Press Release

Tentacles Plug-in as part of Autodesk 3ds Max 2008 Standard Installation

(New Orleans, LA – October 17, 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 most recent version of Autodesk 3ds Max 2008 modeling, animation and rendering software. With the installment of 3ds Max 2008 users automatically will have access to Turbo Squid’s Tentacles.

Tentacles is a free 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 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 are able to create their own private online workspaces in order to share designs with co-workers, fostering a collaborative environment between team members on a project.

“Tentacles core installment within 3ds Max 2008 reflects Turbo Squid’s continuous collaboration with Autodesk to enhance the overall experience of members of the 3D community”, explains Matt Wisdom, co-founder and CEO of Turbo Squid.

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 2008, Autodesk 3ds Max (v7/8/9), Autodesk Maya (v7/8/), Softimage XSI (v4.2/5.1/), Cinema4D (v9.5). Additional versions of Tentacles for more applications are due out later this year.

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:

About Autodesk

Autodesk, Inc. is the world leader in 2D and 3D design software for the manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment markets. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk has developed the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art digital prototyping solutions to help customers experience their ideas before they are real. Fortune 1000 companies rely on Autodesk for the tools to visualize, simulate and analyze real-world performance early in the design process to save time and money, enhance quality and foster innovation. For additional information about Autodesk, visit

Elisa Marquez
Marketing Manager
TurboSquid, Inc.