What Is Feature Graph?

Corey Cambre Artists, publishing, Site

Feature Graph is a system that we are using to categorize every asset on TurboSquid. This new system not only provides a better search result for assets, but Feature Graph creates better listings and product placement. No longer are you subject to a small set of categories that may or may not accurately describe your model — Feature Graph has over 13,000 categories.…

CheckMate Pro v2: Updating Your Pro v1 Catalog

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

CheckMate Pro Certified Logo Many artists have commented to me that their 3D models in CheckMate Pro v1 already meet the CheckMate Pro v2 standard. That’s great news, and we want you to have that later certification date along with the shiny new badge for all your models.

To submit your Pro v1 models for Pro v2, you can do one of two things:

  • Reupload your native file in the product to automatically trigger a reinspection for Pro v2.

CheckMate Pro v2 Specification: Poles

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

One of the most common questions we get about the CheckMate Pro v2 standard is about poles. A pole is a set of edges coming into a single vertex, the way edges are arranged around a vertex at the top of a sphere primitive.


A pole at the tip of a sphere primitive.

In CheckMate Pro v2, we do not allow poles with 6 or more edges on curved surfaces.…

CheckMate Pro v2 Refinements

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

Since we released CheckMate Pro v2 on June 15, many artists have risen to the challenge and improved their 3D models to meet the updated specification. We’ve also heard from some artists with questions about how certain 3D models could possibly fit the new requirements.

We take these questions seriously. Every week, the CheckMate team reviews these concerns and looks for ways to refine the specification to achieve the goal of “better 3D models on TurboSquid” and make it possible for models in every category to be certified.…

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.…

CheckMate Specification Updates

Michele Bousquet 3D Modeling, Artists, CheckMate, publishing

We’ve just updated the CheckMate Pro and Lite Specifications to clarify a few points, and added an important point to both specs.

New Pro and Lite Requirements

We’ve long had a requirement for CheckMate Pro that all texture paths be stripped out of the 3D model file. We’ve now added the same requirement to CheckMate Lite:

2.1.4    No texture paths referenced by model.…