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).
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.
Follow along with TurboSquid artist RaveeCG as he sculpts this three-horned dinosaur from scratch using Zbrush 4R7.
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
Andrea Bertaccini is a talented TurboSquid artist whose catalog ranges from perky (especially in our new homepage image) to practical. As an artist, Andrea employs a wide range of tools to communicate his vision in the design studio and in his personal projects. In this Featured Artist Interview, Andrea talked to us about which tools in his arsenal are his favorites and how he turned his passion for art into a fulfilling job.
For our dedicated Squid Guild members who use 3ds Max as their primary modeling tool for CheckMate certification, we’re pleased to announce the availability of an update to our CheckMate Tools (v2.114 – you can read the release notes here on the changes), and we encourage everyone, even non-Squid Guild members, to download them and take them for a spin. Read More