CGTrader.com partners with 3D Systems to launch a 3D printed art challenge and imagine the unimaginable

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The community-based 3D model marketplace CGTrader.com and the pioneering 3D printing company 3D Systems have teamed up to bring digital content creators a mouth-wateringly juicy 3D Systems Art Challenge, striving to refill 3D designers’ creative well with fresh ideas.

Joining forces with one of the biggest market players 3D Systems, CGTrader hopes to inject some inspiration into the 3D printed art field.

The vast sea of opportunities made possible with the adoption of 3D printing is even more promising when this technology lands in the hands of 3D artists, - said Marius Kalytis, the Founder and CEO of CGTrader.com

It’s already clear that 3D printing will disrupt a wide range of different industries - everything from medicine to military. And yet, when analysts turn their gaze to art, it’s an entirely different story. In art, 3D printing is a fantastic tool allowing creatives to encapsulate their visions and create new experiences for the end user. However, its aim is not to revolutionize or hijack the creative process, but to supplement the art field as a technological advancement, giving designers and artists the sole ingredient required for ground-breaking creative products - freedom (and means) to materialize any idea.

Having recently celebrated a major 100,000th user milestone, CGTrader is focused on offering its growing community a well-rounded experience that includes all essential aspects from unique challenges to exclusive sales data. This time, joining forces with one of the biggest market players 3D Systems, known for its innovative and pioneering approach to technology, the company hopes to inject some inspiration into the 3D printed art field. 3D printing’s ability to express minute details, realize even the most intricate designs should be a major factor in pushing 3D artists to experiment, search for new relationships between form and performance and give the world something absolutely new and wonderful to admire.

Marius Kalytis, the founder and CEO of CGTrader said: “The vast sea of opportunities made possible with the adoption of 3D printing is even more promising when the technology lands in the hands of 3D artists. We are exceptionally excited about the art challenge because we’ve partnered with 3D Systems, one of the market leaders, and that should send a strong message to all participants. Conventional designs won’t do this time.”

The challenge focuses on bringing art closer to home, so all designs that explore the ways people can artsy up their living space will be accepted: think furniture, wall art, sculpture, product design or home decor. Among other valuable prizes, the winner of the Best Portfolio category will be awarded the CubePro printer (worth $2,799) and the creator of the Best Model will receive the 3Doodler pen.

About CGTrader.com

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 100 000 registered users, the company unites 3D modelling professionals from all around the world. There are more than 76 000 3D models uploaded to the digital library. CGTrader is backed by 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. The company has also raised funding from Intel Capital to strengthen community and its position in 3D printing market.

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