(San Antonio, Texas -- November 17, 2005) NewTek, Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading 3D animation and video products, today announced the release of the eighth edition of NewTek's free Texture Collection.
As with previous editions, this new set includes fifty high-resolution images useful for textures and reference available for free download at NewTek.com. The total number of free texture and reference images available from NewTek is now at 400. The eighth edition of the texture collection contains images in the categories Concrete, Nature, Landscape, Soil and Wood. The images are suitable for use as is, and most can be easily processed for seamless tiling as well.
"The high-resolution images in NewTek's Texture Collections are an incredible resource for texture mapping as well as for reference in 3D modeling and digital painting," said Henk Dawson of Dawson 3D. "Also, while I use 3D for all of my commercial projects, there are many times where a 2D element can save a lot of time. Texture maps can often replace geometry and a background created in Photoshop from one or more source photos can efficiently fill out an image. All-in-all, the resolution and detail in these collections are just what digital artists need, and a terrific gift from NewTek to the community."
All textures are unretouched photographic images. The first 250 in the collection offer a resolution of 1600 pixels x 1200 pixels. For the sixth through eighth sets, most are at a resolution of 2304 x 1728, with a few images at lower resolutions. The textures are provided in JPEG format, for efficient download. The first seven editions of the texture collection have been overwhelmingly popular, with tens of thousands of downloads since they were originally posted. NewTek plans to release additional sets of high-resolution textures from time to time and participants can sign up for notification of the release of new sets.
Pricing and Availability
NewTek's Texture Collection, Eighth Edition, is available for free download at: http://www.newtek.com/freestuff
With headquarters in San Antonio, Texas, NewTek is a leading provider of full-featured video editing, live production, presentation, animation and special effects tools including LightWave 3D®, winner of the 2003 Primetime Emmy® Engineering Award, TriCaster(TM) and VT(TM). NewTek launched the desktop video revolution in 1990 with the release of the legendary Video Toaster®. The company's products are used worldwide on projects ranging from home video to feature film. Recent television and film projects using NewTek production tools include Serenity, Fantastic Four, The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl in 3D, Sin City, The Aviator, Aliens of the Deep, "I, Robot", Spiderman 2, Battlestar: Galactica, Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, Access Hollywood and Entertainment Tonight. Recent game titles include Ridge Racers, Full Spectrum Warrior, Burnout 3, Doom III, Unreal Tournament, and Age of Mythology.. Website: http://www.newtek.com