Free Textures from New York

One of the things I did in New York was walked around the city shooting pictures of various textures and surfaces. Every block is different and I was able to capture some very cool stuff. I haven’t gone through them all but here are a few choice selections for everyone. You can use them commercially but our standard license applies.

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New tutorials will be coming next week; right now, there is a lot to catch up on after being gone for a week. Please be patient as cool things are in the works.

8 years ago
Visualization Experiment and new Renders
Just playing around with a new After Effects experiment without using any 3rd Party plug-ins! I need to refine some parts of the effect but I really want to make a tutorial for it ASAP! Here are some other projects you may have missed! Using Element 3D bummp mapping to create some Gold coins and […]
New Tutorial: Realistic Rain Drop FX!
In this tutorial we’ll use After Effects to create a realistic water effect without any 3rd party plug-ins! Great for adding atmosphere to a rainy scene or title. This effect is fully customization and can be used to create many cool FX! In this tutorial: Create a dripping water displacement map Simulate realistic camera DOF […]
Destruction Experiment!
What is this thing! I’ve basically combined a bunch of stuff into one experiment! I might have been inspired by the amazing planet explosions from The Force Awakens but wanted to see if I could get a cool version inside Element 3D. Few Notes on this experiment; I added smoke elements, shockwaves using CC Sphere, and even […]
Gearing Up with Element 3D!
Gear Up! #aperture #Element3D A video posted by Video Copilot (@andrewkramer) on Jan 3, 2017 at 9:54pm PST Maybe I just love apertures but this was a fun project to make! Using a few motion design 2 objects I built this animating gear. I just created a collection of models on one group and distributed them […]

4 months ago
This is great textures going to try them right now thanks you are the best... :-D
4 years ago
mmmm...textures. Thanks!
5 years ago
Tnx.. For your Tutorial Disintegration and your New York....
5 years ago
5 years ago
U are the MAN!! Always doing and teaching great stuff. Thanks!!!!
Also thanks for all the FREE stuff u give to us little people
5 years ago
Thanks for all your work. You are amazing

I wish you all the best!!!
Saludos desde Spain!!!!!!
Abu Bakkar
6 years ago
Hi, Andrew I love your work and your stuff. Thanks for your
Tutorials and Products.
Chris Francis Marabiles
6 years ago
thanks andrew and videocopilot...this is very useful for my project thanks guys long live videocopilot...!!!
6 years ago
yes i am grateful to andrew now i have an optical flares preset installed in my after effects thank you
6 years ago
where is the project file ? :D :D
6 years ago
Thank you so much!
great page!
7 years ago
Andrew, did you ever thought I can't do those effects and that I am extremely frustrated and cry here alone?
Thank you.
7 years ago
Mr. Andrew Kramer dis ma first time leaving a comment wat i can asy is keep on keeping on sir.
8 years ago
Andrew how did u get the Text layers like (newtown)?

if someone know plz say me ^^

8 years ago
what is the standard license?
8 years ago
Thanks ;)
8 years ago
Thank you sir....

This site is really rocking..........
Thanx a lot...
Alby Smith
8 years ago
thanks a lot man...
you're the best!

AE Superhero = Andrew Kramer
8 years ago
Way kool tx
8 years ago
thanks you
8 years ago
g8t work Andrew...
tsang chew guln
8 years ago
great & thanks.
8 years ago
I'd be too scared to take photos of textures, people would think "why is that lunatic taking a photo of a blank wall?" and point at me and ask "hey, why are you taking pictures of a WALL, wtf is wrong with you?" and I'd have to explain it's a "texture" and no matter what I said they'd still think I'm crazy and perhaps beat me up.
Morten Enoksen
8 years ago
Nice one!
BTW. Check out my newest Filmtrailer - The Receptionist.
8 years ago

I prefer the third one
8 years ago
8 years ago
Thank you Andrew! :)
8 years ago
Thank you!
8 years ago
Thanks Andrew! You're the best!
8 years ago
Many thanks Andrew
Johneg Mnemoneg
8 years ago
... One more great Free stuff...

U R really good man, Andrew.
husein almadary
8 years ago
thanks mr. andrew....
cant wait for ur next tutorial...

and how bout ur movie "angry monster 2"??
it is done already...
hope sam doin "fun" part there..
8 years ago
And for free! Thanks Andrew! This is something I keep meaning to do, walk around the city and take photos off cool textures like this.
8 years ago
k andrew i cant watch any of your tuts.

it all gives like a red error
8 years ago
Asri I dont get your comment. How is it slow? it works very fast for me, maybe its your computer.

BTW. andrew nice tutorial
8 years ago
so slow when open this website...>
so slow when download this file...>
Anthony Miller
8 years ago
Thanks for the new textures, Andrew. Looking forward to the super cool stuff ya got cookin' in the background.

8 years ago
Thanks Man!
Aharon Rabinowitz say something about
Windows Paint And AE.
8 years ago
Love it. Thanks dude.
Derrick van Niekerk
8 years ago
Thanks for the textures!

- Derrick
8 years ago
thanks man.
8 years ago
gracias adrew!!!!!!!
8 years ago
you are the best?
your site is number one in the world.
i am from macedonia.
and thx for tutorials
8 years ago
I'm a very big fan of your work, from far, far away. Just from Spain, Europe. Thanks for you hughe work and sorry for my english. A good idea could be a tutorial about creating that stunning panoramas like in your aeny demo, i wonder how it's made... Thanks a lot, i think you're "MITHICAL" Andrew, and god bless America!
8 years ago
why thank you!

another thing I found interesting was this list of the best texture packs of 2008
8 years ago
Next week? Awesome! Now I'll have time to get used to CS4 and download EVERY CS3 project file from here (since I'm using AE 7 as I type).

