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 …

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

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 …

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 …

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 …