Introducing Private Texture Libraries 23 May 2016
(updated 25 May 2016)
· Pablo Vazquez
The Blender Cloud Texture Library is a great, ever-expanding resource, and [since last week](//cloud.blender.org/blog/introducing-blender-cloud-texture-library-add-on) it can be accessed directly within Blender! We are now ready for the next step:
> You can now create ***your own*** personal texture collection in any of your private projects!
That's right! Your own textures uploaded to the Cloud and browse-able within Blender. Watch the video below or scroll for more info.
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### How do I create a texture library?
Visit the homepage of any of your personal projects and click on the ***New...*** button. Select the ***Texture Folder*** entry.
Congrats! You have created your first texture library! Now you can:
* Start uploading textures
* Add more texture sub-folders
In oder to upload a texture, you should make sure you are inside of a texture folder. Click on the ***New...*** button and select ***Texture***. You can now select a preview picture for the texture, as well as upload different map types (Color, Normal, Translucency, etc.).
Now the best part: accessing your textures within Blender. For this you will need the [Blender Cloud add-ons bundle v1.1](//storage.googleapis.com/institute-storage/addons/blender_cloud-1.1.0-bundle.zip). If you already had v1.0, please update it, if you never installed the Blender Cloud add-on before make sure you check out [this video](//www.youtube.com/watch?v=-srXYv2Osjw).
Once the add-on is installed or updated, press _Ctrl+Shift+Alt+A_ and you will see your very own textures, next to the Blender Cloud Texture Library!
If you encounter any issue, please let us know in the comments below or at email@example.com
### Do you want to share?
If you are interested in sharing your textures on the public Blender Cloud Texture library, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org! We currently publish only CC-0 content.