We at AWN were relieved to hear at last from Beau Perschall, vp of publishing for Turbo Squid, who reports the New Orleans-based 3D software company has weathered hurricane Katrina. He shared that the company is slowly reconnecting its many tentacles while the site has remained alive through the ordeal.
He was able to evacuate his family to stay with friends in North Carolina and is hearing that his house and others are intact for the most part.
The rest of the company checked in, and it appears the TS crew is spread from coast to coast Miami and North Carolina to San Francisco, Houston to Chicago, and we're trying to find a way to make operations as smooth as possible while so spread out. It will test the virtual company idea quite heavily, he shared.
Founded in 2000, Turbo Squid (www.turboquid.com) is dedicated to the management and distribution of digital products and other relevant content for 3D and 2D designers and creative professionals. Turbo Squid 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, Turbo Squid was named as the exclusive publisher and worldwide distributor for the Autodesk Certified Animation Plug-in Program. Turbo Squid is a privately held company with financial backing from Advantage Capital Partners, The Eastman Kodak Co. and Intel Capital.