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CGTrader Awards 2015: Free Models Edition

March 14th, 2016

CGTrader Awards 2015: Free Models Edition

This second part of the awards celebrates the best free models that you uploaded over the year. The categories are the same, but this time, you can download them and see them for yourself! Remember: research shows that free models actually increase sales. Plus, you look cooler: "oooh, look at me, I modeled too much stuff, guess some of it will have to be free." People love that! So without further ado, here are the best free models from the year 2015.

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CGTrader launches API for customers and 3D content creators

October 6th, 2015

CGTrader launches API for customers and 3D content creators

Being one of the largest marketplaces for 3D models worldwide, CGTrader is excited to officially release its API covering businesses both interested in uploading 3D models to CGTrader and the ones looking to offer 3D designs to their customers.

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20 Incredible 3D Artworks Illustrate Spring-Related Moments Everyone Experiences

March 2nd, 2015

20 Incredible 3D Artworks Illustrate Spring-Related Moments Everyone Experiences

It's likely this won't come as news to you, but there has been a major shift in moods around the world, as we have officially entered the better half of the calendar (and year) - yeap, it's finally spring!

Even if it's only on paper yet, we're brimming with happiness. And hey, if the thought of heavenly good weather, frisbee parties and no coats doesn't excite you, you clearly need to review your priorities in life. So having experienced a full spectrum of positive emotions, we have revisited our gallery to illustrate some spring-related thoughts that have already crossed our minds... Do you have anything to add?

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Year in Review: Top CGTrader searches in 2014

December 29th, 2014

Year in Review: Top CGTrader searches in 2014

"Free" was searched on CGTrader website more frequently than any other word this year and it's a telling sign of the ever increasing demand for instantly available, high quality, unpaid content. Yes, it's old news, but it's also a great tool to actually make sales, if you know how to use that data (use our tips for 3D models & 3D print models).

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CGTrader.com Redesigned: The New Reality Is Here

April 29th, 2014

CGTrader.com Redesigned: The New Reality Is Here

CGTrader designers are so talented, that buyers sometimes think their models are real. A car for 119 USD? A pair of shoes for 30 USD? No wonder the customers sometimes get confused with these amazing, photorealistic 3D models available for sale.

And yet, 3D models are actually becoming real. 3D printing can turn many digital 3D models to real, physical products. This technology is becoming a viable alternative to factories and production lines, changing the rules of manufacturing and placing a 3D designer at the center of this transformation. While some 3D printing technologies still produce low-quality prints, that is changing fast – and we see this very clearly in our sales data on CGTrader.

To take advantage of this monumental shift, we have introduced some changes in CGTrader.com. The new CGTrader.com is split into two parts: computer graphics for professionals and 3D printing for consumers.

Computer graphics 3D models will be bought and sold by professionals in the same way they have always been – with a few improvements listed below. In 3D printing the sellers have three options: sell 3D models, stream 3D models directly to the printer, or sell real, physical 3D printed products. If the first option is probably well-known for you, the other ones are something new.

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