Blog

Find insights on Retail, Augmented Reality, 3D design techniques, buying and selling 3D models, and updates for the CGTrader Community.

I’m interested in:

3D Modeling Challenge: Fantasy Characters is over! Here are the winners

November 21st, 2022

3D Modeling Challenge: Fantasy Characters is over! Here are the winners

3D Modelling Challenge: Fantasy Characters has officially ended on 14th of November. Yet, it was truly special due to many reasons.

It was the first challenge since 2020, meaning our community has been really waiting for such contests to be back. For the challenge we collaborated with YAHAHA Studios which is a free no-code platform that helps your 3D creation get started easily. Our partners established a prize pool of $10,000 which was distributed to 15 different winners. We are glad to share that the challenge received more than 1,300 submissions uploaded by 706 different designers!

Here are the winners of 2 different categories we had for this challenge: YAHAHA Special Awards (Judged by Yahaha Team) and The best 3D Fantasy Model (Judged by CGTrader Team).

Congratulations to everyone and thank you for your active participation!

4 commentsRead post
Upload CGTrader’s 800,000th 3D Model…and Become a Rock Star!

April 18th, 2019

Upload CGTrader’s 800,000th 3D Model…and Become a Rock Star!

As the world’s largest marketplace of sellable 3D models, we at CGTrader are used to humongous numbers. We have more than 1 million searches on our Marketplace each month looking for premium 3D content for games, animation, 3D printing, interior design, custom 3D models for e-Commerce, and lots of other business applications. And we have close to 2 million users accessing the CGTrader platform, including talented 3D designers from all over the world.

22 commentsRead post
alexbes lays down some serious PBR knowledge

August 13th, 2018

alexbes lays down some serious PBR knowledge

alexbes dominated one of our previous PBR (Physically based rendering) challenges by winning in both categories. We asked him to answer a couple of questions about his design work, and he was very generous with his time, sparing no detail and going in-depth into his workflow. Bookmark this great interview and share it with your friends, because it really is a goldmine of PBR knowledge.

10 commentsRead post
PBR Interior Design Challenge is over and we have the winners

June 29th, 2018

PBR Interior Design Challenge is over and we have the winners

In the end of March, we closed our PBR Interior Design Challenge, and after a thorough technical review we finally have the best of the best selected. We had two categories in this challenge: best model and best portfolio, each with three winners to be announced. Here are the winners among those who submitted more than 2 models that met all of the technical requirements and were of high aesthetic value.

20 commentsRead post
The Character: Female challenge is over. Find out who won!

June 6th, 2018

The Character: Female challenge is over. Find out who won!

Our latest 3D design challenge was more about its message than the prizes or awesome models. We want to sincerely thank everyone for participating in the 3D Character: Female challenge and sharing their works with our community.

15 commentsRead post
Help