As most of us know, what we see in the movies isn’t always what it appears to be. From snakes on a plane to dancing household decor, 3D models have made movie magic that much easier to create. While we know models available on TurboSquid have been used in all forms of entertainment, some of our customers are still a bit resistant to share the role that models from our catalog have played in production. For those that do share, our artists, customers and staff do love seeing models starring alongside real life celebs in hit television series, dancing through advertising spots, and even on the big screen.
We try to make a big deal out of the use of these models, and were pretty stoked when we got our own IMDb page highlighting some of the shows that have utilized 3D models (no autographs, please).
Tech savvy TS customers, especially those working in post production for feature films and top television series, often keep us in the loop on those assets that have been used and have made the cut (literally), providing information as detailed as show name, episode number and the use. For those that still have clips available online, we have included a link as bonus content. *Side note: watching clips at work may or may not be considered research by your boss.
Click here to see all of the sightings we’ve gotten wind of, and be sure to keep an eye out for the models used in the following U.S television shows, next time your flipping through reruns.
House M.D. // Season 7: Episode 23 – Moving On
The following models are seen as characters are walking into the sunset on the beach (43:04).
House M.D. // Season 7: Episode 17
Saturn Rocket 3D model used in the episode’s teaser, while the helicopters were purchased and appear in the full episode.
House M.D. // Season 7: Episode 15
Did you notice the doves flying out from behind House during the episode (00:42)? Yeah, those were models.
House M.D. // Season 7: Episode 07
This ship model is used twice in this episode’s teaser, once at start and again at end.
House M.D // Season 7: Episode 02
In this episode, entitled “Selfish”, this motorcycle model serves as a stand-in for Dr. House’s real ride.
Castle // Season 3: Episode 08
This BMX bike model shows up near the end of the show (00:50), but keep an eye out for the black van used during an overhead shot.
The Office // Season 7 Episode 21
During the last shot of the episode, the airplane that is taking off may look a bit familiar.
Where have you used 3D models?
We’d love to know about it and include you as part of future posts; just shoot us an email with some of the specifics, and we’ll do the rest!