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March 7th, 2013

Best 3D Models of February

The whole February new uploads from old and new members of our design community were flowing like a stirring stream in early spring. Two days ago we just hit a pulsing boundary of 10'000 models. Everything is getting better and better: our 3D model collection is renewed with a variety of fresh ideas.

Surprisingly, the most popular shape of February was not a heart. Actually, there were just a few Valentine-related models. But this is another topic. Today CGTrader team has a piping-hot top of the Best 3D Models of February for you. All of them are different in terms of realism, particularity, techniques, and inspirations. This is the reason why they are on the list.


3D Model Lion

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February 27th, 2013

Grab An Inspiration: 30 Most Photorealistic 3D Renderings

Some people like to highlight that all the glorious art has already been created. Those who say so perhaps forget to count in the endless possibilities of 3D design. Today movies can be filmed in a quarry of stone and 3D designers will add the turquoise sea, verdant pinewood and a surreal house on the shore.

The audience could suspect a house being improved using 3D design technique. But it is much easier to bribe with a landscape selling a matte-painting as the real one. Moreover, 3D designers are passionate to confuse questioning: “What do you think: is this a photograph or the art of 3D?”

This phenomenon is called photorealism. It is like a magic wand that brings a fantasy into the life while is used by a skilled artist. Obtaining render which is indistinguishable from a photograph became the Holy Grail of 3D design since 1960s. The target in this work is to reach perfection. In this particular case it means to imitate the reality to the smallest dots. It requires high level of attention even to the rarest details.

So we want to share our thorough list of the highly professional 3D artwork of photorealism. Hopefully, it will give you new ideas and inspire for the masterpieces.

A Vespid

wasp 3d model, kuanfu sun

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February 7th, 2013

Best 3D Models of January

Colourful New Years' fireworks and sparkling wine...Seems it was a day before yesterday. But somehow more than one month has already passed by. Despite all the feast pleasures, our designers did not face any lack of inspiration.

So the good news is that CGTrader again represents the best 3D models of a month. Our New Year promise is to do it steadily. So we looked through the objects uploaded in January and evaluated them in terms of aesthetics, technique, level of realism and creativity. It was not that easy to choose only 10 best objects. But after some soft discussions a compromise was reached...

Fleury Soft Sofa

Fleury Soft Sofa 3D models

This object is made by quite new designer in our marketplace - vodafone2. The artist seems to prefer sofas a lot: they involve all of the uploaded objects. It is even better, because they are made in such a professional way. Fleury sofa is highly photorealistic and really thorough work. When you look at a picture, it is so easy to feel a natural wish to try it sitting by yourself.

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August 21st, 2012

Top 10 3D Artists of July

We are eager to share the positive feelings we had during this summer. In addition to being truly happy about the growing community of CGTrader, we noticed how noticeably designers of 3D models develop every day. More realistic, original and high-quality models have been uploaded, so prepare to meet the best 3D artists and their models of the previous month.


Tomasz Rozkosz is a talented artist and one-man show under the brand Squir. Over 1500 3D models of cars, motorbikes, trucks and everything that is related to vehicles can be found on his web site www.squir.com and he is one of the leading professionals of CGTrader online store, considering both quantity and quality. He claims his warm feelings to cars and probably this is the reason why he is one of the best 3D vehicle seller on the Internet. We are proud to have such a professional in our community.

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May 28th, 2012

Top 5 3D Models of Week 21

Last week was yet another week with the highest traffic at CGTrader, biggest number of sales, and we are extremely happy that more and more CG artists are joining us to expose their artworks.

To celebrate that, today I will be overviewing Top 5 3D models uploaded last week. They are ordered by the upload date, as we could not decide on which ones are the best.

Chapel 02

Pumper has created one more beautiful artwork and put it on sale at CGTrader. This beautiful minimalistic chapel makes me a believer and invites to come in, go upstairs and ring the bell! Well made, Pumper.

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