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Royalty Structure Change

August 29th, 2016

Royalty Structure Change

Hey there, honorable readers, artists and customers! Changes are a-brewin on CGTrader and we have an important announcement to make. It’s about one of the most significant things (after creative freedom and artistic integrity) for our modelers: the royalty structure. We have several reasons why we’re implementing this change, and all of them have to do with improving the future revenues of our wonderful collective.

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Best 3D Models For Medieval Games. Part 1 - Animals

August 27th, 2016

Best 3D Models For Medieval Games. Part 1 - Animals

If you're making a video game, why not make it a medieval or medieval fantasy game? Fantasy is great, especially when you can crib Tolkien's stuff and coast all the way to Steam Store. Of course, it would be easier if you didn't have to craft every last piece and asset of your medieval work. We understand that, and that's why our first article about low poly assets for $50 or less is focused on building medieval worlds. Check out our recommendations and vote below!

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VR Animals Challenge Has Ended - Hail The Kings Of The Digital Jungle!

August 24th, 2016

VR Animals Challenge Has Ended - Hail The Kings Of The Digital Jungle!

Virtual reality animals just don't spring out of nothing, so our talented artists took intelligent design into their own hands! Many models were submitted into out VR Animal Challenge, which is now over! Who were the best at recreating beasts and creepy crawlies? Who are the masterful animal shapers?

And what will be their prizes? The first-place winners of Best Model and Best Portfolio categories will be interviewed by the esteemed 3D Artist magazine as well as getting a 6-month subscription for it. The rest of the prizes are the same for all of the winners and runner-ups: a FreeflyVR mobile headset and the full version of Pix Plant 3!

On to the winning entries!

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CGTrader Interview: Charly And His Freelance Road To Success

August 23rd, 2016

CGTrader Interview: Charly And His Freelance Road To Success

Andrew Krivulya, also known as Charly, started small, yet always dreamed big. And here he is, telling us his life story and sharing his valuable industry insight with you! He also makes tutorials!

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27 CG Works Of Fantasy And Surrealism To Make Your Mind Go 'Bwuh?'

August 22nd, 2016

27 CG Works Of Fantasy And Surrealism To Make Your Mind Go 'Bwuh?'

Imagination lets us create stuff that couldn't exist in real life. And 3D artists have an even easier time creating something fantastical and surreal. Well look at this, a list of 27 mind-blowing CG artworks that fit those criteria! Would you look at that!

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