Archive for the ‘Sightings’ Category

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


TurboSquid Sighting: SURVIVOR

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 by

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.


Alligator 3D model by 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 in action around 1:40 in this promotional video from the CBS site.


Lights, Camera, 3D Models?

Friday, April 13th, 2012 by

As most of us know, what we see in the movies isn’t always what it appears to be. From snakes on a plane to dancing household decor, 3D models have made movie magic that much easier to create. While we know models available on TurboSquid have been used in all forms of entertainment, some of our customers are still a bit resistant to share the role that  models from our catalog have played in production. For those that do share, our artists, customers and staff  do love seeing models starring alongside real life celebs in hit television series, dancing through advertising spots, and even on the big screen.

We try to make a big deal out of the use of these models, and were pretty stoked when we got our own IMDb page highlighting some of the shows that have utilized 3D models (no autographs, please).

Tech savvy TS customers, especially those working in post production for feature films and top television series, often keep us in the loop on those assets that have been used and have made the cut (literally), providing information as detailed as show name, episode number and the use. For those that still have clips available online, we have included a link as bonus content. *Side note: watching clips at work may or may not be considered research by your boss.

Click here to see all of the sightings we’ve gotten wind of, and be sure to keep an eye out for the models used in the following U.S television shows, next time your flipping through reruns. (more…)

Metal Hammer Awards Promo Video Shows How Metal and Models Collide

Friday, March 30th, 2012 by

According to our recent Facebook poll, metal appears to be the music of choice when modelling, so it comes as no surprise to us that the promoters for this year’s Metal Hammer Golden God Awards in the UK used the art of 3D animation (and a few familiar models) to highlight their upcoming event.


Springtime at TurboSquid

Monday, February 27th, 2012 by
3D Rose

Rose by ms_dessi

You know springtime is on its way when roses start appearing in all forms. This time it was as a printed 3D model at the SolidWorks World conference, where 3D printer provider Objet showcased a rose model by TurboSquid artist ms_dessi.

The final result, shown in Objet’s booth at the conference, was nothing short of stunning. The materials and process used to print the roses are detailed in a recent Objet blog post. (more…)

3D Models Swim Out of the Box on YouTube

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 by

As we’re always on the lookout for good uses of TurboSquid’s 3D models, we were thrilled at the most recent sighting. A blog post by Future Media Concepts of Orlando provides a detailed account of how 3D animator Jean Marco Ruesta not only brought four TurboSquid models to life, but also how he pushed them outside the YouTube player’s boundaries to swim onto visitors’ screens.



The lifelike aquatic life starring in these online promotions included:

Freshwater Sawfish 3D Model by 3d_Wanderer

Lizard 3 Salamander by shiva3d

Moray Eel Model by Ryan Kittleson




Ruesta, who also teaches Maxon’s Cinema 4D at the New York School of the Arts, created the finished product using Cinema 4D and Adobe After Effects. Check out his work on River Monster’s YouTube Page as well as Shark Week on YouTube.

Once you’ve seen it in action, be sure to see the full blog post “How They Did It: Bringing Creatures to Life in Discovery Networks’ Online Promosfor all the details on how he made it happen.

Think you’ve spotted a Turbosquid 3D model  in a film, game, or other production? Drop us a line and let us know, and we’ll do the verification.

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