Artist Spotlight: HKV Studios

Kate Voisin 3D Modeling, Artists, CheckMate, Featured Artists, Site

While the TurboSquid catalog is very diverse, it’s obvious that cars are some of our most popular 3D models.  Among the artists who specialize in sleek details and shapely chrome, stands HKV Studios, whose catalog is made up entirely of vehicles, both vintage and new.  This month, we’re featuring their BMW i8 model, and we had the pleasure of chatting …

Artist Spotlight: Tornado Studio

Kate Voisin 3D Modeling, Artists, CheckMate, Featured Artists, Site

While the world’s Olympians get ready for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Tornado Studio takes the gold medal in 3D modeling with this downhill skier, our newest featured image.  We were happy to get to talk with Martin Kostov, the founder and CEO of Tornado Studio, whose team has contributed a lot of great CheckMate models to the TurboSquid catalog. How …

CheckMate Pro v2: Lowering Poly Count On SubD Models

Michele Bousquet 3D Modeling, CheckMate

Subdivision models naturally have more polygons than realtime models because of holding edges and good edge flow overall. However, it’s important to realize that a really well-made subdivision model often has fewer polygons than a non-subdividable model. The following two images show a model of a Dimplex grill. On the left is the original model an artist created. He tried …

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CheckMate Pro v2 Resources

Michele Bousquet 3D Modeling, Artists, CheckMate, Industry News

Recently we’ve had a lot of blog posts about how to get your 3D models certified for CheckMate Pro v2. For your convenience, here is a list of blog posts and resources that can help you pass the specification. Tools and Resources CheckMate Pro v2 Checklist. Use it as a guide to help reduce submission cycles. CheckMate Pro v2 Inspection …