Explore 20 Top Sci-fi and Fantasy Model Resources

We recently asked our subscribers which model resources they use to help construct a sci-fi or fantasy art scene. We queried what sites they tended to use in general, but also some of the lesser known resources that don’t get the limelight thay they deserve.

If you have a resource you’d like to share – particularly that includes models that can be used in a sci-fi or fantasy digital art scene, then reply to this post and we’ll publish a fuller index for everyone to benefit from.

2001 model archive

Models from the classic film 2001: A Space Odyssey.

3Delicious.net

Free commercial 3D ‘three-dimensional’ model download library in 3DS format

3D Export.com

A market place for buying and selling 3D models, with up to 70% royalties for sellers.

3DFilter

A global 3D model and textures search engine covering 10 3D model sites and 6 texture sites, with filter and order options.

Artist-3d.com

Free noncommercial model download library in OBJ 3DS MAX formats.

Celestia Motherlode

Real world and fictional spacecraft – free for personal use. These models particularly import well into Mojoworld.

ColaCola

Sci-fi models by Anders Lejczak Modo modeller, free for personal use.

Content Paradise

Large set of models for Poser and Daz Studio

Cornucopia 3D

E-on’s model market specifically for Vue.

DAZ

Large set of models for Poser and Daz Studio.

NASA 3D model resources

3D models, textures, and images from inside NASA. All of these resources are free to download and use for personal use.

Renderosity

Large model resource for many platforms, includes a large FREE STUFF section.

Share CG

Fast growing digital community for model sharing.

Scifi3d.com

Excellent Sci-fi models resource – strong set of models from your favourite sci-fi films and T.V. shows.

Sixus 1 Media

by Les Garner – popular monster model store used by several artists interviewed here.

Runtime DNA

A key Poser model and accessories store.

Turbosquid

Large model directory often used by commercial artists.

Models direct from XFrog

Free XFrog plant and tree models for commercial use.

XFrog public models

XFrog plant models for non commercial use.

Xurge 3D

Fantasy and sci-fi armor and clothing specifically for DAZ characters like the Victorias 3 and 4, Michael 3 and 4, Stephanie Petite.

Free Tools and Content for 3D Artists
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