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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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Utilizing stock 3D models to accelerate the design of games, animation, AR/VR…and more!

July 28th, 2019

Utilizing stock 3D models to accelerate the design of games, animation, AR/VR…and more!

CGTrader’s Marketplace platform, with its community of over two million users and highly-skilled 3D designers, offers numerous advantages to the entertainment industry -- gaming, animation, augmented and virtual reality, and other emerging technologies – through its high-quality stock and custom 3D models. First, there are significant time and cost savings. Second, such savings result in reduced time-to-market for producers. Third, in-house designers can free up their time to focus on other design elements that may need greater specialization. And more.

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The Story of Renderpeople and Why You Need People Visualizations for Your Next Project

July 24th, 2019

The Story of Renderpeople and Why You Need People Visualizations for Your Next Project

The CGTrader blog recently spoke to Lukas Lamprecht and Andreas Monke from RenderPeople - one of CGTrader’s most prolific and unusual 3D model sellers.

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