April 18th, 2014
Have you found a free 3D model that is useful for you? Not yet? We decided to make a list of 40+ free models to help you out. Look through the models we have chosen for showcasing and maybe you will find something even for your projects, learning or simply fun.
Let the journey begin!
April 4th, 2014
Have you ever lost something? Something you liked so much? How did it feel? I can imagine what answers are spinning around your head as everybody has experienced that feeling at least once in their lives. It happened for me, but I will not get into details as it is not my personal story I want to write about. You are wondering: “So what is that about?” It is all about the community of CGTrader.
CGTrader is missing something, but, actually, it is not about the loss. We miss something we have never had. Sounds sentimental, doesn’t it? Let’s be more specific: CGTrader community misses some artists, who have created amazing models. They have completely blown away a number of people and are strongly wanted by our buyers. So, it was decided – we should at least try to find those, who are desired so much by our community.
So, we came up with the idea to create “Wanted” campaign for those, who are missed by our community the most. We believe that with the help of the other designers, we can find out who are those great artists and this way try to enlarge our community even more.
April 3rd, 2014
It is expected that 3D printing will explode in 2014. A few key patents are going to expire this year. It will provide ability to use the materials which had not been available for use freely for 3D printing. That will create broader possibilities to use 3D printing to manufacture parts for final products introduced to the market.
In other words, new 3D printing opportunities will provide a possibility to use more materials for production. That means that the fact that some parts of the product are 3D printed will give additional value to it. This leads to a wide field for marketing and advertising.
However, there are a bunch of examples of worldwide known companies using 3D printing for marketing already. We have presented you a great example of it earlier. CGTrader invites you to meet a few more examples of 3D printing becoming a marketing weapon of mass construction.
April 2nd, 2014
Do you remember Christmas 3D Printing Challenge? We bet you do. Then, we have good news for you - we are back with another holiday-based challenge. It is Easter 3D Printing Challenge. Did you know that Easter is the holiday of rebirth? Well, this year this holiday itself is going to rebirth and become a 3D printable holiday.
Easter is a very special holiday for Christians. It signifies the day when Jesus Christ resurrected more than 2,000 years ago. Also, it is the day when Christians are allowed to eat meat again after the Great Lent. So, it is a holiday when religious Christians make a lot of delicious food and enjoy it with a pleasure and joy. However, Easter also signifies the beginning of spring. Those are just two of the themes which could be depicted in 3D printable items.
We invite 3D designers to create some fine 3D printable items related to Easter. It could be anything: decorations for home, decorated eggs, 3D printable Easter bunnies or anything that reminds Easter. Once again, we have a full bag of 3D printing goodies for the authors of the best models and portfolios. Author of the best portfolio will be awarded with Pirx 3D printer, filaments for it and a possibility to 3D print a model at 3D Print UK.
Create a unique Easter decoration or an Easter gift and win a gift for yourself! Deadline is May 5, 2014. Easter 3D Printing Challenge. It's eggsalicious!
March 31st, 2014
There is Meme 3D Printing Challenge going on CGTrader right now. That is right, we invited 3D designers to turn memes into 3D printable items. While a challenge is taking place, we surfed the net to collect some of the best examples of 3D printable memes.
As there are more than 2 weeks left till the end of the challenge, we have selected 10 3D printable models which are good examples of internet memes turned into tangible things.