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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. There are 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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Alexandr Novitskiy: "Each object has its own specific soul"

October 21st, 2016

Alexandr Novitskiy: "Each object has its own specific soul"

Alex has been sharing his stunning 3D renders and tutorials with our community for some time now, and we couldn't walk away from an opportunity to have a nice little chat with him. Turns out his works make the modeling job look so much easier than it really is - and he himself knows it can be a very bumpy ride at the start.

Read his captivating story about his learning process, best works and projects to help out all 3D designers out there.

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Top 10 Tutorials In August

August 31st, 2016

Top 10 Tutorials In August

We are back again with some more great tutorials to cap off this month. If you liked the previous iteration of this post, you'll like this one too!

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CG Architectural Details Challenge Wants YOU!

August 3rd, 2016

CG Architectural Details Challenge Wants YOU!

If you have ever thought that you could design a better toilet paper holder, now's the chance to show it! CG Architectural Details Challenge is a go-go and all of the aspiring modelers/interior decorators are invited! If you have ideas about neat things that would look great in, or and maybe somewhere near a house, you should definitely submit your work.

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