Press Release

Turbo Squid Releases Tentacles 3D Application Plug–in

Tentacles integrates the Turbo Squid purchasing process into 3D Applications, streamlining workflow for 3D artists

(New Orleans, LA – March 27, 2007) - TurboSquid, home to the world’s largest collection of royalty-free 3D assets, is pleased to announce the launch of its new 3D application plug-in, Tentacles. Tentacles is a flash-based plug-in that integrates the Turbo Squid purchasing process into a variety of popular 3D applications, enabling users to browse, compare and purchase 3D models and textures without ever leaving the 3D applications in which they are working. Tentacles is available now for Autodesk® 3ds Max, and will soon be available for Maya, SOFTIMAGE|XSI and Cinema4D, and many others.

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

  • 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

“Turbo Squid is excited to release this powerful tool to the 3D community,” explains Matt Wisdom, co-founder and CEO of Turbo Squid. “We believe that the Tentacles extension will provide a seamless integration of the Turbo Squid purchasing process and the 3D artists’ work.”


Tentacles is free and available now at

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:

Stephanie Graf
Brand Manager
TurboSquid, Inc.