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“Designing for the future: Trends we need to consider now” Blogging Competition is now over

August 11th, 2017

“Designing for the future: Trends we need to consider now” Blogging Competition is now over

From the end of May till the 1 st of August bloggers around the world were challenged to think about designing for the future. From fashion to architecture, from graphic design to brands or products - everyone working and interested in different fields had been welcomed and could participate in the contest organized by CGTrader. The task was simple and yet required going deeper into the field of interest, provide insights and make own inferences. A number of bloggers joined the contest “Designing for the future: trends we need to consider now” and we had a truly hard time selecting the best ones. So after all these reviews, we are now happy to announce the winners of the contest and share the best of the best blog posts with you.

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You have more time to join Designer Schwag and Sports & Hobbies challenges!

August 2nd, 2017

You have more time to join Designer Schwag and Sports & Hobbies challenges!

We have some great news for you - the deadlines for the two challenges currently running on CGTrader, Designer Schwag and Sports & Hobbies, have been prolonged! This means that you now have a bit more time to model and then, if we send some feedback on technical issues, tweak the 3D models.

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Bridging the gap between 2D and 3D - CGTrader is launching a new 3D challenge

June 28th, 2017

Bridging the gap between 2D and 3D - CGTrader is launching a new 3D challenge

You might have already spotted the new design challenge on CGTrader - 3D Challenge: Designer Schwag and wondered, what’s the deal with those pretty straightforward model requirements. This challenge is something a bit more than a regular competition and a chance to model something amazing that would impress fellow designers or those likely to put your model to an interesting new use. With this challenge, CGTrader wants to give our 3D community of artists access to a new group of creatives - 2D designers.

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Real-life Objects PBR Challenge is over and we have the winners!

June 12th, 2017

Real-life Objects PBR Challenge is over and we have the winners!

Sometimes it feels like time just flies by – just a few weeks ago I invited a friend to take a chance and try his luck in CGTrader’s Real-life Objects PBR Challenge, and here it is already over and we need to announce the winners. After looking through more than 800 models submitted for this challenge, CGTrader team, together with partners from Quixel, Marmoset, 3D-Coat and Dosch Design, had quite a hard time to decide on only a few winning entries, but here they are - the best of the best in the two categories.

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CGTrader launches a competition for bloggers interested in design

May 15th, 2017

CGTrader launches a competition for bloggers interested in design

Watching the concept of design evolve is like a great movie. Once there was a time when people even had a real definition for it: for example, Oxford English dictionary defines design as “a plan or drawing produced to show the look and function or workings of a building, garment, or other object before it is made”. But does it really capture the complexity and variety of contexts the term is used in? 3D, interior, fashion, graphics, web, industrial, product, urban… all these words can be (and are, often!) followed by the term design. It actually seems there are only two things clear about it. The first - it encompasses sort of creativity in solution. The other - the area is evolving rapidly in both scope and depth that it is nearly impossible to track where design is going in various areas and how these diverse fields relate.

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