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That calculus class you didn't want to take? That's how Xfrog store their models in a single page of text

November 9th, 2018

That calculus class you didn't want to take? That's how Xfrog store their models in a single page of text

Xfrog has been an industry leading company for more than 30 years. It has developed its unique software and created the largest database of botanically accurate 3D plant models in the world. We got the chance to ask the creators of Xfrog a couple of questions and delve a bit deeper into their work, which really boggles the mind: each leaf of their models has a different texture, a model has no polycount and can range from 3,000 to 3,000,000 polys, and, at the same time, is just a single page of text.

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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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Four simple ways to improve your 3D model collection

September 5th, 2018

Four simple ways to improve your 3D model collection

A bit over a week ago, we introduced a new feature which lets you create collections of 3D models with just a couple of clicks. Now, hundreds of new collections are on the marketplace, and we want to share some simple tips to help your collections become more attractive to potential buyers. To illustrate our points, we'll show you real examples of collections created by 3D designers on CGTrader.

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PBR Interior Design Challenge is over and we have the winners

June 29th, 2018

PBR Interior Design Challenge is over and we have the winners

In the end of March, we closed our PBR Interior Design Challenge, and after a thorough technical review we finally have the best of the best selected. We had two categories in this challenge: best model and best portfolio, each with three winners to be announced. Here are the winners among those who submitted more than 2 models that met all of the technical requirements and were of high aesthetic value.

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Four challenge winners share their thoughts on PBR modeling

April 6th, 2018

Four challenge winners share their thoughts on PBR modeling

With more and more designers diving into Physically Based Rendering (PBR) workflows, we asked the winners of last year’s PBR challenges to share some tips and insights about working with PBR.

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