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I'm wondering if there's any addons or online libraries of materials I can download. I've found one called online_mat_lib, but then discovered it was from 2008 and thought by now something like that might already be integrated into Blender.

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  • $\begingroup$ online_mat_lib is an addon available in addons_contrib, while not yet included with official releases it is included with most other builds. It's library is created by exporting cycles node setups to an xml file which can be added to the library or shared individually. This BA thread has a more recent discussion. $\endgroup$ – sambler Dec 17 '13 at 1:56
  • $\begingroup$ @gandalf3 Definitely. $\endgroup$ – TheMinecraftMan757 Jun 13 '15 at 14:15
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    $\begingroup$ I found the site www.blender-materials.com that is working too, and has blender internal render materials that are more likely to be usable in game development (not BGE), but I cant find the license for their files in any place .. $\endgroup$ – Aquarius Power Jan 6 '16 at 3:09
  • $\begingroup$ @Gandalf3 +1 to All : feel free to read and feed BSE ressources where you can find and share ressources for blender! $\endgroup$ – Bithur Aug 14 '18 at 18:21
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For cycles you can find many materials in Blendswap. Here you have some users who provide many materials, most of them procedural materials without images, just with node setups:

metals pack in blendswap

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You may want to see this two things:

  • Cycles_Matlib, is a blend file with many materials.
  • Matlibvx addon, is an addon that add a library (empty) to blender so you can store your on materials, etc.

The good thing is that Cycles_Matlib include files to support Matlibvx so you can use both. They are easy to install (only unzip in addons folder).

Also note that are materials for cycles. But it also have a old version that I think is for blender internal.

You can read more about Cycles_Matlib in blenderartists.org thread.

This is a preview of materials in Cycles_Matlib: enter image description here

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Blendswap.com also has user submitted material setups and you can request custom ones as well.

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blendermada.com already has quite a few materials that you can use freely. There is also a blender plugin for it.

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BIS - Blender add-on and material library with public storage. You can use shared materials, store your own, and share them with other community.

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Currently, there is also new service - BlenderKit - free online material and model database with add-on which allows to add them into scene by simple drag & drop.

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I use CG Bookcase. They offer lots of good quality CC0 materials as big as 4K and all the maps you may want. And the site is updated pretty often. I used Blendermada just once.

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