They create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.
The Skills of a 3D Animator
Computer programming skills
Patience to work long hours
Degree And Training
Strong technical skills and a portfolio or demo reel often necessary
Companies that Employ 3D Animators
Sony Pictures Animation
Walt Disney Animation Studios
Industrial Light & Magic
3D animators should expect to work 50 hours a week and go up from there.
The Income of a 3D Animator
A 3D animator gets paid $58,510, but more successful animators make over $100,000
Outlook for 2022
The outlook for a 3D animator is expected to grow by 6% from 2012-2022.
Mark Donald was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He got his degree in agriculture but became determined to animate after watching "Toy Story". He is self taught and now works with Dream-works animation studio and is best know for his work on Kung-fu panda, Shrek the third, Home, and Rise of the Guardians.