Where do you get your 3D assets from?

Hi guys.

I’m with a team building an asset library app. I know there are many asset providers out there already but I think there’s room for a better product. For instance, many of them don’t have an app/plugin that does the tedious work of downloading and creating materials. Not to mention, assets quality isn’t always what it should be.

We’re in the early stages of our service, designed especially for 3ds Max users who render with V-Ray and Corona but we’ll be adding support for more apps. We are looking to learn more about how we can help architectural visualizers beat those crazy deadlines, and more specifically, we’d like to learn about assets. As an architectural visualizer freelancing or working at a studio, you probably purchase assets to populate scenes.

What sort of assets do you guys often find yourselves in need of?

What sort of assets do you most often purchase?

Some examples: very specific harder to find and unique assets, designer items, scene fillers, assets that are harder to model, scanned organic assets, materials etc.

I would be very grateful for your suggestions.

This is the biggest issue

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Hi Gijs.

We are starting with 3ds Max since it’s popular among archiviz artist but we are going to add other applications as well. I think there will be no problem with saving 3d scanned assets to the Rhino format.

If you guys would like to share what kind of 3D models you usually need to add to your works, it would be great :slight_smile:

All assets that I’ve downloaded in the past opened up quite well in Rhino and were otherwise corrected by the supplier. Turbosquid has good assets if you search well, and then there is Design Connected, Hum3d and Evermotion. Most time consuming with these models is recreating materials. Mostly assets are premade for 3dsmax with V-Ray materials.
It’s difficult to say what assets I need, it greatly depends on the assignment, but it’s often furniture from respected manufacturers that I search for. In general it’s about assets that are time consuming to make myself.