No Sacred Cows

  You’ve probably noticed how much energy we’ve put into raising the quality of models on the site with CheckMate. We’ve also been removing lower quality models, but that rate is about to go up, by a lot. I wanted to give artists notice that this is coming. We’re going to focus on the very lowest quality first, and work …

Updates to CheckMate Specifications

We’ve been running CheckMate officially since August 4, and we’ve made a few updates to the specification based on feedback and submissions.  These aren’t major changes, but it’s important that you know about them to make your CheckMate submissions go as smoothly as possible. Descriptions Descriptions need to use correct spelling, grammar, punctuation and correct use of 3D product names …

Talking About Standards at Siggraph 2011

Jonathan Lloyd and I just finished giving a talk on 3D Modeling Standards as part of the official presentation program at Siggraph 2011 in Vancouver, Canada. Attendees got a whirlwind tour through TurboSquid’s two-year adventure in developing, testing, refining, and finally releasing 3D modeling standards as part of CheckMate Certification. The best part of the presentation, for us, was seeing …