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In Search of Sightings – April 2013

Monday, April 29th, 2013 by

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SIGHTINGS: Where In the World Are TurboSquid’s Models?

Our 3D models get used in almost every form of visual media under the sun: online, on television, in advertisements and film, and everywhere in between. (We may have added just a little sparkle to a major upcoming film, but more on that later!)

Our artists put a lot of hard work into making the amazing models that you love, and they love seeing where their masterpieces end up. Artists are especially excited to know the details behind projects that may be featuring one of their 3D masterpieces.

Share how you’ve used 3D models purchased on TurboSquid by clicking here!

 

13 Years, 13K CheckMate Models & Nearly 300K 3D Models!

On April 1st, TurboSquid celebrated its 13th birthday! As of this month, our catalog contains over 286,000 models, and climbing daily. Looking back at 2012, we thought  being our best year so far, our future looks more exciting than ever, and we have our customers, employees, and talented artists to thank for helping us to build the world’s largest 3D library.
 

Featured Model

SciFi 3D Model by thePROmax

This month we are featuring a fantastic feline 3D model created talented modeler, thePROmax. This Siberian tiger, just one of many which provides lush details and full animation, and is the full embodiment of what the artist cites as his biggest source of inspiration, big cats.

Get to know thePROmax, other creative influences, and why he feels the CheckMate Standard has raised the bar for artists and customers when it comes to 3D content.

Click here to read the complete artist interview.

 
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New Shop and Share Feature – March 2013

Monday, March 11th, 2013 by

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New Feature: Shopping Cart Sharing

 
Ever wish you could easily share the models you’ve loaded into your TurboSquid shopping cart with others? Well, now you can! Share models saved to your cart with managers or clients to review before buying, or share with your purchasing agent to make meeting your deadline that much easier.

To see this new function in action, simply load a few select models into your Cart, then select “Email Cart” within the “Cart Options” on the right of the page, then load one or more email addresses to share your findings. It’s that easy!

 
 SciFi 3D Model by GrafxBox

Featured Model

This month’s featured model of a Sci-Fi Fighter is out of this world, thanks to TS artist GrafxBox. Hailing from the picturesque Spanish coast, Grafxbox talks to us about what inspires him, from earthly nature to science fiction.

Click here to get to know GrafxBox.

 

Why Buy CheckMate?

“CheckMate models are simply easier to work with” – that’s the message we get over and over from customers that use them! Look for the badge and choose a CheckMate model the next time you shop at TurboSquid.

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Artists’ Monthly – March 2013

Friday, March 8th, 2013 by

 


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Artists’ Monthly || March 2013  

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You may or may not have noticed a few of the changes made recently to TurboSquid. We’ve been busy fixing issues as well as moving the needle on some big projects. Here’s a breakdown of what we’ve been working on.

Translations: In December, we announced the movement toward translating all of TurboSquid into 10 languages. What started with a few select site pages has expanded to include Full Preview and the Navigation Bar. This feature is still only available for artists and, as always, we welcome your feedback.

Seeing Double: For those artists that have experienced products being published multiple times, we’ve taken care of that. Within the publisher, we have disabled the “publish” button from displaying after an item has been submitted. This should eliminate the ability to create multiple products by clicking the publish button more than once for an already submitted asset.

Time Saving Tools: We are working on time-saving tools that will help to speed up your support requests. This isn’t out just yet, but we hope to make it available soon. As always, we are committed to working on ways to improve your TurboSquid experience.

Our Squids are always working on something exciting, so be sure to check our forums for updates on other projects and site issues.

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Featured 3D Model by GrafxBox

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This month’s featured model of  a Sci-Fi Fighter is out of this world, thanks to TS artist GrafxBox. Hailing from the picturesque Spanish coast, Grafxbox talks to us about what inspires him, from earthly nature to science fiction.

Think your CheckMate Pro model has what it takes to be the next Featured Model on our home page? Click here for details.

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Do You Like OpenCollada?
Pro Tip From Our 3D Experts

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OpenCollada ProTips

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TurboSquid Support Supervisor, Chris Johns, shares a tip to maximize your model’s compatibility with multiple applications and ultimately attract more buyers.

According to Chris, “The OpenCollada (*.dae) file type is one of the most reliable exchange formats available. When providing conversions for our customers, we typically will go with the OpenCollada (*.dae) file. Most applications can use OpenCollada (*.dae) files without any additional plugins.”

“A tip for a good export is to look for any errors when exporting and resolve them. This will help ensure that everything is transferred with the exchange format. Visit this site for the 3ds Max and Maya installers.”

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TumblrSquid: More Ways to Share

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Introducing the new TurboSquid Tumblr! Connect with us for Inspector Picks, more 3D news, and a heavy dose of trivia. Check us out at turbosquidinc.tumblr.com. If there’s a model you’d like to show us from your own Tumblr, tag it with “TS Artists”!

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Artists’ Monthly – January 2013

Friday, January 25th, 2013 by

 

 


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Artists’ Monthly || January 2013 
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Squid Stats: The Year in Review

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Looking back at 2012, we can’t help but be optimistic about the future of the 3D industry. Artists continue to raise the bar when it comes to the quality and diversity of their models. Our staff has not only grown in size, but also smashed customer service industry standards while releasing some killer new site features.

We’ve set our sites high for 2013. Our plans to continue to improve the overall experience for ALL TurboSquid members is at the top of our list.

Stay tuned to our blog, the forums and our social channels as we announce new features and other improvements. Until then, check out our fancy infographic highlighting what made 2012 so special.

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New TurboSquid Search Features Quick Preview

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In case you’ve missed it, the search result pages on TurboSquid recently got a lot more interactive. The recent release of the ”Quick Preview” function which allows visitors the quickly view multiple images of a single product without leaving the search results page.

Click here for details on how it works and where to see which of your products customers are previewing.

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Featured 3D Model by dmk76

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This month’s featured model proves that beauty rides above controversy. Just when we thought competitive cycling couldn’t get more ugly, we were excited to find a model that was as beautifully rendered as this one.

DMK76′s interview touches on his evolution from school ground sketcher to 3D artist, as well as his kind words for what  TurboSquid’s marketplace has done for his career.

Think your CheckMate Pro model has what it takes to be the next Featured Model on our home page? Click here for details.

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Artist Spotlight: dmk76

Thursday, January 24th, 2013 by

It seems almost impossible to find a story related to the world of competitive cycling these days that isn’t drenched in shamefulness or suspicion. Thankfully, the modeling industry is seldom susceptible to such scandal. The beautiful render that now graces our front page features a spectacular model of a racing cyclist as he rides an equally impressive road bike 3D model—the handy work of TurboSquid artist dmk76. Both models share the Checkmate Pro Certified badge, as does 1/3 of the artist’s catalog.

Read how dmk76 took his love of childhood art and evolved it into a successful career in 3D artistry.

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Take “Quick Preview” – Our Speedy New Search Feature – for a Spin

Thursday, January 24th, 2013 by

In case you’ve missed it, the search result pages on TurboSquid recently got a lot more interactive. The introduction of  ”Quick Preview” earlier this week allows site visitors the ability to quickly view multiple images of a single product within search results before visiting the product page.

After analyzing loads of data, we came to the conclusion that customers really want to get into the site, find what they need and get out as quickly as possible. This is the first in a number of changes that are in the works which center around shortening the customer journey, while not limiting exposure to as many relevant models as possible.

New Quick Preview Search Feature on TurboSquid.com

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