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In Search of Sightings – April 2013

Monday, April 29th, 2013 by

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SIGHTINGS: Where In the World Are TurboSquid’s Models?

Our 3D models get used in almost every form of visual media under the sun: online, on television, in advertisements and film, and everywhere in between. (We may have added just a little sparkle to a major upcoming film, but more on that later!)

Our artists put a lot of hard work into making the amazing models that you love, and they love seeing where their masterpieces end up. Artists are especially excited to know the details behind projects that may be featuring one of their 3D masterpieces.

Share how you’ve used 3D models purchased on TurboSquid by clicking here!


13 Years, 13K CheckMate Models & Nearly 300K 3D Models!

On April 1st, TurboSquid celebrated its 13th birthday! As of this month, our catalog contains over 286,000 models, and climbing daily. Looking back at 2012, we thought  being our best year so far, our future looks more exciting than ever, and we have our customers, employees, and talented artists to thank for helping us to build the world’s largest 3D library.

Featured Model

SciFi 3D Model by thePROmax

This month we are featuring a fantastic feline 3D model created talented modeler, thePROmax. This Siberian tiger, just one of many which provides lush details and full animation, and is the full embodiment of what the artist cites as his biggest source of inspiration, big cats.

Get to know thePROmax, other creative influences, and why he feels the CheckMate Standard has raised the bar for artists and customers when it comes to 3D content.

Click here to read the complete artist interview.

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New Shop and Share Feature – March 2013

Monday, March 11th, 2013 by

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New Feature: Shopping Cart Sharing

Ever wish you could easily share the models you’ve loaded into your TurboSquid shopping cart with others? Well, now you can! Share models saved to your cart with managers or clients to review before buying, or share with your purchasing agent to make meeting your deadline that much easier.To see this new function in action, simply load a few select models into your Cart, then select “Email Cart” within the “Cart Options” on the right of the page, then load one or more email addresses to share your findings. It’s that easy!
 SciFi 3D Model by GrafxBox

Featured Model

This month’s featured model of a Sci-Fi Fighter is out of this world, thanks to TS artist GrafxBox. Hailing from the picturesque Spanish coast, Grafxbox talks to us about what inspires him, from earthly nature to science fiction.

Click here to get to know GrafxBox.


Why Buy CheckMate?

“CheckMate models are simply easier to work with” – that’s the message we get over and over from customers that use them! Look for the badge and choose a CheckMate model the next time you shop at TurboSquid.

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CNN Uses Missile Model as Part of a “Reality Check”

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 by

While we steer clear of political views, we are always happy when any of our models are used to provide the perfect visual to inform and educate the masses. Such was the case on Monday, October 22, 2012, when a TurboSquid model was spotted during CNN’s “Reality Check”.

Check out the clip of the segment which showcases the 3D model of the Ballistic Missile model by artist Edgedesign (approximately 1:18 into the video).


Just in case you missed it or you’re looking for a more detailed view, we’ve included an image of the model below (which links to the product page).

Shahab-3 Ballistic Missile 3D Model


A little bit louder, please! | June 2012

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 by

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Calling All 3D Artists: Tell Us What You Think

Which new features will make it easier to find the 3D models you need, when you need them? Your votes will help shape
the next evolution at TurboSquid.

Vote for new features, and even add your own to the list!

Play 3D Expert - The Model Rating Game by TurboSquid

Are you a 3D model connoisseur? We’ve got the game for you.

3D Expert flips through TurboSquid models while you rate them on a scale of 1 to 10, awarding points for accuracy and speed. The game collected over 350,000 ratings during the beta. Now that we’ve launched, how will you stack up?

CG Industry Heavy Hitters Convene, Define 3D Modeling Standards

TurboSquid recently assembled the CheckMate Advisory Board to guide the future of the CheckMate 3D modeling standard. The board consists of top VFX professionals working with Bent Image Lab, Blur Studio, CNN, Electronic Arts, Encore Hollywood, NeoScape, The Mill and Weta Digital.CheckMate Advisory Board Announced

Leather Swivel Chair 3D Model by Tora2097

Featured Model for June

One might say that selecting this month’s featured model was influenced by our desire for serenity. Could it be the relaxed tone of this rendering that drew us in? Whatever the reason, the detailed construction of this upscale leather swivel chair model by artist Tora2097 is worth a closer look. We took a few minutes to get to know Tora2097, a talented artist with a flair for detail.

