(PRWEB) December 18, 2013
3D artists had been challenged by CGTrader.com and Staples in the Staples 3D Printing Challenge. Artists were invited to rethink the whole concept of the print-ready 3D models and design models which could be printed out of paper and sold at Staples 3D printing service MyEasy3D.
Designers took innovative approach to create 3D printable models. It was a difficult task to create a 3D printable object which could be printed of paper. However, some of the artists found solutions and submitted brilliant models.
“We are really happy to see such an enthusiasm from our members. Some of the models were more than amazing. Also, it was nice to have such a partner like Staples alongside. They helped 3D artists of our community to become known worldwide,” says Marius Kalytis, CEO of CGTrader.com.
Felix is the author of the best 3D printable model called “The Brain”. He will be awarded with 1,000 EUR prize and a 12 months Designer subscription valued at 900 EUR to MyEasy3D store. The 1st runner-up is Matt Bagshaw, author of “Sleepy Kitten”. He will get 6 months subscription valued at 450 EUR, while the 2nd runner-up is Michelangelo, author of “Gautama Buddha”. He will get 3 months subscription valued at 225 EUR. Therefore, the best 3D printable models will be available not only to the community of 3D artists, but also to the huge clientele of Staples.
Staples launched the online 3D printing service MyEasy3D in September 2013. The service gives Staples clients an opportunity to print a desirable 3D model using MCor paper-based 3D printing technology. MCor Iris 3D printer provides low cost, high-quality eco-friendly 3D printing using paper as the material and printing objects with more than 1 million colors.
CGTrader is a community-based 3D model marketplace founded in 2011. The company’s vision of democracy and liberating the market has attracted investors and in early 2013 CGTrader raised 185,000 EUR from venture capital fund Practica Capital. The company currently has more than 45,000 3D models uploaded to the digital library and more than 30,000 registered united users from all around the world.