Blog

Read about 3D design, buying, selling 3D models and updates to CGTrader’s community.

That calculus class you didn't want to take? That's how Xfrog store their models in a single page of text

November 9th, 2018

That calculus class you didn't want to take? That's how Xfrog store their models in a single page of text

Xfrog has been an industry leading company for more than 30 years. It has developed its unique software and created the largest database of botanically accurate 3D plant models in the world. We got the chance to ask the creators of Xfrog a couple of questions and delve a bit deeper into their work, which really boggles the mind: each leaf of their models has a different texture, a model has no polycount and can range from 3,000 to 3,000,000 polys, and, at the same time, is just a single page of text.

2 commentsRead article
CGTrader interviews: Mike Johnson

November 7th, 2018

CGTrader interviews: Mike Johnson

Mike Johnson is the harbinger of the future of independent filmmaking. He proves that creating an engaging animated movie is already possible for anyone with the right set of skills and approaches. Mike has created three full feature films already, with a fourth one in the works. One of them, Battle Oasis, has been watched on YouTube over 10 million times until now. Mike agreed to talk about his work, inspiration, what he looks for on CGTrader, and what the perfect 3D asset must have to be chosen for his movies.

8 commentsRead article
CGTrader interviews: Neil Blevins

November 5th, 2018

CGTrader interviews: Neil Blevins

Neil Blevins is a 3D artist that needs no introduction – his multi-decade spanning career in 3D art and design has seen him working in a multitude of mediums, including feature films at Pixar, creating art for fascinating books and video games, and becoming one of the most prominent digital concept artists in the world. We had the absolute pleasure of chatting with Neil about his career, inspiration and the 3D industry. We hope you enjoy this interview, especially Neil's message at the end, which has many gems and sound advice, coming from a distinguished industry professional.

2 commentsRead article
3D Horse: My key to success in selling 3D models is to create complex, unique and innovative 3D models

December 14th, 2017

3D Horse: My key to success in selling 3D models is to create complex, unique and innovative 3D models

At CGTrader we truly believe that feedback sharing and openess of our community are the things in moving it forward, helping to improve and become more successful. Therefore, we are extremely happy when experienced designers find time to share their insights with fellow community members. this time under the spotlight of CGTrader is 3D Horse, formerly known as Gandoza, who openly shares his strategies, tactics and ideas on making the most out of your 3D art.

0 commentsRead article
Designer perspective: Selling on CGTrader

September 11th, 2017

Designer perspective: Selling on CGTrader

We talked with three members of CGTrader community that have been our members for quite some time now. 3DRTcom is a designer who specializes in cool low-poly 3D models for video games and other real-time applications, DesignConnected focuses on high-quality photo-realistic 3D models for interior design visualizations, while NoneCG creates amazing content for movies, advertising and video production. Take a look at what they had to say to learn their stories and experiences with CGTrader, do’s and don’ts in the 3D field, recipes for success and how CGTrader contributes to all that.

7 commentsRead article
Help