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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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Neilda Pacquing: we need diverse assets that are non-sexual to be more welcoming to women developers and content creators

March 22nd, 2018

Neilda Pacquing: we need diverse assets that are non-sexual to be more welcoming to women developers and content creators

As VR/AR and other XR media grows with increasing pace, we had the chance to talk to Neilda Pacquing, who is a VR/AR developer and an expert on user experience. Neilda sees many opportunities for VR in training and education, and has drawn our attention to the lack of non-sexualized female characters on the market. If you want to contribute to helping developers around the world, participate in our Challenge: Female Characters and promote your favorite female-friendly characters.

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CGTrader Analytics Tier System – Get to the top with help at every step of the way

March 13th, 2018

CGTrader Analytics Tier System – Get to the top with help at every step of the way

Designers on CGTrader can access our market Analytics and improve their sales, get ideas on what the market needs. There is a Tier system to help designers improve by providing relevant information for their experience level.

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