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Turbo Squid Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

Turbo Squid, home of the Web's largest collection of royalty-free 3D products available for download, celebrates their fifth anniversary today (April 1, 2005).

Turbo Squid was founded in 2000 after a group of 3D artists discussed how to buy and sell 3D models they had created and owned. Today there are more than 8,200 artists around the world who contribute to the largest collection of royalty free digital content available for download. Last month, Turbo Squid announced the 100,000th piece of content was added to its rapidly expanding library.

The Turbo Squid library comprises 3D models, textures, motion capture data, audio files, game tools, anitones and software for content users in game development, film and video, design visualization, military, educational and other commercial and consumer applications.

In 2003 Turbo Squid was named as the exclusive publisher and worldwide distributor for the Discreet Certified 3ds max Plug-in Program.

These first five years have been exciting times, said Andy Wisdom, ceo, of Turbo Squid. Our commitment to the 3D space and acceptance by the community have made us the worldwide leader in 3D content. Id like to offer our profound thanks to the vendors, partners, and customers that have made it possible. As ever, we will continue to look for new and unique opportunities to add value to the 3D community, so stay tuned.

There is no cost for artists to upload digital products to the Turbo Squid website. More information about joining the Turbo Squid community is available from

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.

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Bill Desowitz, former editor of VFXWorld, is currently the Crafts Editor of IndieWire.