How long does it usually take for models to sell?

Discussion started by SamuraiTechnologies

Hey everyone, i don't want to sound impatient, immature or anything but i joined CGtrader January 2nd i think, ive uploaded my best works. They're all like 7 - 8 quality rating. but i havent made one sale yet. Would you mind checking out my models and see if somethings missing or could be better? Have i just not waited long enough to see a sale? Thank you. Here is the link to my best model. https://www.cgtrader.com/products/kitchen-set-16d19cb5-1671-4420-bec4-10442f82cb4c

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Posted 4 months ago
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Your work seems very nice and is very reasonably priced, so I don't see a problem with that. You could try some high poly models and 3d print models to expand your portfolio. January may be a slow time of year for some. With the continuing pandemic some game developers and advertisers may have slowed down. I only sell print models so I can't comment accurately on sales of other stuff, but last year January was a slow month for me, with things picking up in mid February.

Customers on CGTrader are varied, so you should offer a wide variety of formats and subjects.

Another reason may be that you aren't giving yourself enough time to build up a customer interest in your models. Look at how many views you are getting to gauge how much interest there is.

SamuraiTechnologies wrote
that makes a lot sense. I really appreciate you taking the time to answer my question and write this good of a comment. I will have to look in to 3d printing models as I've never done them before, and also wait longer. Thank you
Posted 4 months ago
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You're welcome. In addition, if you model something that there there is hundreds of, for example a wine glass, your model may not stand out. An analogy would be that the average person may not notice a new star in the sky unless it is significantly brighter than the others.

SamuraiTechnologies wrote
very true (and poetic lol). I've also heard that making something too specific or unique is also not good because it might be too different for what the buyers are looking for. Would you say that's true?
Posted 4 months ago
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Some people may be looking for something different or specific. Its rare to find something not modeled before, but I'm sure there have been times when an artist has released something and it became a flash sensation, probably surprising the artist as well as his peers.

Posted 4 months ago
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I still have models that have not sold once. I think iam on this platform from 2017. If i remember correctly i havnt sold anything first year. Your success might depend on things you sell (what do people need) on presentation, on how tuff the competition of that particular item is and on how many models you have in general.

SamuraiTechnologies wrote
ok thats really helpful and good to know. Your fungi models look absolutely amazing by the way.
Posted 4 months ago
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Some Pointers.

1) Lose ya back grounds ya backgrounds. 9 times outta 10 ppl arn't gonna use your models with your backgrounds! Your model is the star of the show so render on a plain white BG with plenty of lighting. Rendering is an art in itself!
2) Model rating is nothing to do with the quality of the model its to do with files, formats and renders you've uploaded.
3) For your textures and low-poly workflow I suggest you learn Substance Painter or similiar package and use a PBR workflow making your model more useable/versatile across platforms.
4)Upload free models or download ones to see how others work. This will help you evaluate and develop your own skills.
5) Practise, Practise, Practise..........don't rest on your laurels and keep moving forward. Watch tutorials, the internet is a wash with some great ppl sharing their skills and knowledge. The 10,000 hr rule.......heard of it! It take that amount of time to become competent at something.

SamuraiTechnologies wrote
wow many great tips. Thank you so much. If you dont mind, would you mind looking at some of my models and maybe giving me some feedback?
JimPlatt wrote
JimPlatt
What do you think of your work?
Posted 3 months ago
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It took me 4 days to sale one of my models. But it's also the best I have on my page. I guess the quality must be good and the price must be affordable.

SamuraiTechnologies wrote
glad it was fast! and yes very true! Also some of my models i put in 8 hours or so and i really like my work

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