Using Shutterstock Sound Effects in your 3D Animations

Francesco Furneri 3D Modeling, Featured Artists, Guest Artists Leave a Comment

Consider the importance of creating an immersive experience and how choosing from a rich library of sound effects (in this case, Shutterstock sound effects) plays into immersion. Having a quality 3D piece to showcase is fundamental, and the integration of soundtracks may represent the icing on the cake in different situations. Also, the demand for technologies based on virtual reality …

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Staff Picks: Our Favorite 3D Models of the Month

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Whether you’re making a film, perfecting your arch-viz, or even building a metaverse, our ready-made 3D assets have you covered. Created by TurboSquid’s talented contributing artists, each asset is ready to drag and drop straight into your project ⁠— so you can spend less time modeling and more time telling your story. To inspire you with the possibilities, we’ve rounded …

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Bringing Props to Life with Age

Francesco Furneri 3D Best Practices, 3D Modeling, Artists, Featured Artists, Guest Artists

Aging 3D assets is a good exercise for texturing, and it also creates more realism while showcasing your 3D models. You, as artists, have certainly heard of PBR (physically based rendering), expecially if you are into 3D texturing. As a refresher, when you texture props in a realistic way, PBR comes in handy by providing a method for texturing. This …

Creating and Rendering Realistic Metal Materials

Francesco Furneri 3D Best Practices, 3D Modeling, Artists, Featured Artists, Guest Artists

Metal materials missing that little bit of zing? Check out Francesco Furneri’s guide to rendering realistic metals and some practical tips for Substance Painter. In this article, you’ll learn how to create realistic metal materials and, in particular, I’ll give you some tips on producing different types of realistic details in Substance Painter. For the purpose of this article, let’s …

Crocodile Project Part 2: Lighting and Rendering with Arnold for Maya

Claire Fontenot 3D Modeling, Artists, Featured Artists, Guest Artists

Have you seen our newest homepage image? It was created by TurboSquid Modeler Francesco Furneri, an expert in designing details that bring his 3D models to life. He has previously published a guest article on this blog on creating procedural rock details as well as Part One of this two-part tutorial. In this second part, Francesco dives deep into the …

TurboSquid Artists & the 3D Art Community

TurboSquid Artists & the 3D Art Community

DeLonna Scott 3D Modeling, Artists, Featured Artists, Site

Our sellers include some of the world’s best 3D modelers, but in addition to maintaining successful TurboSquid catalogs, these multitaskers are also adept at keeping up a strong presence on social media. This week, we’re spotlighting some of the artistry behind the TurboSquid market. Have a look through their store and profiles below, and remember to follow, like, and comment …