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
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
Exclusive TurboSquid seller zivcg published a new model last week, and everyone here at TurboSquid was very impressed. The quality is really top-notch, and definitely worth featuring in our 3D Model Spotlight series. The purchase also includes the knight’s shield and sword, and zivcg has created both “clean” and “damaged” versions of his armor.
Check it out, there are several interesting renders uploaded with the model. Read More
A new partnership between TurboSquid and Mixamo was just announced a few days ago – you can read the full details in the press release. Mixamo offers a very cool online animation service that allows you to purchase royalty-free, production-quality 3D character animations at a fraction of what they would cost to create. What’s more is that these motions can be custom tailored right on their site, with the motion playing so you can see the effects of your changes immediately. Read More
We were notified earlier this week that the independent uber-review site TopTenReviews has again named TurboSquid as the gold standard for stock 3D marketplace sites. Like the links from Autodesk that we mentioned before, this is another big way for us to get exposure with new potential users. TopTenReviews’ motto is “we do the research so you don’t have to”, and we love that their research has again placed us atop the rankings. Read More
Autodesk just added links to TurboSquid on several of their main application pages. Here’s a cropped screenshot of our logo and link on the Maya product page:
This might not seem like a huge deal, but it’s something that we’re very excited about. Having our logo directly on the Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, and Softimage pages is a big win for both TurboSquid and our community of sellers. Every potential buyer of either of those products is being introduced to TurboSquid at the exact moment that they’re reviewing the application. I get excited about the opportunities that presents – this is highly qualified potential traffic that might be learning about stock 3D for the first time. Once they’re happy 3ds Max, Maya, or Softimage owners and they need some models, they know exactly where to go! Read More