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1,000,000th user has just joined CGTrader!

June 23rd, 2017

1,000,000th user has just joined CGTrader!

Less than 13 months ago - May 27th, 2016, we were celebrating a big milestone - 500k users and 500k models on CGTrader. Today, June 23rd, we are excited to announce that the 1,000,000th user has joined CGTrader, and this is mova from the Netherlands.

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CGTrader's Top Searched Keywords in the First Half of 2017

June 21st, 2017

CGTrader's Top Searched Keywords in the First Half of 2017

We are really happy that designers on CGTrader are interested in marketplace insights and trends, and we really happy to have received such a positive feedback since seller analytics have been launched. There are so many things to consider that no dashboard would ever (or maybe..?) be detailed enough to give all information possible. However, we believe you will love some insights from our internal search - the most searched keywords based on the data from the first half of 2017.

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Holodecks and Smart-Phone Wands: How Technology Could Continue to Shape Our Minds

June 19th, 2017

Holodecks and Smart-Phone Wands: How Technology Could Continue to Shape Our Minds

An essay by Catherine Vigil, CGTrader Annual Scholarship 2017 winner

When thinking about the future of technology in education, my first instinct is to imagine a Holodeck-like scenario in which students embark on a tour of a historian’s reconstruction of the Library of Alexandria, guided by their exuberant history teacher, picking up ancient scrolls or speaking with a long-dead philosopher. Perhaps in French class, instead of simply googling pictures of Bordeaux, they might experience the sights and sounds of a famous port city, getting chance to practice their French with native speakers – all while remaining in high school classrooms.

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Meet the students who were the best at “The future of technology in education” essay competition

June 19th, 2017

Meet the students who were the best at “The future of technology in education” essay competition

Catherine Vigil, a 19 year old girl from the biggest city in the state of New Mexico in the US, at this time, probably is ±2220 miles away from her home. And the reason for this is simple – Catherine is studying Biology and Systems Theory at Harvard University. Despite intense studies, she found time to write an essay worth the 1st place in CGTrader’s Annual Essay Competition.

Catherine Vigil, 1st place winner

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Scan with mobile app Qlone and upload your models to CGTrader directly

June 15th, 2017

Scan with mobile app Qlone and upload your models to CGTrader directly

3D scanning is nothing new, though technology remains rather expensive and getting high quality scans is still a challenge. Nevertheless, with rapid and democratic development of mobile apps and growing computational capacity of mobile devices, it’s a matter of weeks when something new solving the scanning problems pops-up. And it seems that we have the first candidate to make 3D scanning convenient and more affordable - Qlone, which is available on iTunes as of today.

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