British Indie Music Video Makes the Most of TurboSquid Models

Kate Voisin Customers, Sightings, Site

When British indie rock group, The Shallows, wanted a video for their song, “Honestly,” they turned to Jamie Fraser of Super Mega Action Plus.  Jamie and his partner, Debs, are the creative forces behind Super Mega Action Plus, incorporating live action film with both 2D and 3D animation. The Shallows loved SMAP’s style in another artist’s music video, so when …

FAQ: Common Customer Issues, PLUS Solutions

Chris Briere 3D Modeling, Artists, Customers, Site, TurboTips

While there is nothing common when it comes to our customers, we often find that their questions center around some common issues. We’ve collected a few of the more frequently asked questions, along with their solutions, to help our artists make their models more attractive to potential customers. Forging a successful relationship with customers, and possibly becoming their go-to artist, is …

The CheckMate Difference – October Sales

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

CheckMate sales have passed the 20% mark! At present, about 3.5% of 3D models at TurboSquid are CheckMate certified, but sales of CheckMate models account for over 20% of 3D models sales revenue. Customers have told us over and over that they’d buy CheckMate models every time if they were available in every category. Get your models into CheckMate now, …

CheckMate Advisory Board Live and in Person

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

The CheckMate Advisory Board met last week at TurboSquid headquarters in New Orleans, and what a meeting it was! Over the two-day conference, Board members discussed a variety of topics ranging from UVs and gamma correction to outsourcing and education.   Some of the key takeaways from the meeting: Accuracy and Reference Materials Because 3D models are used for match …

CheckMate Advisory Board Meets in New Orleans

Michele Bousquet 3D Modeling, CheckMate, Customers

The CheckMate Advisory Board will convene in New Orleans Oct 11-12. This group of individuals, each of which is dedicated to setting and enforcing 3D modeling standards within his own organization, will inform and shape development of the CheckMate standard to ensure it meets artists’ needs going forward. Meeting topics will include: Use of standards in production pipelines Standards for …


TurboSquid Sighting: SURVIVOR

Michele Bousquet CheckMate, Customers, Sightings

When the hit CBS TV show SURVIVOR needed a 3D model to promote its 24th season, naturally they turned to TurboSquid and chose a CheckMate Pro model by veteran artist Massimo Righi.   “TurboSquid is the only place I go to buy all our 3D models,” says Jon Lee, Senior Creative Director Promo Animation at CBS. You can see the alligator …