Click here to to read our Q&A with 3D artist Tora2097

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Models, Movies and Metal Music | April 2012

Friday, April 13th, 2012 by


Lights, Camera, 3D Models?
Model Sightings Tend to Make TurboSquid Star Struck

We’re excited and enjoy shining the spotlight on artists’ whose models are used in movie and television productions, making it beyond the cutting room floor. The use of 3D models in the entertainment industry has even resulted in TurboSquid getting our own IMDb page. Read more on the latest sightings in a number of popular U.S. television shows. Be sure to share models that are starring in your productions and projects.

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Fresh from the Blog

Models by 3D Artists Jamie Hanel Smith and Vespa
Featured Models for April by Jamie Hamel Smith and Vespa

We were wowed by Jamie Hamel Smith’s sleekly styled motorcycle model, then we thought, “what good is a bike without someone to ride it?”; so we paired a model of a biker created by artist Vespa to complete the visual. So for April we get the chance to talk up not one, but two Checkmate Pro models. The sleek speed bike by CG artist Jamie Hamel Smith seemed the perfect complement to Vespa’s rider. We can almost hear this bike screaming past us on the track.

Click here to read more about these talented artists.


Hammer Metal Magazine Chooses 3D Models for Awards Promo
When Metal and Models Collide in a Mega Music Publisher Promo

As a result of our own research (as conducted using a “not so scientific” poll of 3D artistson on Facebook), the many flavors of metal music are the jam of choice when making models. So it came as no surprise that the folks at Hammer Magazine used a slew of models when creating the promo video for this year’s Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards.

Watch the video then cast your vote for the band you feel has rocked the hardest this year.


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Finding Balance, Building Bridges | March 2012

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 by
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Finding The Balance Between Quality and Quantity
Our quest to bring both to customers, artists, and the industry


Every industry struggles with the valuation of quality versus
quantity. While there are distinct benefits to both, at some point you must strive to provide balance between the two.

For nearly 12 years, TurboSquid has been building toward being the biggest, now reaching the point where we can bill ours as the largest marketplace for 3D models. While offering the lion’s share of models on the web is an attractive selling point, being the biggest isn’t always equated with quality.

In our quest to be the best, we continue to initiate programs that are to the benefit of both customers and artists. Here’s a recap of a few of these initiatives:

  • SquidGuild Bridge (NEW)
    Program launched as an answer to many requests by talented yet ineligible 3D artists to sell their models at TurboSquid, leading to more quality models for you to choose from. 

  • CheckMate Product Certification
    Industry standard created to ensure quality in 3D models, making them easier to work with – ultimately saving you production time (read as “money”).

  • Top Notch Support
    When it comes to support, out job is never done: we’re available 24/7, 365 days a year. But still we feel there is always more we could be doing. We continue to evolve how we attend to your needs. Whether you choose talk to one of our reps via phone, online chat, or by opening a support ticket, we encourage you to rely on us before or after your purchase is made.   

So as we inch closer to our twelfth anniversary, we thank our longtime customers as well as newbies to the TurboSquid family. We’ll keep pushing toward greatness; provided that you keep coming back for more models.

Featured CheckMate Pro Models

Models identified as CheckMate Pro have been inspected against a 44-point checklist, have flawless quad-based topology, real-world scale, offer customers a beautiful HD previews and are plug-and-play ready to put into your production pipeline. Click here to learn more.

Featured CheckMate Lite Models

CheckMate Lite are also high quality models that have been hand-checked. They are ready for use,
providing assets that open and render without error. Detailed preview images show you exactly what you are buying. 
Click here to learn more.

Fresh from the Blog

3D Model by HD_Ready
Q&A with Featured Artist for March – HD_Ready

For the month of March, TurboSquid features a well-crafted, CheckMate certified 3D model of an LCAC US Navy hovercraft by artist HD_Ready, that looks ready for real-life battle. We took the time to chat with talented artist on what inspires him. Read More

TS Models in Discovery Channel YouTube Promo
Use of 3D Models in Top YouTube Promo Going Swimmingly Well

Four creatures from the TurboSquid model catalog star in the Discovery Network’s recent online video promotions for Shark Week and River Monsters. Read More…


Social Squid

In case you hadn’t noticed, we’ve recently stepped up our social efforts. Check out the activity across the following channels. But don’t just friend us, let us know what you’ve been up to, as well.

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