Byline: Katherine Goncharoff
Whether it's a closeup of a computer-enhanced washing machine or a silicon-enhanced swimsuit model, Web sites are gearing up for growing demand for 3D images on the Web.
That's also the expectation of New Orleans-based Turbo Squid, a digital marketplace for 3D images that said Thursday it closed on a $5.1 million first round of funding that took a year to raise.
"3D is a very provocative format and it's made a huge impact on the public through movies like Pearl Harbor and Titanic and games like Tomb Raider and Quake," said David Avgikos, Turbo Squid's president and CEO. "Now it's poised to make a huge impact on the …