Artist Guest Post: 3Dslm

DeLonna 3D Modeling, Guest Artists, Site Leave a Comment

For this week’s artist guest post, we wanted to share a tutorial highlighting basic shapes with well-done textures.  Stroiny Lucian, better known as 3Dslm in the TurboSquid community, includes some WIP videos of how he made his Wooden Toys model. While the models are simple in shape, the quality of the textures are the true meat and potatoes of this …

Artist Guest Post: Vilitay

DeLonna 3D Modeling, Artists, Guest Artists 1 Comment

We’ve watched as 3D modeling has become more and more realistic, but we’ve also really enjoyed the trend of beautifully crafted low-poly styled models. Some artists even specialize in this style, like TurboSquid artist Vitaliy Provkin, or Vilitay. His collection boasts a large number of cute, low-poly models that would look right at home in a retro video game. Our …

The Search for the Next Model Exchange Format

Ben Bickle 3D Modeling, Industry News Leave a Comment

3D as an industry has seen rapid change since its inception. Buyouts, mergers, and takeovers often mean that products can often outlive the companies that created them. Asking a question as simple as ‘who made .obj?’ is a story in itself, and, while researching this piece, took me through a trip of the history of the 3D industry – one …

Artist Guest Post: YurkP – Flipped Normals and Smoothing Groups

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As promised, we’re happy to present the next installment of artist YurkP’s tutorial of his Cuban House of Diversity model. Today’s segment will cover flipped normals and smoothing groups. You can read last week’s segment about Reference and Scene Prep here. At first, I thought this object might be too easy for this tutorial. However, I found some tiny things, …