Introducing the CheckMate Pro Automated Filter for 3ds Max

Michele Bousquet 3D Modeling, CheckMate, Industry News

Bounce-Back FilterFor those of you who are tired of waiting for your Checkmate Pro inspections to be completed, TurboSquid is happy to release the CheckMate Pro Automated Filter for 3ds Max. This filter is designed to give you quick feedback on your CheckMate Pro 3ds Max submissions.

From now on, whenever you submit a native 3ds Max model for CheckMate Pro, our script will automatically check for certain points such as N-Gons, Default Names, and Overlapping Vertices. Read More

The CheckMate Difference – November Sales

Michele Bousquet CheckMate, Industry News

The figures tell the story — customers prefer CheckMate!

CheckMateDifference-Nov

Why do they prefer them? Some customers cite the clean, easy-to-read wireframes and turntables that make it easy to see the model’s topology. Others talk about how the model was easy to find in search results. But all agree on the biggest benefit: CheckMate models work as expected, and take the guesswork out of purchasing 3D models. Read More

The CheckMate Difference – October Sales

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

CheckMate sales have passed the 20% mark! At present, about 3.5% of 3D models at TurboSquid are CheckMate certified, but sales of CheckMate models account for over 20% of 3D models sales revenue. Customers have told us over and over that they’d buy CheckMate models every time if they were available in every category. Get your models into CheckMate now, while many categories are still open! Read More

CheckMate Advisory Board Live and in Person

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

The CheckMate Advisory Board met last week at TurboSquid headquarters in New Orleans, and what a meeting it was! Over the two-day conference, Board members discussed a variety of topics ranging from UVs and gamma correction to outsourcing and education.

CheckMate Advisory Board at TurboSquid

Advisory Board members meet at the TurboSquid headquarters. Clockwise from lower left: Jerome Denjean (Blur Studio), Fred Ruff (Bent Image Lab), Rob Wright (CNN), James Ogle (Weta Digital), Beau Perschall (TurboSquid), Viken Majoulian (Electronic Arts), Carlos Cristerna (Neoscape).

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The CheckMate Difference – September Sales

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

Once again, 3D model customers have made their preferences clear. While only 3.2% of the 3D models at TurboSquid are CheckMate Certified, these models account for over 18% of sales.

CheckMate Difference September 2012

TurboSquid strives to give customers what they want, and that is more CheckMate models! Here are some comments from recent CheckMate Pro customers.

“The model being CheckMate Pro helps me know that I don’t have to do any tweaking before rendering, which is very good to know when on a tight deadline.”

– Johan S. Read More

New Poly Count Search Tool

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

Our Search page now includes a tool to specify Poly Count for 3D models, giving customers the ability to search for low-polygon models within the parameters of their choice. The definitions of “low-poly” and “game-ready” change so frequently that it makes sense to allow customers to enter poly count ranges for their specific needs.

Why am I excited about this? Because the Poly Count search tool will lead to more artists getting CheckMate certified. Read More