We provide powerful texture maps!

Friendly Shade is a website dedicated to providing high-end scanned textures carefully crafted for demanding 3d artists and designed to meet the highest standards. The world is big, and so are Friendly Shade textures! Our premiere bundle features scans from all over the world. From the mountains of Machu Picchu and the cities of Colombia, the beaches of Florida and the streets of Serbia, we don’t leave aside any awesome texture that will elevate your project to the next level.

Learn more

We make Beautiful Textures

Although it is a fact that the CG industry is evolving day by day, it’s still difficult to find online textures that always maintain a standard of quality. That’s why Friendly Shade was born: A high quality texture library for CG artists.

1,500,000,000

Polygons

It takes a lot to be the best texture website on the market and we’ve reached more than 1 billion polygons in the raw mesh of just a single texture, giving you unprecedented quality.

Accurately Delighted Albedo Maps

Diffuse

Diffuse maps are still ok but sometimes they have unwanted shadows and reflections that makes the surface look unrealistic.

scanned textures albedo map
Albedo

Friendly Shade’s albedo maps provide you highly accurate and unbeatable color information.

Works with any render engine

Textures
We have it all

Full range of scanned texture maps

  • Albedo
  • Diffuse
  • Gloss
  • Ambient Occlusion
  • Displacement
  • Normal
  • Subsurface Scattering
  • Alpha
  • Metalness

Textures to live by

Detail, Power, Beauty.

All in a single set.

scanned textures
Sebastian Zapata

Creator of textures and world traveler.

Founder of Friendly Shade, professional musician, composer and CG artist who has stood out for years in the product and architecture visualization fields with a huge background on texturing, animation and video production. Full-time Blender lover and lens addict.

Armed with high-tech equipment and a relentless passion for pursuing the highest quality CGI, Sebastian has dedicated the last 3 years of his life towards improving his capturing techniques.

Friendly Shade continually sets a high bar for quality when it comes to scan data. With very high resolution maps that are always crisp, Friendly Shade has quickly became one of my go to source for reference and inspiration.

Joshua LynchSenior Environment Artist, Red Storm Entertainment

We would like to thank Friendly Shade for this! The quality of the textures is beyond what any 3d artist could have wished for! Amazing depth, sharpness, and representation of concrete and road textures.

Aleksandar StefanovicArt Director, Creatorz Deitz

Fine detail is what we thrive on - perfecting every aspect of a full CGI project is what brings it fully to life. If you have not come across the work of Sebastian Zapata yet then you should. He has begun a texture library called Friendly Shade that is quickly expanding with some of the highest quality maps you will find anywhere.

Kristian TurnerHead of CGI, Recom Farmhouse Ltd

These scanned textures are extremely good! Every set is well balanced with a huge amount of detail and information captured, I've just never seen anything like this. The hype is real, they are simply flawless and deserve no less than a 10/10.

Dmitriy TenCGI Artist, Mastering CGI