Right when I first started producing stock illustrations way back in 2006, I began working on what ultimately turned into a very large sub category of images within my main collection: 3d object icons. Basically, I modeled and rendered one object over a white background, and created many different versions of the same image with various objects placed next to it. Back then, 3d icon sets were all the rage and I couldn’t make these things fast enough to keep up with the demand. But now, flat design has taken over and 3d objects integrated into user interfaces aren’t in style anymore.
So what do I do with my large collection of 3d object icons? Put them on trashedgraphics.com of course! Yes, I’ve decided that I’m going to upload the entire set and offer them here for free since they don’t have as much value to me these days. They served their purpose years ago, but time has marched on and left these things out in the cold lonely and without a home.
First up is the paint bucket set. The main object in each of these 3d renderings is obviously that paint can, and there are 25 illustrations in total, each with a different object posing with that bucket. Some of the objects are a bit more conceptual than others, but I have a feeling like the one with the Facebook app icon will be one of the most popular. The one with the simple wrench and screwdriver was popular back in the day as well, as a lot of my customers used that one for graphics (and company logos) related to home repair and construction. And then there are some which are rapidly falling out of date and behind the times – I can’t imagine the one with the blank cd/dvd will be very popular now. But who knows? That’s why I’m posting this stuff.
I have about 10 more of these 3d object icon sets to upload, so keep an eye out for those in the near future.