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One Million Dollars Saved in New WWII Film Production Using Stock 3D Models

October 3rd, 2019

One Million Dollars Saved in New WWII Film Production Using Stock 3D Models

The new feature film “Dauntless – the Battle of Midway” was created using 150 different stock 3D models purchased from the CGTrader Marketplace – saving an estimated one million US dollars in production costs. This is truly remarkable example of the advantages of using photorealistic stock 3D content in film and animation production.

Michael Swack from the CGTrader Blog caught up with Bayou Pictures owner and VFX producer Mike Phillips in Los Angeles at SIGGRAPH 2019 to discuss the role 3D content played in the film.

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BlackBoard Studios Adds Golden Touch to SodaStream Commercial with CGTrader 3D Models

June 14th, 2019

BlackBoard Studios Adds Golden Touch to SodaStream Commercial with CGTrader 3D Models

Coinciding with Israel’s 71 st Independence Day and the 2019 EuroVision Song Contest, (which was hosted in Israel) is a phenomenally-composed, 3D SodaStream TV commercial, reflecting the home beverage carbonation company’s global reach and local pride.

Behind the commercial’s awesome animation is the talented, boutique BlackBoard Studios, which expertly integrated Sodastream’s product with global landmarks. The use of 3D adds a new dimension to the viewing experience, while reinforcing the SodaStream message that carbonating your own beverages is more than just a great idea, it is monumental!

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CGTrader interviews: Mike Johnson

November 7th, 2018

CGTrader interviews: Mike Johnson

Mike Johnson is the harbinger of the future of independent filmmaking. He proves that creating an engaging animated movie is already possible for anyone with the right set of skills and approaches. Mike has created three full feature films already, with a fourth one in the works. One of them, Battle Oasis, has been watched on YouTube over 10 million times until now. Mike agreed to talk about his work, inspiration, what he looks for on CGTrader, and what the perfect 3D asset must have to be chosen for his movies.

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CGTrader interviews: Neil Blevins

November 5th, 2018

CGTrader interviews: Neil Blevins

Neil Blevins is a 3D artist that needs no introduction – his multi-decade spanning career in 3D art and design has seen him working in a multitude of mediums, including feature films at Pixar, creating art for fascinating books and video games, and becoming one of the most prominent digital concept artists in the world. We had the absolute pleasure of chatting with Neil about his career, inspiration and the 3D industry. We hope you enjoy this interview, especially Neil's message at the end, which has many gems and sound advice, coming from a distinguished industry professional.

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The CGTrader Digital Art Competition is over. See the winning artworks here!

October 31st, 2018

The CGTrader Digital Art Competition is over. See the winning artworks here!

We are very happy to announce the winners of the CGTrader Digital Art Competition.

This was our greatest and biggest art contest yet, and it proved to be extremely successful, as it attracted over 6,500 works of digital art from creatives working with 2D and 3D visual mediums.

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