Introducing CheckMate Certification

I have an exciting announcement for our entire 3D community. After two years of development, TurboSquid has released its CheckMate Certification program for 3D models. CheckMate Certification allows artists to submit their highest quality models for review and inspection by TurboSquid staff. Models that pass the standard are marked with a badge so you can easily search for and spot …

TurboSquid Artists Working the Standards

With all the attention we’ve been focusing on 3D modeling standards lately, we’re happy to see that many of our top artists are adopting the standards, not only for their 3D models but also for their product presentations. You’ll see a lot of these standards in action just from shopping around the TurboSquid site. For example, we’re going for a …

Thumbnails for Search: No Borders Please!

When we’ve talked to our customers one-on-one about their experiences in searching for 3D models at TurboSquid, a theme keeps coming up: borders, text, and badges on Search images are unappealing, and can even make a product look unprofessional. Some artists use borders and text to make their models “stand out” in Search, but our customers feel differently. A clean …

Best Practices: Texture References

When a customer loads up your model for the first time, it’s frustrating for them if the first thing they see is an error message about textures. But this is exactly what they’ll see if you don’t take care in packaging your model before upload. To make sure your customers don’t see this kind of message, you’ll need to package …

Wireframe Turntables: Do You Need Them?

Lately we’ve been kicking around modeling and presentation standards through customer and artist surveys, on our forums, in our Knowledge Base, and even internally at TurboSquid. One debate still raging is about the wireframe turntable, a 360-degree view of a 3D model in wireframe mode. You can see examples in the product previews for these 3D models. One of our …