Best Practices: Floating Signature Images

Now that we have a new off-white background on the Search page, you have an opportunity to really make your product stand out. With a Signature Image rendered against a RGB 247,247,247 background, your thumbnails will appear to “float” on the page. Of course, the floating trick works only if the image shows the entire model, and neither the model …

3D Modeling Standards: Ngons

Our posts here on the best 3D modeling practices for different industries have garnered a lot of comments and opinions. One common theme is the question of quads (4-sided polygons) vs. ngons (polygons with more than 4 sides). We’ve heard from both customers and artists on this matter. Some customers tell us that they absolutely must have quads and triangles, …

3D Modeling Standards: Object Names

When I talk to TurboSquid customers, one subject comes up over and over:  default object names.  Having logical object names for each part of a 3D model makes a big difference in customer satisfaction.  A customer who’s just purchased a bucket load of 3D models isn’t going to be happy about having to pick through each model and figure out …

Hitpoint Studios

Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting TurboSquid customer Hitpoint Studios in Hatfield, Mass. Hitpoint specializes in branded online games, utilizing Autodesk Maya to animate characters for gameplay. Their most recent project was for AXE to promote their line of men’s grooming products. The game, World’s Manliest Rituals, is referred to internally at Hitpoint as “the game where TurboSquid …