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Finished Challenges
CG Architectural Details Challenge

CG Architectural Details Challenge

Hey there, aspiring interior decorators! If had dreams of accepting architectural challenges, they have just come true! Yes, the CGTrader Architectural Detail Challenge is on! This is the golden opportunity to show us all the chairs, tables, lamps, sofas, couches, chandeliers, throw pillows and Loch Ness Monster spoons that you always wanted to make!

This is no VR challenge or anything, so there's really no limit on the amount of polygons - go wild! As long as you submit your work on time, you're in the race!

And you stand to win some fabulous prices. We have partnered up with Fox Render Farm, Video Copilot, Greyscalegorilla, Landscape Architects Network, 3D Wayfinder, Allegorithmic and Brighter 3D to give you some trophies that any 3D architect would enjoy - so get your blueprints and start modeling!

Ended on 2016-10-17
MakePrintable Challenge: 3D Printed Sci-fi Ships

MakePrintable Challenge: 3D Printed Sci-fi Ships

It's been a while, but we're back in with a new 3D Printing competition! And this time we came up with no ordinary task - we want to see you putting your artist mind to make 3D printable Sci-fi ships!

We're teaming up with MakePrintable - 3D printing solution that makes everyone lives easier by preparing 3D files for 3D printing automatically and is great for those challenging characters with various wall thickness. Together with New Matter who are bringing their MOD-t 3D Printer for the winner and Form Futura, who once again offer their innovative MetalFil™ 3D printing filaments to the second place winner of this competition! The third place winner will get a 3D printed model of his own ship!

The challenge winners will be decided together by judges from MakePrintable and CGTrader. The challenge will go on until October 10th, so make sure you come up with a good artwork - a worthy winner, if you may. Have in mind, that all submissions must be uploaded and prepared for 3D printing using MakePrintable - just a 4 stage process that can make a 3D file into a 3D print-ready one.

The most important part - enjoy yourself while creating an entry for this competition - to the sci-fi ship battle we go!

Ended on 2016-10-10
First Model Challenge - September

First Model Challenge - September

Starting the Autumn with another first model competition - a chance to start your career in CGTrader with a little gift!

Our partners for this competition are Brighter 3D (providing a license to SketchUp rendering) and Topogun, who are giving away their license to SketchUp rendering, we'll be waiting for your 3D artworks to pick the best first model uploaded in September.

Upload your first 3D model to our platform and take a chance to win a nice addition to your 3D modeling gadgets. We'll pick the winners at the start of October - put your modeling gloves on!

Ended on 2016-09-30
First Model Challenge - August

First Model Challenge - August

Final Month of the Summer - and one more shout out to the new-coming 3D modelers - your first model is a challenger in this competition!

Partnering up with Brighter 3D, who are giving away their license to SketchUp rendering, we'll be waiting for your 3D artworks to pick the best first model uploaded in August.

Upload your first 3D model to our platform and take a chance to win a nice addition to your 3D modeling gadgets.

Ended on 2016-08-31
VR Animals Challenge

VR Animals Challenge

Summer is a good time to enjoy nature. As you may have noticed, we're big fans of wildlife - and to celebrate the Mother nature (because, why not?), we're launching a new VR Animals Challenge.

We're teaming up with 3D Artist who will give away two 6-month subscriptions and publish interviews on their site for the lucky winners, Freefly VR, the compatible VR mobile headset makers who'll award every winner with their product and Pixplant - texturing guru's app to get your work done in no time.

This is a low-poly challenge, which means your designed little kitten (or a dinosaur, whichever you may prefer) should not be weigh more than 50,000 polygons. The contest winners will be announced at the end of August - time to bring your skills and animals into Virtual Reality!

Ended on 2016-08-22
VR Space Challenge

VR Space Challenge

There's been that little dream in everyone's head - at some point in your life, you have thought about going into space (never mind all the hard training and the experience your body and mind would have to go through). And there's always a kid inside each one of us who would still love that - well, getting into VR Space Challenge is the next best thing!

Your limits are very few. Apart from being a low-poly model (up to 50,000 polygons), all you have to do is figure a space station, a shuttle, a new planet, an astronaut costume or anything else you can relate to space.

We're big fans of sci-fi here, so for all your troubles, we're teaming up with Pixplant, iCube and FoxRenderfarm to have the great imagination paid for its good work. Onto VR we go!

Ended on 2016-08-08
First Model Challenge - July

First Model Challenge - July

July - it's hot, it's the best time of the summer and a good time to enter the good old competition with your fellow 3D designers!

We're keeping the show going - approaching the mid-summer, CGTrader has teamed-up with SolidRocks to bring in a renewed First Model competition for all the 3D modelers and enthusiasts out there! All you have to do is upload your first 3D model to our platform and there's a chance you'll bring home a SolidRocks license for your 3ds max or Cinema4D.

Put your modeling gloves on and show us what you've got!

Ended on 2016-08-01