Siggraph 2013: TurboSquid and CGSociety

Michele Bousquet 3D Modeling, CheckMate

On July 24, TurboSquid got together with CGSociety at Siggraph to present a panel called “Teaching CG and VFX Online”. Four instructors talked about the challenges they’ve overcome using online training to teach computer graphics, and then the panel opened up a discussion with the 40-odd attendees.

Michele Bousquet talked about how TurboSquid uses YouTube’s Closed Caption option when creating CheckMate training videos for artists. Read More

CheckMate Pro Webinar

Michele Bousquet 3D Modeling, Artists, CheckMate, Industry News

3D model MicrophoneBy popular demand, we’re offering a new webinar on Preparing Your Model for CheckMate Pro! In addition to learning all the ins and outs of submitting your 3D model for the highest standard, you’ll get a first look at recommendations from the recent CheckMate Advisory Board meeting. These recommendations aren’t out yet–this webinar is the only place to find out about them right now. Read More

The CheckMate Difference – September Sales

Michele Bousquet 3D Modeling, Artists, CheckMate, Industry News

Once again, 3D model customers have made their preferences clear. While only 3.2% of the 3D models at TurboSquid are CheckMate Certified, these models account for over 18% of sales.

CheckMate Difference September 2012

TurboSquid strives to give customers what they want, and that is more CheckMate models! Here are some comments from recent CheckMate Pro customers.

“The model being CheckMate Pro helps me know that I don’t have to do any tweaking before rendering, which is very good to know when on a tight deadline.”

– Johan S. Read More

How-To Video: Fixing Overlapping Vertices in 3ds Max

TurboSquid 3D Modeling, Artists, CheckMate, TurboTips

Got 5 Minutes? Then you have time for this video outlining how to find and fix overlapping Vertices using xView in 3ds Max 2010 or later.

  1. Find “xView” in the drop-down menu and once your mouse is over it another set of options will appear and you want to select “Overlapping Faces”.
  2. Go to “Customize”, then “Units Setup…”, and select “Generic Units” so that it matches our CheckMate script.
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CheckMate Advisory Board Rides Again

Michele Bousquet CheckMate, Customers

Last week we had the second meeting of the CheckMate Advisory Board, a group that meets quarterly to discuss development of the CheckMate standard. The goal of the CheckMate Advisory Board is to keep the standard relevant to the constantly evolving needs of 3D production artists, not only for TurboSquid but for the industry as a whole. In between quarterly meetings we discuss the standard online, forum-style. Read More