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A 3D animator is a professional who uses their artistic abilities to help communicate ideas visually. It is the role of a 3D animator to use colors, text, images, and symbols to assist with your company’s design process and make your company’s message easier for audiences to understand, in addition to essential design and visual effect work. 

A 3D animator should be proficient with multiple visual programs such as Photoshop and be familiar with layouts and fundamentals. Standard fields that 3D animators excel in are advertising, digital design, graphic design, illustration, and branding. 

Below, we will cover a sample job description, exploring the daily responsibilities and necessary qualifications for a 3D animator

The Job Overview

We are seeking a dedicated 3D animator to join our growing company. You will collaborate with other 3D animators to create compelling and eye-catching images and campaigns to increase our user base. Your duties will include developing animations for digital platforms to enhance our accompanying text.


Below are some of the responsibilities a 3D animator is expected to assume: 

  • Create and design storyboards for digital media formats such as video games and fine-arts deliverables
  • Select colors, fonts, images, and layouts based on brand guidelines
  • Ensure projects are completed promptly and are of high quality
  • Suggest and implement best practices and optimizations throughout animation projects
  • Collaborate with fellow animators using software such as Autodesk Maya to deliver a robust final animation
  • Use a wide range of media and design software
  • Develop computer graphics and animations based on a detailed design brief
  • Manage multiple projects within design specs and budget restrictions
  • Determine voice and messaging for animated pieces
  • QA design for errors
  • Implement feedback and changes whenever possible
  • Create visualizations that convey accurate messaging for the project 
Job Qualifications and Skill Sets

Below are the qualifications expected of a 3D animator:

  • A bachelor’s degree in computer animation, 3D/graphic design, fine arts or a related field
  • Proficiency in programs such as Mari, Adobe Suite, Maxon, CrazyTalk, or Autodesk Maya
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Minimum of two years experience in animation
  • Attention to detail
  • Portfolio of work with a wide range of 3D animation and wireframing projects
  • Strong analytical, time management, and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of animation layouts, typography, print, and web
  • Experience with both print and digital media

We are looking for your most recent and inspiring projects to evaluate your skills. A diverse portfolio is ideal for providing a quick summary of accomplishments and abilities. 3D animators often include various work types, such as STL, 3DS, and STEP files. .STL files are the standard for consumer 3D printing. 

3D Animators need to maintain a credible portfolio. Ideally, reviews and references are included in addition to your work. 



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    • (NaN job)
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