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01-06-2011, 09:56 PM
I'm usually very good at searching and finding what I need, but I haven't been able to find a post that provides info/links for downloading professional objects. Free objects are fine also :) .

I found TurboSquid.com, but I'm not making money at this and may never, so $50+ for a vintage-radio object is far beyond reason.

I either need a less expensive site or a site that has a large selection of free ones. I'm willing and glad to pay for objects, but $50 for an object that is part of the background (albeit an important background item) is far too much.

Please, if you know of a good site, link it here. If there's already a good list somewhere in the forums, please post that link.

Thanks, and apologies to all if this has been asked many times already.

01-06-2011, 10:19 PM
There's quite a few out there, but I always start with turbosquid. For free stuff I go to http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/

Most of the models are in Collada format (in addition to the proprietary Sketchup format), which can sometimes be imported directly into LW. But more often, I find I have to go through Blender which does a good job of then exporting to LWO format.

If you search these forums, there is a plugin that exports from Sketchup to LW (I got it to work in the free version, but then I think it broke when Sketchup upgraded). Sketchup pro allows you to export into a variety of formats and they have a fully functional, time-limited demo.

01-06-2011, 10:26 PM
Wanting professional looking objects and not making money at it don't quite go together very well, but it can be done.
For now if I were you, I would resort to using objects for poser and Daz studio. There are tons of lost cost and free objects to choose from, some look quite good and some are well not up to professional standards(eye of the beholder).

01-06-2011, 10:56 PM
Archive3d.net nuff said

01-07-2011, 03:51 AM
Don't forget the lighting challenges (http://www.3drender.com/challenges/index.htm). They have a bunch of varied models in them, most of good quality although they all need tidying (rescaling, etc.)


01-07-2011, 06:07 AM
ShareCG.com has lots of stuff also. I even have a couple of things that I've uploaded. :)