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Artists’ Monthly – March 2013

Friday, March 8th, 2013 by

 


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Artists’ Monthly || March 2013  

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What We’re Working On

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You may or may not have noticed a few of the changes made recently to TurboSquid. We’ve been busy fixing issues as well as moving the needle on some big projects. Here’s a breakdown of what we’ve been working on.

Translations: In December, we announced the movement toward translating all of TurboSquid into 10 languages. What started with a few select site pages has expanded to include Full Preview and the Navigation Bar. This feature is still only available for artists and, as always, we welcome your feedback.

Seeing Double: For those artists that have experienced products being published multiple times, we’ve taken care of that. Within the publisher, we have disabled the “publish” button from displaying after an item has been submitted. This should eliminate the ability to create multiple products by clicking the publish button more than once for an already submitted asset.

Time Saving Tools: We are working on time-saving tools that will help to speed up your support requests. This isn’t out just yet, but we hope to make it available soon. As always, we are committed to working on ways to improve your TurboSquid experience.

Our Squids are always working on something exciting, so be sure to check our forums for updates on other projects and site issues.

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Featured Model

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Featured 3D Model by GrafxBox

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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.

Think your CheckMate Pro model has what it takes to be the next Featured Model on our home page? Click here for details.

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Do You Like OpenCollada?
Pro Tip From Our 3D Experts

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OpenCollada ProTips

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TurboSquid Support Supervisor, Chris Johns, shares a tip to maximize your model’s compatibility with multiple applications and ultimately attract more buyers.

According to Chris, “The OpenCollada (*.dae) file type is one of the most reliable exchange formats available. When providing conversions for our customers, we typically will go with the OpenCollada (*.dae) file. Most applications can use OpenCollada (*.dae) files without any additional plugins.”

“A tip for a good export is to look for any errors when exporting and resolve them. This will help ensure that everything is transferred with the exchange format. Visit this site for the 3ds Max and Maya installers.”

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TumblrSquid: More Ways to Share

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Introducing the new TurboSquid Tumblr! Connect with us for Inspector Picks, more 3D news, and a heavy dose of trivia. Check us out at turbosquidinc.tumblr.com. If there’s a model you’d like to show us from your own Tumblr, tag it with “TS Artists”!

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Artists’ Monthly – January 2013

Friday, January 25th, 2013 by

 

 


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Artists’ Monthly || January 2013 
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Squid Stats: The Year in Review

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Looking back at 2012, we can’t help but be optimistic about the future of the 3D industry. Artists continue to raise the bar when it comes to the quality and diversity of their models. Our staff has not only grown in size, but also smashed customer service industry standards while releasing some killer new site features.

We’ve set our sites high for 2013. Our plans to continue to improve the overall experience for ALL TurboSquid members is at the top of our list.

Stay tuned to our blog, the forums and our social channels as we announce new features and other improvements. Until then, check out our fancy infographic highlighting what made 2012 so special.

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New TurboSquid Search Features Quick Preview

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In case you’ve missed it, the search result pages on TurboSquid recently got a lot more interactive. The recent release of the ”Quick Preview” function which allows visitors the quickly view multiple images of a single product without leaving the search results page.

Click here for details on how it works and where to see which of your products customers are previewing.

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Featured Model

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Featured 3D Model by dmk76

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This month’s featured model proves that beauty rides above controversy. Just when we thought competitive cycling couldn’t get more ugly, we were excited to find a model that was as beautifully rendered as this one.

DMK76′s interview touches on his evolution from school ground sketcher to 3D artist, as well as his kind words for what  TurboSquid’s marketplace has done for his career.

Think your CheckMate Pro model has what it takes to be the next Featured Model on our home page? Click here for details.

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Artists’ Monthly | November 2012

Monday, November 19th, 2012 by

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Artists’ Monthly || November 2012    
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Is Your Model Meme-Worthy?

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Model Memes
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If you’re a fan of our Facebook page or you’ve been keeping up with our blog posts, our recent fascination with memes is obvious. It all started with the addition of (what we considered to be) humorous quips related to customers and artists of 3D models added to the extremely popular “Y U No Guy” meme.

But that was only the beginning of the big dream when it comes to memes. Visual content is the rising star of the Internet. While text and written content is still important, images are easy to share online.

Now all we need is you! Help us find images of models worthy of Internet stardom.  Here’s what to do:

Found an image but can’t find the words? No problem, just send us the link to the image and we’ll have the staff work on a caption.

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Featured Model of the Month

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Featured 3D Model by Radoxist

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“Oh my God, it’s full of stars!”  This month’s featured model, an Astronaut Suit by 3D artist Radoxist, is sure to excite sci-fi and space fans alike, as the artist proves that he really does have the right stuff when it comes to modeling.

Groove to our space-inspired playlist while you meet the man behind the model in our latest Artist Spotlight interview.

Think your CheckMate Pro model has what it takes to be the next Featured Model on our home page? Click here for details.

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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

 

Artist Newsletter – September 2012

Friday, September 28th, 2012 by

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Artists’ Monthly || September 2012  
 

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CheckMate Publishing Pricing Changes

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CheckMate Publishing Pricing Changes
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Not so long ago, if an artist wanted to publish and offer a CheckMate Pro model a price other than $149, there was a somewhat tedious process to request this change.

Well, no more! Because of your feedback, we’ve added options as part of the the publishing process allowing the model to carry the price as soon as the model has been CheckMate Certified.

Read more about this change and let us know what you think. 

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Featured Model of the Month

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Featured 3D Model by RaaYaar

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Games may be to blame for RaaYaar’s start as a 3D modeler. It all started when the maker of this month’s breathtaking desert mountain model was bored by simply playing videos games, so he turned to dissecting them for fun. In search of a more creative outlet, he was drawn to 3D modeling. We’re glad that this path ultimately led him to TurboSquid, where his inspired 3D creations are on display for all to see.

Click here to learn more about RaaYaar.

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Helpful How-To Videos

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Helpful How-To Videos for 3D Modelers

We know that the road to CheckMate Certification can sometimes be tricky, so we’re here to help. We’re creating video tutorials to help artists tackle the hang-ups that arise when working through the CheckMate spec.

Whether it’s making a wireframe thumbnail using Scanline or mental ray in 3ds Max or finding a fix for  overlapping faces in 3ds Max, these short how-to’s are designed to get you closer to passing CheckMate.

View our full library of video tutorials. 

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Artists’ Monthly | July 2012

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 by

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Artists’ Monthly || July 2012 

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It Pays to Be a CheckMate Artist

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Stats Show It Pays to be a CheckMate Artist
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June was a great month for CheckMate models, which accounted for just over 16% of 3D models sold at TurboSquid. When you consider that less than 3% of our 3D model catalog is CheckMate Certified, it’s clear that CheckMate models have an advantage when it comes to sales.  Click here for the detailed breakdown.

Related News: Read the Recently Updated CheckMate Spec 

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Olympic Inspired Models

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Olympic Inspired Models

As the world braces for the start of the Olympic games in London, we thought it the perfect time to showcase a few medal-worthy models. We’ve even sprinkled in a few of the sites sure to be seen by both athletes and attendees while exploring London.

Let the games begin!

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