3D Model and Printing Community Grows 100x in Under 2 Years
Lithuania, Oct. 29, 2014 – CGTrader, The fastest growing community and marketplace for 3D graphics and printing designs, today announced that they have added their 100,000th design professional to its membership.
“Our staggering growth provides a good indication that the 3D graphics and printing industries are thriving,” said Dalia Lasaite, CMO of CGTrader. “As arguments continue about the consumerization of 3D printing, we recognize that the views here on the front line are quite different. It’s not just the number of designers but the talent levels of these individuals that make out community understand that 3D is no passing thing. The explosion is not imminent, it’s already happening.”
Like many start-ups, CGTrader was an ambition born from frustration. In 2011, Marius Kalytis, the founder and CEO, embarked on a journey to create a just and favorable online platform for 3D designers seeking a mutually-beneficial partnership. As a 3D artist himself, he knew all too well the aggressive approach used by existing platforms that paid little thought to fair royalty system for users. Marius started his own business marketplace granting exceptionally generous royalties to 3D artists and vowing to democratize the 3D modeling market. CGTrader has evolved into a community were designers help each other, buyers and sellers communicate, jobs are offered, and innovation is sparked.
“We focused entirely on empowering 3D designers by giving them all the support we could think of: helping them sell, share and improve their work, take custom jobs and choose their clients,” added Kalytis. “This is a kind of freedom that I was seeking for myself and that every artist deserves. Just over a year ago, CGTrader had an active community of 1,500 3D designers and now, we estimate that around 10% of world’s 3D designers are engaged on our platform.”
CGTrader is an online community and marketplace for 3D graphics and 3D printing specialists. What began as a place for computer graphics has evolved into the “go-to” resource for both computer graphics and 3D printing. The marketplace continues to thrive by encouraging buyers and seller communication, and offering higher margins to designers. CGTrader has been able to attract the world’s most highly regarded graphic design talent who appreciate a community that works with them, not makes money off of them. CGTrader is backed by Practica Capital and Intel Capital. For more information, visit: www.cgtrader.com.