Artist Spotlight: shank3d

Adele Tiblier Featured Artists, Site

Often inspired by fantasy, models from this month’s featured artist, shank3d, add elements of stylish whimsy to the TurboSquid catalog. We took some time to chat with this talented artist and 3D teacher to find out where he draws  his inspiration for model-making.


How did you get your start an artist?

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to create things; drawing and comic book creation were always my favorite activities, and as a child I created my own cartoons and games.…

Artist Spotlight: Tora2097

Adele Tiblier Artists, Featured Artists

After we made an open call for models for the TurboSquid home page, we were thrilled by the range of renders received. It would have been easy to get swept up by detailed vehicles, lifelike characters, and even ferocious animals submitted for the top spot, but the leather swivel chair from artist Tora2097 won us over with its relaxing yet elegant detail.…

Artist Spotlight: Jamie Hamel Smith

Adele Tiblier Artists, CheckMate, Customers, Featured Artists

For April, the TurboSquid home page is featuring not one, but two CheckMate Pro models, a combination of complementary assets including a sexy and super fast looking Yamaha R6 motorcycle 3D model by Jamie Hamel Smith, with an equally stylish rider by 3D artist Vespa.

We got to chat with the man behind the motorcycle on how he got his start in the modeling field, where he finds his inspiration and how he got so good at making motorcycles.…

Artist Spotlight: Vespa

Adele Tiblier Artists, CheckMate, Customers, Featured Artists

You may have noticed that we have not one, but two CheckMate Pro models sharing the spot atop our home page this month. Vespa’s sleek cyclist looked lost without an equally impressive bike. So we started “shopping” the TurboSquid model catalog for just the right ride; the decision – a top of line Yamaha R6 superbike, created by 3D modeler Jamie Hamel Smith.…

Artist Spotlight: HD_Ready

Michele Bousquet Artists, Featured Artists, Site

We were so impressed with the hovercraft 3D model made by TurboSquid artist HD_Ready that we just had to put it on our homepage. With its many accurate details and realistic textures, this model is a welcome addition to our expanding CheckMate Pro catalog.

We asked HD_Ready a few questions about the hovercraft model, his work, and his experiences with CheckMate Certification.…