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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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CGTrader raises USD 2.3M to invest in marketplace growth and improve designer workflows

December 12th, 2017

CGTrader raises USD 2.3M to invest in marketplace growth and improve designer workflows

We have some thrilling news to share: thanks to our partners at Karma Ventures we are now ready to get bigger and better. CGTrader has raised USD 2.3M in funding to scale the business and serve the rapidly growing demand for 3D models. The investment round was led by Karma Ventures, with participation by CGTrader’s current investors Intel Capital and Practica Capital.

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Tanner Kalstrom of GameTextures: "For each material you have at hand, instead of creating, you save around 1 to 3 days of production time and costs"

August 31st, 2017

Tanner Kalstrom of GameTextures: "For each material you have at hand, instead of creating, you save around 1 to 3 days of production time and costs"

There are 20 different categories of 3D models varying from food and interior to military and science on CGTrader. However, there are many 3D modeling related tools and things making 3D designer life easier that we simply cannot ignore those on our marketplace. We are happy to inform you that category Textures has been added to the growing list. Now you can browse through a library of beautifully-made materials and find the best suited, ready-to-use textures to prepare game-ready models, upgrade your asset library, and improve your 3D works.

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1,000,000th user has just joined CGTrader!

June 23rd, 2017

1,000,000th user has just joined CGTrader!

Less than 13 months ago - May 27th, 2016, we were celebrating a big milestone - 500k users and 500k models on CGTrader. Today, June 23rd, we are excited to announce that the 1,000,000th user has joined CGTrader, and this is mova from the Netherlands.
“Over the past year, we have observed an exponential growth in number of users and their activity on the platform. We believe that this is a result of a combination of factors: hard work of CGTrader team in bringing platform improvements, supporting existing clients and effectively communicating with new customers, valuable partnerships as well as our amazing community sharing their experience and spreading the word about CGTrader further”, comments Dalia Lašaitė, the CEO of CGTrader. Indeed, since last June, CGTrader has introduced a number of interesting improvements for customers and designers alike ranging from easy tutorial uploader for modelers to share their knowledge with the community to buyer loyalty programs to thank those appreciating CGTrader as a place to go for 3D assets.

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February 4th, 2013

Remodeling CGTrader.com: A Sneak Peek

It seems it has been a while since you have heard from us. No, we did not get a cold from the winter tricks – nor did we get carried away with extended Christmas holidays. Actually, we have been working a lot. By saying a lot, we mean working from the morning light to the dusk of the day – including dreaming and generating ideas while sleeping.

This hard work has brought some great news and we will be sharing them with you shortly. Today we would like to give you a sneak peek of what is coming. We started CGTrader almost two years ago with an idea to create a designer-friendly marketplace – and by now it has grown to a platform with thousands of designers and numerous models, thanks to you!

To make sharing and selling your models on such an active platform easier, we have been working on a new, more convenient CGTrader. A few things still need to be done before it sees the daylight, but here is short sneak peak for you:

Remodeling CGTrader.com: A Sneak Peek 1

The whole system will also be redesigned - for example, have a look at this new item page:

Remodeling CGTrader.com: A Sneak Peek 2

We are extremely excited about the new CGTrader interface and hope you will enjoy it as well. We would love to hear your opinion - please share it in the comments!

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