As many artistic individuals see an interest in this career, there are certain required skills by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
- Networking and business skills
- ability to showcase artistic works in a portfolio
- Collaborative personality and willingness to work with other artists
- Artistic talent and computer skills
Some 3D artists working in graphic or media art, such as video or movie production, may find positions without formal education, but most companies now require a certificate, associate's degree or bachelor's degree in graphic design or a related field. Coursework that can prepare an individual in a career of a 3D artist includes computer design, technical drawing and animation. Fine 3D artists pursuing employment as professional sculptors could be self-taught or take lessons from an established artist. Some colleges and universities teach networking and business skills to aspiring 3D artists.
The type of companies hiring 3D animators would begaming studios, movie film production companies, environment artists, mural artists, and many more. The common career paths of a 3D artist are as shown:
A day in the life of a 3D artist:
- schedules are not permanent
- the only work you get is founded by you
- You are YOUR boss unless hired by a company
- many projects may take 12 hours or more, unless broken up
Demand for Multimedia Artists and Animators is expected to go up, with an expected 63,640 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 29.95 percent over the next few years.
Senior 3D Artist at Ubisoft Singapore