Siggraph 2013: TurboSquid and CGSociety

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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 …

CheckMate Pro Webinar

Michele Bousquet 3D Modeling, Artists, CheckMate, Industry News 2 Comments

By 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 …

How-To Video: Fixing Ngons in 3ds Max

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  You under According to 2.2.1 in the CheckMate Pro Specification, the topology must be quads and triangles only for CheckMate Pro Certification. This video will show you how to find and fix Ngons in 3ds Max. Ngons are polygons with more than 4 sides. The reason Ngons are not allowed in CheckMate Pro is due to the fact that …

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

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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. 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”. Go to “Customize”, then “Units Setup…”, and select …

CheckMate Advisory Board Rides Again

Michele Bousquet CheckMate, Customers 2 Comments

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 …