New CheckMate Tools & Automation

Beau Perschall Artists, CheckMate

For our dedicated Squid Guild members who use 3ds Max as their primary modeling tool for CheckMate certification, we’re pleased to announce the availability of an update to our CheckMate Tools (v2.114 – you can read the release notes here on the changes), and we encourage everyone, even non-Squid Guild members, to download them and take them for a spin. …

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Making Real-Time Great Again: A Q&A with Denys Almaral

Beau Perschall Artists, Real-Time, Site

TurboSquid artist Denys Almaral has always had the ability to bring humor and personality to his 3D models. Recently, he published a hilarious new caricature of US Presidential Candidate Donald Trump. What intrigued us most was that Denys had not only created an amazing model, but he’d spent the time getting it to work within the Unreal Engine so that game …

Round-Up: CheckMate Advisory Board Meeting 2013

Beau Perschall Artists, Company, Featured Artists, Site

This year’s CheckMate Advisory Board Meeting was a rousing success!  While we made sure to feed and entertain everyone while they were in New Orleans, 3D Modeling was, as usual, at the forefront of everyone’s minds. We also got to add a number of new board members, representing IKEA, Armstrong & White, as well as welcoming Michele Bousquet back in …

cebas Ships finalRender 3.5 and 3.5SE for 3ds Max

Beau Perschall Featured Artists

The folks at cebas Visual Technology, Inc. have been keeping very busy and last month they released a major upgrade to their flagship finalRender rendering engine for 3ds Max, and launched the 3.5 and 3.5 SE versions of these impressive tools. “We have brought this new release of our industry leading tool finalRender to market much faster than usual,” said …

TurboSquid Hosts Allegorithmic Substances

Beau Perschall Site

We are pleased to announce today that we have officially launched the new Allegorithmic Substance library on TurboSquid. These procedural shaders, which are currently usable within the Autodesk 3ds Max and Maya 2011 Advantage Pack subscriptions, offer an easy way to create robust textures for 3D objects. You can search for these new Substances on the Substance landing page to …