50 Best Free 3D Model Download Sites

3D Archives 2017

1. AutoDesk
  • Features: Showcase for professional designers
  • Number of 3D Designs: 13,000+
  • Model Licenses: Personal use
  • Pricing: Free

Visit: Autodesk Online Gallery

2. Unity Asset Store
  • Features: Lots of high quality models by professional designers
  • Number of 3D Designs: 15,000+
  • Model Licenses: Various
  • Pricing: Free and paid

Visit: Unity Asset Store

3. Instructables
  • Features: Extensive how-tos, guides and online classes, thriving community
  • Number of 3D Designs: n/a
  • Model Licenses: Varying Creative Commons
  • Pricing: Free

Visit: Instructables

4. NASA 3D Resources
  • Features: Actual stuff, from humanity’s ventures into space.
  • Number of 3D Designs: 298
  • Model Licenses: None
  • Pricing: Free

Visit: NASA 3D Resources

5. Thingiverse
  • Features: User and platform curated collections, thriving community. The de facto home for 3D models for 3D printing.
  • Number of 3D Designs: n/a
  • Model Licenses: Varying Creative Commons
  • Pricing: Free

Visit: Thingiverse

6. 3D Warehouse
  • Features: Themed collections, plays nicely with SketchUp
  • Number of 3D Designs: n/a
  • Model Licenses: None
  • Pricing: Free

Visit: 3D Warehouse

7. TurboSquid
  • Features: Models of exacting industry quality, offers file conversions if you can’t find a suitable filetype.
  • Number of 3D Designs: 500,000+
  • Model Licenses: Various
  • Pricing: Free and paid

Visit: TurboSquid

8. GrabCAD
  • Features: High quality engineering models, engineering challenges and competitions.
  • Number of 3D Designs: 2,090,000+
  • Model Licenses: n/a
  • Pricing: Free

Visit: GrabCAD

9. Smithsonian X3D
  • Features: Models of historic and cultural significance
  • Number of 3D Designs: 51
  • Model Licenses: Non-commercial
  • Pricing: Free

Visit: Smithsonian X3D

10. Sketchfab
  • Features: Slick 3D and VR model previewer embeddable on social media
  • Number of 3D Designs: 1,500,000+
  • Model Licenses: n/a
  • Pricing: Free

Visit: Sketchfab

11. TinkerCAD Things
  • Features: Tied to an easy-to-use 3D modeler tool with an active community
  • Number of 3D Designs: n/a
  • Model Licenses: Varying Creative Commons
  • Pricing: Free

Visit: TinkerCAD Things

12. CGTrader
  • Features: Community design challenges, 3D design job boards and original high quality designs
  • Number of 3D Designs: 550,000+
  • Model Licenses: Various
  • Pricing: Free and paid

Visit: CGTrader

13. Free3D
  • Features: Your all-purpose-free 3D-model-site
  • Number of 3D Designs: 15.000
  • Model Licenses: Vary
  • Pricing: Free

Visit: Free3D

14. 3dsky
  • Features: Photo-realistic renders
  • Number of 3D Designs: 185,006
  • Model Licenses: n/a
  • Pricing: Freemium

Visit: 3dsky

15. MyMiniFactory
  • Features: Guaranteed 3D printable objects, community design challenges and varied model categories
  • Number of 3D Designs: 30,000+
  • Model Licenses: Non-commercial
  • Pricing: Free

Visit: MyMiniFactory

16. Evermotion
  • Features: High quality 3D scenes and objects from a community of specialized designers
  • Number of 3D Designs: 387
  • Model Licenses: Varying Creative Commons
  • Pricing: Free

Visit: Evermotion

17. OpenGameArt
  • Features: Robust advanced search that lets you filter by license
  • Number of 3D Designs: 2,500
  • Model Licenses: Varying Creative Commons, Public License & custom OpenGameArt
  • Pricing: Free

Visit: OpenGameArt

18. Archive 3D
  • Features: Detailed categorization of models
  • Number of 3D Designs: 45,000+
  • Model Licenses: None
  • Pricing: Free

Visit: Archive 3D

19. CADNow
  • Features: 3D models and textures
  • Number of 3D Designs: 50.000 +
  • Model Licenses: n/a
  • Pricing: Free

Visit: CADNow

20. Blendswap
  • Features: Engaging community with artists for hire.
  • Number of 3D Designs: 18,731
  • Model Licenses: Varying Creative Commons
  • Pricing: Free

Visit: Blendswap

21. Trace Parts
  • Features: Facilitates workflow for 3D designers and saves costs
  • Number of 3D Designs: 100+ Million
  • Model Licenses: n/a
  • Pricing: Free

Visit: Trace Parts

22. STLFinder
  • Features: Also crawls 3D printing news sources for a handy overview page of what’s going on in 3D printing.
  • Number of 3D Designs: n/a
  • Model Licenses: n/a
  • Pricing: n/a

Visit: STLFinder

23. Pinshape
  • Features: Monthly community competitions, Ambassador programme
  • Number of 3D Designs: n/a
  • Model Licenses: Varying Creative Commons
  • Pricing: Free and paid

Visit: Pinshape

24. Yobi3D
  • Features: Search tool allows you to filter by file type
  • Number of 3D Designs: n/a
  • Model Licenses: n/a
  • Pricing: n/a

Visit: Yobi3D

25. 3DModelFree
  • Features: Wealth of high quality interiors and architectural models
  • Number of 3D Designs: n/a
  • Model Licenses: Non-commercial
  • Pricing: Free

Visit: 3D Model Free

26. 3DExport
  • Features: Broad marketplace with diverse categories
  • Number of 3D Designs: 100,000 +
  • Model Licenses: Non-commercial
  • Pricing: Free and paid

