Speeding Up the CheckMate Process

Mark Dunn Artists, CheckMate, publishing, Site 2 Comments

We are always looking for ways to improve the CheckMate certification process. Often, the only thing that prevents a model from being certified is a small error, like a spelling mistake or typo. In cases like these, it would often just be easier for TurboSquid to make a quick fix to the product. Beginning Wednesday, August 22nd, TurboSquid will begin …

How-To Video: Making a Wireframe Thumbnail using Scanline or mental ray for 3ds Max

TurboSquid Artists, TurboTips Leave a Comment

This quick tutorial walks through the process of making a wireframe thumbnail using Scanline or mental ray for 3ds Max.  The steps presented in the video are outlined below. Open 3ds Max file. If it’s a Scanline file, change renderer to mental ray. Go to the material editor (m). Change the material from “Standard” to “Composite” by pressing the button …

TurboSquid at Siggraph – Day 5

Michele Bousquet 3D Modeling, Artists, CheckMate Leave a Comment

Thursday is the last day of the exhibition. It’s time to take some final meetings and make a last sweep through the exhibition and Job Fair to see what’s up. I met some of our friends from CGSociety for lunch where we talked about some interesting collaborations for the upcoming year, including the possibility of offering CheckMate classes as part …

July Stats – CheckMate Wins Again

Michele Bousquet 3D Modeling, Artists, CheckMate Leave a Comment

Every month, we continue to be dazzled by the previous month’s CheckMate sales. In July, CheckMate models made up 2.68% of 3D models, but accounted for 17.8% of sales. CheckMate still needs a lot more models in several categories: Cars People Airplanes Boats If you haven’t submitted models to CheckMate yet, now’s the time. Get in before the catalog gets …

Medal-Worthy Models: Just in Time for the Olympic Games

Adele Tiblier 3D Modeling, Artists, Site Leave a Comment

The kickoff to the 2012 Olympic games in London are nearly upon us. As this becomes a trending conversation globally, it felt like the perfect time to showcase models that would surely be medal-worthy (if only there was an Olympic event for 3D modeling). With so much talk about the host city, we’ve added a few images that are sure …

CheckMate Specification Updates

Michele Bousquet 3D Modeling, Artists, CheckMate, publishing Leave a Comment

We’ve just updated the CheckMate Pro and Lite Specifications to clarify a few points, and added an important point to both specs. New Pro and Lite Requirements We’ve long had a requirement for CheckMate Pro that all texture paths be stripped out of the 3D model file. We’ve now added the same requirement to CheckMate Lite: 2.1.4    No texture paths …