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Meet the new seller's dashboard!

April 16th, 2018

Meet the new seller's dashboard!

We’re happy to announce the revamp of the seller’s dashboard, which boasts a new interface, easier access to information and better overall usability. Read on to find out what’s new.

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15 free 3D modeling and design applications

April 13th, 2018

15 free 3D modeling and design applications

3D models are a crucial part of any digital production, including virtual reality, game development, architecture, 3D printing and movies. If you are wondering how to create 3D models, you have many ways to get into 3D design, as well as many stages of the modeling process. Each has numerous software solutions at varying prices and difficulty levels. We picked 15 great free 3D modeling applications that might help you get into 3D modeling or get your skills to the next level. Many of these are free for non-commercial use only, but others, like Blender, let you create models which you can then sell in 3D marketplaces, like CGTrader.

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Four challenge winners share their thoughts on PBR modeling

April 6th, 2018

Four challenge winners share their thoughts on PBR modeling

With more and more designers diving into Physically Based Rendering (PBR) workflows, we asked the winners of last year’s PBR challenges to share some tips and insights about working with PBR.

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CGTrader Digital Art Competition: Top Concept Art March

April 6th, 2018

CGTrader Digital Art Competition: Top Concept Art March

We’ve got another selection of top entries in the CGTrader Digital Art Competition – an open art competition for 2D and 3D artists with a prize pool of over $60,000.

This week, we posted a selection of artworks from three categories, and now we bring you our top picks of the best artworks in the Character Concept, Environment Concept, and Object Design Concept categories. If you want to see many more works of digital art, visit the competition gallery!

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CGTrader Digital Art Competition: Top Picks March

April 3rd, 2018

CGTrader Digital Art Competition: Top Picks March

It’s been a month since we’ve launched the CGTrader Digital Art Competition – an open art competition with a prize pool of over $60,000 – where both 2D and 3D artworks can participate and win awesome prizes, including hardware, software licences and services.

Wonderful works of art from every corner of the world have already entered the competition in six categories. With so many varying styles and approaches, the competition gallery is something everyone needs to check out!

In the meantime, we want to share with you our top picks of the best artworks in the Character Illustration, Environment Illustration, and Object Design categories. If you are a digital artist, do not miss the chance to submit your best works to the competition!

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