Following the Trail of Breadcrumbs: New Search Feature a Hit with Customers

A somewhat subtle change was released to the Search page design about a week ago. While searching the site, visitors now have the option to move up or down the Feature Graph “tree,” as it relates to their chosen term. For example, searching for the term “primates” allows for users to access broader results by moving up the tree to …

High Value Conversion Offering Gets a Bump in Visibility

So many of our customers take advantage of Free File Format Conversions (something we’ve offered for years), but this service hasn’t always been obvious to every customer. Format Conversion is often the difference between a sale and a return, and it’s time more people take advantage of it. During the most recent site update, we’ve made a slight change to …

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Nothing “Mutant” About our Latest Site Updates

You’ve probably noticed a new face on the forums providing Sprint Updates. Rebecca Snook, our Director of QA, is taking the reins after Jonathan’s departure. The adorable toon turtle by 3d artist Kama MT gracing this post (let’s call him Donatello), is named so in honor of our latest sprint. You’ll be seeing other “cutesy” names like that in the coming weeks …

Number of Compromised Accounts on the Rise: How to Keep Your Account Safe and Secure

Hundreds of millions of email addresses have recently been compromised in security breaches relating to Gmail, MySpace, and a variety of other sources. Many users reuse their passwords on multiple websites, and we believe your password was exposed from a different website’s security breach. As identified by the TurboSquid Security Team, a handful of accounts have been compromised. We have …

Performance Enhancing Site Updates

It takes a lot to keep an online marketplace running, especially one that showcases over half a million assets to over a million visitors each month. When dealing with such large quantities, even the slightest improvements to the experience feel like a bit of a win. Over the past few weeks, we have been making hardware and software improvements to …

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Featured Artist: Andrea Bertaccini

Andrea Bertaccini is a talented TurboSquid artist whose catalog ranges from perky (especially in our new homepage image) to practical. As an artist, Andrea employs a wide range of tools to communicate his vision in the design studio and in his personal projects. In this Featured Artist Interview, Andrea talked to us about which tools in his arsenal are his …

Mecanim Tips & Workflow

While you’re experimenting with Unity, some of you may have come across Mecanim, a state system within Unity that allows the user to control animation states, specify parameters, and create transitions between animations. Below, we’ve put together a basic guide to help you get started within Mecanim, with tips on character and muscle setup for humanoid models. Importing to Unity …

New CheckMate Tools & Automation

For our dedicated Squid Guild members who use 3ds Max as their primary modeling tool for CheckMate certification, we’re pleased to announce the availability of an update to our CheckMate Tools (v2.114 - you can read the release notes here on the changes), and we encourage everyone, even non-Squid Guild members, to download them and take them for a spin. ...
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Making Real-Time Great Again: A Q&A with Denys Almaral

TurboSquid artist Denys Almaral has always had the ability to bring humor and personality to his 3D models. Recently, he published a hilarious new caricature of US Presidential Candidate Donald Trump. What intrigued us most was that Denys had not only created an amazing model, but he’d spent the time getting it to work within the Unreal Engine so that game and ...

What’s New in 3ds Max CheckMate Inspection Tools v2.114

We are proud to announce our new TurboSquid CheckMate Inspection Tools for 3ds Max (v2.114). The new script not only makes finding issues easier and faster, but it also provides links to informative Squid.io training material that you can use to learn about and correct any fail points that the tools yield. Instead of scouring the TurboSquid knowledge base or ...