7 TurboSquid Search Tools to Help You Find Your Next Model

Jesse Radonski 3D Modeling

Whether you are a professional artist working on a studio production or a solo creator designing your passion project, having the right 3D assets can make all the difference. But creating high-quality assets that are versatile and detailed takes time, skill, and dedication. Thankfully, there’s a shortcut that will make your life a little bit easier. 

The TurboSquid marketplace currently has over one million 3D models to choose from. But with so much to sort through, it can be a little overwhelming to scan through page after page of 3D assets if you don’t already know what you’re looking for — especially with new assets added daily.

So here are seven TurboSquid search tools to help you find your next model. 

Animated Models

For artists and content creators working on anything from VFX to gaming, creating an animated model can be one of the most demanding and time-consuming parts of any project. But what if you could skip that process entirely and just get an animated asset that’s ready to go? 

The TurboSquid library features thousands of ready-to-use animated models that are downloadable in all major formats—including 3DS, FBX, Maya, and others—and can be imported directly into your platform of choice. Need a bird in flight? Maybe something larger like a crowded sporting event or a futuristic city block? Just add the “Animated” filter and you’ll see thousands of options. 

Enhanced Licenses

Navigating the legal complexities of image usage rights can be daunting at the best of times, and the wider the reach, the more complex it gets. That’s where Enhanced Licenses come in. 

We went through TurboSquid’s entire collection of 3D models and tagged hundreds of thousands of assets eligible for purchase under an Enhanced License offering. If you need additional protections, including indemnification and royalty-free usage, simply add the “Enhanced License” filter to a standard search and find assets that work for you. With multiple tiers for standard usage, small businesses, enterprise, and agencies, there’s something for every situation. All models can be transferable—along with all the protections—and custom licenses for entire teams are available on demand. 

To learn more about the protections and distribution details of projects built with TurboSquid models, read our 3D model license HERE.

Exclusive 3D Models

The TurboSquid 3D marketplace is big. In fact, it’s easily one of the most comprehensive digital model catalogs in the world, and if you come across a 3D model for purchase elsewhere, the odds are that you can also find it for sale here. But did you know TurboSquid also has a massive collection of exclusive models? 

So if you’re looking for an animated aircraft carrier, a rigged human, or a low-poly model of Earth, just add the “Exclusive” filter. You’ll find something here that you won’t discover anywhere else.

Photorealistic Solar System via caraesar

Low-Poly Models

When it comes to digital content, one size definitely does not fit all. What works for a blockbuster movie would be overkill for a virtual reality app. That’s also true for video games, XR, archviz, and most digital mediums. Here’s where low-poly models make all the difference. 

TurboSquid offers a massive library of low-polygon models, perfect for situations where smooth frame rates and fast rendering are crucial. Whether you need a detailed solar system, a majestic humpback whale, a fierce samurai, or even a replica of the Oval Office, TurboSquid has myriad high-quality, ready-to-use models. And the best part? Even with a lightweight design, you won’t have to compromise on quality.

Palais Garnier of Paris – Collection via GoldSmooth

Real-Time Models

More and more, artists need 3D models that are compatible with real-time applications like game engines. But with how digital technology evolves (just look at how far video games have come in 10 years), the definition of what constitutes a real-time model is constantly changing. 

TurboSquid helps you navigate this ever-changing landscape. Our curated marketplace offers a wide selection of real-time models optimized for smooth performance in game engines like Unreal Engine and Unity. These models are generally GPU-friendly, interactive, and easy to work with.

Still unsure if a specific model is right for your project? No problem! Our friendly customer support team is always happy to answer your questions and ensure you find the perfect asset for your needs. 

Indian Peafowl via VFX Grace

Rigged Models

Ask any 3D artist working on character models that move—whether it’s a human, an animal, a robot, or something else entirely—it all begins with the rigging. Artists need that skeletal foundation to add anatomy and then an exterior layer, like skin, fur, or a metallic shell to cover our future robotic overlords. But what if you could skip that entire process? 

The TurboSquid rigged gallery has nearly one hundred thousand professional models ranging from birds to cyborgs and more. If you can dream it up, the TurboSquid marketplace may have a rigged model for your next project.

Detailed Warehouse With Interior And Exterior via AT_studio Pro Models_3D

StemCell Models

If you struggle to find assets that seamlessly work across different platforms, look no further than TurboSquid StemCell models. Our talented artists craft high-quality assets compatible with various software and game engines. Simply drop them into your project and let the magic happen.

StemCell is an easily adaptable format for multiple DCC applications, game engines, and more. Artists simply submit their creations and TurboSquid handles the rest. For the artists, that lets them focus on their work and not worry about anything else. For the buyer, it guarantees a gallery that is constantly growing. And best of all, the assets just work. 

Finding the perfect 3D model shouldn’t feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. With TurboSquid’s powerful search tools and vast library of over a million assets, you can spend less time searching and more time creating. We hope these tips help you unlock the potential of your next project!

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