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.


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.


A Night at the Museum with Virtual Reality

Adele Tiblier Company, Site, VR

The Louisiana Art & Science Museum recently invited TurboSquid to participate in an event entitled “Art After Hours: The Art of Animation in Gaming & Film“. Our team set up stations that allowed museum visitors to experience virtual reality, many for the first time. The lines were long, but patience prevailed as so many were excited to not only try their hand at Google Tilt Brush, but also to watch others create works of art in VR.


Making Real-Time Great Again: A Q&A with Denys Almaral

Beau Perschall Artists, Real-Time, Site

TurboSquid artist Denys Almaral has always had the ability to bring humor and personality to his 3D models. Recently, he published a hilarious new caricature of US Presidential Candidate Donald Trump. What intrigued us most was that Denys had not only created an amazing model, but he’d spent the time getting it to work within the Unreal Engine so that game and experience creators could have some real-time fun with the presumptive nominee in their own work.


Your VR Spending Spree Is Not Quite Over

Matthew Hales Site, VR

Key upgrades to your HTC Vive setup that won’t break the bank

With the news last week that HTC is now shipping its Vive headsets within 72 hours of an order being placed, it seems like a good time to get into some detail about setup, and to recommend some accessories to help round out your VR space.

For our VR Lab, we have prioritized portability and quick setup/breakdown.