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
Artist Spotlight: HKV Studios While the TurboSquid catalog is very diverse, it’s obvious that cars are some of our most popular 3D models.  Among the artists who specialize in sleek details and shapely chrome, stands HKV Studios, whose catalog is made up entirely of vehicles, both vintage and new.  This month, we’re featuring their BMW i8 model, and we […]
Artist Spotlight: Tornado Studio While the world’s Olympians get ready for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Tornado Studio takes the gold medal in 3D modeling with this downhill skier, our newest featured image.  We were happy to get to talk with Martin Kostov, the founder and CEO of Tornado Studio, whose team has contributed a lot of great CheckMate models […]
CheckMate Pro v2: Lowering Poly Count On SubD Models Subdivision models naturally have more polygons than realtime models because of holding edges and good edge flow overall. However, it’s important to realize that a really well-made subdivision model often has fewer polygons than a non-subdividable model. The following two images show a model of a Dimplex grill. On the left is the original model […]