What 3D Models Should I Make?

In recent months we have ramped up the analysis of 3D models available on TurboSquid. Some categories are heavily over subscribed with hundreds of 3D models available. A great example is in the number of Airbus A380 models, of which there are over 250 of them. They do come in different liveries, file formats and quality levels, but that is … Read More

3D Modeling With Good Intentions…

I’d like to think that I am good at finishing a pet project, but I struggle to think of an instance where I have completed, been happy with the results and put the project completely behind me. Instead I find myself constantly dabbling, fixing, tweaking to death. The problem is simple, I am a perfectionist who can’t create perfection! I … Read More

Perfect Circular Holes in 3ds Max

There are a few tutorials out there that showcase how to cut holes into geometry within 3ds Max. I’ve adapted these techniques over time and use these principles when cutting any shape into geometry. Before I go on it is very important to understand the principle of creating quad geometry. Quad based topology refers to geometry that is constructed of polygons that have … Read More

Quality Standard For Stock 3D Models

TurboSquid has been in the business of selling 3D models since 2000. The site has amassed over 250,000 3D models from 25,000+ 3D artists, all of which have varying skill levels from the complete novice to 3D expert. This diversity has given the site the opportunity to offer models at all quality levels and prices. The vast catalog of content … Read More

Michael Jackson vs Mr. Bean Stop Motion

I discovered a hilarious Stop Motion video today by YouTube user Patrick Boivin. The video pits a Michael Jackson figurine against Mr. Bean figurine in a dance-off battle. Patrick Boivin has managed to capture Michael Jackson’s moves and Mr. Bean’s humor perfectly in one of the smoothest stop motion shorts I have seen. He also has 35 other hilarious stop … Read More

Industries Utilizing 3D Models

It may sound obvious, but the types of industries that use 3D models are also those that are also the largest purchasers of 3D software. The two largest suppliers of 3D software, Autodesk and Dassault Systems, supply a range of products to suit a diverse number of industries. You can get a good idea of who they are typically targeting by … Read More

Guide to Selling 3D Models Online

I’ve been working in the 3D industry for six years, while this is may not be an exceptionally long time, I have been very privileged to have served in positions that have given me a great deal of visibility of the market. In 2006 I co-founded and assumed the role of Managing Director of Falling Pixel, an online marketplace for … Read More

Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards

TurboSquid, the company I work for, supplies a number of 3D models to clients around the world. Models are used in everything from computer games to architectural visualizations. It’s always exciting to see how the content is used. The video below is particularly exciting to me as it is almost entirely comprised of content sourced from TurboSquid. I also happen … Read More

3D Modeling Standards at SIGGRAPH 2011

This year I had the great privilege of co-hosting a studio talk on standards in 3D modeling at SIGGRAPH with fellowTurboSquid colleague, Michele Bousquet. This was an area that we are incredibly passionate about and, more interestingly, is an area that has been largely overlooked. The talk aimed to outline the current situation in the industry with the lack of universal … Read More