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3DVIA Top 10 3D Models – 140 – Four Years!

Time to party! This Top 10, #140, marks four years of gathering the best models uploaded to 3DVIA. That means over 1,400 models and close to 700 individuals have been recognized and spotlighted as the best. Congratulations to all of you for contributing such great models. I hope that we all can continue to share […]

3DVIA Top 10 3D Models – 139

Getting from here to there is the dominant theme this time. From a big honking truck to several svelte futuristic vehicles with shoes, toys and intake manifolds in between. Take to the skies in the Kalisto airship or head for space in the Blue Falcon. When you feel like a little time off from traveling […]

3DVIA Top 10 3D Models – 138

Futuristic concepts and models dominate the Top 10 this time around. You can stay earthbound with some show-stopping transportation or head for outer space for even more adventures. If you choose to stay here on Earth you can still cruise in style to a beautiful home or elegant urban or rural buildings. Jump on board […]

3DVIA Top 10 3D Models – 137

From deep outer space construction to deep sea diving we’ve got you covered this time. Toss in some beautiful homes to live in and several ways to get to them and add just a pinch of humor to end up with a delightful blend of Top 10 ingredients. Hope you’re hungry! The ten best 3D […]

3DVIA Top 10 3D Models – 136

Variety is one of the things that I always look for in the Top 10. This week we have models from inside our own mouths all the way to the outer reaches of space. The fantastic imagination and quality of the models continue to amaze me. Take a trip and explore each model carefully. You’ll […]

3DVIA Top 10 3D Models – 135

Water, sculpture and power are the driving forces this week. Explore new worlds in and on the ocean. Enjoy the thought-provoking sculptures resulting from amazing 3D modeling. Imagine the power of two supercars, a race car, a tank or the highly tuned parts of a race car engine. It’s all there. Now we just need […]

3DVIA Top 10 3D Models – 134

Elegant luxury is found everywhere in this Top 10. From super yachts to super cars and elegant dinners, there are many ways to indulge yourself. For the more adventurous amongst you, we have a hefty helping of urban settings to explore and several vehicles for the air, land and sea! Just watch out for the […]

3DVIA Top 10 3D Models – 133

Fun is a big factor in this month’s Top 10. You can go a zillion miles an hour, take a swim, blow things up, get shot into the sky, party hard, explore an amazing cityscape, be enthralled by the elegance of a granary or relax all by yourself with the most comfortable headphones you’ve ever […]

3DVIA Top 10 3D Models – 132

3D modeling is at its best when it is explaining a plan or a process. You can’t beat this outstanding batch of models for doing that and more! Whether it’s the cockpit of a helicopter or the bowls you use for cooking and storage, you’ll learn and understand more in 3D. Concepts come to life […]

Tips & tricks for building complex 3D models: Featuring 3DVIA Modeling Community Member “smike”

The 3DVIA Modeling Community has many highly qualified modelers who demonstrate various ways to create model geometry and textures. One of the best is smike, who has been a 3DVIA Featured Artist, had his work included in 3DVIA’s Best of the Best 2011-2010-2009, as well as numerous 3DVIA Top 10 3D models posts. Smike’s work […]

3DVIA Top 10 3D Models – 131

We’re definitely going places this time around with the Top 10! Whether you want to get there in a car, bus, ship, or even a dirigible – we’re ready to go. Just be careful around the trailer full of explosives if you’re on the way home or to visit the Grand Palais! The ten best […]

3DVIA Top 10 3D Models – 130

Hold on to your hat if you get close to the fury of sound from the blue roadster or take a ride in the exquisite yacht! If you’re feeling elegant, pick up your luxury bag after appreciating the gorgeous flower arrangement and head out. You have two choices of beautiful homes and two wonderful places […]

3DVIA Top 10 3D Models – 129

Inside or outside, moving or stationary, hot or elegant, wild or relaxing – we’ve got you covered! Pick up that fiddle and get a move on to see this week’s 10 best! The ten best 3D models and one 3DVIA Scene uploaded to 3DVIA.com during the weeks of Saturday, December 17th through Friday, December 30th, […]

3DVIA Top 10 3D Models – 128

There are THREE 3DVIA Scenes in addition to the 10 excellent models this week! Think of them as a holiday bonus. :) More and more modelers are seeing the value of putting their models along with other free models from the 3DVIA model collection into a 3DVIA Scene to give their viewers a way to […]

3DVIA Top 10 3D Models – 127

This has been the hardest Top 10 that I’ve done so far. There were so many deserving models that I could barely keep up with them. Making the selections was extremely difficult! What a great group of modelers we have here on 3DVIA! Thank you all for your tremendous work!  The ten best 3D models […]

3DVIA Featured 3D Modeler – Peeter Loomus (petzl)

