In this article, I explain a 3D model site ‘TURBOSQUID’ and show how to create your account and download a model from the site. Then, let’s import the downloaded model to STYLY at the end of this tutorial.
What is TURBOSQUID?
TURBOSQUID is a 3D model site where you can download free and paid assets.
It’s an advanced model site for professionals, so it has a wide variety of 3D models. They are classified into a lot of categories and you can filter them by file format when downloading, so the models are ready for use in various fields.
You can access to Japanese website from here.
Japanese website of TURBOSQUID: https://www.turbosquid.com/ja/
About TURBOSQUID website
Create your account
By creating your TURBOSQUID account, you can check your download history of 3D models and purchase history of paid assets. In addition, you can register as a 3D modeller with TURBOSQUID and sell your created models to TURBOSQUID.
Firstly, click the ‘LOGIN/JOIN‘ button in the right top corner of the screen.
Then, it brings up the registration form, so fill the required fields and click ‘Create Account‘.
You will receive a registration confirmation e-mail at the address you entered, which means you have registered your account with TURBOSQUID.
Once you create your account, the ACCOUNT tab will change into the one for the user logging in, as shown below.
About TURBOSQUID website
When opening the top page of the TURBOSQUID official site, you will find a menu at the top of the screen.
I will introduce some functions, basic and interesting ones.
In order to find and download a 3D model, you can access the target category from the 3D MODELS tab in the top menu or find by keyword with the search box at the centre of the screen.
The list on the dark background on the left shows top 3D model categories. The list on the grey background on the right shows data and file types to filter and find models.
Next, I explain the PIXELSQUID tab.
It has a lot of rendered 2D images generated from 3D models, so you will find the image you need for the scene.
In the PNG CATEGORIES tab highlighted in the red box below, there are a lot of categories available. As in TURBOSQUID, you can find images by category or with the search box in the top left corner of the screen.
This time I searched for models by the category ‘ART&MEDIA’ and found the images as shown in the following screenshot. They are 2D images generated from 3D models.
Click an image. Now you can rotate it to any directions by dragging with the mouse. Once you decide the position of the object, press the ‘PNG‘ or ‘PSD‘ button, which are highlighted in the red box below, to save the data.
In some cases, it would bring up the download screen as follows.
＞ You can download a watermarked PNG data
＞ Purchase all object angles
＞ Unlimited access to the entire library by monthly subscription
The monthly subscription costs as follows.
By the way, even if you have registered your account with TURBOSQUID, you will be prompted to create your PIXELSQUID account in the case you don’t have it.
Download a model from TURBOSQUID
Once you create your TURBOSQUID account, let’s download a model.
Firstly, click ‘3D MODELS’ to open the category window. Click ‘Free 3D Models‘ in the top left corner of the list on the grey background.
Download a 3D-model asset. Click the search result to open the download screen.
Check the asset to download (①). Then, select the file type to download (②). This time we will download a model in fbx format.
By clicking the file type (②), you can start downloading.
How to download a paid asset
This is an additional explanation of how to download a paid asset.
When you progress to the download screen for a paid asset:
Add to Cart ＞ You can put it in the cart and pay together later.
Buy Now ＞ If you select this option, you will be prompted to enter the credit card information and then you will be able to purchase and download the model.
Import the downloaded model to STYLY
After you get a 3D model prepared, let’s check the final state of the model by importing it to STYLY.
Log in to STYLY and create a VR space. The following article shows how to create your STYLY account.
Progress to the import screen by pressing the asset icon (①) and then ‘3D MODEL’ (②).
Once the model is uploaded, click the model added to ‘My Models’.
It has been coloured properly and has no defects of the polygons. I think it’s been imported beautifully.
How did you find it?
TURBOSQUID is an advanced model site for professionals, so a consistent quality seems to be guaranteed for each model. The models are classified by data types, so I found them ready for immediate use and fairly versatile.
This site would be useful not only for 3D models but for 2D materials.