Thanks for the textures! I always need to add some grunge :)
8 years ago
Thanks! Adding these to the others!
8 years ago
those were cool textures, thanks.
What will the tut be about? I forgot...
8 years ago
Of course great textures Andrew, Hope enjoy you use it in next tutorial on the webside... :P
8 years ago
Cool and very useful.

But there is some kind of sign or sticker that says:' NO ALIENS ALLOWED' on one of them. It must be one of your funny jokes ;) .

Thanks alot...
8 years ago
Thanks Andrew. I can never have enough textures...and yes, I agree with you, NYC has tons of different textures just in one block alone. NYC is packed full of a lot of great things.
8 years ago
Thx man,
Greetings from France.
Dave B
8 years ago
Andrew I really hope your rich man. You give away so much free stuff during these tough times. Your really a blessing. Enough of the MUSHY STUFF lemme check out these textures !!
8 years ago
Nice to hear that!, thank you for the textures McKramer!
8 years ago
cant wait
8 years ago
thanks... cant wait for your tutorial. and thanks for mobile website, i visit everyday from my psp
8 years ago
I like the little "No Alien" sticker on the metal texture! lol
Thanks Andrew!
8 years ago
Thank you Andrew i appreciate it.I cant wait to see your next tutorials.
8 years ago
These will definitely be useful.
Sounds like you were pretty busy in new york, taking pictures of walls.


G Man
8 years ago
@ The Great Andrew Kramer -

In your opinion, what is important when taking pictures for textures...

-Distance from subject?

What is your approach? And thanks again for the free textures....
8 years ago
really nice shots!! i was wondering what kind of camera are you using to take pictures for those texture?? I guess NY is a great source for grunge textures and any other kind as well!!

8 years ago
I love textures XD
8 years ago
Your like my favorite uncle who goes on trips and returns with gifts. Thanks Uncle Andrew
8 years ago
Thanks so much, Andrew! Always handy to have another texture! I think I'll try to adapt these to ZBrush alphas. I'll post em in the forum if I do. :)
8 years ago
Hi Videocopilots, Hi Andrew,

saw your new textures...downloaded them and now they are a great background in a new project of mine...

Thanxx from Berlin
8 years ago
Andrew, I have been watching your videos for a long time now and really appreciate everything you are doing here. Its really amazing how you can do all the things you do and even more awesome that your helping the masses. We really need more people like you. I was wondering what type of computer you regularly edit and do graphics on. I would really like to know the specs. Thank You for all the amazing tutorials and keep up the work.
8 years ago
Yup, that's New York alright. Once again, and I can't stop saying this, It was an honor meeting you and thanks for your autograph! Nice textures, definitely will come in handy!
8 years ago
You are too much my brova! Thanks in a million!!!
8 years ago
8 years ago
Andrew you are the man. Tnx for the textures
8 years ago
Hey, thanks for the textures... also, I see I broke the rules a little yesterday. Sorry.
8 years ago
I'm your fan
you've teached me more than the academy where I studied after effects
thank you very much
(sorry for my english, I'm from Uruguay)
8 years ago
thx bro, their are very cool
8 years ago
Nice! Thanks for sharing your textures. That's what I try to do as well when I'm traveling....go out and acquire textures of the city I'm visiting!!
Prodat TV
8 years ago
The 5 are great thank you
8 years ago
Thanks Andrew,
Its always helpful to have someone, who has fun of walking around and taking pictures of dirt and walls. :P
8 years ago
AK, you da man! Super sweet stuff. Thank you, kind sir. Blessings!
8 years ago
I like the 5th. :)
8 years ago
This post reminded me of a site I found a couple of years ago.

I don't know if Andrew has mentioned this site before but here is a site that offers hundreds of FREE high resolution textures to use!
thanks Andrew
8 years ago
thank you sir
8 years ago
Thanks Andrew! :D
David W.
8 years ago
Alright! Some goodies from NYC. Thanks Andrew!
8 years ago
Very cool, thanks very much
8 years ago
8 years ago
cool, thanks for the textures :)
8 years ago
that`s very kind of u,AK
8 years ago
Great Greeting for thank u of sharing so much thing to everybody.
8 years ago
Great pictures >D Thanks a lot Andrew! I couldn't wait for the next week, so this textures relax me a little bit :P

From Argentina.
Eugene Opperman
8 years ago
don't see any spidey or webbing textures... :)
8 years ago
Thanks, Andrew )
Ori Lahav
8 years ago
Thanks, very useful!
8 years ago
really Great Help ! Big Fan! have all your producta !Thanks for the usefull textures !!
8 years ago
Thanks heaps Andrew :)
8 years ago
Thank you!!
Gracias por compartir tus conocimientos, materiales y hasta canciones! (the mamas and the papas!)

Saludos Chile!
8 years ago
thx AK,u da best
8 years ago
Thanks :)

greets from Sofia/Bulgaria.
8 years ago
thank you for sharing. good stuff
8 years ago
It seems as if there's a lot of chewing gum in NY;)
Thx for the free textures
8 years ago
8 years ago
Great textures. Thanks!
8 years ago
Gotta love the free stuff on this site.
8 years ago
hey andrew.

thanks a lot.

greets from dortmund/germany.
8 years ago
Thanks a lot. This gonna be useful
8 years ago
Great. Thanks for the Textures.
Ever considered coming to Europe for teachings?
I heard even filmschools in holland are using your tutorials in class.
true! Lazy teachers they have.
8 years ago
Thanks Mr.Kramer
8 years ago
AK you are great =]
thanx man
Jake The Muss
8 years ago
Always handy to have!

Thanks very much. :)