7 Sites for Free 3D Models

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I found 7 sites that have really awesome and 100% free 3D models. Make sure to only search for .obj, .3ds or Cinema files since some models only come in Maya or Max formats. Also make sure to check the copyright info to make sure you’re good to go on all of these.

1. Turbo Squid

This is the premiere place to find 3D models. They have a huge paid section, but if you simply type “free” into the search, it will come up with hundreds of awesome free models. www.turbosquid.com

2. Exchange 3D

This has quite the collection, with a little bit of everything from cars and trees to furniture and interior models. http://www.exchange3d.com

3. TheFree3DModels

A great resource with tons of characters and cars. http://thefree3dmodels.com

4. DMI 3D

This site has amazing vehicles, anything from WWII tanks to modern race cars. A lot of them come in .lwo format which is Lightwave, but they open great in C4D. http://www.dmi-3d.net/

5. Oyonale

A little resource but a nice range of high quality models. http://www.oyonale.com

6. 3Delicious

A little bit spammy, but if you can get to the models they looks great. They have cars, furniture and technology among others. http://www.3delicious.net/

7. NASA Space Models

This is pretty funny, NASA actually has a model library of everything space, from models of astronauts to lunar modules to shuttles. Some aren’t the most detailed, but if you need some space objects, this is a great place to check out. http://www.nasa.gov

If you guys have any other free 3D model resources you recommend, please put them in the comments, I would love to know about them. Thanks!

    1. Robert Mondoux
      Robert Mondoux05-08-2011


      Just came across your site, and I like it very much. Already got good info about c4d random colours and using a slider with wiggle(thanks so much for that).

      However, I,m puzzled by your FREE 3D MODELS SITES list; All I see are your comments – NOT the sites nor their links or logos. Is it my browser (explorer)?
      I,m always on the lookout for good and free models to modify – would love to figure out this issue. Thanks ahead of time,

      Robert Mondoux
      Montreal, Canada

    2. Joren

      Hey Robert, thanks for your comment. Glad to hear you’re getting useful information from the site! The titles of the posts were links, but maybe there was a compatibility issue. I added another link at the end of the comments for each post. Hopefully that works for you! Thanks for checking out the site, make sure to keep checking back, I have lots of great content coming up! Cheers, Joren

    3. Robert Mondoux
      Robert Mondoux05-09-2011

      ah ha. Those last links work great – thanks again.

      Robert Mondoux
      Montreal, Canada

    4. Deigo Von Diego
      Deigo Von Diego05-19-2011

      Hey, you can find a lot of free models on this site :

      Tose are mainly architecture and furniture models but you also can find, cars, people and some other cool stuff. Most of the models are pretty detailed.


    5. Joren

      Awesome, thanks for sharing the link, I’ll check it out!

    6. Jason

      One word of caution of Turbosquid. Their QA is horrid, and while you won’t find me complaining of free models their pay for use models are less than satisfactory a good portion of the time.

      Not only are the model’s geometry at times subpar, but packages can be missing textures and other files. On top of all that, I’ve never seen TS return a support request to address the situation.

    7. Jake

      A massive amount of free models (including Greebles and Nurnies), several of very high quality can be found here: http://www.foundation3d.com/

    8. Arias

      Great list, i want suggest my favorite website provide free 3d model :http://open3dmodel.com Hope you enjoy !

    9. Wale

      Hi Joren,

      I really like your list of free 3d models, well done. 🙂 Just would like your opinion on a new game asset site on the block called propsplanet. Propsplanet is a game asset marketplace with WebGL support and preview developed to help game developers and I think it offers creative game models to game developers working on different genres. The site is fairly new and still growing. Do you mind having a look and letting me know what you think?

      Kind Regards,

      Founder propsplanet.com

    10. Conrad

      Lots of great sci-fi 3D models here.

    11. Yobi3d

      3D model search engine

    12. harmeet

      i want mansion model please tell me on which site i get the free mansion model …………please help me ……….

    13. fajar

      try http://www.dimensiva.com guys, awesome free 3d model in high quality

    14. Joe Larson
      Joe Larson09-03-2015

      Here’s the list of sites where I upload fully 3D printable models. Slightly different focus, but still good stuff.


    15. Max Zlatov
      Max Zlatov11-16-2015

      A new site with collection of 3d models (.max)

    16. jacob

      just want sharing a great site for free 3d models (MAX, 3DS, SKP, OBJ) for designer needed!
      let enjoy together.

    17. Rhymez

      This site also offers game ready 3d models for free


    18. Rhymez

      Just wanted to share another site with free 3d models

    19. Designer01

      Hi everyone, i found a website that contains 3D models BIM and CAD in many different formats as DWG, Revit…..it’s very simple to download the models, you just do the registration to the website and you can download, totally free, the materials. They do their models in collaboration with Autodesk.
      Hope you enjoy the website: http://www.syncronia.com/

    20. threedscans

      Here is a link to a new website offering high resolution 3D scans for free without copyright restrictions:


    21. steentje1964

      Hi, thanks for the links.

      Grabcad also has tons of free models.
      Really almost everything can be found there

    22. Vines

      Also try http://www.3dchf.com for 3d model easy download

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