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Beau Perschall & Dade Orgeron — Shutterstock & TurboSquid

Since its launch in 2000, CG content marketplace Turbosquid has amassed almost 1 million 3D models and become a go-to source for VFX, games and much more. In this week's podcast, Turbosquid's VP of Business Development, Beau Perschall, and Chief Creative Officer, Dade Orgeron, join Chris to talk about this unforgettably named company.

You'll learn how the company uses clever tech—including V-Ray AppSDK—to catalog and display its vast array of content and ensure it works across multiple platforms. Beau and Dade also discuss Turbosquid's Pixelsquid and Kraken spin-offs, and the company's acquisition by stock photography giant Shutterstock. If you've ever wanted to create Turbosquid content yourself, Beau and Dade will tell you what's most wanted at the moment.

Links:

TurboSquid >

Kraken >

PixelSquid >


Chapters:

5:28 SIGGRAPH 2000 memories

8:45 The inspiration behind Turbosquid

13:47 Introducing Dade

19:47: Thoughts on USD

25:41 Contributing to USD

30:11 How Turbosquid makes use of VRscene files

37:58 Acquisition by Shutterstock

43:08 The workflow for 3D artists

49:44 3D content in the metaverse and machine learning

55:24 The content Turbosquid needs

1:00:41 What’s coming next




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About the author

Christopher Nichols

Chris is a CG industry veteran and Director of Chaos Labs. He can also be heard regularly as the host of the CG Garage podcast which attracts 20,000 weekly listeners. With a background in both VFX and Design, Chris has worked for Gensler, Digital Domain, Imageworks and Method Studios. His credits include Maleficent, Oblivion and Tron: Legacy.

Originally published: May 17, 2021.
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