Artist Spotlight: Andor Kollar

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Our new featured image is one great looking male model in every sense of the word.  Its creator, Andor Kollar, is an accomplished CG Supervisor and character artist who believes that his roots in traditional drawing have served him well in making great 3D models.  We were honored to have him answer our Featured Artist Interview, where Andor reflected on …

Artist Spotlight: HKV Studios

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While the TurboSquid catalog is very diverse, it’s obvious that cars are some of our most popular 3D models.  Among the artists who specialize in sleek details and shapely chrome, stands HKV Studios, whose catalog is made up entirely of vehicles, both vintage and new.  This month, we’re featuring their BMW i8 model, and we had the pleasure of chatting …

Artist Spotlight: Tornado Studio

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While the world’s Olympians get ready for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Tornado Studio takes the gold medal in 3D modeling with this downhill skier, our newest featured image.  We were happy to get to talk with Martin Kostov, the founder and CEO of Tornado Studio, whose team has contributed a lot of great CheckMate models to the TurboSquid catalog. How …

TurboTip: Quad Cylinder Cap Plug-in for 3ds Max

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Welcome to TurboTips: where we give you quick tips that will make your 3D modeling easier, cleaner, and better.  This week, we’re taking a look at a Quad Cylinder Cap Plug-in for 3ds Max. Vertices or poles with more than 5 edges can cause a variety of issues with a 3D model. Using these vertices should be avoided whenever possible, …

Round-Up: CheckMate Advisory Board Meeting 2013

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This year’s CheckMate Advisory Board Meeting was a rousing success!  While we made sure to feed and entertain everyone while they were in New Orleans, 3D Modeling was, as usual, at the forefront of everyone’s minds. We also got to add a number of new board members, representing IKEA, Armstrong & White, as well as welcoming Michele Bousquet back in …