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Autodesk Names TurboSquid Exclusive Seek’s® Marketplace

TurboSquid – Exclusive Autodesk Seek 3D Model Marketplace

It has recently been revealed that Autodesk (the maker of such great 3D apps as Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Maya, Softimage XSI, Autodesk Revit, and AutoCAD, Autodesk Mudbox and other Autodesk formats.) has named the user-generated 3D model marketplace, TurboSquid, as it’s EXCLUSIVE Seek 3D marketplace.

You may be wondering why this is on my blog – Autodesk products were used in the making of Super Street Fighter IV:

When developing the texture of the graphics, the team created a real-time shader based on a mental ray® software image prototype they developed on the Autodesk Softimage Render Tree and FX Tree. FX Tree is a 2D compositing feature which the team said was helpful not only for compositing with backgrounds, but also for material compositing with shader elements. A shader prototype was created on Render Tree using a graphical user interface (GUI). This enabled the designers and programmers to operate with the same mindset, meaning that instructions for graphic processing, which usually tend to become abstract, could be communicated more clearly between them.

Anyway here’s what the TurboSquid press release says about the Autodesk Deal:

The agreement with Autodesk reinforces TurboSquid’s commitment to provide design professionals with a variety of options for finding and selecting user-generated product models. With the launch of Revit Market in December 2008, TurboSquid, in collaboration with Autodesk Seek, has become the largest marketplace for user-generated Revit content. Revit Market’s for-fee offering of design files complements the free manufacturer-approved content available through Autodesk Seek, the online source of manufacturer-specific product information accessible by design professionals working in Autodesk Revit and AutoCAD software.

“The user-generated content available through TurboSquid has consistently demonstrated value to the design community,” stated Jeff Wright, Senior Director, Autodesk Content Network. “Naming TurboSquid as our exclusive marketplace provider for user-generated 3D content was the next logical step in our relationship.”

“Architects, engineers and designers often need models ranging from people to furniture to trees in order to complete their projects,” said Matt Wisdom, CEO of TurboSquid. “By providing marketplaces that serve both the 3D animation and CAD sectors, we’re serving the needs of a broad spectrum of Autodesk software users.”

For more information on the TurboSquid & Autodesk deal visit TurboSquid or the TurboSquid Blog.


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