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Unreal Engine 4.14 Is a Huge Update for VR

Matthew Hales 3D Modeling, Real-Time, Site, VR Leave a Comment

Epic’s Unreal Engine 4.14 is a beefy update all around, and includes great stuff for TurboSquid users– especially those creating VR content. Real-time, GPU-rendered graphics have always required a tight belt when it comes to poly counts and texture sizes, and the introduction this year of consumer VR hardware has brought with it a renewed emphasis on optimization.

If you’ve ever skipped an otherwise perfect model because it seemed a bit too dense, you might give it a second look after seeing what 4.14 can do to optimize heavier assets.

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Virtual Hands and the New Oculus Touch Controllers

Matthew Hales Industry News, Real-Time, Site, VR

The demo floor at Oculus Connect 3 covers every kind of experience that their hardware can deliver, but the heat is clearly on the massive area dedicated to showing off their soon-to-be-available Oculus Touch hand controllers. Rightly so. When HTC’s Vive launched back in April it shipped with hand controllers, and Vive users can attest to how transformative true tracked hands can be in VR.

The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread: Breadcrumb Search

Adele Tiblier Site

Searching for just the right model can sometimes be difficult. Use too vague a search term, and you could find yourself digging through too many results. Search on something too specific, and you could miss an inspired choice.

Saving you time is what TurboSquid is all about, including the speed at which you find the model you need– FAST.

Recently, we’ve implemented clickable breadcrumbs to our Search pages.…

New Exposure for a Not-So-New Feature: Free File Format Conversions

Adele Tiblier Site

We know you come to TurboSquid for 3D models, but sometimes it’s not that simple– often, the model you need doesn’t appear to be available in a format that fits your pipeline.

Did you know that we offer Free File Format Conversions? While this service has been a lifeline for many a designer, so many of our customers have never taken advantage of it.…

Performance Enhancing Site Updates

John Foster Site

It takes a lot to keep an online marketplace running, especially one that showcases over half a million assets to over a million visitors each month. When dealing with such large quantities, even the slightest improvements to the experience feel like a bit of a win.

Over the past few weeks, we have been making hardware and software improvements to our application and database servers.

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Featured Artist: Andrea Bertaccini

Kate Voisin Artists, Featured Artists, Site

Andrea Bertaccini is a talented TurboSquid artist whose catalog ranges from perky (especially in our new homepage image) to practical. As an artist, Andrea employs a wide range of tools to communicate his vision in the design studio and in his personal projects. In this Featured Artist Interview, Andrea talked to us about which tools in his arsenal are his favorites and how he turned his passion for art into a fulfilling job.