Product Imagery Checklist

Basics

Year after year, customers demand to see detailed imagery to make their buying decisions. Our required imagery will take a minute to figure out how to produce, but once you get the hang of it, you will find it straightforward. You need to create the following Preview Images: One Search Image, Five Product Shots, One Wireframe, and One 360° Turntable. Our supported image formats are jpg, png, bmp, and gif.

Most models should show the model in its entirety and float on a 247, 247, 247 RGB background in a square aspect ratio at a minimum resolution of 1200 x 1200 pixels.

Example of Search Image on TurboSquid

Model by 3d_molier International

Example of a Search Image on 247 white on TurboSquid

Model by 3D Pro Models

Example of 3D model search image on TurboSquid

Model by AT_studio Pro Models_3D

Full body renders aren’t always ideal for search. While human and character models must be on a 247 white background, you are encouraged to frame your search images in a way that best showcases details of your model.

Example of character in search image

Model by Max Uzkikh

Example of two characters in search image on TurboSquid

Model by codethislab

Anatomical models in square search image on TurboSquid

Model by plasticboy

Interiors and exteriors do not typically work well on a 247 white background. So, if you are creating Search Images for these types of models, you have more freedom to be creative.

Example of 3D interior in square search image on TurboSquid

Model by GoldSmooth

Example of 3D interior in square search image

Model by FraP

3D scene in square search image on TurboSquid

Model by 3 D E

Learn how to render your model on a 247 white background.

Product Shots showcase the beauty of your models. They cover various angles, aspects, and important details with great lighting and rendering to convince customers they too can get incredible quality from your model. A large number of high quality Product Shots will increase sales more than any other factor. For detailed information about 3D photography and composition, please visit our article on 3D photography.

You are required to submit at least five (5) Product Shots that are rendered at a minimum resolution of 1920 x 1080.

3D Model of Elephant in Context

Example of a model rendered within a context scene. Model by 3d_molier International

Example of close-up details on elephant 3d model

Example of a model rendered within a studio setup, highlighting model details. Model by 3d_molier International

Optimal use of wide aspect ratio for single 3d model

Examples of a model rendered within a studio setup, featuring alternate angles. Model by 3d_molier International

Example of simple 3D model lighting

Examples of a model rendered within a studio setup, featuring alternate angles. Model by 3d_molier International

Optimal use of wide aspect ratio for single 3d model

Example of a model rendered within a studio setup, featuring front and rear angles. Model by 3d_molier International

Acceptable scale references for 3d models on TurboSquid

Example of a model rendered with a scale reference. This lets customers know that your model is built to real-world scale. Model by 3d_molier International

Wireframes Images show the construction of the model. You are required to provide at least one wireframe that is rendered at a minimum resolution of 1920 x 1080. For meshes that are subdividable, we encourage you to create additional images that show the subdivision levels.

Example of wireframe image

Model by 3d_molier International

Example of wireframe image at subdivision 1

Model by 3d_molier International

Showcase your model with at least one Turntable sequence of 12 to 72 frames rendered at a minimum resolution of 1920 x 1080. All of those images must be at that same resolution in one of these formats: jpg, png, bmp, and gif.

Note:

  • You can substitute a Marmoset .mview file for your required Turntable
  • For collections you are not required to create a turntable for each item. Acceptable collection turntables include featuring one model that best illustrates the quality of all of the models you are including in the collection or featuring several models in a single grouping.
  • Turntables are not required for interior or exterior scenes
  • Some artists like to use this feature to show walk cycles and animations as additional Turntables that don’t spin.
3D model turntable

Model by 3d_molier International

At least one image showing the UV layout of your model overlaid on the diffuse texture. While this is only required for models submitted for CheckMate Pro certification, we highly recommend providing UV layouts if your model has been unwrapped.

UV Layout of 3D Model

Model by 3d_molier International

You are free to showcase your product’s special features, textures, scene organization, rigging controls, and more in as many images as you like. We encourage you to provide as much bonus imagery as you can because it conveys quality and detail to customers. Get creative and have fun!

Optional Rigging Imagery

These examples show the bones and rigging for the animation, included textures, and scene organization. Model by 3d_molier International