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 …

Making a Quad Sphere: 3ds Max, Maya, & Cinema 4D

Deborah Anderson 3D Modeling, TurboTips 2 Comments

We’re going to go over how to make a quad sphere in 3ds Max, Maya and Cinema 4D, for CheckMate Pro v2. The default sphere is problematic because of the two poles. By itself, a standard sphere does not seem to pose any problems, but when it comes time to subdivide, the differences in polygon density at the equator and …

3D Models Swim Out of the Box on YouTube

Adele Tiblier Sightings Leave a Comment

As we’re always on the lookout for good uses of TurboSquid’s 3D models, we were thrilled at the most recent sighting. A blog post by Future Media Concepts of Orlando provides a detailed account of how 3D animator Jean Marco Ruesta not only brought four TurboSquid models to life, but also how he pushed them outside the YouTube player’s boundaries to …