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    Free REFERENCES and RESOURCES SITES

    Here's a list of free stuff that you can find on the net. I hope it will help.

    Human ANATOMY:
    http://www.personal.psu.edu/jas43/skel/skeletal.htm (photos of the entire skeletal system)
    http://www.bartleby.com/107/indexillus.html ANATOMY OF THE HUMAN BODY-Henry Gray 1918
    http://fineart.sk/ (Anatomy books an photos.The main attractions are 4 old Andrew Loomis books and an old Anatomy atlas)
    http://www.bvh.univ-tours.fr/Consult...6_47294&mode=1 DE HUMANI CORPORIS FABRICA by ANDREAS VESALIUS 1543-THE FIRST ANATOMY UBERBOOK -This link contains the whole book...IT is in latin, but if you're not interested in the text or don't know latin , you can just browse thru it and look at the wonderful anatomy drawings. Here's an example of the kind of pictures that you will find in Vesalius's book:

    Free REFERENCES and RESOURCES SITES
    http://www.artnatomia.net/uk/artnatomy.html
    http://www.boneclones.com/ animal and human skeletons
    http://www.getbodysmart.com/ap/muscu...menu/menu.html
    http://www.rad.washington.edu/atlas/
    http://www.michaelmhensley.com/page0006.htm
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmontesi/sets/1499867/

    Animal anatomy:
    http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/Web...&numrecs=12%7FAn Atlas of Animal Anatomy for Artists by W. Ellenberger. Very detailed illustrations. Here's an example of the kind of images that you will find in Ellenberger's atlas:

    Free REFERENCES and RESOURCES SITES
    http://www.skeletaldrawing.com/ (dinosaurs)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/curious...7600339587826/ (Mammal skeletons)

    Free CG TUTORIALS

    http://www.3dtutorials.sk/
    http://www.luxology.com/community/tutorials/
    http://www.subdivisionmodeling.com/wiki/tiki-index.php
    http://www.3dtotal.com/
    http://www.antropus.com/tutorials.htm (the first 2 links from antropus aren't working anymore. But you can find them on the tutorials section from zbrushcentral.com, along with many other zbrush tuts)

    TEXTURES
    http://www.mayang.com/textures/ ( many many free hires textures- download quota 20/day)
    http://www.cgtextures.com/ (17.000 highreztextures- you can download 15Mb/day)
    http://www.psicosonic.net/?zona=01do...252850a1a9#cat

    Art:
    http://www.artrenewal.org/
    http://www.allartclassic.com/picture...r=1&countsp=15

    Modern master sculptors:
    http://www.richardmacdonald.com/
    http://www.richardstipl.com/
    http://www.sabinhoward.com/
    http://www.tskuebler.com/gallery.html
    http://www.schellstudio.com/sculpture.htm

    Various reference sites:
    http://www.old-picture.com/collection-index-001.htm (huge collection of old photos)
    http://www.cherrys.com/ped_rif1.htm (rifle photos)
    http://www.trekearth.com/ (thousands and thousands of photos from all corners of the globe)
    http://www.tenring.com/stuff.html (fire arms photos)
    http://oldguns.net/catedw.htm ( lots of weapon photos- press view picture)
    http://www.uglybug.org/06dex.shtml (electron microscope insect photos)
    http://www.tescan.com/an/an_gal.html (electron microscope insect photos)
    http://www.mos.org/sln/sem/sem.html
    http://remf.dartmouth.edu/imagesindex.html
    http://vvdfx0.tripod.com/id11.html (make-up FX )
    http://www.tccandler.com/
    http://www.iowbathospital.org.uk/gallery.html (hires bats photos)
    http://therionarms.com/old_armor_page.shtml
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmontesi/sets/1499867/
    http://www.k-state.edu/parasitology/625tutorials/

    Free/Opensource SOFTWARES:

    modeling:
    http://www.blender.org/ (modeling,rendering,rigging..)
    http://www.wings3d.com/ ( nice little modeling app-it has all the necessary tools for doing a nice job)
    http://moi3d.com/ (NURBS modeling)
    rendering:
    http://www.povray.org/
    http://sunflow.sourceforge.net
    http://www.indigorenderer.com/joomla/
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    dude these kinds of post are gems on the site your doing a realy good thing here. Trying to get those thank you counts up huh hehehe. thanks thanks thanks.
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    Excellent resources! I feel a bit lazy now than you have done all the leg work digging these up for us to use, lol....thank you very much anyway!

