CheckMate Certification

The industry's standard for 3D models

CheckMate Pro

Highest quality. View spec

CheckMate Lite

Ready and reliable. View spec

The CheckMate standard is developed with input from customers and the
CheckMate Advisory Board, a powerhouse group of industry professionals.
To learn more about the industry's standard, see the CheckMate FAQ.
see modelsPro Samples
  • $49


  • $249


  • $199


see modelsLite Samples
  • $299


  • $59


  • $299


CheckMate Pro and Lite Features:
3D Model Requirements
Opens and renders without errors
Quads and tris only
Real-world scale
Unique and meaningful names for objects, materials, textures
Model centered at origin
Clean UVs
Texture resolutions specified
Preview Requirements
5 or more thumbnails that show the model from all angles
2 or more wireframes
Complete product information
Third-party renderer specified
Native file format specified
HD rendered thumbnails
360-degree turntable
UV layout shown
"CheckMate certified models from TurboSquid give graphics professionals confidence in buying ready-made content for their most important projects."
Shane Griffith, Product Manager
The Foundry
"We like CheckMate because it can be adopted by any industry that uses 3D models."
Viken Majoulian, Technical Artist
Electronic Arts
New CheckMate Tools & Automation

For our dedicated Squid Guild members who use 3ds Max as their primary modeling tool for CheckMate certification, we’re pleased to announce the availability of an update to our CheckMate Tools (v2.114 – you can read the release notes here on the changes), and we encourage everyone, even non-Squid Guild members, to download them and take them for a spin.…

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Featured Artist: M.M.I.

We’re hitting the high seas with TurboSquid Artist M.M.I.! In this Featured Artist Interview, M.M.I. talks about his first encounter with 3D and what the future holds for him as a CheckMate artist.


How long have you been a 3D artist?

I started working in 3D about three years ago, and it was a unforgettable moment, when I first looked at the 3D viewport… I had made a simple cube and just started spinning around it.…

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Artist Spotlight: DRONNNNN95

TurboSquid Artist DRONNNNN95 designs great models, especially for use in games. In this Artist Spotlight, we are featuring his classic city tram, but this gorgeous, well-worn scene includes several of his awesome models. We had a chance to chat about his history with 3D and why he likes making models with an aged look in our newest Featured Artist Interview!


How long have you been an artist and how did you get your start as a 3D modeler?

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