Header image of a 3D phone booth model featuring different looks of color, metallic, and roughness settings.

An Intro to Physically Based Rendering Material Workflows and Metallic/Roughness

Daniel Chavez 3D Modeling

Physically based rendering, also known as PBR, is a rendering technique that simulates the interaction of light with materials in a physically accurate manner. It creates more realistic and believable graphics by considering the physical properties of materials, such as their reflectivity, roughness, and transparency.  Due to the immersive and visually stunning 3D environments that PBR can provide, adoption of …

An ground-level shot of a beach with mountains and the sea surrounding it.

Staff Picks: Our Favorite Summer 3D Models

Jesse Radonski Featured Artists, Featured Models

As the sun shines brighter and the days grow longer, it’s time to indulge in our staff picks of summer 3D models that will transport you to sandy shores and crystal-clear waters. From beach essentials to seaside wonders, we’ve curated a collection that will inspire your wanderlust and have you yearning for sun-kissed adventures ahead. So, slip on those sunglasses, …

Tropical and flowering plants that go well in a resort created by 3DTree_Plants

June Staff Picks: Our Favorite Vacation 3D Models

Jesse Radonski Featured Artists, Featured Models

Summer is just around the corner, so we’re highlighting some things that generally come along with the season: carnival rides, swimming pools, and travel. Even with the seasonal focus, the seemingly endless variety of models artists create never ceases to impress us. There’s no better time to kick off the warmer months (in the northern hemisphere, of course) than now! …

A neon-lit cyberpunk-inspired 3D environment by 3Denvironementmodels

Artist Spotlight: 3denvironmentmodels

Jesse Radonski Artists, Featured Artists

What do you get when you mix a 3D artist’s eye for photography with gritty, neon-soaked sci-fi worlds inspired by Blade Runner? The environments and objects of TurboSquid artist 3denvironmentmodels. Read on to learn more about 3denvironmentmodels’s influences, what considerations he makes when selling models on TurboSquid, and advice he’d offer for other 3D artists. Just crank up some synthwave …

A 3D Japanese bamboo path by Giovaniv.

Staff Favorites: Handpicked 3D Models for May

Jesse Radonski Featured Artists, Featured Models

Environments enable our imaginations to go wild, and some of our favorite models this month are no exception. From a tranquil bamboo forest to an ornately decorated palace and cute children’s bedroom, these TurboSquid contributing artists have given you a head-start to setting your world building in motion. So, let’s explore together! Here are some of our favorite models this …

7 Composition Tips for Selling 3D Models on TurboSquid

Jesse Radonski 3D Best Practices, 3D Modeling, TurboTips

It can be intimidating for an artist already building their skills in multiple types of software to also add “product photography” to their resume. But if you’re planning on selling 3D models on TurboSquid, it helps to know some composition basics. Especially if you want to turn your eye-catching model into an instant purchase. In this blog post, we’ll cover …