Do More With 3D: 6 Key Takeaways from our NVIDIA Webinar

Larissa Mori Artists, Industry News, Site

Whether you’re a 3D artist or CEO, it’s only natural to wonder what opportunities the metaverse era will bring. Could a virtual shop create a whole new client base for your business? Will digital twins make your models smarter than ever?

To help find the answers, our friends at NVIDIA recently invited our VP of 3D Innovation, Dade Orgeron, to a live-streamed webinar on how you can make the most of the metaverse era.

Their conversation was a bounty of fascinating insights, exciting announcements, and tips for how you can make the most of TurboSquid’s 3D asset marketplace. Here are our 6 biggest takeaways from the session.

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1. It’s Easy to Sell Your 3D Content

As companies begin creating everything from virtual productions to metaverse-ready shops, talented 3D artists are more in-demand than ever. TurboSquid currently has over seventy-five thousand contributing artists and over a million assets on the marketplace—and we’re always looking for more.

Selling your 3D content online is simple. You can simply sign up, decide what kind of content you want to contribute, sign an agreement to ensure everything is above board, and just like that, you can begin publishing and selling your work on TurboSquid. So if you’ve got 3D assets lying around, why not make some money from your creativity and boost your profile as an artist?

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2. For Consistency, Try StemCell Models

From rigged characters and sci-fi spaceships to animated clothing and everyday household items, TurboSquid expertly curates the marketplace to ensure it satisfies all creative needs. Sometimes, however, consistency is even more important than getting the right model. Particularly if the same 3D character needs to look great whether it’s in a game, film, or VR archviz project.

For this, we have StemCell: TurboSquid’s breakthrough 3D model standardization method. 3D artists can build a model in their preferred format, upload it to TurboSquid’s servers, and receive perfect conversions to many other formats, including game engines. Plus, StemCell V2 will shortly be announced which will expand the number of artists that can contribute StemCell models to the marketplace. TurboSquid will be offering new training to help artists grow accustomed to this relatively simple new asset certification.

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3. TurboSquid Works with Digital Twins

The concept of digital twins, exact 3D replicas of real-world objects, is an area of particular interest around the world right now. Unlike traditional 3D models, digital twins use data from real-world sensors and more to become dynamic, “living” entities that evolve in real time. This can help architects build smarter homes that are more environmentally-friendly, or even help CEOs configure retail spaces that take advantage of shopper patterns.

TurboSquid is enabling and supporting efforts to create simulated versions of real-life objects for a variety of uses and industries, everything from entertainment to research, robotics, and architecture. Anyone can find these kinds of assets easily and affordably on the TurboSquid marketplace—in some cases, they’re even free.

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4. We’re Big Believers in USD

USD, the file format created by Pixar, is something TurboSquid’s been excited about for a long time. It’s a particularly useful tool for a marketplace like TurboSquid’s, as it allows us to attach metadata, additional poses or versions, different materials, and more to assets.

Some assets, for example, come with various levels of wear and tear that you can pick from—letting you make stock models that match your creative vision in just a few clicks.

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5. TurboSquid Can Train Your Robots

It might not be the first thing you associate with a 3D asset marketplace, but TurboSquid is a great place to get models that you can use to train a robot or AI. For example, if you want to train a robot to open a cupboard door and need to familiarize it with every conceivable kind of door handle, TurboSquid is the ideal place to find those door handles. StemCell certification also ensures that it’s as easy as possible to use those assets on whatever platform you work on.

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6. 3D Library Organization is Key

StemCell V2 isn’t the only thing stirring at TurboSquid. We’re also making big progress with Kraken, our 3D asset management system. Organization is going to be huge for companies expanding their 3D efforts, allowing their teams to manage their libraries of 3D content better than ever before.

Interested in learning more? Watch the full NVIDIA webinar