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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.

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.

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Tanner Kalstrom of GameTextures: "For each material you have at hand, instead of creating, you save around 1 to 3 days of production time and costs"

August 31st, 2017

Tanner Kalstrom of GameTextures: "For each material you have at hand, instead of creating, you save around 1 to 3 days of production time and costs"

There are 20 different categories of 3D models varying from food and interior to military and science on CGTrader. However, there are many 3D modeling related tools and things making 3D designer life easier that we simply cannot ignore those on our marketplace. We are happy to inform you that category Textures has been added to the growing list. Now you can browse through a library of beautifully-made materials and find the best suited, ready-to-use textures to prepare game-ready models, upgrade your asset library, and improve your 3D works.

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Meet the students who were the best at “The future of technology in education” essay competition

June 19th, 2017

Meet the students who were the best at “The future of technology in education” essay competition

Catherine Vigil, a 19 year old girl from the biggest city in the state of New Mexico in the US, at this time, probably is ±2220 miles away from her home. And the reason for this is simple – Catherine is studying Biology and Systems Theory at Harvard University. Despite intense studies, she found time to write an essay worth the 1st place in CGTrader’s Annual Essay Competition.

Catherine Vigil, 1st place winner

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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.

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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.

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