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May 21st, 2012

Welcome Our New Members

We are happy that our recent 3D stock Challenge has attracted some great 3D artists like VKModels, Milviz, denisVFX and others. But we are even more excited to see more and more of new professional 3D artists are joining our community. In this post we want to say hello and give a credit to our newest members.

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A superbowl game 3D helmet is the first model from Eric Apanowicz's large collection. We hope that this is just a starting point and we will soon see many more great artworks of yours, Eric!

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May 11th, 2012

Introducing CG Blogs and Websites #1

On this blogpost we have gathered some great web links you might be interested to look at, regardless if you are just amateur or professional designer, or maybe just someone who has a great interest in CG. We all know that sometimes it's hard to find decent information on the Web, so have a look at some of those websites. You will find some educational sites, community sites packed with useful information, or some galleries for your own inspiration...


3DVIA belongs to one of the biggest companies in the market specialising in 3D software and PLM - Dassault Systèmes. 3DVIA website provides a platform to sell your 3D models, buy 3DVIA software. Also, users can join the community, participate in forums, share information and read blog, that provides a lot of information about what’s been going on in the market, new software launches, many tutorial videos and monthly update with best 3D model sellers.

Max Attivo 3D Stuff

Very good quality amateur type blog where you can find quite a few free 3D model examples (with given links to buy them), also the blogger shares his knowledge and tips of 3D modeling, how to improve your skills and use them to your advantage.

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May 3rd, 2012

April Challenge Results

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April was a special month here at CGTrader. Not only our library increased by over 800 3D models, a monthly traffic growth of 35% - 40% for a third month in a row, but we have also had a month-long CGTrader Challenge, where we had 60 participants!
Every new upload was entered into competition, and at the end of the month we have selected the best 3D Stock Seller and the best 3D Models for Sale.


We had a difficult time selecting the winners out of everything that was uploaded this month. However, out earlier announced criterias have finally helped us and we are excited to announce the results.

Firstly, let me remind you of prizes:

  • For the best 3D Stock Seller - $500 cash and $1000 worth of CGTrader credits
  • For the best 3D Model for Sale - $200 cash and $500 worth of CGTrader credits

So Best 3D Stock Sellers are:

3rd place - Pumper

2nd place - Milviz

1st place - VKModels

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April 12th, 2012

Top 10 3D Models of March

It is becoming trickier to choose models for our Top10 monthly list, as the amount of great designs we have on CGTrader is getting bigger and bigger every day. However, I'd still like to share with you all some extraordinary pieces of work that was uploaded last month. Please keep in mind that all 3D models are listed in random order and as always you should have a look at some other great works available on our webpage. Some of the models really has a chance of winning our great 3D stock challenge! I wish you all good luck!


Once again NONECG wows us with some great models. The author provides a wide variety of different animals, but this time I wanted to share with you this Western Horse 3D model. There is no need to even talk about how photorealistic it is! Also, the model includes saddle, reins and horseshoes, so you can use them the way it suits you better. The model is ready for rendering and you can also choose from 5 options of environment and lightening setups.

Seller sbgwoolf

Furniture is one of the most popular 3D model designs as it can be wildly used across different industries. These Decoration Set Chairs are not only great 3D model that meets all technical standards, but also very innovative too. It just proves that nowadays great designs could be created on the computer, so designers and architects have more practical access to them. Well done sbgwoolf, we are looking forward for some more!

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April 8th, 2012

5 Reasons to Sell Your 3D Models Online

Certainly there are some artists who have created 3D models, but still think whether they should bother to place them on the market at all. They may think it could be time consuming, it could be loss-making business or maybe just too much of the hassle. Whatever it could be, lets leave all these arguments aside, as actually there are great bunch of reasons why it’s worth giving a shot, too. Let’s explore them.

1. Assets that constantly earn you money. 3D models are digital goods, and the beauty of selling digital goods is that they can be sold more than once to different buyers. By placing them on online market you create your own portfolio that will work for you 24/7 and generate constant revenue for you. Just make sure you do the research and see what sells best in the current 3D stock market, put efforts in making your models decent quality and set an attractive price for both, you as a seller and a buyer.

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