Visit: 3DExport

27. 3DContentCentral
  • Features: Highly engineering focused library of CAD models
  • Number of 3D Designs: n/a
  • Model Licenses: n/a
  • Pricing: Free

Visit: 3DContentCentral

28. ShareCG
  • Features: Wide variety of resources beyond 3D models
  • Number of 3D Designs: 8,744
  • Model Licenses: Various
  • Pricing: Free

Visit: ShareCG

29. Clara.io
  • Features: Cloud-based file management system with generous storage allowance
  • Number of 3D Designs: 100,000+
  • Model Licenses: Various
  • Pricing: Freemium

Visit: Clara.io

30. Cults
  • Features: Curated collections, custom 3D model commissions
  • Number of 3D Designs: n/a
  • Model Licenses: Varying Creative Commons
  • Pricing: Free and paid

Visit: Cults

31. YouMagine
  • Features: Curated collections, backed by Ultimaker
  • Number of 3D Designs: 12,000+
  • Model Licenses: Varying Creative Commons
  • Pricing: Free

Visit: YouMagine

32. PixelLab
  • Features: Informative resource for Octane 3D modelling app
  • Number of 3D Designs: n/a
  • Model Licenses: n/a
  • Pricing: Free and paid

Visit: PixelLab

33. Kenney
  • Features: Professional game assets crafted by a working game studio
  • Number of 3D Designs: n/a
  • Model Licenses: Creative Commons (CC0 01.0)
  • Pricing: Paid, some freebies

Visit: Kenney

34. FlyingArchitecture
  • Features: Sharing-centric portal for architectural visualizations
  • Number of 3D Designs: n/a
  • Model Licenses: Personal, Commercial
  • Pricing: Freemium

Visit: FlyingArchitecture

35. 3D Digital Doubles
  • Features: Higher degree of control, with full photogrammetry sets and meshes available too
  • Number of 3D Designs: n/a, 4 freebies
  • Model Licenses: Personal, non-commercial
  • Pricing: Paid, some freebies

Visit: 3D Digital Doubles

36. Viz-People
  • Features: Photo-realistic 3D models + more freebies found on the sites’ blog.
  • Number of 3D Designs: n/a
  • Model Licenses: n/a
  • Pricing: Paid, some freebies

Visit: Viz-People

37. Renderpeople
  • Features: Eerily photo-realistic models ideal for scene setting
  • Number of 3D Designs: 4
  • Model Licenses: n/a
  • Pricing: Free and paid

Visit: Renderpeople

38. Design Connected
  • Features: Meticulously curated collection of models, some exclusive to the platform
  • Number of 3D Designs: 6312
  • Model Licenses: Varying Creative Commons
  • Pricing: Paid, some freebies

Visit: Design Connected

39. 3D Scanstore
  • Features: Special focus on full human scans and anatomy
  • Number of 3D Designs: n/a
  • Model Licenses: n/a
  • Pricing: Paid, some freebies

Visit: 3D Scanstore

40. Syncronia
  • Features: Specialized repository of professional CAD and BIM modeling
  • Number of 3D Designs: n/a
  • Model Licenses: None
  • Pricing: Free and paid

Visit: Syncronia

41. Dimensiva
  • Features: High quality product models from recognized brands
  • Number of 3D Designs: n/a
  • Model Licenses: Personal and Commercial Use
  • Pricing: Free/Paid

Visit: Dimensivia

42. 3Delicious
  • Features: Simple, frustration free design
  • Number of 3D Designs: 1,900
  • Model Licenses: n/a
  • Pricing: Free

Visit: 3Delicious

43. blankRepository
  • Features: High quality 3D models filling a specific, yet essential niche.
  • Number of 3D Designs: 139, 45 freebies
  • Model Licenses: Personal use
  • Pricing: Paid, some freebies

Visit: blankRepository

44. 3DShook
  • Features: Quality-driven fountain of guaranteed 3D printable files
  • Number of 3D Designs: 68 Free 3D Models / 6.000 Paid
  • Model Licenses: None
  • Pricing: Paid, some freebies

Visit: 3DShook

45. Bitgem
  • Features: Sorted collections, tie into major game engines
  • Number of 3D Designs: n/a
  • Model Licenses: Royalty Free Use
  • Pricing: Paid, 3 freebies

Visit: Bitgem

46. Orchard
  • Features: Feature rich 3D modeler, engaging collaboration tools
  • Number of 3D Designs: n/a
  • License: Non-exclusive license to access, use, edit, download, alter, change, modify, distribute
  • Pricing: Free (registration required)

Visit: Orchard

47. Human Alloy
  • Features: Astonishingly high quality renders of people.
  • Number of 3D Designs: 75 objects/packs, 2 freebies
  • Model Licenses: Personal use
  • Pricing: Paid, some freebies

Visit: HumanAlloy

48. gCreate
  • Features: Quality home decoration for your 3D printer
  • Number of 3D Designs: 11
  • Model Licenses: Creative Commons
  • Pricing: Free

Visit: gCreate

49. MorphoSource
  • Features: Become a scientist from the comfort of you home computer!
  • Number of 3D Designs: 19,000+
  • Model Licenses: Non-Commercial
  • Pricing: Free

Visit: MorphoSource

50. GB3D Type Fossils
  • Features: Puts the planet’s natural history at your fingertips.
  • Number of 3D Designs: 1,800+
  • Model Licenses: Various Creative Commons
  • Pricing: Free

Visit: GB3D Type Fossils

50 Best Free 3D Model Download Sites / 3D Archives 2017

Credit: https://all3dp.com/ – Max von Übel