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Make It Real: 3D Printing Competition

May 14th, 2013

Make It Real: 3D Printing Competition

3D printing is not a fiction anymore. It's everywhere now. 3D printed edible food is a reality: pasta is being served in Google office already. Some people have changed melted plastic into cookie dough-filled syringe, use the same software and 3D print nothing else, but cookies. "Nike" has already printed cleat for the shoes. 3D printed acoustic guitar plays no worse than a usual one. A couple of journalists brought 3D printed gun on a plane without any security inspection.

So we decided to wait no longer. At this very moment CGTrader is opening up the 3D printing competition!

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March 22nd, 2013

Results Are In: Winners of 3D Model Competition

For a few days already we have been receiving emails from you. The question was: "Sooo, who are the winners of a competition?". We told to wait a bit. And we were answered that there are some of you, who cannot. So, finally we stopped discussing...

Results Are In: Winners of 3D Model Competition 1

Challenge was accepted. And winners are selected!

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February 13th, 2013

Challenge Yourself: 3D Model Competition

Challenge Yourself: 3D Model Competition 1

Two years ago we at CGTrader challenged ourselves to create a vibrant, alive and fair 3D model marketplace. Next month we are celebrating our birthday. We do not need any presents. Instead we would like to offer you to challenge yourselves in 3D Model Competition.

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October 31st, 2012

The Winners of Halloween Mini Challenge

Halloween has finally arrived and I can honestly say that I think this year’s festivities are going to go down in the history books as the darkest, most intensely celebrated wickedness yet. It is not because of the storm which is damaging everything around and leaving neighborhood filled with branches and a lot of downed trees. So if you survived this storm and are online, you should be glad. You will be one of the firsts who will know the winners of Halloween Mini Challenge. So, not waiting for a next Halloween, we are announcing the scariest but the best models.

3rd place was given to the typical accent for festivity. 3D model of Halloween Pumpkins made by lightstudio.Author gave a full technical description of his 3D model. Also provided a good quality with three various models of pumpkins into it. Lightstudio has 45 models at our marketplace for different categories, but this one was the first one from scary type. 2nd place goes to 3dmodeler and his Haunted Halloween House

3Dmodeler presents a high quality and game ready 3D model of old fashioned house with spiderwebs, coffins and Halloween pumpkins around it. Neverthless, author added 5 paragraphs of description, which fully shows, how much work he did here. Check it out.

The 1st place belongs to the scariest model by codethislab

It is a big honor to announce this author and his Giant Tentacular Monster the winner of our challenge. Codethislab was noticed before at our blogsphere because of his infinite fantasy for creating models. He has a huge collection for scary or creepy, hence high quality 3d models.

We are thankful for all new and old members who were brave enough to take this challenge. Scary but warm Halloween for everyone

The Winners of Halloween Mini Challenge 1

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May 3rd, 2012

April Challenge Results

April Challenge Results 1

April was a special month here at CGTrader. Not only our library increased by over 800 3D models, a monthly traffic growth of 35% - 40% for a third month in a row, but we have also had a month-long CGTrader Challenge, where we had 60 participants!
Every new upload was entered into competition, and at the end of the month we have selected the best 3D Stock Seller and the best 3D Models for Sale.


We had a difficult time selecting the winners out of everything that was uploaded this month. However, out earlier announced criterias have finally helped us and we are excited to announce the results.

Firstly, let me remind you of prizes:

  • For the best 3D Stock Seller - $500 cash and $1000 worth of CGTrader credits
  • For the best 3D Model for Sale - $200 cash and $500 worth of CGTrader credits

So Best 3D Stock Sellers are:

3rd place - Pumper

2nd place - Milviz

1st place - VKModels

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