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So who are the best ones? We have the winners of CGTrader Awards 2017

December 18th, 2017

So who are the best ones? We have the winners of CGTrader Awards 2017

“It’s great to know that no matter how complicated and tedious 3D production process might be, the artists still manage to see beyond the technical limitations and use powerful software as freely as a simple canvas, creating meaningful and strikingly beautiful work,” says Kirill Tokarev, one of the judges of CGTrader Awards and editor-in-chief at 80.lv. And we cannot agree more with Kiril. The artwork submitted for CGTrader Awards in just a bit more than two months is exceptional: the quality is impressive, detail and realism achieved are mind-blowing, and engagement from global artist community is something we could not have imagined to have in the very first year of these awards.

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Nicole Ridgwell: from acting and music to animation and creating VR film

April 24th, 2017

Nicole Ridgwell: from acting and music to animation and creating VR film

Could you, please, briefly introduce yourself.

My name’s Nicole, I’m a CG character animator with a background in music. I just finished working on Raising a Rukus, a VR film at The Third Floor, that was released March 27. I've also animated at Penrose VR, Nickelodeon, and did both Disney and Pixar’s summer animation internships while I was a student at Academy of Art University. In my spare time I’ve been working on my own indie short films and TV shows, and playing music in my band.

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Best 3D Models of March

April 26th, 2013

Best 3D Models of March

Finally, the sky turned blue. And we keep moving forward. New Year-made promises are step by step being fulfilled within our team. The long-awaited new CGTrader's system has been launched in the beginning of April. CGTrader left the amazon model and went eBay. Our 3D object library is rapidly expanding: March has brought a tremendous amount of fresh and creative 3D models. Jeez, I am sure now, 3D allows you to design anything. Any-thing.

Extraordinary interior details, conceptual car models, anatomical layers, architectural solutions, simple, but genius household items, ancient reliefs, mind-blowing sculptures, dream followed cartoon characters, heady aircrafts, photorealistic portraits, whirling planets, UNESCO architectural heritage...Indeed, the world moves into 3D reality and God is no longer responsible for it. Our top of the Best 3D Models of March concentrates on different shapes, distinct techniques, innovation, thoroughness and meticulous work of 3D artists.

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Women As Inspiration for 3D Art

March 8th, 2013

Women As Inspiration for 3D Art

Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.” Joseph Conrad

Firstly, I would like to point out that this blog post is balanced for women. Okay, okay. This is suitable for men also. It is impossible to forget such a nice event as International Woman's Day. This holiday announces the very beginning of spring and calls each man on Earth to remember a woman. Once in a year at least.

Yes, we know that 3D designers' society is mostly comprised of men. But let's face it - most of them have wives or girlfriends or at least female friends. I am sure most of them tried to design a model of a woman or still dream about it. There are dozens of 3D women models. Some of them are created as cartoon, game or movie characters, others remind photographs or paintings, other ones can come from the dreams or be just a visual expression of inspiration a 3D designer caught on the street in the morning. Women are the Muses inspiring 3D feminine models to appear. There is no question about this.

Dear ladies, we cannot send a pot of roses to each of you. Considering this occasion, we have prepared a list of the most fascinating 3D portraits of women. These are the ones no men on the planet could ever have. So you do not have to be jealous at all if your second-half pays more attention to an image than he should.

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