Shutterstock to Acquire TurboSquid.start looking for a new job?!
Shutterstock to Acquire TurboSquid, the World's Largest 3D Marketplace......start looking for a new job? !how will it affect us?
It will affect us that way that we can more concentrate on publishing 3D models here on CGT. :-)
Hope that CGT will be never bought by such disrespectful company like Shutterstock with 15-40% royalties rate.
Called it many years ago, when Matt Wisdom was trying to pass Turbosquid as an "eBay of 3D assets".
When the % royalty cuts start, we will see how much the top quality product creators can stomach and swallow, but I bet they are going to seriously think to jump off the ship before giving a 70% or 80% of their revenue to a PoS corporation like Shutterstock.
"Start looking for a new job" is always a good idea (especially in the current state of the 3D world).
I don't know in which context is this question posted, from my perspective i think it's irrelevant, i never been seller on TS, actually i can't remember when was a last time I loaded that greedy website in my browser, so i don't understand why will TS ownership change affect me or some other artist who also never "been" there (maybe Im missing something). If question is posted by someone who works/sells on TS all I can say is that you should change your future in the past. As I already said on an older forum topic here: They will bury themselves, no matter who is the owner and i still stand by that.
Start looking for a new job?
I took my stuff off TurboSquid long ago. CGT is the place to be, and Sketchfab of course.
@SimonTGriffiths, can you please share your experience with Sketchfab? I wanted to sell with them and when I signed up I realized I have to pay a fee to upload content. Is it worth it in your experience? Any other details would be appreciated thanks!
I have been loyal to Turbosquid since 2012. Hearing the news of the sale I have come here. That sale will go probably down hill. Cgtrader will most likely get an influx of artists like myself who will now switch. Most of the artists on Turbosquids forums are not looking forward to the sale at all.
I'm starting to think that it's possible the next big news we will read to be:
Adobe buys CGT =\
Fun would be - Autodesk buys CGT and as a first thing it checks software licenses of all sellers.
I have Affinity Photo and it can save and open PSD without problems. I didn't encounter any limitations so far but I usually work with basic layers, masking blending, nothing fancy, so I can't guarantee it supports everything. For me it feels and has all the features I use in Photoshop. You can always try trial.
I also use Affinity Photo for a long time - best $50 spent.
It gets some time to get used to it, but it works perfectly for my workflow. The only feature I had missed is the 'match color" one (I think that was the name in PS), but I rarely need it and you can get similar result with a bit more tinkering, so not a big deal.
A burning sinking ship for over 3 years, but in last months sinking very rapidly, I hope shutterstock didn't pay to much for it because whatever they paid, its a pure loss. If the ones still on it didn't see this coming...?
So, how will it affect the ones still on it?
My guess is worse and worse, probably expect a new out of this world contract you need to sign to sell out the last bits "still left” of your self-worth.
Sell on CGtrader
@trimitek... no the last perpetual is for 3ds max 2020, if you stop the suscription before install and activate the 2021...
I Know because I stop my subscription for stay in 2020 perpetual....
of course today there are the Indie license for annual 3ds max 2021....
the perpetual license is no longer available..
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