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Bridging the gap between 2D and 3D - CGTrader is launching a new 3D challenge

June 28th, 2017

Bridging the gap between 2D and 3D - CGTrader is launching a new 3D challenge

You might have already spotted the new design challenge on CGTrader - 3D Challenge: Designer Schwag and wondered, what’s the deal with those pretty straightforward model requirements. This challenge is something a bit more than a regular competition and a chance to model something amazing that would impress fellow designers or those likely to put your model to an interesting new use. With this challenge, CGTrader wants to give our 3D community of artists access to a new group of creatives - 2D designers.

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1,000,000th user has just joined CGTrader!

June 23rd, 2017

1,000,000th user has just joined CGTrader!

Less than 13 months ago - May 27th, 2016, we were celebrating a big milestone - 500k users and 500k models on CGTrader. Today, June 23rd, we are excited to announce that the 1,000,000th user has joined CGTrader, and this is mova from the Netherlands.
“Over the past year, we have observed an exponential growth in number of users and their activity on the platform. We believe that this is a result of a combination of factors: hard work of CGTrader team in bringing platform improvements, supporting existing clients and effectively communicating with new customers, valuable partnerships as well as our amazing community sharing their experience and spreading the word about CGTrader further”, comments Dalia Lašaitė, the CEO of CGTrader. Indeed, since last June, CGTrader has introduced a number of interesting improvements for customers and designers alike ranging from easy tutorial uploader for modelers to share their knowledge with the community to buyer loyalty programs to thank those appreciating CGTrader as a place to go for 3D assets.

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CGTrader's Top Searched Keywords in the First Half of 2017

June 21st, 2017

CGTrader's Top Searched Keywords in the First Half of 2017

We are really happy that designers on CGTrader are interested in marketplace insights and trends, and we really happy to have received such a positive feedback since seller analytics have been launched. There are so many things to consider that no dashboard would ever (or maybe..?) be detailed enough to give all information possible. However, we believe you will love some insights from our internal search - the most searched keywords based on the data from the first half of 2017.

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Holodecks and Smart-Phone Wands: How Technology Could Continue to Shape Our Minds

June 19th, 2017

Holodecks and Smart-Phone Wands: How Technology Could Continue to Shape Our Minds

An essay by Catherine Vigil, CGTrader Annual Scholarship 2017 winner

When thinking about the future of technology in education, my first instinct is to imagine a Holodeck-like scenario in which students embark on a tour of a historian’s reconstruction of the Library of Alexandria, guided by their exuberant history teacher, picking up ancient scrolls or speaking with a long-dead philosopher. Perhaps in French class, instead of simply googling pictures of Bordeaux, they might experience the sights and sounds of a famous port city, getting chance to practice their French with native speakers – all while remaining in high school classrooms.

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Scan with mobile app Qlone and upload your models to CGTrader directly

June 15th, 2017

Scan with mobile app Qlone and upload your models to CGTrader directly

3D scanning is nothing new, though technology remains rather expensive and getting high quality scans is still a challenge. Nevertheless, with rapid and democratic development of mobile apps and growing computational capacity of mobile devices, it’s a matter of weeks when something new solving the scanning problems pops-up. And it seems that we have the first candidate to make 3D scanning convenient and more affordable - Qlone, which is available on iTunes as of today.

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