Artist Spotlight: GrafxBox

Michele Bousquet Artists, CheckMate, Featured Artists, Industry News, Site

With NASA holding its first-ever Google Hangout in space last week, we’re honoring space buffs everywhere with a new homepage image from artist GrafxBox based on his SciFi Fighter model. Although this artist has a wide variety of models, his flair for sci-fi is what brought his work to our attention. Find out where GrafxBox gets his inspiration in our interview below. When did you …

Artist Spotlight: dmk76

Adele Tiblier Artists, CheckMate, Featured Artists

It seems almost impossible to find a story related to the world of competitive cycling these days that isn’t drenched in shamefulness or suspicion. Thankfully, the modeling industry is seldom susceptible to such scandal. The beautiful render that now graces our front page features a spectacular model of a racing cyclist as he rides an equally impressive road bike 3D model—the handy …

CheckMate Pro Webinar

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

By popular demand, we’re offering a new webinar on Preparing Your Model for CheckMate Pro! In addition to learning all the ins and outs of submitting your 3D model for the highest standard, you’ll get a first look at recommendations from the recent CheckMate Advisory Board meeting. These recommendations aren’t out yet–this webinar is the only place to find out …

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, …

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.   Some of the key takeaways from the meeting: Accuracy and Reference Materials Because 3D models are used for match …