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BlackBoard Studios Adds Golden Touch to SodaStream Commercial with CGTrader 3D Models

June 14th, 2019

BlackBoard Studios Adds Golden Touch to SodaStream Commercial with CGTrader 3D Models

Coinciding with Israel’s 71 st Independence Day and the 2019 EuroVision Song Contest, (which was hosted in Israel) is a phenomenally-composed, 3D SodaStream TV commercial, reflecting the home beverage carbonation company’s global reach and local pride.

Behind the commercial’s awesome animation is the talented, boutique BlackBoard Studios, which expertly integrated Sodastream’s product with global landmarks. The use of 3D adds a new dimension to the viewing experience, while reinforcing the SodaStream message that carbonating your own beverages is more than just a great idea, it is monumental!

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How 3D Designers are Bringing a Game-changing Dimension to e-Commerce

January 29th, 2019

How 3D Designers are Bringing a Game-changing Dimension to e-Commerce

Discover this massive opportunity with CGTrader

Last year was the “Proof of Concept phase” for Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR & VR) in terms of proving their business case - generating an understanding of the actual value of their ROI in various industries and applications In 2019, we will see newly inititated projects move into full scale production, with AR & VR as the prime catalyst.

For these technologies to reach their full business potential, they require great 3d content, especially for e-commerce applications.

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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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