Vilnius, Lithuania (PRWEB) January 15, 2014
CGTrader.com keeps strenghtening its position in 3D printing as the second challenge in a row which is oriented towards this technology has been announced recently. Designers are invited to create 3D printable items for Valentine’s Day 3D Printing Challenge - gifts, romantic souvenirs or anything related to the day of love.
The author of the best portfolio will be awarded with an Asterid Open Source 3D Printer. The authors of it claim that it is the “world’s first $499 fully assembled 3D printer with an 8x8x8 inches build volume”. The winner will also get 300 USD from CGTrader and valuable 3D printing prizes from iGo3D, 3D Print UK and Sculpteo. The winner of the best model will be awarded with 300 USD and 3D printing prizes. Runners-up will be awarded with other 3D printing prizes.
“We are very excited to see the fast evolution of 3D printing and growing interest for 3D printable items. We aim to help the world to change itself and become more 3D printable, as gifts will be naturally associated with this technology soon,” - says Marius Kalytis, CEO of CGTrader.
The marketplace had already done a holiday-oriented challenge for 3D designers. They have announced the winners of Christmas 3D Printing Challenge in the beginning of the January. Artists created a huge variety of original 3D printable models of gifts and decorations for this challenge.
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. As of January 2014, there are more than 46,000 3D models uploaded to the digital library and more than 34,000 registered users, uniting 3D modeling professionals from all around the world.