April 24th, 2017
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.
April 18th, 2017
“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.
February 24th, 2017
On the forefront of licensing branded content: CGTrader partners with renowned US designer Stephen Burks
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.
July 21st, 2016
You can't buy everything - and sometimes, you don't even need to! The great artists in our community often upload free models to give people a taste of their skill. We wanted to make a list of the best free models on CGTrader and we had a hard time doing it - you have uploaded so many free models! But we huffed and we puffed and we made this list of 30 best free 3D models!
April 24th, 2015
These Vietnamese 3D Print Designers Will Make You Wonder What It Would Be Like If God Was A Computer
Duc Tran was the driving force behind the foundation of 3D Print Design Studio FormByte. The team of Vietnamese 3D print designers has formed just last year, but their work has already gained a lot of traction and interest in the industry. Their unique, visually impeccable designs continue to conquer people's hearts and wallets, so we decided to chat with Duc about their best design practices and future plans. Some really deep philosophical thoughts are being shared in the interview, so put on your thinking hat. Just kidding. It's all fun.