Geo-Baking in VR

Matthew Hales 3D Modeling, Artists, VR

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

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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inXile Entertainment Announces Partnership with TurboSquid

Kate Voisin Company, Press Release

New Orleans, Louisiana, Sept. 20, 2016 — inXile Entertainment announced a deal today to distribute 3D models from their game catalog exclusively on TurboSquid’s world-leading 3D marketplace. inXile, founded by game industry legend Brian Fargo, is the creator of PC video games including Wasteland 2, Torment, and the Bard’s Tale series.

inXileinXile 3D models from previously released and upcoming titles will be available for purchase on TurboSquid’s marketplace. Read More

How To Spot a Squid At Half Rez

Kate Voisin Company, Industry News

TurboSquid and PixelSquid are hitting the road! We’re excited to be sponsoring Half Rez 2016, where we’ll be drinking, learning, and hanging out with some great designers in Chicago on Wednesday, September 14th.

Whether you’re attending or living vicariously through Twitter, here’s your guide on joining in the fun for this year’s event.

What is Half Rez?

Half Rez is an event hosted by the incredible folks at Greyscalegorilla.

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The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread: Breadcrumb Search

Adele Tiblier Site

Searching for just the right model can sometimes be difficult. Use too vague a search term, and you could find yourself digging through too many results. Search on something too specific, and you could miss an inspired choice.

Saving you time is what TurboSquid is all about, including the speed at which you find the model you need– FAST.

Recently, we’ve implemented clickable breadcrumbs to our Search pages. Read More

New Exposure for a Not-So-New Feature: Free File Format Conversions

Adele Tiblier Site

We know you come to TurboSquid for 3D models, but sometimes it’s not that simple– often, the model you need doesn’t appear to be available in a format that fits your pipeline.

Did you know that we offer Free File Format Conversions? While this service has been a lifeline for many a designer, so many of our customers have never taken advantage of it. Read More