Why does CGTrader upload uncompressed files?
The aim of most organizations is to save cost, so I have been wondering why CGTrader is hosting files without compressing them?
1. Is it that hosting is cheaper, even if at that wouldn't it be more reasonable to compress?
2. CGTrader hosts over a million files, what do you imagine the total size of hosting that would be?
3. Would compression save them thousands or millions $$?
What is this in reference to? If a seller uploads a zip file then its compressed right?
Oh, to answer your question, it is unusual for a seller to publish models that are not zipped. You must have had a run of bad luck. Probablly 90 percent of the 3d assets on CG Trader ARE zipped.
I'm guilty of uploading uncompressed files. I do it because i don't like additional hassle with zips when publishing assets, but to my defense, my files are pretty small anyway, i would definitely compress them if they were hundreds of megabytes big.
Got that estimate by looking at every model I've purchased and downloaded pretty much since the site came into being. About 105 models in every catagory. All but one were zipped up.
LemonadecG, until just rcently, I was on a pretty slow connection. Live very high in the Colorado Rockies - not much internet service way up here. So, even though I have been a pro modeller for about 25 years, a zipped file meant a lot to me until about six months ago. Surely, I'm not the only one living in a rural area with a slow connection.
Thank you! LOL - I'm actually considering emigrating to Iceland. Visited there a few years ago and found great internet service in all but one of the most rural areas conceivable. The only place not covered was so high on one of the remote mountain passes, that internet service was the very least of my concerns. Love that country!
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