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On the forefront of licensing branded content: CGTrader partners with renowned US designer Stephen Burks

February 24th, 2017

On the forefront of licensing branded content: CGTrader partners with renowned US designer Stephen Burks

Partnership with Stephen Burks marks a new stage for CGTrader in licensing branded 3D content

February 24 th CGTrader is officially launching a licensing-focused partnership with one of the stars in the US furniture design space Stephen Burks. Stephen Burks, who is running his own Stephen Burks Man Made design studio, received the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in product design and beginning in 2015. As of January 2017, Stephen is designer-in-residence at the A/D/O.

Licensing digital content has never been easy in any medium – digital image sharing has stagnated till Creative Commons has been introduced, music and video content appearing online had its own challenges. The problematic of 3D models licensing is still not fully clear and is just taking first steps in ensuring IP rights. However, co-operating with designers like Stephen Burks we can proactively move towards democratization of CG market in which all creators from initial idea authors to creatives incorporating that work in their projects get acknowledged and share revenue.

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VR Watercraft Competition Winners Revealed!

December 5th, 2016

VR Watercraft Competition Winners Revealed!

Talking about our challenges, the first thing that comes to our head is "another one bites the dust.." And so it's finally time to publish the winners of the VR Watercraft challenge - please note that due to not enough eligible entries to the portfolio category, we will be awarding 4 winners for best model category, with the portfolio prizes going to the 2nd place winner.

Now, all aboard to the winners (who, as we mentioned, hopefully won't sink)!

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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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CGTrader.com Inhabits The Island of Nauru

August 27th, 2013

CGTrader.com Inhabits The Island of Nauru

As the summer breeze gets cooler and cooler everyday and you find yourself thinking about the cozy sweater and a cup of hot tea instead of ice coffee in the evening. We tried to enjoy all the summertime pleasure in smaller portions whereas we were straightly moving towards our sunny days goal - to reach the dreamed milestone of 10,000 users.

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3D Character Challenge: What Will You Come Up With?

August 2nd, 2013

3D Character Challenge: What Will You Come Up With?

Abra-cadabra! No more promises about the future. CGTrader.com announces the long awaited grand 3D Character Challenge! So, what will you come up with?

All you have to do is prove that your fantasy and professionalism mixed together is a more powerful potion than uranium or the famous deadly spell Avada Kedavra that was used by the Lord Voldemort against Harry Potter. Let your childhood beasts leave the wardrobe or get out from under the bed.

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