Jonathan Lloyd and I just finished giving a talk on 3D Modeling Standards as part of the official presentation program at Siggraph 2011 in Vancouver, Canada. Attendees got a whirlwind tour through TurboSquid’s two-year adventure in developing, testing, refining, and finally releasing 3D modeling standards as part of CheckMate Certification.
The best part of the presentation, for us, was seeing the crowd of 300+ nodding and smiling as the standards were discussed and explained. A number of people came up to us afterward to personally tell us how much standards would improve their workflows, and several asked if we would work with them directly on standards projects.
It was great to see the validation for the standards in general, and CheckMate in particular. We’ve put a lot of work into making CheckMate as useful as possible, and we’re glad artists feel they can use it to improve their work.