CheckMate Pro v2 Refinements

Michele Bousquet 3D Modeling, Artists, CheckMate, Industry News, publishing

Since we released CheckMate Pro v2 on June 15, many artists have risen to the challenge and improved their 3D models to meet the updated specification. We’ve also heard from some artists with questions about how certain 3D models could possibly fit the new requirements. We take these questions seriously. Every week, the CheckMate team reviews these concerns and looks …

Snuffing Snuffy: Shark Week Ad Evokes Emotional Response and Other 3D Scares

Silas Owings 3D Modeling, Industry News, Sightings, Site

The Discovery Channel series Shark Week’s latest TV spot appears to be both horrifying and entertaining viewers everywhere. The advert features a fake local news report, where a conservation group is preparing to release a rescued (likely 3D model) seal, Snuffy, back into the wild just off the Jersey Shore. As they lower the creature into the ocean via crane, …

CheckMate Pro v2: Submissions and Topology Requirements

Michele Bousquet 3D Modeling, Artists, CheckMate, Industry News

CheckMate Pro v2, the new highest standard of quality for 3D models, will go into effect on June 15, 2013. This version of CheckMate Pro gets the same badge as v1, but has much stricter topology requirements. We understand that the new topology requirements can take some time to meet, and that your current CheckMate Pro submissions might not meet these …

CheckMate Pro v2 Coming Soon

Michele Bousquet 3D Modeling, CheckMate, Industry News

When CheckMate Pro was released in August 2011, we knew there would be regular updates to it. Since then, there have been a few minor updates such as new pricing tiers and clarifications of presentation requirements. But on June 15, for the first time since CheckMate Pro was first released, there will be a major update to the specification. These …

Artist Spotlight: PROmax3D

Kate Voisin Artists, CheckMate, Featured Artists, Industry News, Site

The San Francisco Zoo’s new tiger cub has been making headlines this month– and not just for being adorable. The honor of naming the baby cub will go to the highest bidder in a fundraiser for the SF Zoo. So, in honor of the new tiger family, we’re naming PROmax3D‘s amazing tiger model as our featured model of the month! …