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25 Free Architectural Models To Build Your Digital Home

August 10th, 2016

25 Free Architectural Models To Build Your Digital Home

It's really hard to build a house. However, is much easier to model one in 3D! No tedious, backbreaking labor is involved (unless you have a really heavy mouse). What is more, you can cut corners and save time by using free 3D assets. And where to find them? On CGTrader, of course. Oh, Formfonts is a good alternative as well! Between architectural interiors and architectural exteriors (and details), you'll find many models that are both to your liking AND free. Incidentally, we have made a list of 25 most impressive free architectural models!

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Demystifying VR: From Video Games To Virtual Reality Games

August 8th, 2016

Demystifying VR: From Video Games To Virtual Reality Games

You might have heard a thing or two about it, but virtual reality is coming. It has invaded sports. It's targeting your social life. But what sphere of life and entertainment encompasses those two aspects and more? What is the major driver behind VR right now? Well, of course, that would be video games. They seemed to be the perfect match when VR first appeared in the 90's. It was a dream to actually be in the game. We have been making movie after movie, writing book after book about characters getting to be inside the game. Even Tron and Snow Crash had their protagonists play in the virtual worlds (as they were imagined back in the 90's). However, what is different this time? What are the unique ways that VR is going to impact our gaming experiences?

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Demystifying VR: Virtual Worlds, Real Friends

July 29th, 2016

Demystifying VR: Virtual Worlds, Real Friends

If you are a true gaming fan, it is likely that you’ll try out at least one VR game this year, and if you like it, you’ll try every opportunity to explore new apps whenever you have a VR device handy. If you are an artist, you might get enamored by an app like Tilt Brush. There might also be some other specific VR applications that will catch the attention of niche groups for longer periods of time. You can even use VR to view sports! However, none of these apps or user cases have strong enough lock-in aspects to make people live in VR (unless they release World of Warcraft VR). And if we look at what happened in the past, it was the social networks that built the foundation for people to go and stay online, all by incorporating their specific interests in different ways.

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CGTrader Insights: Should I Rig And Animate My Models?

July 29th, 2016

CGTrader Insights: Should I Rig And Animate My Models?

One can find a number of both CG and game ready models on CGTrader. We analyzed how different categories of models sell and what representation of 3d assets best attracts buyer’s attention. Our findings were transformed into an infographic on low polygon models

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Top 20 Low Polygon Models Under $10

July 27th, 2016

Top 20 Low Polygon Models Under $10

Hey there, venerated game developers and indie devs. Is your project in dire need of both quality assets and great savings? You're in luck, because the CGTrader crew has sifted through our sizeable database of low-polygon models and selected the best of those that are priced $10 or under.

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