I am going to start a list to promote artists who are making great models but just aren't getting the views.

Discussion started by miaomiao3d

I am going to start a list to promote artists who are making great models but just aren't getting the views.

There is a lot of original brilliant content out there that never gets seen or goes on the main page of CGT.

Feel free to pitch in everyone!

If you like an artist on CGT who makes original work that is not copied exactly from something else and you want to help her / him get noticed

post a link to their work here thanks!

1.

https://www.cgtrader.com/3d-models/character-peopl...

2.

https://www.cgtrader.com/3d-models/weapon-military...

3.

https://www.cgtrader.com/3d-models/architectural-e...

4.

https://www.cgtrader.com/3d-models/car/concept/con...

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Posted about 2 years ago
8

I accidentally voted this down and not up. Sorry mate, i think it fantastic that you do this!

Posted about 2 years ago
7

Thanks hknoblauch! I really want the CGT community to get better and better and have as many artists pull together to help each other :)

Posted about 2 years ago
7

Here is another great artist with very little views! https://www.cgtrader.com/3d-models/weapon-military/melee/sword-arador
I don't know how this happens but it needs to get fixed.

There is a lot of quality art out there that never makes it to the front page of CGT and it is still a mystery why that is but whenever I find something good I will put it up here.

If people want to help me that would be much appreciated!

Posted almost 2 years ago
7

Thanks so much for sharing hknoblauch great artwork!

Posted almost 2 years ago
8

Hey guys,

There's a good way to promote those works on pinterest, which also generates some traffic to models :)
Let me know if you'd like to be a part of it and I'll send you an invite to our Pinterest board which is dedicated on sharing great works by 3D artists - https://www.pinterest.com/cgtrader/3d-model-showcase/

miaomiao3d wrote
miaomiao3d
Interesting idea how does it work?
Posted almost 2 years ago
7

Well, there's a "pin it button" extension, that works on Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari and Microsoft Edge.
Basically, once you install the button, you can actually pin any image you see on a webpage.
You can also create boards with different content you want to save. Whether it's 3D art, motorcycles or anything else.

I.e. I just went to the https://www.cgtrader.com/3d-models/plant-tree/flower/waterlily-with-leaf page you've posted earlier and pinned it on our Pinterest board. You can now see the image on this board: https://www.pinterest.com/cgtrader/3d-model-showcase/ - and if you click on the image, it will expand the details and can lead you to the link of the model.

The board I've showed is already joined by some 3D designers we've invited, and they also post any 3D models they like for everyone to see.

The button integration is explained here according to the browser you use:
https://help.pinterest.com/en/articles/add-pinterest-browser-button#Web

I'm also planning on writing a blog post with CGTrader insights into Pinterest at the beginning of next week. :)

Posted almost 2 years ago
7

I will try it out thanks. Do you know if any CGT buyers look at the Pinterest page?

Posted almost 2 years ago
7

Well, some of the buyers definitely use it, since I can see some transactions (not too many yet, but not 'nothing' as well) come from Pinterest referrals.
My first guess would be that it's more for new buyers coming in looking for some 3D models rather than already existing buyers.

miaomiao3d wrote
miaomiao3d
Hi ! You should take a look at my post I think this would really improve CGT https://www.cgtrader.com/forum/topics/being-pioneers-sometimes-really-pays-off
angela-vonwartburg wrote
angela-vonwartburg
I think it's good for SEO anyway because more links to a page create a higher google ranking, right?
Posted almost 2 years ago
7

Cool! Good to know this way hopefully more people will get sales! I like it :)

Posted almost 2 years ago
7

Ok sounds good thanks :)

Posted almost 2 years ago
7

Cool! Thanks :)

Posted almost 2 years ago
7

I have been posting on Pinterest does anyone know if any of my posts are making it on there? I think it should be working now.

