'As the world of manufacturing is changing, we think that giving 3D printable gifts instead of having a nightmare of Christmas rush in a supermarket will become a standard practice,' says Marius Kalytis, CEO of CGTrader.com
Vilnius, Lithuania (PRWEB) November 28, 2013
The fast-growing marketplace, which recently announced a 3D printing partnership with Sculpteo, is increasing its 3D printing ambitions. This time CGTrader is challenging the idea of gift-giving itself. Designers are invited to join Christmas 3D Printing Challenge and create 3D models that could be 3D printed and become great gifts or decorations for the forthcoming holiday.
The authors of the best Christmas model and the best Christmas portfolio will get magnificent gifts as well. Each of them will be awarded with 500 USD from CGTrader and Filabot Wee for making 3D printer filament. The runner-ups will also be awarded with valuable prizes - which include filaments for 3D printers from Colorfabb, gift cards from Sculpteo, filaments and promotional features from Kentstrapper and 3D printing service at 3D Print UK.
“Christmas is a special time of the year for a lot of people. As the world of manufacturing is changing, we think that giving 3D printable gifts instead of having a nightmare of Christmas rush in a supermarket will become a standard practice. We would like to encourage our designer community to participate in this trend and create outstanding Christmas gifts and decorations,“ says Marius Kalytis, CEO of CGTrader.com.
CGTrader is currently running another challenge for 3D designers as well - the 3D Architecture Challenge, which looks for the best architectural 3D designs in the market. There were some ambitious and notorious 3D modeling challenges on this marketplace earlier. One of them was Staples 3D Printing Challenge, which was used to define the best 3D print-ready model which could be printed out of paper.
The community-based 3D model marketplace CGTrader.com was founded in 2011. CGTrader has been built with the vision of democratizing the 3D modeling and 3D design market. This approach has attracted investors and in early 2013 CGTrader raised 185,000 EUR from venture capital fund Practica Capital. There are more than 42,000 3D models uploaded to the digital library and more than 26,500 registered users, uniting 3D modeling professionals from all around the world.