February 27th, 2013
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.
February 18th, 2013
It is the second floor of a building in the industrial part of Vilnius in Lithuania. There is a bunch of people staring at the computers all day long. In the conference room a dozen of 3D glasses lays on a table. This huge office is the home for a Lithuanian design studio OKTA which was responsible for the special effects of commended Lithuanian movie Vanishing Waves. Its leader Vitalijus Zukas reveals their everyday cares and a life in between 2D and 3D worlds.
Vitalijus Zukas a leader of OKTA-studio
May 21st, 2012
We are happy that our recent 3D stock Challenge has attracted some great 3D artists like VKModels, Milviz, denisVFX and others. But we are even more excited to see more and more of new professional 3D artists are joining our community. In this post we want to say hello and give a credit to our newest members.
July 17th, 2011
This is why we love CG: it allows us to build our own exclusive world and show it to others!
If we miss something in NY, we just add it, right? For us, 3D artists, it is not necessary even to climb to the Empire State Building to do that.
But I climbed :)
June 18th, 2011
Re-publishing large library to a new online shop can be tedious task. It may take weeks to upload hundreds of models one by one and set all the relevant details. Although artists want to increase publicity for their products, usually they don't want to go through boring job of publishing whole library once again.
After discussing with several big vendors we started offering auto-publishing via FTP. Now all you need to do is to simply upload model files via FTP and tell us where your products are published online. We will do there rest. Your products will be published and assigned to your CGTrader account with all relevant information, preview images and file formats.
Interested artists, please write us firstname.lastname@example.org. We will create FTP account for you and explain the details.