The colonisation of virtual world has already gained momentum. A variety of people these days move into their remote and small chambers of social networks and dive into the ocean of information with no shores. Unfortunately, absolute majority of them still have to face reality every day. Then iPhone helps. iPad helps. iPod helps too. PSP handheld device helps. Definitely.
“The real world is way too boring for many people. By making a real world a playground for the virtual world, we can make the real world much more interesting.” to “New York Times” says Daniel Sanchez-Crespo, who is the project leader at “Novarama”, a game developer based in Barcelona.
So, have you ever dreamed of an invisible friend? Be honest. In order to improve a life on the Earth, “Novarama” has developed a game “Invizimals”. It allows a player to choose the reality populated with invisible creatures that can interact with each other. Doesn’t that sound awesome?
Finally, the sky turned blue. And we keep moving forward. New Year-made promises are step by step being fulfilled within our team. The long-awaited new CGTrader’s system has been launched in the beginning of April. CGTrader left the amazon model and went eBay. Our 3D object library is rapidly expanding: March has brought a tremendous amount of fresh and creative 3D models. Jeez, I am sure now, 3D allows you to design anything. Any-thing.
Extraordinary interior details, conceptual car models, anatomical layers, architectural solutions, simple, but genius household items, ancient reliefs, mind-blowing sculptures, dream followed cartoon characters, heady aircrafts, photorealistic portraits, whirling planets, UNESCO architectural heritage…Indeed, the world moves into 3D reality and God is no longer responsible for it. Our top of the Best 3D Models of March concentrates on different shapes, distinct techniques, innovation, thoroughness and meticulous work of 3D artists. Get inspired!
“Mostly I care about the story or thought that I put into the image to make it come to life” Tomas Kral
Tomas Kralwas still at school, when he realised that drawing is something he is really good at. It has been four years already since Tomas Kral has started working as a senior team leader for visual effects and post production house “UPP” in Prague, Czech Republic. He had a chance to take care of visual effects for such feature movies as “2012“, “Red Tails“, ”Season of the Witch“, “Salt” and “Pandorum“. Tomas Kral is a well-known 3D designer, whose artwork has been published in the top magazines of the 3D industry. Moreover, this artist is the first one to land a 3D modeled man on the moon.
For a few days already we have been receiving emails from you. The question was: “Sooo, who are the winners of a competition?”. We told to wait a bit. And we were answered that there are some of you, who cannot. So, finally we stopped discussing…
Challenge was accepted. And winners are selected!
But wait, wait a little bit more. Yes, I know that you can scroll down, but wait. Enjoy that pleasant feeling before you find the results out. There is something to be said.
We have to admit that this 3D Model Competition was extremely exciting. The entire month your 3D models were flowing to our marketplace shelves as a stirring mountain spring. We are more than happy because of that. Are you ready to check the results out?
Marek Denko is a 3D designer who attracted the whole computer graphics community with his artwork. The artist had no training in the field of 3D design. But he was always learning from his own mistakes and successes.
Marek Denko’s first job in the industry was as a low polymodeling freelancer for a company in Bratislava. Today he is a world-known 3D designer. The designer’s artwork is highly distinctive with a peculiar touch of his. It definitely bewitches with the level of realism and intense atmosphere. Marek Denko shares with us the secrets of his profession, inspirations, and reveals how to find a way in the labyrinth of computer graphics world.
This morning has started with a cup of coffee and a huge piece of sweet cake in the office. Smells like a birthday. And it definitely is.
Today CGTrader has a two year birthday anniversary. It means that 731 days have already passed by catching a dream and making it real. No, this Friday is not a day-off for us. All together we go further.
This is the reason why I would like to thank for each member of our small team publicly. It is fascinating that all of them are the best in a particular spheres. So, all the time they are making the best of it. Of course, everyone has black days, but there are bright ones afterwards. Read more!
“Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.” Joseph Conrad
Firstly, I would like to point out that this blog post is balanced for women. Okay, okay. This is suitable for men also. It is impossible to forget such a nice event as International Woman’s Day. This holiday announces the very beginning of spring and calls each man on Earth to remember a woman. Once in a year at least.
Yes, we know that 3D designers’ society is mostly comprised of men. But let’s face it – most of them have wives or girlfriends or at least female friends. I am sure most of them tried to design a model of a woman or still dream about it. There are dozens of 3D women models. Some of them are created as cartoon, game or movie characters, others remind photographs or paintings, other ones can come from the dreams or be just a visual expression of inspiration a 3D designer caught on the street in the morning. Women are the Muses inspiring 3D feminine models to appear. There is no question about this.
Dear ladies, we cannot send a pot of roses to each of you. Considering this occasion, we have prepared a list of the most fascinating 3D portraits of women. These are the ones no men on the planet could ever have. So you do not have to be jealous at all if your second-half pays more attention to an image than he should.
The whole February new uploads from old and new members of our design community were flowing like a stirring stream in early spring. Two days ago we just hit a pulsing boundary of 10’000 models. Everything is getting better and better: our 3D model collection is renewed with a variety of fresh ideas.
Surprisingly, the most popular shape of February was not a heart. Actually, there were just a few Valentine-related models. But this is another topic. Today CGTrader team has a piping-hot top of the Best 3D Models of February for you. All of them are different in terms of realism, particularity, techniques, and inspirations. This is the reason why they are on the list. Here is a top of 10 best 3D models of February!
It has been a few weeks already since we hung a huge poster on the wall in the office. Just for the numbers. Almost consequently we started following a fast-growing number of uploaded 3D models on CGTrader. Once it led to a sweepstake guessing what amount of 3D models will be uploaded in three days. The winner was given an extremely delicious chocolate and a lottery ticket. Then each member of our team began to secretly check that number. Even too often sometimes. It definitely was a suspicion of a nearing round amount of 10 000.
“We have a bit more than 10 000 models today. It is a milestone. It proves that designers trust us and that is extremely important for our team. It definitely gives us strength to go further” this morning said the founder of CGTrader Marius Kalytis.
Some people like to highlight that all the glorious art has already been created. Those who say so perhaps forget to count in the endless possibilities of 3D design. Today movies can be filmed in a quarry of stone and 3D designers will add the turquoise sea, verdant pinewood and a surreal house on the shore.
The audience could suspect a house being improved using 3D design technique. But it is much easier to bribe with a landscape selling a matte-painting as the real one. Moreover, 3D designers are passionate to confuse questioning: “What do you think: is this a photograph or the art of 3D?”
This phenomenon is called photorealism. It is like a magic wand that brings a fantasy into the life while is used by a skilled artist. Obtaining render which is indistinguishable from a photograph became the Holy Grail of 3D design since 1960s. The target in this work is to reach perfection. In this particular case it means to imitate the reality to the smallest dots. It requires high level of attention even to the rarest details.
So we want to share our thorough list of the highly professional 3D artwork of photorealism. Hopefully, it will give you new ideas and inspire for the masterpieces.