Blog

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.

Selling on CGTrader from the newcomers point of view

October 9th, 2017

Selling on CGTrader from the newcomers point of view

A couple of weeks ago we posted an interview on our blog that was focused on the members of CGTrader community, who have been registered users for quite some time already. Now we believe is time to hear some new voices! We want to introduce you two game assets creators beffio and Polybox, both of whom are relatively new to CGTrader community. CGTrader has interviewed them to hear their stories, learn more about their work, why did they decide to join CGTrader, and what are their first impressions about the marketplace and community.

0 commentsRead article
Designer perspective: Selling on CGTrader

September 11th, 2017

Designer perspective: Selling on CGTrader

We talked with three members of CGTrader community that have been our members for quite some time now. 3DRTcom is a designer who specializes in cool low-poly 3D models for video games and other real-time applications, DesignConnected focuses on high-quality photo-realistic 3D models for interior design visualizations, while NoneCG creates amazing content for movies, advertising and video production. Take a look at what they had to say to learn their stories and experiences with CGTrader, do’s and don’ts in the 3D field, recipes for success and how CGTrader contributes to all that.

7 commentsRead article
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.

0 commentsRead article
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.

2 commentsRead article
On the forefront of licensing branded content: CGTrader partners with renowned US designer Stephen Burks

February 24th, 2017

On the forefront of licensing branded content: CGTrader partners with renowned US designer Stephen Burks

Partnership with Stephen Burks marks a new stage for CGTrader in licensing branded 3D content

February 24 th CGTrader is officially launching a licensing-focused partnership with one of the stars in the US furniture design space Stephen Burks. Stephen Burks, who is running his own Stephen Burks Man Made design studio, received the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in product design and beginning in 2015. As of January 2017, Stephen is designer-in-residence at the A/D/O.

Licensing digital content has never been easy in any medium – digital image sharing has stagnated till Creative Commons has been introduced, music and video content appearing online had its own challenges. The problematic of 3D models licensing is still not fully clear and is just taking first steps in ensuring IP rights. However, co-operating with designers like Stephen Burks we can proactively move towards democratization of CG market in which all creators from initial idea authors to creatives incorporating that work in their projects get acknowledged and share revenue.

0 commentsRead article