3D model marketplace CGTrader is ready to celebrate its next design milestone and the designer who helps them reach it.
The Lithuanian company was founded in 2011 and has grown to be a major design platform. When last we spoke to the company, they were nearing 700,000 3D models — about one-quarter of these 3D printable, according to the CEO.
Now they are bringing the two together, gearing up to celebrate the designer who uploads the next landmark model.
In probably one of the most straightforward entry rules we’ve seen, designers are asked to “simply submit their design and wait.” While most design challenges rely on skill and specific parameters, whether to achieve a certain look or leverage the capabilities of a given technology, this time it’s simple: be the milestone marker.
That isn’t, of course, license to be lazy. While it’s a numbers game, magical #800,000 will be heavily seen, so any designer would do well to ensure that their submission highlights their actual talents more than their ability to guess at convenient timing.
CGTrader has a few tips for “that 3D design to be absolutely stellar,” such as detailed descriptions, 6-9 high-quality images, and 4-6 file formats (including at least one native and main exported file format, e.g.,.FBX, .OBJ).
The timely winner will have plenty to celebrate, as CGTrader is offering:
8 months of 0 commission sales (100% royalty rate) for all the designer’s 3D models on the CGTrader Marketplace
The “milestone model” will be featured on the CGTrader home page
The designer will be included in special public relations activities targeting industry media to mark the event
The designer will be promoted on CGTrader’s many social media platforms
A special interview with the designer will be featured on the CGTrader blog
There are some excellent designers whose work features at CGTrader, so the opportunity to stand out among them is a nice win.
“In 2011, we founded CGTrader to tackle many of the issues that 3D designers faced in accessing 3D content in an easy and cost-effective way. As a 3D designer myself, I’m particularly proud of the giant leaps CGTrader has made over the past years, providing 3D designers the largest source of 3D content in the world at the most competitive price, as well as an easy and profitable way to monetize their own work. As a result, today our 3D designer community spans nearly 2 million, and as we approach 800,000 3D models on our platform, we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than to make the winning 3D designer feel like a rock star through this fantastic prize package,” said Marius Kalytis, COO and Founder of CGTrader.
CGTrader says it wants the winner to feel like a rock star. Rock stars tend to enjoy the limelight, so hopefully this designer will, too.
This 3D model marketplace is a very busy one; they claim more than one million searches each month, with close to two million users using their platform.
And hey, there’s a lot in 3D design out there; wouldn’t it be nice to see a really good 3D printable model take the crown here?