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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.

Have you joined the Character: Female challenge yet?

May 4th, 2018

Have you joined the Character: Female challenge yet?

A couple of months ago we started our new 3D Character: Female challenge to encourage designers, artists and enthusiasts to create and promote a more welcoming environment for females in VR and game development.

There's still time for designers to jump into the Female character challenge, which has the greatest prize pool of all previous challenges thanks to our wonderful partners at Quixel, 3D-Coat, FOX Renderfarm, Cebas, Marmoset and Allegorithmic.

With the competition heating up, we’ve picked a couple of our favorite submissions thus far, but, with more than ten days to go, we expect to see many more great models enter the challenge!

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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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