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One Millionth 3D Model Uploaded to CGTrader! + Infographic

March 25th, 2020

One Millionth 3D Model Uploaded to CGTrader! + Infographic

It’s official. CGTrader now showcases one million pieces of 3D content, making it the world’s largest 3D model Marketplace! And here are a few more impressive numbers.

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What I Look for When I Buy 3D Jewelry Models on CGTrader

February 27th, 2020

What I Look for When I Buy 3D Jewelry Models on CGTrader

When you scroll through 3D models on CGTrader it is clear that a lot of jewelry designers are working hard to offer a wide range of original designs.

But while the quantity and creativity are remarkable, the commercial practicality of the designs isn’t always there. And that impacts their “sellability.”

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Winner Announced for 2019 CGTrader Scholarship Challenge!

December 19th, 2019

Winner Announced for 2019 CGTrader Scholarship Challenge!

The results of the 2019 CGTrader Scholarship Challenge are in. Students from all over the world were challenged to write an essay on the topic of “The Future of Real-World Environment with Augmented Reality. Eligibility requirements were:

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Must be high school senior, undergraduate or graduate student;
  • Enrolled full-time in an academic institution Jan 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019.

In the end, 600 students participated! The essays we received were thought-provoking and very creative but only one can be chosen to win the 1 st Place Prize of a $2000 scholarship.

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One Million Dollars Saved in New WWII Film Production Using Stock 3D Models

October 3rd, 2019

One Million Dollars Saved in New WWII Film Production Using Stock 3D Models

The new feature film “Dauntless – the Battle of Midway” was created using 150 different stock 3D models purchased from the CGTrader Marketplace – saving an estimated one million US dollars in production costs. This is truly remarkable example of the advantages of using photorealistic stock 3D content in film and animation production.

Michael Swack from the CGTrader Blog caught up with Bayou Pictures owner and VFX producer Mike Phillips in Los Angeles at SIGGRAPH 2019 to discuss the role 3D content played in the film.

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Need 3D Printed Parts for Exhibitions? Buy Stock 3D Models To Save Time & Money

September 26th, 2019

Need 3D Printed Parts for Exhibitions? Buy Stock 3D Models To Save Time & Money

With Formnext, Westec and other major additive manufacturing events fast approaching, you’ll be preparing to showcase your latest 3D printing solutions.

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