Embarking on a creative journey calls for an adventurous episode in one’s career. Creative professionals like Animators, 3D Artists, Graphic Designers, Art Directors, Film and Production Designers have an impeccable style sense and they work for it.
Creative careers let these professionals capitalize on their inventiveness and Interestingly, having a career in 3D Animation, Visualization and Art have been in great demand lately.
As an Architectural 3D Artist, your role is very important because Investors can see what their project is going to appear like if they spend their money on it. Your skills are the big cheese for people in the Architectural field with large summit projects.
This career is as challenging as the number of opportunities it brings with it. There are numerous ways you can get recognized if you have good work, but what’s worth having a career in this field are the returns they give.
What are the Must-Have skills as a 3D Artist?
As a 3D Artist, there are not one but many skills you are expected to have. Some of them include knowing Softwares like SketchUp, its plugins, Adobe group of software like Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, After Effects. Rendering software like Lumion, Twinmotion, Enscape, Vray, and 3Ds Max.
The payscale could be conditional on the skill set you have, and it definitely escalates as you gain more experience and when you are into the field for years.
As a beginner, we might not be focused on the return as much as we should be on the learnings and that’s only fair.
The different types of Job Profiles you will come across if you have the skills.
Architectural 3D Visualizer
This is a quite vast field and calls a lot of opportunities if you have the required skills.
You could be hired as a Full-time 3D artist for the firm, Visualizer for 2D & 3D Media, Architectural Visualizer / 3D Modeler / 3D Artist, Exterior Facade Visualizer, and also could be recruited as a designer who also does the Visualization work.
3D Artist Freelancer
Freelancing comes with a lot of benefits that a full-time job cannot provide. You are the master of your schedule here and you can work according to your time and give the best results. Many companies prefer hiring a freelancer to a full-time working professional because the task is majorly project-oriented and the requirement is completed as and when the project is handled by the client.
3D animators create a profusion of animations, which are required in motion pictures, popular video games, or any animated, short television films.
A 3D animator specializes in creating stunning animated objects like furniture models, characters adjust the materials, create new and they also stipulate in landscaping and surroundings.
Visualizer and Designer
A visual designer designs for a variety of platforms, which may include Internet and intranet sites, games, movies, kiosks, and wearables. In short, they create the concepts, artwork, and layouts for digital projects based on creative briefs and client meetings.
So, How much can you really earn if you’re into this profession?
A beginner 3D Artist with less than 1-year of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of ₹50,000 per month.
A career on set 3D Artist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ₹60,000 on a monthly basis
A mid-career 3D Artist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ₹80,000 per month.
An experienced 3D Artist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ₹100,000 that too in a month.
A career like this can grant great rewards but also requires hours of commitment, passion towards the jobs, whiter than white creativity. It remunerates for the services that it requires and is definitely a career option one must think of getting in!
We hope this article provided useful insights into the world of 3D Artists and how they make a good earning in this field. We anticipate a great career for you and wish you all the luck for the best to come.
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