An Interview with Alex Garza, TurboSquid’s First Scholarship Winner

Nik Stephney Company

In case you missed it, we recently awarded the very first TurboSquid scholarship to USC Animation student Alex Garza. After letting Alex know that he was our winner, we asked him to share some more information about what motivates and inspires him as an artist. You can read the interview below.

This interview has been edited for clarity.


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TurboSquid Scholarship

Alex Garza Wins TurboSquid’s First Scholarship Award

DeLonna Day Company, Site

We received hundreds of submissions for our first ever TurboSquid scholarship, and it was tough to decide on a winner. We are very happy to announce today that the TurboSquid 2017 Spring Scholarship award winner is Alex Garza!

Alex is currently attending the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where he is majoring in animation and digital arts. Alex’s studies in animation allowed him to really get specific about our topic of “The Importance of Diversity in the 3D Industry.”

  • Alex was also able to include highly personal examples and stories in his essay, which really resonated with our internal judges.
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Artist Guest Post: Alzarac

DeLonna Day 3D Modeling, Artists, Guest Artists

Sometimes you focus on creating models that you think will sell well, and sometimes you just want to model something that’s downright fun to make. 3D artist Juan Camilo Alcaraz Cartagena (known as Alzarac on TurboSquid) is usually focused on making furniture models, but he got inspired by last year’s release of Rogue One and decided to build this awesome New Order Stormtrooper helmet.

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3D Art Competition

TurboSquid’s First-Ever 3D Art Competition!

Nik Stephney Artists, Contests, Site

When your site is home to many of the world’s finest 3D artists, you get to see amazing work published on a regular basis. Seeing the work that you do every day has inspired us to run our first ever 3D art competition! We want to see you all flex your creative muscles, and we’ll reward the winners with cash and some impressive prizes. Read More

StemCell 3D Models Industry Council

TurboSquid StemCell Industry Council

Nik Stephney Company, Press Release

New Orleans, Louisiana, August 3, 2017 — TurboSquid, the world’s largest 3D marketplace, announced today the inaugural members of the StemCell Industry Council.

Formally released at the Game Developers’ Conference earlier this year, TurboSquid’s StemCell initiative is designed to provide a path for traditional 3D artists to create multiple products from a single 3D asset. StemCell allows 3D artists to upload a model created in one format to TurboSquid’s servers, where direct conversions are automatically generated and rendered in all other supported application formats. Read More

Selling 3D Models Online: 11 Helpful Do’s and Don’ts

DeLonna Day 3D Best Practices, 3D Modeling, Artists, Site, TurboTips

Interested in learning what it takes to successfully sell 3D models online? Perhaps you’ve recently graduated from a digital art program, or maybe you are an experienced professional making additional models in your spare time. Either way, if you are actively creating 3D models, then you could potentially earn some additional money selling them online. Before diving into the world of online 3D marketplaces, it’s important to understand that the purpose of the product you are creating is to ultimately save time for the customer who purchases it (since they won’t have to model it with their own resources).

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