice textures. Thank you!!


  5. halibut said on 17 Feb, 2006:

    http://www.unrealisation.com/orange.zip ~22MB
    big rocks, some stone, + wet :)

    I have more stone statue faces if you want.

    I confirm that these contributed textures are my own work, and I provide them for use under the Creative Commons Attribute 2.5 License. I specify that I (Matthew Parker) would like to be attributed in the credits of the movie Elephants Dream, and also in the filenames of the textures.


  6. Pawprint (a.k.a. Werner van Loggenberg) said on 17 Feb, 2006:

    Hey you want Textures…I’ll give you textures

    http://www.texturewarehouse.com/gallery/index.php

    Read the top off the page…Enjoy


  7. Daveland said on 20 Feb, 2006:

    Matt

    Do YOu still need images of wires , cables, hoses etc?
    I have a great junk yard near my house that has a lot of that stuff. I can take a few pics. let me know if you still need them.

    Dave


  8. Juha said on 21 Feb, 2006:

    On my website is 16 hi ress textures, all of them are more or less “seemlessly tiling” done with a nikon and gimp.

    I confirm that these contributed textures are my own work, and I provide them for use under the Creative Commons Attribute 2.5 License. I specify that I would like to be attributed in the credits of the movie Elephants Dream, and also in the filenames of the textures.


  9. Tiziana said on 25 Feb, 2006:

    A little contribute, if you still need it:
    http://www.blender3d.ch/frozenmist/
    Some are seamless, some aren’t.
    Creative Commons 2.0


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