TurboSquid and Mixamo Partnership

Paul Teall Site

A new partnership between TurboSquid and Mixamo was just announced a few days ago – you can read the full details in the press release. Mixamo offers a very cool online animation service that allows you to purchase royalty-free, production-quality 3D character animations at a fraction of what they would cost to create. What’s more is that these motions can be custom tailored right on their site, with the motion playing so you can see the effects of your changes immediately. Read More

TurboSquid at Autodesk University 2009

Michele Bousquet Site

What could be more fun than Las Vegas in December? Las Vegas with a bunch of AutoCAD and Revit users, of course! Autodesk University, held this year Dec. 1-3 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, offered seminars and an exhibition on Autodesk’s CAD products.

Michele with Gary Davis and Janice Miller of Autodesk

Michele with Gary Davis and Janice Miller of Autodesk

But AU is far more than that; it’s an ideal opportunity to network with industry movers and shakers. Read More

TurboSquid Named #1 3D Model Site

Paul Teall Site

We were notified earlier this week that the independent uber-review site TopTenReviews has again named TurboSquid as the gold standard for stock 3D marketplace sites.  Like the links from Autodesk that we mentioned before, this is another big way for us to get exposure with new potential users.  TopTenReviews’ motto is “we do the research so you don’t have to”, and we love that their research has again placed us atop the rankings. Read More

Autodesk Adds Links to TurboSquid

Paul Teall Site

Autodesk just added links to TurboSquid on several of their main application pages.  Here’s a cropped screenshot of our logo and link on the Maya product page:

Autodesk Maya product page

Autodesk Maya product page

This might not seem like a huge deal, but it’s something that we’re very excited about.  Having our logo directly on the Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, and Softimage pages is a big win for both TurboSquid and our community of sellers.  Every potential buyer of either of those products is being introduced to TurboSquid at the exact moment that they’re reviewing the application.  I get excited about the opportunities that presents – this is highly qualified potential traffic that might be learning about stock 3D for the first time.  Once they’re happy 3ds Max, Maya, or Softimage owners and they need some models, they know exactly where to go! Read More

Export to STL File Format

Michele Bousquet Site

Recently, we’ve had a lot of queries about how to generate files in STL format. STL is a cross-platform file format often used for machining and 3D printing, or for importing into CAD programs like SolidWorks. We’re happy to report that both 3ds Max and Maya export STL files reliably.

From 3ds Max:

Before exporting, you can use the STL Check modifier to find out if your model has any holes or gaps. Read More