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    thank you

    Thank you very much, this is a great resource.

    thanx again

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    Thanks a lot for this great list!!
    I'd like to add this website: http://market.renderosity.com/ with lots of 3D models with usually a big preview attached (can be useful for body references)
    My new born sculpture website:Over the Clouds
    And my new blog:Blog.Overtheclouds.com

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    tons of insect photos
    http://www.insectimages.org/
    animal and human skeletons
    http://www.boneclones.com/
    roaring and yawing animals
    http://www.gapingmaws.com/GapingMaws.htm
    tarsiers (primitive primates)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sungityabang/134148871/
    tons of old stuff- weapons,armours,clothing items
    http://www.aurorahistoryboutique.com...ockPistols.htm
    old arms and armour, Glasgow museum
    http://www.glasgowmuseums.com/showEx...=52&slideid=50
    katar knives/blades..or something like that
    http://www.jnanam.net/shastra/katar.html
    blueprints for vehicles,aircraft,ships
    http://www.suurland.com/
    factory machines
    http://www.widell.com/newsale1.htm
    Ron Mueck (sculptor)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/brookly...7594352071092/
    http://blip.tv/file/94203 a video wich starts by showing some of /mueck's pieces from Brooklin Museum and continues by showing some of his techniques
    David Simon (sculptor)
    http://www.davidsimonart.com/
    Daniel Simon (designer)
    http://www.danielsimon.net/
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    Well, this was certainly the best Halloween treat I've received all day!

    Excellent work, iatriki! Thanks for spending the time to collect all of these resources and post them up. Now, I only have to find the time to get all of these pages bookmarked...

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    This should be way sticky!


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    I agree sticky all the way, lets light this candle, yeah.

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    Atlas of clinical medicine ( I do not feel good when I say this, but it can be inspiring) It shows pictures of different diseases and deformities.
    http://www.fleshandbones.com/imageba...SBN=0723431949
    Human cadaver dissection-by regions( it may be disturbing ). It can be useful for some of you. Althogh I spent a couple of hundred hours doing this kind of stuff I don't think I would be able anymore to do it....
    http://www.med.umich.edu/lrc/coursep...deo_index.html
    Old medical instruments & stuff
    http://www.braceface.com/medical/Civ...et_1861-65.htm
    medicalantiques.com/
    http://antiquescientifica.com/

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    Awesome gathering of resources. Just bookmarked this thread! Thanks!
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    Wink Omg! Thank You:)

    Thank you so much. You can never have too much refrence and resource material, and free material at that.

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    THIS IS GREAT!!! thanks sooo much!!!!!!!!!!!1

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    Wow, thank for the great post.

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    Preston Blair-Advanced Animation, first edition. It's a beautiful book for cartoon drawing/animation
    http://www.animationarchive.org/2006...ion-first.html
    Hundreds of aircraft photos
    http://www.vectorsite.net/gfxpx.html
    http://www.af.mil/photos/index.asp?galleryID=2
    national archive pictures. scroll down to ''online resources'' and choose your category. You'll find hundreds of photos that will spark your imagination. some of them are public domain, some of them aren't
    http://www.archives.gov/research/for...graphs-dc.html
    interesting faces
    http://www.chicagopolice.org/ps/list.aspx
    highspeed camera gallery
    http://www.pulsephotonics.com/gallery.htm
    human anatomy
    http://www.anatomyatlases.org/atlaso...ateindex.shtml
    guns and militaria
    http://www.avrick-antiques.co.uk/
    Combat Vehicle Reference(blueprints&photos)
    http://www.inetres.com/gp/military/cv/index.html
    dermatological atlas
    http://www.atlasdermatologico.com.br/
    highrez photos of the beautiful J.E.T tokamak fusion reactor
    http://www.jet.efda.org/pages/multim...ery/index.html
    architecture &stuff
    http://arkinetia.blogspot.com/search...20minimalistas
    http://gaileguevara.blogspot.com/
    DaVinci'z drawings
    http://www.drawingsofleonardo.org/
    Andrew Loomis' books
    http://www.alexhays.com/loomis/
    gauchos(south american cowboyz)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bombead...7594139353592/
    people from Vanuatu
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mytrips...7601964083735/
    http://www.celebritypictures.com/cel...-actresses.php
    digital&traditional artists
    http://souvlaki.jp-ar.org/
    http://www.jacobcollinspaintings.com/
    http://www.christianlorenzscheurer.c.../homepage.html
    http://szukalski.com/gallery.html
    http://www.redwhirlpool.com/index2.p...f=abssfi10.jpg
    http://www.jtfinearts.com/gallery_figure.html
    http://www.gezfry.com/gallery.shtml
    http://www.howardswindell.com/Mudbox.html
    http://www.mattcg.com/wordpress/
    http://www.erikgist.com/

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    wow....
    thanks for all of the hard work. this is an awesome thread

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    you my friend are a sculptor's card catalog, sure appreciate all the work you've done on this. someone really needs to sticky this thread...it is a life saver!!!!

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