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Upload Your First 3D Model - Win 500 Hours of Rendering!

January 4th, 2016

Upload Your First 3D Model - Win 500 Hours of Rendering!

Everyone remembers their first model... It's just like the first kiss, first ride on your bike, or when you first started walking ( well, sort of)... We're here with a new challenge for you - Upload your first model on CGTrader and have a chance to win 500 Hours of Free Rendering!

We've teamed up with our friends at Rayvision who are giving away a prize worth the devilishly handsome $666! A good way to start your career on our platform, don't you say?

The challenge will run for the full January and anyone who uploads his first model is a contestant in this challenge! We'll pick the winner at the start of the next month.

It's time to roll up your sleeves, upload on your first model and win the sweet-looking rendering fee from Rayvision!

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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 Prints On Paper: Something You Could Create For Staples 3D Printing Challenge

October 8th, 2013

3D Prints On Paper: Something You Could Create For Staples 3D Printing Challenge

As you probably know, we have an interesting challenge going on at the moment - Staples 3D Printing Challenge. If you are not aware of it - you are welcome to find out about it right here. And if you already decided to participate, you should check the tutorial.

However, if you are still hustling in search for a great idea which you could fulfill for this challenge, CGTrader.com is here to help you!

Here are a few abstract suggestions of what could you create. We hope, that it will help you. Believe us, it's worth trying - in case, you didn't know yet - the winner will get 1000 EUR!

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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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