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Turbo Squid Announces New 3D Plug-in Collections

Turbo Squid, home of the Web's largest collection of royalty-free 3D products available for download and worldwide publisher for the Discreet Certified 3ds max Plug-in Program, announced the availability of four new market specific software collections.

The 3D plug-in collections are designed to give 3ds max artists a set of tools specific to their needs at a tremendous cost savings. All collections are bound in a single DVD case and require just one authorization for all tools. The collections may be purchased as a physical product or as an electronic download.

TURBO SQUIDS CHARACTER COLLECTION includes two Discreet Certified 3ds max Plug-ins (DCPs) that are a necessity for any artist who is producing high quality character animation. hairfx, the worlds best selling hair and fur creation system sports a new anti-aliasing engine that gives artists beautifully rendered hair and fur. Absolute Character Tools 1.6 Pro (ACT) is a production proven musculature system that allows artists to add extra realism and believability to characters. Together these DCPs add a new dimension to character animation.

THE PARTICLE COLLECTION includes two DCPs for creating particle effects. AfterBurn 3 has a rich history of use in films and games, and gives artists the ability to render photorealistic effects including clouds, pyroclastic smoke, dust, explosions, liquid metals, water and procedurally defined solid objects (HyperSolids). Particle Flow Tools Box 1 is a set of Particle Flow operators designed to extend Particle Flows inherent capabilities. Written by the same developer who created Particle Flow, this set of tools is a testament to the openness of Particle Flow.

THE FILM AND VIDEO COLLECTION includes four DCPs and is designed for the 3ds max artist designing visual effects for film, television and commercial work. The collection contains AfterBurn 3, for artists to create stunning volumetric particle effects; hairfx, the worlds best selling hair and fur creation system; DreamScape 2.1, for creating realistic landscapes, seascapes, skies, and outdoor lighting; and Texture Layers 2, so artists can create and animate all of their mapping channels with a single modifier.

THE DESIGN VISUALIZATION COLLECTION includes three DCPs tailored for Design Visualization professionals. rtre v1.1 is a realtime rendering engine that allows artists to instantly explore or present any 3D model, however complex from quick interactive studies to full multimedia presentations of major structures. finalToon is both a technical illustrator and a cartoon renderer for detail and fun effects. Texture Layers 2 is included so design visualization professionals can increase productivity.

All Discreet Certified 3ds max Plug-ins are available from Turbo Squid (, from Discreets e Store ( and from authorized Turbo Squid resellers around the world.

Discreet Certified 3ds max Plug-ins are backed up by an online support system implemented by Turbo Squid, including developer-moderated forums, FAQs, tutorials, demos and the latest product information for Discreet 3ds max artists.

Founded in 2000, Turbo Squid is dedicated to the management and distribution of digital products and other content for 3D and 2D designers and creative professionals. Turbo Squid provides a global market for 3D digital products by enabling individual and corporate users to list, promote and sell their 3D content to users around the world. Turbo Squid is a privately held company with financial backing from Advantage Capital Partners, The Eastman Kodak Co. and Intel Capital.