Posted almost 2 years ago
7

Do you know, I wish sometimes that when people link things in the forum, that a preview image would show up. I mean its great you guys have compiled this list... but now, as im reading it for the first time, i have no clue where to start if i wanted to check out things or w/e. But if every link had a preview image, then, i could just click on what im interested in personally and scroll past the rest. But me, obviously being a visually oriented person (as an artist) only see jumbles of letters in the forums sometimes, and so i just don't read things often. What you think?

miaomiao3d wrote
miaomiao3d
You are 400 percent right! In the past I think there was an option of attaching screen shots to the forum but I guess they must have removed it. Maybe it took too much space on the server or maybe it slowed down the performance of the site. Either way have even a mini low res preview would be very helpful as you said. On the up side all of the links work so you can click on them one by one starting at the top and go to their page. That is also why I have started posting a lot of these on Pinterest too it makes it easier for the CGT staff to promote the work because over there it pops up with images.
angela-vonwartburg wrote
angela-vonwartburg
I totally agree! I'm just not going to open-in-new-tab every link, even though I'm interested in the content. Especially not on my phone.
Posted almost 2 years ago
8

These are very cool! Are they 3d models or scans?

humanalloy-com wrote
humanalloy-com
They started as scans.. but boy does it take a lot of work to get them suitable for use! We spend around 4 to 6.5 days on one model after the scan. Replacing hair (hair is hard and unrealistic in scans) And adding tons of masks and shaders to it. It's more like modeling with helper wheels that a push button solution. We need to clean the model and texture. For example: what to do with inside of a hand that is not captured by any camera? You sculpt it and then use projected photo's to complete the texture. But it is fun to see the results and what people do with them! See https://humanalloy.com/pages/about-us/ and http://www.th3rd.nl/ for some shots of our scanner (and artists :)
Posted almost 2 years ago
7

I really like how they turned out! Do you guys also make them 3D printable?

Posted almost 2 years ago
7

I totally agree. Its a good idea.

Posted almost 2 years ago
7

https://www.cgtrader.com/jazzmanny I know it is a self-promoting plug to put you own link on here, but i think the work i have done should be shown to more people. I just created my site on here a few days and uploaded 22 models and counting so i hope people take the time to check it out. Some are full scenes made on there as well as low-poly models too.

3dartcritic wrote
3dartcritic
Your work is not bad but it does not fit this category because there is nothing customized about your models. They are reproductions of things that you find in stores but not in any way unique. You should try to express your personal style more in your work.
Posted almost 2 years ago
7

Oh, really something unique? Can you be more specific? Any links to things to what you mean, then i could try to emulate them.

Posted almost 2 years ago
7

Here is an example.

Your every day boring typical couch. Now I am not saying it is bad but just does not fit this page.

http://tf3dm.com/3d-model/couch-97507.html

Exciting couch that is unusual in design and fits this page.
http://enddir.com/living-space-nice-color-splash-cool-green-sofa-designs/

Hope this helps explain things better.

Posted almost 2 years ago
7

Here is another.


Fun car concept fits this page.
http://wallpaperfolder.com/wallpapers/3d+car

Posted almost 2 years ago
7

Your typical 3d car. Technically well made but boring does not fit this page.

http://www.bibliocad.com/library/honda--civic--car-3d_32161

Posted almost 2 years ago
7

Thanks, i see i appreciate that

Posted almost 2 years ago
7

Thanks 3dartcritic! That's a really good way of explaining it!

Posted almost 2 years ago
7

​Just wanted to give my friends a big shout out for working on some really cool projects with me over these past few weeks!

All of these are top notch artists who have helped me with different parts of my projects, Texturing, rigging, modeling, rendering, and preparing models for the

3D printing process.

If there are clients out there looking for great people, who are professional and get the work done well and fast then these are the guys you want!

Once again thanks guys for doing such a great job!!!

