Working with Amazon Lumberyard at TurboSquid

Working with Amazon’s Lumberyard Engine

Ben Bickle Industry News, Real-Time, VR

At TurboSquid, we get a unique perspective on game engines. Instead of learning every facet of a single engine to make a completed game or experience, we instead learn a single facet of every engine on behalf of artists that look to us for guidance.

We recently announced StemCell, which (among other things) is an automation process that connects artists that want to focus on the platforms they’re comfortable with to all kinds of audiences by converting models from formats they know to various platforms and making them as if they were made specifically for those engines or renderers.

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TurboSquid VR Gallery: lashkoalex

Unleashing the TurboSquid VR Gallery: lashkoalex

Ben Bickle Featured Artists, Industry News, Real-Time

TurboSquid is pleased to announce the release of the second VR gallery experience, this time dedicated to man’s best friend. Read on to find out what what’s new with the gallery experience and how you can take home your very own virtual dog for free!


Download the TurboSquid VR Gallery: lashkoalex
Petting dogs in VR

About the Artist

The models featured in this gallery all come from TurboSquid artist Alex Lashko, known as lashkoalex on the site, who has mastered the niche of game-ready 3D dogs.

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Polycounts for Real-Time Content – Looking for Feedback

Ben Bickle Real-Time

I’m sure you’ve asked yourself ‘how many polygons should this object be?’ at some point, especially if you’re involved in real-time asset workflows. To make matters worse, when you go to any online forum to ask for an answer, more often than not, the answer you’ll get is ‘it depends.’

This can be a tough question to answer. The issue is amplified when selling stock 3D assets that can go to all kinds of projects – you lose the project specific artistic and budgetary constraints that normally answer this question.

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TurboSquid Virtual Reality Gallery

TurboSquid Launches VR Gallery: Cecoaliensa

Matthew Hales Real-Time, Site, VR

Examine the work of TurboSquid’s top VR horror artist, up-close and personal.

About the Artist

TurboSquid is thrilled to present the work of one of our most popular VR artists: Cecoaliensa. His creations will be well-known to many VR enthusiasts as they have been featured in some of VR’s most popular titles. No one who has ever had a Cecoaliensa zombie sneak up behind them as they desperately unload their virtual nine millimeter will ever forget it.

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Robo Recall by Epic Games

Unreal Engine 4.14 Is a Huge Update for VR

Matthew Hales 3D Modeling, Real-Time, Site, VR

Epic’s Unreal Engine 4.14 is a beefy update all around, and includes great stuff for TurboSquid users– especially those creating VR content. Real-time, GPU-rendered graphics have always required a tight belt when it comes to poly counts and texture sizes, and the introduction this year of consumer VR hardware has brought with it a renewed emphasis on optimization.

If you’ve ever skipped an otherwise perfect model because it seemed a bit too dense, you might give it a second look after seeing what 4.14 can do to optimize heavier assets.

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Virtual Hands and the New Oculus Touch Controllers

Matthew Hales Industry News, Real-Time, Site, VR

The demo floor at Oculus Connect 3 covers every kind of experience that their hardware can deliver, but the heat is clearly on the massive area dedicated to showing off their soon-to-be-available Oculus Touch hand controllers. Rightly so. When HTC’s Vive launched back in April it shipped with hand controllers, and Vive users can attest to how transformative true tracked hands can be in VR.

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