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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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CG Low-Poly Challenge Winners!

May 10th, 2016

CG Low-Poly Challenge Winners!

CG Low-Poly Challenge is over and the winners have been determined. Who were the lucky and the artistic few that were judged to have the utmost merit? Who triumphed over their peers? Read on and find out!

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The New Characterful And Atmospheric Low-Poly Challenge Will Sweep You Off Your Feet

February 23rd, 2016

The New Characterful And Atmospheric Low-Poly Challenge Will Sweep You Off Your Feet

Achieve new heights with our brand spanking new Low Poly Challenge.

This challenge comes with slightly more detailed requirements!

The entries should fit into one of two categories: Best Character and Best Environment. ‘Tis a wide selection that will encompass all sorts of heroes, villains and monsters, as well as primeval forest glades, shiny spaceship corridors, dark dungeons and corporate boardrooms that they could inhabit.

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3D Environment challenge winners announced: prepare yourself for a breathtaking travel

March 27th, 2015

3D Environment challenge winners announced: prepare yourself for a breathtaking travel

With the launch of this 3D modeling challenge we hoped to awaken the brave artist inside of each and every one of you. When you look at the results below, you'll agree that we have succeeded. Thank you all for submitting your realistic nature environments, fantasy concepts and beautifully detailed scenes. The travel is now over, so let's congratulate the winners!

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REAL or FAKE Quiz. These Magical Environment Images Will Make Your Head Spin

February 6th, 2015

REAL or FAKE Quiz. These Magical Environment Images Will Make Your Head Spin

We heard you like challenges, so here is one for you. We've collected some incredibly photorealistic environment 3D models and mixed them with real nature photographs. If you can achieve 100% accuracy by guessing which of these images are real photographs and which are fake, we'll bow to you, the all-knowing creature! Put your skills to a test and let us know your results in the comments. Good luck and don't embarrass yourselves :)

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