Adriano Sanna Helped with rigging and complex pose setup is also amazing with scripts and rendering

https://www.cgtrader.com/asanna

Devvan C. Sharp Helped with resizing and reconfiguration of 3D models for 3D printing and in the process of establishing final work ability for some of my 3D prints

https://www.cgtrader.com/devvansharp

Gurvinder Singh Sekhon Helped with resizing and reconfiguration of 3D models for 3D printing

https://www.cgtrader.com/3rdimension

Md Nesar Helped with vertex reconfiguration, hair modeling, texturing and rendering

https://www.cgtrader.com/nomansafiy

Andrew Smith Helped with web design applications and rendering

https://www.cgtrader.com/andrew12

Francesco Furneri Helped with rendering and texturing

https://www.cgtrader.com/jackfurneri1984

Posted almost 2 years ago
8

I think you forgot me on that list...
LOL! :)

miaomiao3d wrote
miaomiao3d
Yes sorry I will add you to the list, you did such a great job helping me with that rig but what happened to you? You disappeared been trying to contact you for a few months.
Posted over 1 year ago
9

https://www.cgtrader.com/yuuva heey me too! :D
I have been character modeling for 3 years now, but for some reason, I have had literally zero interest from game dev studios (applied to about 50) , zero freelance business even though I'm up and available on 5 of the most popular ones, and zero sales on stock asset sites like this (although I just started here lol) I am not asking for everyone to flock to me and give me business, I just wanna be on the cool kids list, and be noticed. This community and website is really a refreshingly nice and easy experience so far, I have a feeling I'll be spending a lot of time here

Posted over 1 year ago
7

Nice job marvimation

Posted over 1 year ago
7

I was also expecting to see my link but from here, I really understood that I will need to improve my models more ;)
Thanks for this topic

https://www.cgtrader.com/aytacg26

3DSB wrote
3DSB
selam Aytac. senin silahlar çok iyi. daha çok yapmalısın. tank, uçak da modelleyebilirsin bu arada :)
Posted over 1 year ago
7

Some of your models are very good and others need better rendering. That is very common on cgt. Sellers tend to have a large variation in quality some really good ones and some not so.

3DSB wrote
3DSB
Did you call me? Yes some are not very good. Actually the presentation is very important :)
3dartcritic wrote
3dartcritic
Hi semsa I was replying to aytacg26, comment further up the page.
aytacg26 wrote
aytacg26
Dear 3dartcritic; Thank you very much for your comment and suggestion. Best Regards; Aytac
Posted over 1 year ago
7

Merhabalar Semsa;

Teşekkür ederim, silahlar konusunda çalışmalara devam edeceğim, özellikle Low-Poly silahlar yapmaya çalışıyorum. Tank ve Uçak konusunda denemeler yaptım ancak tankların ikisinde de low-poly formatını tutturmam mümkün olmadı. Uçak modellerimi de neredeyse hiç beğenmediğimden yayınlamaya değer bulmadım :) ancak şu an hedefimde 20 adet silah daha var, onların modelleri tamamlandıktan sonra tekrardan uçak denemesine girebilirim. :)

Değerlendirmen için tekrardan teşekkür ederim.

3DSB wrote
3DSB
Lowpoly yapmak zor uçak ve tankları belki highpoly de çalışabilirsin...Gameready olacaksa highpoly boşver :)
Posted over 1 year ago
7

You guys are awesome for participating in this post! Thanks so much for the help :)

3DSB wrote
3DSB
You're welcome mate :)
Posted over 1 year ago
7

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year :)

miaomiao3d wrote
miaomiao3d
I was able to print my first 3D scan! Thanks for your tips!
Posted over 1 year ago
7

I wish you all merry christmas and happy new year

Posted over 1 year ago
7

Sorry about the multiple posts... Some glitch happened with my pc so it posted the same comment five times

eduardas wrote
eduardas
Deleted and fixed it ;)
Posted over 1 year ago
7

Interesting many good models with low views, do none generic models get priority?

