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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.

Hear from the winners of 3D Challenge: Space

February 1st, 2018

Hear from the winners of 3D Challenge: Space

Last month we announced the winners of our 3D Challenge: Space. We got in touch with them and asked a couple of questions about their design work. Now, with the well-deserved spotlight on them, we give you their answers.

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Dekogon's founder Clinton Crumpler on making models for AAA games and VR

January 26th, 2018

Dekogon's founder Clinton Crumpler on making models for AAA games and VR

Dekogon Studios is a collective of top artists in the gaming industry. We got the chance to talk to its founder, Clinton Crumpler, who told us what Dekogon is focused on now and shared some insights about the 3D modeling industry.

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So who are the best ones? We have the winners of CGTrader Awards 2017

December 18th, 2017

So who are the best ones? We have the winners of CGTrader Awards 2017

“It’s great to know that no matter how complicated and tedious 3D production process might be, the artists still manage to see beyond the technical limitations and use powerful software as freely as a simple canvas, creating meaningful and strikingly beautiful work,” says Kirill Tokarev, one of the judges of CGTrader Awards and editor-in-chief at 80.lv. And we cannot agree more with Kiril. The artwork submitted for CGTrader Awards in just a bit more than two months is exceptional: the quality is impressive, detail and realism achieved are mind-blowing, and engagement from global artist community is something we could not have imagined to have in the very first year of these awards.

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CGTrader raises USD 2.3M to invest in marketplace growth and improve designer workflows

December 12th, 2017

CGTrader raises USD 2.3M to invest in marketplace growth and improve designer workflows

We have some thrilling news to share: thanks to our partners at Karma Ventures we are now ready to get bigger and better. CGTrader has raised USD 2.3M in funding to scale the business and serve the rapidly growing demand for 3D models. The investment round was led by Karma Ventures, with participation by CGTrader’s current investors Intel Capital and Practica Capital.

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CGTrader wins Deloitte CE "Fast 50" Rising Stars nomination

October 13th, 2017

CGTrader wins Deloitte CE "Fast 50" Rising Stars nomination

Today, October 13, Deloitte CE, an international management consulting and audit company, has released the results of Technology Fast 50 Central Europe 2017 project. Technology Fast 50 programme recognises and profiles the fastest growing public or private technology companies in Central Europe. CGTrader was nominated and won in Rising Stars category, which ranks the fastest growing companies that are too-young to enter the main Fast50 list.

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