Friday, April 4, 2008

Artist Friday - Turbo Squid

I had heard about this site but had never investigated or used any imagery. Another art buyer mentioned it to me today so I thought I would take a closer look. Turbo Squid is not necessarily an artist but more of a stock house specializing in 3D models (as well as other things). You can search for the specific imagery you are looking for just like any other traditional stock imagery site. The 3D products offered are from different artists and developers and range from animals to cars to characters.

Terms and conditions are similar to those at other stock houses as well. The seller/artist of the content posted on Turbo Squid agrees that the content is their original work and contains no copyrighted material of any kind (including images and releases). However there is an indemnity clause you may want to check out before you purchase.

Aside from those technicalities the artwork is pretty cool and applicable, especially if your client doesn't have the funds available to do an original creation. Most of the artwork on the site pays pretty close attention to details and are meticulous in the design.

Even if you don't have a need for 3D artwork it's fun to peruse through.