Marlin Studios has released a new collection of textures for 2D and 3D artists. ‘Seamless Textures 8 – Absolute Metal Surfaces’ includes seamlessly tileable texture libraries and costs $159 from the company Web site. The collection includes 294 texture tiles, 57 metal colour swatches and 284 bump maps. Each exists as three different-resolution JPEGs: large, medium and small. The largest are around 1,600-x-1,200 – with the medium being two-thirds of that size and small being one third. The library includes mainly industrial metal textures and are ordered into categories such as gratings, painted metals, rusted metals, patterned metals – plus ten textures that contain transparency. It also includes a collection of stock photos that contain a lot of metal. There’s also a 3D mesh of a refinery.