Posted over 1 year ago
7

Unconventional models get priority in this thread. Extra points for not being exact copies of some other artists work.

miaomiao3d wrote
miaomiao3d
That's right! I wanted to create a space for promoting artwork that is a bit out of the ordinary and that more often than not does not get the attention it should. A big shout out goes to all the wonderful artists who post on here! Thanks for the support everyone!!
Posted over 1 year ago
8

I think vdr0id is new, but I just stumbled on him. He only has 2 products up so far, but they are exceptionally good! Check out his modular game level set and his other game asset collection =)

https://www.cgtrader.com/vdr0id

miaomiao3d wrote
miaomiao3d
Thanks for sharing!!
Posted over 1 year ago
7

Just wanted to promote my good friend Denis! He has made some really good models for me https://www.instagram.com/p/BTTkuRIBFyU/

Posted about 1 year ago
8

I don't want to self promote but, I have a couple high quality models. I just don't have many models posted yet and I am working on making more pictures for them. Sorry for the ruthless self promo.

Posted about 1 year ago
7

I like the rendering on your hat Pamela!

Brenden-Pilsner wrote
Brenden-Pilsner
Thanks! It was actually an accident! turned the sun lamp to 1000 instead of 100.
Posted about 1 year ago
7

Serendipity lol! Art is funny that way. So many great things happen just like that :)

Posted about 1 year ago
7

https://www.cgtrader.com/dusantrickovic take a look of my projects. i didtn sell enything :(

Brenden-Pilsner wrote
Brenden-Pilsner
Very nice! Just a couple of tips though. Raise the price of the car as they should be closer to 100$. Low quality cars still sell for more than that so people will think that it is a bad model if it is selling for that low. Everything else is looking very nice though so keep it up.
Posted about 1 year ago
7

https://www.cgtrader.com/dusantrickovic take a look of my projects. i didtn sell enything :(

Zenet3D wrote
Zenet3D
Interior scenes are a tough sell, strictly because there are so many furniture and interior 3d products already available. You have some nice modeling skills, try breaking into other categories. You might do well with scifi furniture. Definitely include at least one wireframe representation. I occasionally buy game models, and I can't even consider a model without a clear view of the topology.
Posted about 1 year ago
7

It is hard to sell 3D models in general but I noticed that you do not include wireframes of your models. That is an important tool you have to show off your modeling skills and buyers like to see that. It is also good to include more then just one render of your models. Another few factors that may be slowing down your sales is that you need to have at least 1000 views on a model to be lucky enough for it to be seen and also if you only have 10 models that also decreases your chances of it being found.

Posted 12 months ago
7

Can you see my profile? I dont have views

miaomiao3d wrote
miaomiao3d
I like some of your interior design elements like the tree bookcase https://www.cgtrader.com/3d-models/interior/bedroom/bed-a05d87fd-2715-4d3d-b098-d94e1987216e
Posted 9 months ago
7

can you check my projects :)
i dont have sells

Posted 9 months ago
7

hi everyone just join cgtrader recently, it's great to be here and hope i can make some passive income for the next years

Posted 8 months ago
7

This model is amazing!!!!!!!

https://ru.3dexport.com/3dmodel-mclaren-720s-176101.htm

Posted 7 months ago
7

Example of a great detailed sword with the only problem that it has an extreme poly count. I really like the detail and the fact it bring backs memories of the sword in the stone. It is worth creating a low poly version of the sword for 3d printing... perhaps I will make a similar model inspired by this concept https://www.cgtrader.com/3d-print-models/games-toys/other/sword-of-king

Posted 6 months ago
6

Hi guys,

We've uploaded 2 new barstool sets, all sets come in 3 sizes and various manufacturer colours which all included. We'll be releasing one more set and will then include them all into one collection, that is 4 sets in one collection with a reasonable discount.

https://www.cgtrader.com/3d-models/furniture/chair...

https://www.cgtrader.com/3d-models/furniture/chair...

Here's the first set we uploaded a while back:

https://www.cgtrader.com/3d-models/furniture/chair...

All our texture sets are free too and we've also got some free models, please be sure it check it out. Enjoy!

L

Posted about 1 month ago
1

Bookmarked! I'll be reading down this list. Thanks in advance to OP and to all who have made a contribution to the thread!

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