TurboTips: Optimizing Render Speed

Mark Dunn 3D Best Practices, Artists, Site, TurboTips

Tick, tock… if your render is taking a maddeningly long time, we’ve got a few tips to help you speed up the process, in this edition of TurboTips.

There are many places where your settings can be optimized to speed up your render time. Decreasing the render time will make the model easier to work with (and it can even be mentioned in the model description to attract customers).…

TurboTip: Quad Cylinder Cap Plug-in for 3ds Max

Mark Dunn 3D Best Practices, 3D Modeling, Artists, Featured Artists, Site, TurboTips

Welcome to TurboTips: where we give you quick tips that will make your 3D modeling easier, cleaner, and better.  This week, we’re taking a look at a Quad Cylinder Cap Plug-in for 3ds Max.


Vertices or poles with more than 5 edges can cause a variety of issues with a 3D model. Using these vertices should be avoided whenever possible, especially on curved surfaces, because they can cause render issues, edgeflow problems, and can cause the model to break when distorted.…


CheckMate Render, Wireframe and Turntable Tool for 3dsMax

Mark Dunn CheckMate, Featured Artists

ts_artist_popa_3d_construction_toolCheck out the latest script created to help those submitting models for CheckMate Pro or Lite Certification. The script, developed by TurboSquid artist Popa_3D, is a great tool to use when preparing your 3ds Max file for submission to CheckMate.

The tool was created to help artists with all aspects of preparing a model for submission.

  • The rendering tool allows for easy turntable creation.
CheckMate Pro Pricing

Changes to Publishing Pricing Policy: CheckMate Pro for $49 / $99

Mark Dunn CheckMate, Site

CheckMate Pro Pricing Up until now, when an artist wanted to publish a CheckMate Pro model priced at $49 or $99, it was necessary to temporarily price the model at $149 and then open a support ticket. I am excited to announce that artists can now publish CheckMate Pro models priced at $49 or $99 directly within our Publisher interface, meaning the model can carry the desired price right away.…

Speeding Up the CheckMate Process

Mark Dunn Artists, CheckMate, publishing, Site

We are always looking for ways to improve the CheckMate certification process. Often, the only thing that prevents a model from being certified is a small error, like a spelling mistake or typo. In cases like these, it would often just be easier for TurboSquid to make a quick fix to the product.

Beginning Wednesday, August 22nd, TurboSquid will begin fixing small mistakes in the product preview for models submitted to CheckMate including:

  • Correction of spelling and capitalization mistakes in the title and/or description, as well as punctuation errors
  • Updates to the polygon and vertex counts (if they are almost correct)
  • Addition of any missing keywords that could help with search results

What we won’t be changing is any of the presentation content – only obvious errors that will result in added time to the inspection process.…