3DOcean Free File nominations: OCT-DEC 2019

Please use this thread to nominate one of your items to be used in a Free File promotion between October 1 and December 31, 2019. This may include our regular month-long “Free File of the Month” promotions, or other initiatives run by the Envato Marketing team.

Free files are a powerful motivator for bringing new customers into 3DOcean, and serve to showcase the quality of the rest of the marketplace. Items used in these campaigns receive a significant amount of exposure, which can flow on to more people viewing your profile, portfolio, and the other items you have for sale.

Note that the selection criteria have been changed - please read them carefully before submitting your nomination!

What’s the process?

In this thread, post a message with a link to your item (you must be logged in as the author of the item) and we’ll add it to the list.

  • The 3DOcean monthly Free Files for October, November and December will be selected from this list, promoted on the 3DOcean homepage and via email to our customers.
  • Other Free Files will be used in Envato Marketing campaigns and emails. These files are typically available as freebies for one week.
  • If your item is selected as a Free File, you’ll be notified via email with more details about the timing involved.

Who can nominate an item?

Only the creator of the item can nominate it for a Free File promotion. Simply put, you can ask and plead all you want, but unless the author of the item decides to nominate it, you won’t get anywhere :wink: Luckily, we’ve got a great community of authors who like to give!

Criteria for Selection

In order for a file to be considered as a Free File for any Marketplace, the item must meet the following criteria:

  • You must be the author of the file you’re submitting.
  • Maximum of ONE file nomination per author, per marketplace.
  • No item will be featured in a Free File promotion more than once.

What if I want to withdraw my nomination?

If you’ve changed your mind, simply flag your nomination comment and let us know that you want to withdraw your item from consideration. You are free to withdraw your nomination and/or offer a different item at any time.

Any other questions?

We will keep this thread clear of everything but the nominations themselves, so if you’ve got any related questions, please start your own forum thread, or drop us a line via Support.

Please note that free files will be chosen at the discretion of the Reviewers & Free File Team, and not the order in which they were submitted.


Hello. Of course, I’m sorry, but this promotion with free models is simply senseless. On the website, the price tag for many models is already very low. This promotion will not affect sales improvement in any way. I’ve been registered on your site for several years, but seriously began to constantly and steadily upload models to your site more than a year ago, and during this time I have accumulated 1174. And my earnings are 50 for 2-3 months, very funny)). During this time, the administration conducted a survey of what to improve in section 3D, but there were no improvements. In general, I want to say that for the improvement of 3D sales, the administration didn’t move a finger, they added nothing new, there are no improvements. Uploading to the site is the most terrible of all sites to which I upload, and this will simply confuse any new author and he simply will not upload here and this greatly affects the development of this site in the direction of 3D. I myself could not download the model here for a long time until I saw a video on the Internet. The same goes for design, categories, and more. On other sites, my monthly earnings range from 200 to $ 600, I can even prove to you with screenshots if the administration promises me such a profit. In short, if in the near future there will not be any significant improvements on the site, I will simply retire from here. This is the time that I spent downloading models here; I’d better spend it modeling a new model and upload it to sites that really know how to sell. And honestly, I don’t understand the attitude of the administration towards the 3D niche. 3d is a bonanza and if everything is done correctly, then the site’s revenues will grow very much. Apparently the administration has enough salaries, but for others they do not care.