Peeter Loomus (petzl) is our newest Featured Artist! Here on 3DVIA he specializes in making his models with 3DVIA Shape. Peeter is #12 on the all-time 3DVIA Top 10 winners list and moving steadily upward. He was in the #9 spot in the Best of the Best 2010 and has already been in a total […]

3DVIA Top 10 3D Models – 126

Lots of building going on this week! Everything from guitars to stores and homes, complexes and all the way to an entire solar system! And, of course, let’s not forget the mobile AA weapons system, the truck or the bridge and sculpture too. Dig in and find what you like the best! Just a note […]

3DVIA Mobile HD Update 1.4 Now Available

  3DVIA is proud to announce the latest update to the 3DVIA Mobile HD 3D viewer for the Apple iPad. The update is focused on improving the application’s value as a sales tool and entirely new way to present your work to groups. From being able to display your work on large screens to facilitating […]

3DVIA Top 10 3D Models – 125 – Three Years!!

Through the eyes of a jaguar we take a look at this week’s excellent group of models. From sculpture that is meant to be sculpture to mechanical wonders that could be mistaken for sculptures, we cover quite a range. Purpose and elegance feature strongly in many of the offerings. Fantasy and hard-core reality are in […]

3DVIA Top 10 3D Models – 124

Forts – and more forts headline the week. We have three different entries into a 3D fort-making competition. The element of competition is also there underwater with a great underwater glider. Not all water is clean and sparkling, so we have some of the equipment that takes care of waste water. There’s even a quadricopter […]

3DVIA Featured 3D Modeler – Nikola Novak (zenox)

Nikola Novak (zenox) imagines big things for himself and then makes them happen! Here on 3DVIA he has been in the Top 10 twenty-one times and is #8 on the all-time winners list. He has had an abnormally difficult path to follow, yet the wide range of his accomplishments will amaze you. But make no […]

Use 3DVIA to Make a 3D Print of Your 3D Models Today!

We are very proud to announce another great service to the 3DVIA 3D Designers Community: Online 3D Printing! You can now use 3DVIA to print a real 3D model of your uploaded content through our partnership with 3D printing site, Sculpteo.com. It’s easy. Simply click the “Send to Sculpteo 3D Print” button on the view page of your […]

Let Your Fingers Do The Modeling, Offline! Introducing 3DVIA Shape 4.0

The 3DVIA Team is proud to announce the newest version of its easy 3D model software – 3DVIA Shape 4.0. Now it is easier than ever to create anything you can imagine with just the touch of your finger. This release falls into two categories: the extremely useful and the very cool. Useful items include […]

3DVIA Featured Artist – Enrrique Perez (perecat1)

From the time that Enrrique (Perecat/perecat1) joined the 3DVIA community in April of 2009, he has been one of the most imaginative modelers on 3DVIA. His creations are wild, yet believable and filled with fantastic details, colors and textures. Enrrique also regularly takes the time to encourage other modelers and to ask good questions which […]

3DVIA Featured Artist – Klaus Lyngeled

Klaus Lyngeled has graciously given us some time from his phenomenally busy schedule to be our Featured Artist! Be prepared to be amazed by both his artwork and his accomplishments: In his own words: I have worked in the game and animation industry for more than 13 years. For a while I worked in the […]

3DVIA Featured Artist – Oscar Johansson (mynameisoscarjo)

Oscar (mynameisoscarjo) has been amazing us with his Blender models for some time now. From his earliest uploads to his most recent masterpieces, he just keeps getting better and better. His high poly cars have details that are spot on and excellent surfacing too. He keeps the humor level high and is a highly valued […]

3DVIA Featured Artist – Partha Das (XQH_XXX)

Parth (XQH_XXX) is one of the most well-known users on 3DVIA as a leader in the community both in modeling and in exemplifying the 3DVIA spirit of friendliness and helpfulness. Rarely does a day go by that doesn’t include an exciting new model from Parth along with a slew of comments filled with suggestions! Parth […]

3DVIA Featured Artist – Abdullah Shaikh (abu_roadking & trigram_QWQ)

Story telling is one of the oldest known methods of communication between humans. Legends, lessons and just talking with each other is filled with stories that help us to understand our world. Whether the story is oral, written, drawn in 2D, viewed as a series of moving images, or shown as a 3D model  – […]

3DVIA Featured Artist – Tommy Smith (tomy)

3DVIA.com welcomes 3D modelers of all levels of experience. Some users are an inspiration to us because of their long experience and incredible models. Others are an inspiration because they are continually working on improving their skills and welcome comments and help from other modelers while sharing their own tips and tricks. We are also […]

3DVIA at DEVCON 2009 (Special Secret 3DVIA Announcement)

After a quick scan of Twitter and the blogosphere, it looks like the coverage for 3DVIA at this year’s DEVCON 2009 was simply excellent.  Why then do I need to publish yet another recap of the conference?  The following articles from around the Web speak for themselves and even leak a few of the great […]

