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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.

Fox Renderfarm: "Designers are more likely to use a render farm instead of crashing their own PCs for countless days"

February 22nd, 2018

Fox Renderfarm: "Designers are more likely to use a render farm instead of crashing their own PCs for countless days"

Render times are a pain. With more studios and designers turning to render farms, our good friends and supporters of 3D challenges: Space and Female CharactersRayvision's Fox Renderfarm – talked to us about rendering Academy Award (The Oscars) winners, YouTube celebrity videos and Bollywood blockbusters. They also revealed some technical hurdles they had to beat to satisfy 70,000 demanding customers, and some myths users often have about render farms.

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AXYZ Studios: innovation, the convergence of games and architectual visualization, and populating stadiums with 3d models of people

February 14th, 2018

AXYZ Studios: innovation, the convergence of games and architectual visualization, and populating stadiums with 3d models of people

Gone are the days of simple cutouts of people in static architectual visualizations! AXYZ Design studio is the leading innovator in archviz, bringing high-end dynamic assets and software to professional architects, the movie industry and everyone in between. In this interview, Diego Gadler, the CEO of AXYZ Design, shares his insights and experience in archviz, the blurring lines between games, VFX and archviz, and the huge potential of ANIMA – the first and widely used crowd simulator.

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8 myths about selling 3D models on online marketplaces

February 13th, 2018

8 myths about selling 3D models on online marketplaces

Have you ever thought about starting freelancing or selling your 3D works online, but didn’t? Maybe you’re doing it right now but are unsure if you’re doing it right? Maybe you think…

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Winners of the CGTrader Scholarship 2017 announced

February 9th, 2018

Winners of the CGTrader Scholarship 2017 announced

Last year, CGTrader invited students from around the world to take a look at how games could be used for social good and playful learning. Our staff had a wonderful time reading their essays and voting for the best ones. We want to thank everyone for participating and congratulate Allison Smith, a student from Medical Lake High School, on winning first place and the $2,000 scholarship with her essay.

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Oliwer Svensson from SVRVIVE on art direction in indie VR game development

February 5th, 2018

Oliwer Svensson from SVRVIVE on art direction in indie VR game development

As millions of gamers are taking their first steps in virtual reality (VR), we want to find out more about the people creating awesome VR experiences. This is why we'd like to introduce Oliwer Svensson (@oliwervik) to our 3D designer community. Oliwer is the Art Director at SVRVIVE – an independent VR game development studio known for making great games with immersive environments. In this interview, he shares his insights on developing transformative games, 3D modeling and the VR industry.

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