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Bringing Props to Life with Age

Francesco Furneri 3D Best Practices, 3D Modeling, Artists

Aging 3D assets is a good exercise for texturing, and it also creates more realism while showcasing your 3D models. You, as artists, have certainly heard of PBR (physically based rendering), expecially if you are into 3D texturing. As a refresher, when you texture props in a realistic way, PBR comes in handy by providing a method for texturing. This …

Creating and Rendering Realistic Metal Materials

Francesco Furneri 3D Best Practices, 3D Modeling, Artists

Metal materials missing that little bit of zing? Check out Francesco Furneri’s guide to rendering realistic metals and some practical tips for Substance Painter. In this article, you’ll learn how to create realistic metal materials and, in particular, I’ll give you some tips on producing different types of realistic details in Substance Painter. For the purpose of this article, let’s …

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Customer Spotlight: Olivier Brisson, Animator and Creator of Bill N Back

DeLonna 3D Modeling, Customers

A great deal of TurboSquid models are used in animated productions all over the world! This week, we got a chance to talk with Olivier Brisson, an animator from Montréal and the creator of the original animated series Bill N Back. Olivier opens up about the struggles of creating your own series, the technical difficulties of mixing 2D and 3D …

Crocodile Project Part 2: Lighting and Rendering with Arnold for Maya

Claire Fontenot 3D Modeling, Artists, Featured Artists, Guest Artists

Have you seen our newest homepage image? It was created by TurboSquid Modeler Francesco Furneri, an expert in designing details that bring his 3D models to life. He has previously published a guest article on this blog on creating procedural rock details as well as Part One of this two-part tutorial. In this second part, Francesco dives deep into the …

Shutterstock to Acquire TurboSquid, the World’s Largest 3D Marketplace

Shutterstock to Acquire TurboSquid, the World’s Largest 3D Marketplace

Kate Voisin Company, Industry News, Press Release

New York, NY – January 26, 2021 – Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK) (the “Company”), a leading global creative platform offering full-service solutions, high-quality content, and tools for brands, businesses and media companies, today announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire TurboSquid, Inc., positioning Shutterstock as the world’s largest 3D marketplace.  For over 20 years, TurboSquid has been …

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TurboSquid’s Most Excellent Virtual Reality Experience Interview

Claire Fontenot Customers, Real-Time, Sightings, VR

The release of Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant, Non-Heinous 360 Adventure Through Space and Time As We Know It just weeks before the much anticipated franchise sequel Bill and Ted Face the Music, was a delightful and well-received surprise. The 360° short film, takes the watcher on a trip from the perspective of the most excellent duo in history, Bill and Ted and features several TurboSquid models along the way. We discussed the project with Pixel Dash Studios’ James Beegle, the Senior 3D Artist on the project in this article