CGTrader.com, the fastest-growing 3D content marketplace, teamed up with Microsoft to roll out a limited time 3D modeling contest to allow its 180k-strong designer community a chance to seize the opportunity of seeing their model in the 3D Builder app.
Beginning today, the 3D modeling challenge will run for less than 3 weeks, with the deadline being set for June 1, 2015. Microsoft are preloading the 3D Builder printing app with Windows 10 and turned to CGTrader.com in search for the final exquisite 3D model to complete its selection. They are looking for a 3D model specifically designed for testing and benchmarking 3D printers that will help users check the results for accuracy and deviations.
"We are delighted to launch the 3D modeling challenge in partnership with Microsoft. We believe it's a strong signal for the whole 3D printing movement," said Dalia Lasaite, CEO of CGTrader.com. "Our community members get an exclusive opportunity to have their work seen by millions of Windows 10 users."
Models will be judged by CGTrader staff and Emmett Lalish, Senior Mechanical Engineer at Microsoft, experienced in 3D Printing, giving CGTrader's designers full confidence to experiment with 3D concepts while sticking to the highest quality standards.
Designers are encouraged to follow the strict technical requirements to ensure a smooth 3D printing experience for the app users. The winner will be awarded head-spinning prizes, including the popular Surface Pro 3 tablet, and will have his/her model included on the 3D Builder app.
CGTrader's recent partnership with Lowe's and the joint challenge with Microsoft demonstrates the growing demand for 3D design skills and the increasing applicability and importance of 3D printing and scanning services. The company is relentless in its efforts to create an enjoyable and easily accessible environment for 3D enthusiasts and businesses seeking to keep up with emerging technologies.
A community-backed 3D model marketplace CGTrader.com was founded in 2011 with a mission to democratize the 3D modelling and 3D design market. With more than 180 000 registered users, the company unites 3D modelling professionals from all around the world. There are more than 100 000 3D models uploaded to the digital library. CGTrader is backed by Intel Capital and has also raised funding from Practica Capital, a seed and venture funds based in Vilnius, Lithuania, which is financed from the Operational Programme for Economic Growth 2007-2013 under the JEREMIE initiative in Lithuania, by the European Regional Development Fund.