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​Marek Denko - pragmatic family guy, an artist picturing nostalgia, and mature CG professional

December 6th, 2016

​Marek Denko - pragmatic family guy, an artist picturing nostalgia, and mature CG professional

Today CGTrader team is talking with Marek Denko - a 3D artist born in Slovak Republic in 1980, and currently enjoying the life of a small town close to Prague in Czech Republic. Since 2007, Marek is running a design studio NoEmotion, which has worked on projects like Fallout 4 Power Armor and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege among others.

Both personal and client work made by Marek Denko and his team are always state of the art example of computer graphics, so we are extremely happy to have Marek sharing his experience with CGTrader community.

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The Wildlife in 3D: 16 Astonishing Computer-Generated Images

December 30th, 2015

The Wildlife in 3D: 16 Astonishing Computer-Generated Images

Posted on Dec 30, 2015 by Eduardas Jucys

At CGTrader, we love the wildlife. Although some of you love dogs, you hate cats. If you love cats, you hate.. Pigeons? It doesn’t really matter what animals you don’t like, you simply love more of them than you hate - I can guarantee I’m right on this one. Oh, and there’s no such thing as too much love for animals! In the end - we all know how magnificent the wildlife can really be. Let’s go full 3D on this one - we've picked out some amazing 3D artwork related to the animals beyond our backyard!

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3D Architecture Challenge: Make The World Wonder

October 25th, 2013

3D Architecture Challenge: Make The World Wonder

We all have dreams. To be sincere, we often dream about material things - devices, stylish clothes, jewelry, cars and houses. Big mansions, fancy villas, complex skyscrapers or even scrubby but detailed cribs. Feel free to dream about anything you want. And to show it to others.

When you were a kid, you probably liked to draw a lot. Kids often draw houses or their rooms. It is relevant - home is the place where we spend most of our time, so we have a vivid remembrance of it. Later we spend significant amount of time at work. Actually, we are almost always surrounded by buildings. Whether we are inside or outside, there is architecture all around us.

Thereby, listen up all those who will dare to take this challenge - our advice is simple - look around! There are a lot of inspiring buildings in the cities we live in. Also, everything with an unconventional shape can be an inspiration for a form of a building or a detail of the interior.

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The New Age Of Games Has Come: Meet The Winners Of 3D Game Model Challenge

October 22nd, 2013

The New Age Of Games Has Come: Meet The Winners Of 3D Game Model Challenge

September and the first half of October was a tough time for all of our designers, who are keen gamers. They were invited to put away controllers of their game consoles and work hard on game models instead. And they did! We can just guess what inspired them. Whatever it was - it made great impact. This one was really challenging for us - designers made a great stack of incredible models. However, some of them were better than the others. And here they are.

Last month was a busy one: we announced the winners of 3D Character Challenge, started Staples 3D Printing Challenge and got 3D Game Model Challenge going on. We expected to have some innovative models which could make an impact on design for computer games. The results surpassed our expectations.

409 models were uploaded for this challenge by 96 designers. A lot of them were really amazing. I said it before, but believe me - it was a hard task for all of our team to decide who were the best this time. It is nice that the participants made very diverse items: there were some models of the surface and buildings, made for games. The majority of models, however, was vehicles and characters.

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3D Game-Ready Challenge: Bring Your 'A' Game

August 29th, 2013

3D Game-Ready Challenge: Bring Your 'A' Game

Of course, you did not expect it to happen. So, roll your sleeves up and get ready for one more challenge we prepared especially for you! But.. Before we need to know one small secret of yours...What was the first video game you have ever played?

I got my first computer as a Christmas present when I was 7 years old. It was Sega Mega Drive II. I will never forget it, because at first my mum asked me to share the expenses for the present. I was looking at her having no clue, what she is talking about. Then she just said - oh, you did not know that Santa Claus is a fairy tale. And I got a computer with a few game cartridges, but she did not take a penny from me. So, my first one was Sonic: The Hedgehog.

These were crazy days, spent in front of the TV, trying to reach higher and higher levels. To be honest, I have never ever accomplished any game from the beginning to the end. After the Sonic, there were several other games in a row I do not even remember a name. Then "The Sims" were released and I found my personal psychosis.

Could you imagine, how many hours and days you actually spend playing only video/computer games? Once I was up to count it, then I was too scared to get the answer. Nevertheless, I personally invite you to play one more time!

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