A career as a 3D modeler means you’ll use your creativity and imagination every day to solve problems and create solutions.
As a 3D modeler, your primary responsibilities are to design and build 3D models based on the specifications of your clients. If you work in a shop, you will collaborate with other 3D modelers and artists to create 3D characters, environments, and other items depending on your clientele. If you are self-employed, then you will work jobs for clients on a case-by-case basis.
You will perform most of your 3D modeling work on a computer using software sculpting and texturing programs like ZBrush, Mudbox, and Polypainting. You may also use 3D printing technology to produce prototypes for your clients. To pursue a career in 3D modeling, you need extensive training in 3D modeling skills and software, typically through a bachelor’s degree program in 3D modeling and animation.