When working with new and experimental technologies, sometimes the best way to learn about how they work is to try and make something in them. Mike Harris, a member of the local New Orleans gamedev community, visited the TurboSquid office to work with us on a HoloLens project. As a developer and game artist myself, I was very intrigued about the idea of what could be done in the new AR space, so we spent a day doing a mini-hackathon to see what development on the platform was like.
Over the course of this past year, many of our team members have been spending time participating in education-related initiatives. We’ve contributed to events such as the LSU student Animation Jam, the YouthForce NOLA Career Expo, and job opportunity discussions at our local community college. These events have given our team members a powerful opportunity to interact with and mentor potential future members of the industry that we love. Read More
On Friday the 28th, LSU Digital Media Arts and Engineering is hosting the second annual Red Stick Symposium! This year, there’s a great lineup of speakers with decades of game development experience and a strong showing in VR. Mix this in with dozens of students and indies looking to make an impact in the games scene and you’ve got a recipe for incredible discussions and some awesome game demos. Read More
We launched our CheckMate certification program back in 2011, and in that time we’ve hand inspected and certified over 40,000 products on TurboSquid. The spec has gone through a couple of updates over the years, but one thing that hasn’t changed much is the list of formats that we certify – 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema4D, and Lightwave. We’re happy to announce that we’ll soon be adding a new format to the mix: Blender. Read More
Last week was a busy week for us here at TurboSquid! We released the StemCell beta on Monday, and we also officially made models from PC game Wasteland 2 available for purchase on Thursday. Finally, we had several people roaming the halls of the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco – Matt Wisdom (CEO), Beau Perschall (VP of Biz Dev), Dan Lion (VP of Sales), Dade Orgeron (VP of Creative Tech), Matthew Hales (VP of Immersive Tech), and Ben Bickle (Associate Producer).
The initial packs include dozens of characters and creatures that shipped in the remastered HD edition of Wasteland 2. The characters are all rigged, and additional animation packs from the game are also available for sale. Read More