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Visual industries news, insights from CGTrader marketplace, company announcements, and some inspiration for your upcoming 3D model. Find amazing stories from the community and beyond. How spaceship model end-up in VR experience, how challenge to model a sword and the win shape further modeling career and many more amazing stories can be found on this blog.

Nicole Ridgwell: from acting and music to animation and creating VR film

April 24th, 2017

Nicole Ridgwell: from acting and music to animation and creating VR film

Could you, please, briefly introduce yourself.

My name’s Nicole, I’m a CG character animator with a background in music. I just finished working on Raising a Rukus, a VR film at The Third Floor, that was released March 27. I've also animated at Penrose VR, Nickelodeon, and did both Disney and Pixar’s summer animation internships while I was a student at Academy of Art University. In my spare time I’ve been working on my own indie short films and TV shows, and playing music in my band.

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Autodesk’s 3ds Max is now integrated with CGTrader: effective processes and the start of new trend

April 21st, 2017

Autodesk’s 3ds Max is now integrated with CGTrader: effective processes and the start of new trend

April 19, 2017 Autodesk is launching an update to its most popular 3D software's 3ds Max Asset Library. With a bunch of other features such as adding custom thumbnails, deep search of 3ds Max files by stats such as face count, renderer type, or version, a significant upgrade comes to the library of assets itself. With this new integration with CGTrader, 3ds Max users can now access the library of thousands of 3D models without leaving the native environment.

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From modeling to game development: the story behind the Claw Hunter

April 18th, 2017

From modeling to game development: the story behind the Claw Hunter

“This island is revered by the tribes living on adjacent islands as a place where the heaven meets the earth - a forbidden ground. Some tribesmen are banished here for their crimes, some go here voluntarily to mine precious minerals and harvest rare plants. All must fight for their lives though as the island is populated by the dragons of the old times...”

These are the lines you read in the description of a new adventure game Claw Hunter, co-created by Jiri Adamec, or simply Adamec as known within CGTrader community. Having joined CGTrader in 2014, Jiri has brought some amazing work and expertise of developing photo realistic animal models to CGTrader community, and today he is sharing the story behind developing a video game.

In the game you can see Adamec’s own 3D models like Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Raptor, etc., which can also be found on his CGTrader profile.

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PBR Challenge - Winners Announced!

March 23rd, 2017

PBR Challenge - Winners Announced!

The PBR Challenge is over, and today we finally have the long awaited winners! We had quite a number of submissions and definitely a hard time selecting the best models, but here they are - the best of the best as selected by representatives of Marmoset, Allegorithmic, 3D-Coat and CGTrader. As we had two competitions running within the scope of PBR Challenge, we now have more winners (six to be precise) and thus - more prizes!

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The winner of the first ever CGTrader Essay Competition has been announced

March 20th, 2017

The winner of the first ever CGTrader Essay Competition has been announced

Elizabeth Henning from University of Virginia is awarded CGTrader scholarship

In the fall of 2016 CGTrader has started its first ever CGTrader Essay Competition inviting students from the U.S. to submit their essays on the topic “The Future of Virtual Reality: On the Footsteps of Changing the World or on the Brink of Failure?”. Out of all the submissions, CGTrader representatives has chosen the submission by a 19-year old Elizabeth Henning from Virginia Beach the best essay and awarded $1,000 in cash prize.

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