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The absolute fundamentals of 3D modeling: Building blocks & main types of modeling

3D modeling is a fascinating and versatile field that allows you to create everything from simple objects to complex scenes with lifelike detail. But just like any other skill, it requires patience, practice, and a solid foundation of knowledge. As a beginner it is important to learn all the basic concepts of it, the basic building blocks that a 3D model consists of, some basic techniques for modeling and material creation and the most common...
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CGTrader Designer Spotlight: Emir Y. Tınastepe

Who is Emir Yaren Tınastepe? Hi! I am Emir Yaren Tınastepe from Turkey. I am 25 years old and I'm a computer engineer. I started 3d modeling in my university years just to make a survival game featuring our campus with my friends(never happened) but I did not stop modelling after that. I really love video games and I knew if I wanted to make my own game one day I would need 3d modelling...
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The Most Common Types of 3D Modeling

3D modeling creates three-dimensional objects that can be customized in multiple ways. Common uses include online marketing, gaming, website design, and many other digital applications. There are various ways to create custom 3D models, and all are available via CGTrader’s Marketplace. This quick introduction should help you navigate the marketplace and find exactly the right model type for your next project. 1. NURBS (Non-Uniform Rational Basis Spline) Modeling NURBS is a flexible form of modeling...
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3D Assets: Your First Step into The Metaverse

From Fortnite to Decentraland, the digital realms that make up the Metaverse are becoming major eCommerce players. And with customers steadily embracing digital worlds, Metaverse commerce is only likely to become more important for sellers of all varieties. This blog explains why creating 3D assets for the Metaverse matters, and how forward-thinking brands can gain an advantage with CGTrader’s help. The Metaverse: A new frontier for online commerce 3D models for the Metaverse matter because...
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Free 3D Printable Resources for COVID-19 Prevention

3D design and 3D printing can play a role in helping us get through the COVID-19 outbreak. By enabling to manufacture just about any design, 3D printing can produce useful gadgets on demand like air filter holders and door openers as well as face shields. To help you quickly locate 3D models that can be useful in preventing the spread of Corona virus, our team at CGTrader has collected a list of resources available for...
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Need 3D Printed Parts for Exhibitions? Buy Stock 3D Models To Save Time & Money

With Formnext, Westec and other major additive manufacturing events fast approaching, you’ll be preparing to showcase your latest 3D printing solutions. And as always, you’ll need parts to show off design concepts and complexity, material properties, and production part capabilities. Rather than investing big bucks in the creation of new part designs from scratch, you can explore a large variety of 3D print-ready 3D models in the CGTrader Marketplace for 3D Content - some for...
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How 3D Designers are Bringing a Game-changing Dimension to e-Commerce

Discover this massive opportunity with CGTrader Last year was the “Proof of Concept phase” for Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR & VR) in terms of proving their business case - generating an understanding of the actual value of their ROI in various industries and applications In 2019, we will see newly inititated projects move into full scale production, with AR & VR as the prime catalyst. For these technologies to reach their full business potential,...
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CGTrader interviews: Mike Johnson

Mike Johnson is the harbinger of the future of independent filmmaking. He proves that creating an engaging animated movie is already possible for anyone with the right set of skills and approaches. Mike has created three full feature films already, with a fourth one in the works. One of them, Battle Oasis, has been watched on YouTube over 10 million times until now. Mike agreed to talk about his work, inspiration, what he looks for...
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CGTrader interviews: Neil Blevins

Neil Blevins is a 3D artist that needs no introduction – his multi-decade spanning career in 3D art and design has seen him working in a multitude of mediums, including feature films at Pixar, creating art for fascinating books and video games, and becoming one of the most prominent digital concept artists in the world. We had the absolute pleasure of chatting with Neil about his career, inspiration and the 3D industry. We hope you...
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The CGTrader Digital Art Competition is over. See the winning artworks here!

We are very happy to announce the winners of the CGTrader Digital Art Competition. This was our greatest and biggest art contest yet, and it proved to be extremely successful, as it attracted over 6,500 works of digital art from creatives working with 2D and 3D visual mediums. You can see the great artworks of the winners in all six categories (and the Public award) below. If you are curious what prizes the winners are...
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