Vilnius, Lithuania (PRWEB) March 11, 2014
CGTrader, a fast-growing marketplace, which just raised funding from Intel Capital to strengthen its position in 3D printing market, keeps doing that by turning digital material into a 3D printable one. As Facebook has just turned 10 last month, professional 3D designers are invited to participate in Meme 3D Printing Challenge and create 3D printable models based on the most popular internet memes.
The authors of the most stunning 3D printable meme model and the best portfolio will be selected by jury, but this time it will be a little bit different - likes and shares will become countable points. The author of the best portfolio will get Tazz 3D printer and other valuable prizes.
“Internet memes has always been a very popular thing online. The culture of likes and shares is something that has evolved during the decade of Facebook being a part of our lives. We think that it would be amazing to bring this culture to reality,” - said Marius Kalytis, CEO of CGTrader.
This 3D model marketplace had already run a few successful challenges of creating 3D printable models. One of them - Valentine’s Day 3D Printing Challenge had ended few weeks ago. The other one was a Christmas 3D Printing Challenge and it was meant to find the best alternative decorations and gifts for Christmas.
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. It has attracted investors and in early 2013 CGTrader raised 185,000 EUR from venture capital fund Practica Capital. An additional funding was achieved in early 2014. The company has also raised funding from Intel Capital to strengthen community and its position in 3D printing market.`
There are more than 52,000 3D models uploaded to the digital library and more than 46,500 registered users, uniting 3D modeling professionals from all around the world.