3DVIA Featured Artist – Michael White (toymaker)

Michael White is better known to 3DVIA visitors as toymaker! Michael seems limitless in his choice of model subjects. We just never know what he’ll do next. His models have been featured in twelve 3DVIA Top 10 posts from the very beginning, including – 001, – 004, – 016, – 017, – 018, – 019, – […]

3DVIA Featured Artist – Shannon Sands (sandman14)

Shannon Sands (sandman14) has been rocking 3DVIA’s world with his multitude of incredible guitar models. His models have been featured in Top 10 – 014, – 015 (two models), – 017, – 018, – 020, – 023, – 026, and – 028, and as Honorable Mentions in Top 10 – 022, – 023, and – 024. […]

Video – 3D Format Spotlight: IGES and STEP

Here at 3DVIA, we receive many questions about 3D formats and standards, which we want to answer, so we started a new series of Cliff’s Clips titled:  “3D Format Spotlight”.  In this first episode we wanted to clarify the two most common exchange formats:  STEP and IGES.  We wanted to better explain these formats in layman’s […]

3DVIA Featured Artist – Alfred Schallert (alfredix)

With 218 models (at last count) here on 3DVIA.com, alfredix has become a valued part of our modeling community! His models are always impeccably detailed and usually just the right size to use in 3DVIA Shape, so we can all make our own scenes too. He is always ready with a compliment or a good […]

Video – A Quick Tour of 3DVIA.com

3DVIA.com is much more than a warehouse of 3D models, but a thriving community of users, and tools for all 3D enthusiasts.  Watch this short video to see what we’re all about. I will have Cliff’s Clips every Tuesday concentrating on all things 3D! Add your feedback/comments below…

3DVIA Featured Artist – Corey Papadopoli

  Corey Papadopoli provides us with some great images, project descriptions and comments that all add up to a clear window into how 3D computer modeling is now an integral part of architecture.  Corey has worked in Boston, New York City, Puerto Rico, Seal Harbor, Maine, and Florence, Italy prior to joining Elliott Elliott Norelius in […]

3DVIA Featured Artist – Mark Biasotti

Mark Biasotti is quite well known within the SolidWorks community for his mastery of the complex surfaces often needed to design and manufacture many consumer items. As an Industrial Designer, he was always working to make the products fit our needs and our physical capabilities. When we pick up a product and it just feels […]

3DVIA Featured Artist – Michael Petersen

Michael Petersen is better known to 3DVIA visitors as smike. He is a regular in the weekly 3DVIA Top 10 list and tops the list of users with 234 models in his 3DVIA collection. Smike started both the 3D People Character Figures and Ships – Boats – Vessels groups and, just recently, also started the Squirrels group to add another […]

3DVIA Featured Artist – Matthieu Negrier

Matthieu Negrier is quite a well-rounded 24 year old 2D/3D artist living near Paris in France. For work, he is part of the 3DVIA Web Application Team and in charge of developing Virtools applications. He also works on reconstructing 3D models from photography. For himself; he keeps busy doing 3D modeling, game creation, writing plays and novels, developing web […]

3DVIA Featured Artist – Benoit Caselli

Fasten your seat belts! Benoit Caselli is one incredible modeler! I’ll let him introduce himself:   I live in Gentilly, in the southern Paris suburbs. I have been in an apprenticeship contract for 3 years at Dassault Systemes (DS), where I had the pleasure to work on the CATIA industrialization team and in pre-sales design. I am […]

3DVIA Featured Artist – Rob Rodriguez

Rob Rodriguez has earned a place for himself as an expert in photo-realistic rendering in fields quite different from the gaming and entertainment worlds. Rob’s expertise is used to help people visualize and make decisions before they make real products. From the architecture we live with to the products that we hold in our hands, Rob’s skills make the things […]

3DVIA Featured Artist – Blake Metzler

Blake Metzler is the Associate Director of 3D Animation at the Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University(CDIABU). As a man of many talents, Blake has worked as a teacher (New York Film Academy), writer, director, musician, actor, editor, and master of ceremonies (among other roles). His 3D art has appeared in films, video […]

3DVIA Featured Artist – Peter Anderson

Peter is a Production Artist at Turbine Entertainment working on Lord of the Rings Online Massively Multi-player Online Game.  He’s also worked for Electronic Arts, Sony Interactive and Vivendi Universal on such titles as Bulletproof, Everquest II and James Bond: From Russia with Love.  Along with his professional duties, he also teaches at the Center for […]

3DVIA Featured Artist – Bryan Silva

Welcome everyone to 3DVIA’s first Featured Artist interview!  In these posts we aim to ask industry veteran 3D Artists a few questions and showcase their work for our community members.  Today’s Featured Artist is Bryan Silva.  Bryan  worked for Rockstar New England (formerly MadDoc Software) creating a wide variety of game models and is currently working for Image Movers […]