Artist Guest Post: Alzarac

DeLonna Day 3D Modeling, Artists, Guest Artists

Sometimes you focus on creating models that you think will sell well, and sometimes you just want to model something that’s downright fun to make. 3D artist Juan Camilo Alcaraz Cartagena (known as Alzarac on TurboSquid) is usually focused on making furniture models, but he got inspired by last year’s release of Rogue One and decided to build this awesome New Order Stormtrooper helmet.

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3D Art Competition

TurboSquid’s First-Ever 3D Art Competition!

Nik Stephney Artists, Contests, Site

When your site is home to many of the world’s finest 3D artists, you get to see amazing work published on a regular basis. Seeing the work that you do every day has inspired us to run our first ever 3D art competition! We want to see you all flex your creative muscles, and we’ll reward the winners with cash and some impressive prizes. Read More

Selling 3D Models Online: 11 Helpful Do’s and Don’ts

DeLonna Day 3D Best Practices, 3D Modeling, Artists, Site, TurboTips

Interested in learning what it takes to successfully sell 3D models online? Perhaps you’ve recently graduated from a digital art program, or maybe you are an experienced professional making additional models in your spare time. Either way, if you are actively creating 3D models, then you could potentially earn some additional money selling them online. Before diving into the world of online 3D marketplaces, it’s important to understand that the purpose of the product you are creating is to ultimately save time for the customer who purchases it (since they won’t have to model it with their own resources).

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Artist Guest Post: Missset

DeLonna Day 3D Modeling, Artists, Guest Artists

Recreating a majestic bald eagle in 3D would be a challenge for many 3D artists. The eyes, beak, feathers, and talons need to be done just right to capture the spirit of this bird of prey.

Eagle 3D model by Missset

Anatomically correct feathers, created with 3ds Max native instruments.


detailed 3d eagle model by Missset

Dmytro Teslenko specializes in beautiful animal models, and you can follow along in this time-lapse video to see how he models and sculpts this feathered creature from start to finish.

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Artist Guest Post: RaveeCG

DeLonna Day Artists, Guest Artists

Capturing the detail on an animal that’s been extinct for millions of years can be a unique challenge. Want to try your hand at modeling something like this armored Triceratops?

Triceratops 3D model by RaveeCG

Incredible details at a low 12,488 polygon count.

Detailed triceratops 3d model by RaveeCG

Follow along with TurboSquid artist RaveeCG as he sculpts this three-horned dinosaur from scratch using Zbrush 4R7.

zBrush demo by RaveeCG
zBrush demo by RaveeCG

In part 1, RaveeCG blocks out the dinosaur’s shape and progresses through a moderate level of detail.

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Geo-Baking in VR

Matthew Hales 3D Modeling, Artists, VR

VR can strain even the most capable GPUs. Solid optimization of 3D models is critical for VR, but some common performance hacks can look terrible when viewed stereoscopically. Prime offender: baking geometry into textures. It’s a tempting poly-reduction ploy, but not always ideal. Check out Geo-Baking in VR on our training site, Squid.io, for all you need to know. Read More