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Press Release

TurboSquid Releases Tentacles Plug-in for trueSpace 7.6

(New Orleans, LA – November 11, 2008) - TurboSquid, home to the world’s largest collection of royalty-free 3D assets, is pleased to announce that its 3D application plug-in, Tentacles, is now available for the popular 3D application trueSpace.

Tentacles is an Adobe flash-based plug-in that integrates the entire TurboSquid online library and purchasing process into a variety of popular 3D applications, enabling users to browse, compare and purchase 3D content (including models, textures, mocap data and much more) without ever leaving the 3D applications in which they are working. The trueSpace release also marks an important evolutionary update for Tentacles – for the first time, people using this new version will be able to publish their trueSpace creations for sales on TurboSquid.com, without having to leave either Tentacles or trueSpace.

“We are very excited to bring Tentacles and direct publishing from the application to the trueSpace community,” explains Beau Perschall, TurboSquid’s Vice President of Business Development. “This release for trueSpace, complete with publishing, represents a new goal for Tentacles and the company in general-- to provide this valuable service to everyone in the 3D community.”

Tentacles streamlines and simplifies the workflow of 3D artists. With Tentacles, artists can perform the following functions without leaving their 3D application window:

  • Publish 3D models into the TurboSquid marketplace right from your application. Easily upload and capture metadata to make publishing simple
  • Store all of your media, materials, models and more with free online storage
  • Create secure and shareable Workspaces. Invite clients and collaborators to see and contribute to your projects online
  • Manage your content library using an advanced file system and search engine
  • Browse and purchase products from the entire collection of Turbo Squid models
  • Search for models based on price range, category, file format, date of publication, or “trusted user” rating
  • Compare products side-by-side
  • Save payment information and wish lists
  • Unpack and import models into 3D applications from the Tentacles shopping cart

Availability

Tentacles is free and available now at http://www.turbosquid.com/tentacles. Download Tentacles as a standalone or for the following 3D applications: Caligari trueSpace (7.6), Autodesk®3ds Max (v7/8/9, 2008), Autodesk Maya (v7/8/8.5), Softimage XSI (v4.2/5.1/6), Cinema4D (v9.5).

About TurboSquid

Founded in 2000, TurboSquid is dedicated to the management and distribution of digital products and other relevant content for 3D and 2D designers and creative professionals. TurboSquid provides a global market for digital products by enabling individual and corporate users to list, promote and sell their content to users around the world. In 2003, TurboSquid was named as the exclusive publisher and worldwide distributor for the Autodesk Certified Animation Plug-in Program. TurboSquid is a privately held and venture-backed company. More information can be found at the company's web site: www.turbosquid.com.

About Caligari

Caligari Corporation was founded in 1986 and has remained at the forefront of 3D authoring, its mission being to develop collaborative 3D authoring technology that enables participants to work and learn online. Caligari Corporation became a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft corporation early in 2008. In July 2008 the company’s award-winning flagship trueSpace product, a 3D modeling, rendering and animation program used by 3D artists, game designers, illustrators and animators worldwide, was made available for free, with the new feature of being able to publish directly to Virtual Earth. The company is headquartered in Redmond, Washington. More information can be found at the company's website: http://www.caligari.com.

Contact:
Paul Teall
Director of Marketing, TurboSquid.com
TurboSquid, Inc