Press Release

Turbo Squid Releases Tentacles Plug-in for Maya 8.5 and XSI 6

(New Orleans, LA – November 14, 2007) - 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 applications Maya 8.5 and XSI 6.

Tentacles is a flash-based plug-in that integrates the entire Turbo Squid 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. Also, with the File System within Tentacles, artists are able to store, manage and organize all of their work in one secure, central location on the web giving them an instant backup for their critical files. In addition, artists can create their own private online workspaces in order to share designs with co-workers, fostering a collaborative environment between team members on a project.

“This release confirms once again Turbo Squid’s commitment with the 3D community,” explains Beau Perschall, Turbo Squid’s Vice President of Business Development. “It is another step towards our vision for Tentacles and the company in general-- to provide a valuable service to anyone in the 3D community.”

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

  • Free online storage for all of your media, materials, models and more
  • Workspaces. Secure and shareable. 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


Tentacles is free and available now at Download Tentacles as a standalone or for the following 3D applications: 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:

Elisa Marquez
Marketing Manager
TurboSquid, Inc.