December 20th, 2013
It took 21 years to build the Taj Mahal, 46 years to build the Palace of Versailles and only 7 weeks to create the new architectural masterpieces. Oh, one small difference - they were perfected as 3D models. That is right - I am talking about 3D Architecture Challenge. We asked 3D designers to make the world wonder. They did it. Well, world should wonder. And here is why. We are presenting you the best exterior and interior architectural 3D models made for this challenge.
Frank Gehry is a worldwide-known architect. He is well known for his unconventional style. It seems that buildings which he created are illogical and look like they were twisted or smashed. We do not know, what is the process of Gehry's creation. We also do not presume what was the process of creation of all these 263 models which we got and what were these 75 designers tried when they have been looking for an idea of what could be the next architectural wonder of the world.
Architects of the Middle-ages had been paid with gold, treasures and other goods. Nowadays, they, of course, get money. And we are ready to pay the best 3D designers with software as it is an essential instrument of their work. Oh, and, yeah, the prizes worth $23,000 which have been brought by our sponsors . So, let's see, who will get them!
October 22nd, 2013
September and the first half of October was a tough time for all of our designers, who are keen gamers. They were invited to put away controllers of their game consoles and work hard on game models instead. And they did! We can just guess what inspired them. Whatever it was - it made great impact. This one was really challenging for us - designers made a great stack of incredible models. However, some of them were better than the others. And here they are.
Last month was a busy one: we announced the winners of 3D Character Challenge, started Staples 3D Printing Challenge and got 3D Game Model Challenge going on. We expected to have some innovative models which could make an impact on design for computer games. The results surpassed our expectations.
409 models were uploaded for this challenge by 96 designers. A lot of them were really amazing. I said it before, but believe me - it was a hard task for all of our team to decide who were the best this time. It is nice that the participants made very diverse items: there were some models of the surface and buildings, made for games. The majority of models, however, was vehicles and characters.
October 7th, 2013
How are you, dear visitors of CGTrader.com and members of our lovely community?! What's new in your lives? We hope that everything is alright.
What? What's new in our marketplace, you ask? Oh, nothing much, nothing much... Just few changes and amazing features, which you would really like to use and enjoy!
September 16th, 2013
Usually, the stuff that is free tends to be associated to low quality. However, it is known for a long time already that providing free samples of your production is a good way to drag the attention to yourself.
If you are a creator, then you should know that you will never get a second chance to make a good first impression. Those who know it, use the possibility to represent themselves through free samples.
Therefore, we decided to make a list of the best free models on CGTrader.com. Actually, we made a list not of the best free models, but of the best free models designers. So, we picked out models who could represent the style of the artist.
September 10th, 2013
It feels like time runs faster and faster every day. I am pretty sure that each one of us had such a feeling, especially nowadays, when it looks like the tempo of life is trying to compete with the speed of light.
So, this phenomenon of accelerating life makes people to consider how to save some minutes on activities which normally take quite a lot of time. Therefore, how will you react if I say that after a certain period of time you will have a possibility to print things you need at a particular moment?
It might sound unlikely, but such prediction is highly probable. Yes, at this moment 3D printing is quite an extravagant industry, but everything needs time. Therefore, while waiting, we can go through 10 extremely useful things, which have already been created to make our life easier and help to save our time.
So let's take a look at ten items, which are made primarily for USING them, instead of appreciating them for their aesthetics or sophistication.