On Friday the 28th, LSU Digital Media Arts and Engineering is hosting the second annual Red Stick Symposium! This year, there’s a great lineup of speakers with decades of game development experience and a strong showing in VR. Mix this in with dozens of students and indies looking to make an impact in the games scene and you’ve got a recipe for incredible discussions and some awesome game demos. Read More
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.
Last Saturday night, TurboSquid was thrilled to take part in the 9th annual Surreal Salon at Baton Rouge Gallery, a national juried exhibition of pop-surrealist art. The show was juried by one of the most talented artists working within the pop-surrealism movement today, Greg “Craola” Simkins, and featured incredible surrealist works from around the world.
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.
VR can strain even the most capable GPUs. Solid optimization of 3D models is critical for VR, but some common performance hacks can look terrible when viewed stereoscopically. Prime offender: baking geometry into textures. It’s a tempting poly-reduction ploy, but not always ideal. Check out Geo-Baking in VR on our training site, Squid.io, for all you need to know. Read More
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.