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Unreal Engine 4.14 Is a Huge Update for VR

Matthew Hales 3D Modeling, Real-Time, Site, VR Leave a Comment

Epic’s Unreal Engine 4.14 is a beefy update all around, and includes great stuff for TurboSquid users– especially those creating VR content. Real-time, GPU-rendered graphics have always required a tight belt when it comes to poly counts and texture sizes, and the introduction this year of consumer VR hardware has brought with it a renewed emphasis on optimization.

If you’ve ever skipped an otherwise perfect model because it seemed a bit too dense, you might give it a second look after seeing what 4.14 can do to optimize heavier assets.

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Geo-Baking in VR

Matthew Hales 3D Modeling, Artists, VR

VR can strain even the most capable GPUs. Solid optimization of 3D models is critical for VR, but some common performance hacks can look terrible when viewed stereoscopically. Prime offender: baking geometry into textures. It’s a tempting poly-reduction ploy, but not always ideal. Check out Geo-Baking in VR on our training site, Squid.io, for all you need to know.…

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Virtual Hands and the New Oculus Touch Controllers

Matthew Hales Industry News, Real-Time, Site, VR

The demo floor at Oculus Connect 3 covers every kind of experience that their hardware can deliver, but the heat is clearly on the massive area dedicated to showing off their soon-to-be-available Oculus Touch hand controllers. Rightly so. When HTC’s Vive launched back in April it shipped with hand controllers, and Vive users can attest to how transformative true tracked hands can be in VR.

inXile Entertainment Announces Partnership with TurboSquid

Kate Voisin Company, Press Release

New Orleans, Louisiana, Sept. 20, 2016 — inXile Entertainment announced a deal today to distribute 3D models from their game catalog exclusively on TurboSquid’s world-leading 3D marketplace. inXile, founded by game industry legend Brian Fargo, is the creator of PC video games including Wasteland 2, Torment, and the Bard’s Tale series.

inXileinXile 3D models from previously released and upcoming titles will be available for purchase on TurboSquid’s marketplace.…

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How To Spot a Squid At Half Rez

Kate Voisin Company, Industry News

TurboSquid and PixelSquid are hitting the road! We’re excited to be sponsoring Half Rez 2016, where we’ll be drinking, learning, and hanging out with some great designers in Chicago on Wednesday, September 14th.

Whether you’re attending or living vicariously through Twitter, here’s your guide on joining in the fun for this year’s event.

What is Half Rez?

Half Rez is an event hosted by the incredible folks at Greyscalegorilla.

The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread: Breadcrumb Search

Adele Tiblier Site

Searching for just the right model can sometimes be difficult. Use too vague a search term, and you could find yourself digging through too many results. Search on something too specific, and you could miss an inspired choice.

Saving you time is what TurboSquid is all about, including the speed at which you find the model you need– FAST.

Recently, we’ve implemented clickable breadcrumbs to our Search pages.…