Resources

Here are some of the best resources I’ve found for learning 3D art and specifically for Blender. Some links are affiliate links which provide me with a small commission if you buy from them (it’s not much but it supports the page). However, all of these resources I’ve used and recommended well before becoming an affiliate.

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3D Assets

These sites sell assets, but they also give away free stuff. Add it all up and you can build a decent library from their freebies without paying a dime.

Poliigon A texture site created by the Blender Guru himself… Creating an account gives you access to a bunch of free textures. (Affiliate Commission Link)
Blender MarketThe go-to place for affordable Blender assets. (affiliate commissions paid from some sellers)
CG TraderAnother good place to buy and sell 3D models (referral link).
TurbosquidYa there’s some expensive stuff on Turbosquid, but set the filter to “free” and you’ll find some good stuff.
MegascansMegascans offers a subscription asset service but they also give away great fee assets.
Textures.comTons of free/cheap textures, reference photos and all sorts of things you can use.
CG Axis“The Netflix of 3D” – A lot of assets for a low monthly subscription.

Online Tutorials

Blender GuruGreat fee tutorials for beginners and intermediate users alike. Your first tutorial should be the “Donut” series.
Flipped NormalsOne of the better places to provide both paid and free tutorials and tons of quality assets for your project. They offer a lot more than just Blender stuff, so filter it for “Blender.” (Affiliate commission link)
CG CookieCG Cookie offers access to a large library of tutorials for a monthly subscription.
Ducky 3DNathan Duck provides a lot of cool stuff for abstract designs. A lot of good, quick tips.
Ian HubertAn experienced artist in CG, Ian’s Patreon page is one of my favorite places to get tutorials and free stuff made by a guy who knows what he’s doing. He’s entertaining too.
Grant AbbittGrant does some quality tutorials. They are clear and concise. His beginner course is free and more advanced courses are paid.
Blender InstituteYou can get some basic tutorials directly from the creators of Blender at the Blender Institute.
Default CubeThis guy knows his stuff when it comes to materials/textures and Blender
Daniel KrafftGreat stuff when it comes to Blender tips. Also, watch the video where he met Mr. Beast!
Brandon’s DrawingsOf course I couldn’t leave my own tutorials off this list.

Sound Assets

YouTube Audio LibraryIf you need sounds or sound effects for you project, YouTube offers a ton of copyright-free music and sound effects.
I used to have more recommendations for sound assets, but I’ve become disappointed with them. Use Envato Elements instead!

Other Resources

Topaz StudioAmazing filters and effects for any image (Beeple uses this!)
PhotobashBuy packs of high-quality photo assets to use in photobashing, as reference or as .PNG assets in your scenes.

Envato Elements

Envato Elements has become my one-stop shop for video templates, stock images and video, photoshop plug-ins, sound effects, music and a LOT more in a single, very affordable subscription.

Downloadable Resources

These are resources I’ve created that you may find useful.

Blender Texture Node Visual Guide

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