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3D Artist of the Month November 2017: Mickael Riciotti

Monday,  October 30th, 2017 by Julian Karsunky

Though the heartbroken looking girl pictured above might not become Prom Queen, we at least crown her creator, talented Mickael Riciotti, our November 2017 3D Artist of the Month. The French 3D generalist and character artist extraordinaire learned from the best in the industry, having worked for high profile studios such as Dreamworks and Disney at the beginning of an illustrious career. Though mainly occupied with photorealistic environments nowadays, Mickael still gravitates towards cartoon aesthetics in his free time as a means of creative expression.

Continue reading for an in-depth look at his adventurous career and diverse portfolio.

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Art Wanted! Featuring Thiago Lima

Monday, October 23rd, 2017 by Julian Karsunky


Our latest ArtWanted! feature hits like a tidal wave! Hailing from Brazil, Thiago Lima is not only overflowing with creativity when it comes to architectural visualization, but truly dedicated to sharing his extensive knowledge through workshops and elaborate online courses. An accomplished 3D artist and much sought-after speaker and consultant, Thiago has carefully refined his teaching methods throughout his career without compromising his artistic integrity, maintaining a unique and free-spirited outlook.

Continue reading to open the floodgates for a captivating take on archviz, Thiago Lima’s love for destruction and his golden rules for aspiring CG artists.

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CGTrader Awards: A chance to get your digital artwork into the spotlight!

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

CGTrader has announced a new digital design competition CGTrader Awards: Best 3D art around the web! The competition encourages artists to submit their artwork for the prize pool valued at over $50,000 and gain wider visibility on both social media and digital art communities.

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3D Artist of the Month October 2017: Miloš Belanec

Friday, September 29th, 2017 by Julian Karsunky

All aboard for our October 2017 3D Artist of the Month, Miloš Belanec! His submission ‘The Last Train Ride’ is a moody, evocative piece set in a post-apocalyptic world, depicting a once majestic locomotive as a forgotten witness of a time long past.

Continue reading to learn about Miloš’s origin as a 3D artist, his love for outdated technology and his passion for textures. If you’re eager to find out more about the creation process of ‘The Last Train Ride’, make sure to check out our exclusive making of, written by the artist himself!

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Miloš Belanec: The Making of ‘The Last Train Ride’

Friday, September 29th, 2017 by Miloš Belanec

It's not the end of the line for our October 2017 3D Artist of the Month yet, as Miloš Belanec went the extra mile to provide an exclusive making of his winning image, ‘The Last Train Ride’. Join us on an express ride through the intricate rail system of the mind of one of Slovakia's up-and-coming digital artists, as he walks us through the creation process of his latest work. Next stop: Imagination.

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Fully biased: Redshift CTO Panagiotis Zompolas

Monday, September 25th, 2017 by Julian Karsunky

We’re excited to announce our partnership with Redshift, the world’s first fully GPU-accelerated, biased renderer, used by thousands of creative professionals and leading studios worldwide. In the course of our newest joint venture, we had the chance to sit down with Panagiotis "Panos" Zompolas, co-founder and CTO at Redshift and talk about the company history, the advantages of GPU rendering and upcoming features.

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Art Wanted! Featuring Trix

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 by Julian Karsunky


This month’s ArtWanted! Feature once again takes us to the wonderful world of character animation. The talented staff at Trix, a full service production company based in Lisbon, Portugal, has been perfecting this craft for more than 20 years – and the experience shows! From storyboarding to animating, Trix infuses characters with life and humanity and tells charming short stories in 2D and 3D planes. Reduced, yet impressively pointed visual design and skillful art direction are hallmarks of their productions, which manage to evoke emotions with no need for many words.

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3D Artist of the Month September 2017: Harun Kaymaz

Friday, September 1st, 2017 by Julian Karsunky

Check out our September 2017 3D Artist of the Month, Harun Kaymaz! His latest work 'Brown Bedroom' is an impressive excercise in architectural vizualisation and interior design, created in 3ds Max and V-Ray. From the highly detailed textures to the elaborate reflections in the glass objects, the Turkish 3D artist has perfected his craft down to a T.

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Art Wanted! Featuring Alberto Luque

Wednesday, August 7th, 2017 by Julian Karsunky

Fasten your seatbelts and make yourself comfortable for this month’s ArtWanted! Feature, as Alberto Luque is about to take you for a ride. The self-taught 3D artist and graphic designer from Spain is currently building up a 3D motion department at his employer Scholz & Volkmer, a high-profile German creative agency for digital brand management that works for prestigious clients such as Coca Cola, Adidas, Mercedes-Benz and Deutsche Bahn. Continue reading to join us on a cross country trip that is Alberto’s career retrospective as he recalls his journey from street art to digital art.

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3D Artist of the Month August 2017: Daniel Wichterich

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 by Julian Karsunky

It’s party time! Join us in celebrating Daniel Wichterich, the August 2017 winner of our 3D Artist of the Month competition. An expertly composed promotional still for a planned feature film, his submission offers but a small glimpse into the bright and colorful world of ‘Jason and the Nucleonauts’, a fast-paced story of adventure, friendship and nuclear physics. Put on your party hats and continue reading to find out more about what just might end up becoming the next animated smash hit at the box office.    

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