What does a 3D Artist do?
3D artists create three-dimensional creations, including models, animation, and visual effects, which are used in creative projects, including films, video games, and advertising campaigns. They create special effects to match specific briefs utilizing a combination of hand drawing techniques and computer software. Their creation of graphics and animation often comes through computer programs and editing software. They sometimes work with a team of animators and other artists to collaborate on movies, games, or visual effects.
3D artists research upcoming projects to help find new ways to create the animation or the designs and develop storyboards that map out how scenes will look and progress. They help conceptualize ideas and processes to come up with the best plan for the project. After receiving feedback from relevant team members including directors or animators, they revise and make adjustments to fit their criteria and specifications. They meet with clients, designers, or directors for project review and to set deadlines. 3D artists need a bachelor's degree in art or computer graphics, as well as a relevant portfolio.
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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a 3d artist
When working as a 3d artist, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Adobe Photoshop, MEP AutoCAD, 3D Modeling, BIM and Revit MEP.
- Concept Artist
- Technical Artist
- Game Artist
- Character Artist
The most common qualifications to become a 3d artist is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.