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How do I publish products?

Christell Gause
posted this on Jan 20 10:44

Before you will be allowed to publish a model, you must first complete your payment information.  To access your payment information, go to the Account pulldown and choose Artist Account. For assistance with completing your payment information, please visit our How to Get Paid Knowledge Base article.  

Preparing your products for upload

In order to optimize your sales, it is important to understand the information that customers require to choose the right products for their projects.  For more information on how to best prepare your models for publishing, please visit our Preparing for Publisher Knowledge Base article.  

How do I access Publisher?

Click on My Files in the site header and go to the Publisher tab. To start uploading, click on publish product.

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Products & Specifications

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Under Main Product, click on upload files to upload each of the individual model archives. For each file format that you have provided, you will need to provide the version of both the application you used and the Renderer you used when you created the file. If you do not know the version of the Renderer, it is o.k. to leave this blank.

It is important for customers to know which program you used to create the original file.  You will click on select native file format to specify which file is the original file.

Under Product Specifications, you will need to provide all information that is starred. Please provide as much information you possibly can.

Product Name

When naming your product, be sure to pick a name that describes the model you are publishing.  The Product Name helps your model show up in relevant Google searches. Since a large percentage of TurboSquid's traffic comes from Google searches, the impact of a good product name can be significant.  For more information about how to name your products, please see our Product Names Knowledge Base article.  

Presentation Images

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In order to publish your model, you will need to provide a minimum of five preview images. We suggest that you provide as many preview images as possible so that customers can make the best purchasing decisions.*

To add thumbnails:

  1. Go to the presentation images tab and click on upload thumbnails.
  2. Once you have uploaded your presentation images, you can re-order your thumbnails by dragging and dropping them in the proper order.

Signature Images

The Signature Image for your 3D model is its biggest advertisement at TurboSquid. The Signature Image is what customers see on the Search page as they scan the results to see what looks right for their needs.

*Note: You will want your preview images to reflect what the model will look like when rendered. If you have used a renderer such as V-ray to generate the preview image but have not included the V-ray setup with the available file, you will want to provide preview images that use the default or scanline renderer.

For additional information about preparing the best Presentation Images for your model, please visit our articles about preparing these images:

Signature Images   

Wireframe Thumbnails   

Ho do I create high resolution thumbnail images?   

Secondary Preview Image   

Description & License

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Tags

Tags are keywords that will help customers find your models in the Search.  You should choose keywords that correctly describe the model you are selling. For the best search results, be sure that you only use keywords that apply to the model.  For example, if you are selling a kitchen sink, don’t use words like dishwasher. If customers are searching for a dishwasher, they are not going to buy your sink model if it shows up in the dishwasher search—they’re not looking for a sink.

Categories

When choosing a Category, you will want to choose the category that best fits the model you are uploading. As with Tags, choosing an incorrect category will not help to generate more sales.

Description

To make the most sales for your 3D model, your product Description needs to include vital information that is presented in a professional manner. Write your Description with the customer's viewpoint in mind.  What does the customer need to know in order to make a decision about purchasing your 3D model? Please review our article about preparing the best Product  Descriptions possible.

Product license

If your Stock Media Product depicts certain subject matter, you are required to affix notice of Editorial Use limitations for customers. Please see this page for an explanation including a link to our FAQ-for-customers about Editorial limitations.

Supporting Items

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Accompanying Product Files

Accompanying Product Files are files that may help a customer to make a more informed decision about what they are purchasing.  This is, however, not mandatory to complete in order to publish.

Since you should be providing textures compressed with each file format, you should only use Accompanying Product Files to provide content that may be helpful for customers to understand what they are purchasing. For example, if you are providing a file with animation, you can include a short video that shows the animation you have provided.  You will want to choose Promotional Download* to do this.

*NOTE: If there are files that you only want to make available to purchasers, do not choose Promotional Download. Files uploaded under Promotional Download will be available to everyone who browses the site.

Publishing

Once you have completed all of the necessary tabs in Publisher, click Publish at the top of the Publishing page, and unless something is missing or you need to make adjustments to the license or description, your model will appear online.

 
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