Posts Tagged ‘Publisher’

CheckMate Alert: Zip up those textures!

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 by

In the influx of CheckMate submissions we’ve seen lately, we’re pleased to report that many models pass on the first try. For those that don’t pass right away, one of the most common errors  has to do with how files are packaged for publishing.

For every file format that you want certified, the 3D model file must be placed in a ZIP file with all textures, and this ZIP file must be uploaded under the Main Product section in Step 1. Otherwise, the model will fail certification.

We require all the files to be together in a ZIP file because the #1 support question we get is, “Where are the textures?” If the textures aren’t with the model file, but are in a separate ZIP file or an Accompanying Product File instead, customers sometimes can’t find them. This is particularly true for customers who are new to TurboSquid.  But if the textures are in the same ZIP file with the model, customers can always find them.

When you buy something online, it can be annoying to have to contact support just to use the product. By requiring you to package the textures with the ZIP file, you make a more pleasant experience for new customers. The better their experience at TurboSquid, the more likely it is that they’ll come back and buy more.

That’s really the goal for all CheckMate models: a better buying experience for customers, leading to more sales for you overall.

How to Publish CheckMate 3D Models

Thursday, August 25th, 2011 by

We’ve just published a video showing you how to publish your 3D model and submit it for CheckMate certification. We invite you to watch and then submit your models. Early results on CheckMate sales have been pretty astounding, so now’s the time to get in on it!


Over 50% of Diamond Sellers join SquidGuild

Friday, September 11th, 2009 by

SquidGuild adoption continues to grow quickly. In the first 4 weeks since launch, over 50% of the Diamond sellers have joined the SquidGuild, with over 1500 sellers total now signed up.

SquidGuild Sees Strong Adoption

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 by

Launched less than a week ago, the SquidGuild is off to fast start. More than 1/3 of the Diamond level sellers are already signed up and more than 100 new members are being added a day.

We worked hard to get this program launched and the response has been gratifying. I want to offer thanks to all of the participants and say that we will continue to improve our business  in every way we can. We appreciate all of the constructive feedback and engagement from the community.

We’re now focused on patches and fixes to this recent launch, and preparing for a total rewrite of the publishing system in the next release. That will include a full file system and many other new features for all sellers on TurboSquid.

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