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need image in 3d - STL file
New
Fixed-price ‐ Posted 40 minutes ago

$10
Fixed Price

Intermediate
Experience Level

I need the attached image in STL file for 3d printer I want to print a 3d Heart of this. Thanks

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(Silicone) Realistic 3D Products Render Fixed-price ‐ Posted 4 hours ago

$20
Fixed Price

Expert
Experience Level

3D model provided **PLEASE upload a reference of silicone rendering you made for us to consider Tasks: 3D Rendering, Super Realistic…

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Sculptor needed to make custom garden gnome Fixed-price ‐ Posted 8 hours ago

$750
Fixed Price

Intermediate
Experience Level

I’m wanting to hire someone to design and create a garden gnome that looks like my father. He is creating a garden and I thought the pe…

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3D Designer (Interior) Required Fixed-price ‐ Posted 9 hours ago

$150
Fixed Price

Intermediate
Experience Level

We already have hired 2 designers, But due to excess work load, We would like to hire 2 more designers. DesignLAB International is wor…

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Character Design for 3D Printing Fixed-price ‐ Posted 12 hours ago

$100
Fixed Price

Entry
Experience Level

I am making wall mounted dioramas that tell a story. Eventually, I would like to find an artist I can work with long term on many diffe…

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3d rendering re-style
New
Fixed-price ‐ Posted 1 hour ago

$50
Fixed Price

Intermediate
Experience Level

For this design job we have created different photo realistic diametric perspective tiles. (2:1) These tiles will be used to build vari…

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foodhaus_Designer needed to render video file Fixed-price ‐ Posted 7 hours ago

$10
Fixed Price

Intermediate
Experience Level

We need a designer with Adobe After Effects that is able to download a video and render it. This is a short task and should only take…

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$58
Fixed Price

Expert
Experience Level

I have here attached my kitchen design and some idea layout and cathedral ceiling I am looking for a artistic kitchen designer….!! T…

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3D modeler for keychain with multiple patterns Fixed-price ‐ Posted 11 hours ago

$20
Fixed Price

Intermediate
Experience Level

Hi there, Looking for someone to 3D design an already finished 5" tall key lanyard that has 12 different patterns. Looking for someo…

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Van for my 3d video Fixed-price ‐ Posted 13 hours ago

$30
Fixed Price

Intermediate
Experience Level

Hello I have a van in my 3D video that I need to change to the van in the photos Here's the link for the full video, the source, and p…

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3D Modelers on Upwork
can earn $17–$30/hr.
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How to Become a Freelance 3D Modeler

Do you live to create? Does creating a 3D model satisfy you in ways that other things simply can’t? If you’ve got the drive to master the craft or already mastered the art and want to earn a healthy living by applying your trade, you might make an excellent 3D modeler on Upwork.

What does a 3D modeler do?

3D modelers are usually tasked with replicating real-life objects in software such as AutoCAD, Maya, or AutoDesk Inventor. This usually involves a thorough measurement process. However, a draftsman may carry out these measurements and generate a blueprint from which the 3D modeler can work. Multipart models may require multiple constraints that prevent parts from overlapping and help determine whether a prototype would be viable.

3D modeling also commonly includes structural modeling, such as for a high-rise or an aircraft carrier, and even 3D modeling for video game and VR applications, which often occur via Unreal Engine or Unity. Blender3D is another software that 3D modelers commonly use.

3D modelers are more commonly known as animators, digital artists, and visual effects (VFX) artists, depending on which industry they’re working in. 3D artists cover sculpting and 3D modeling jobs that involve working with 3D printing, 3D animations, 3D characters, 3D designs, and 3D renderings.

What skills do I need to become a 3D modeler?

There’s generally no degree requirement to become a 3D modeler. Still, some organizations will require a relevant engineer who has passed their Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) exam to sign off on a print or model before allowing construction.

3D modelers usually learn skills such as:

  • Measurement and materials science
  • Calculus and geometry
  • Engineering design
  • Graphic design
  • Drafting
  • Hand-sketching
  • Character rigging and skinning

Some are familiar with animation techniques, and most have a strong eye for detail.

Should I get a 3D modeler certification?

In addition to developing your skills, obtaining a professional certification can help your Upwork profile stand out. AutoDesk offers official certifications, as do SolidWorks and Creo.

Frequently, employers will search for 3D artists with a bachelor’s degree in 3D modeling, 3D animation, graphic design, or other related fields. Moviemakers will typically search for 3D modelers with a master’s degree or relevant experience.

What are the job responsibilities of a 3D modeler?

3D modelers will be tasked with measuring, recreating, tweaking, and carrying out other actions on “digital twins” of real-world items and generating new part concepts, character concepts, and design concepts. These tasks serve to supplement engineering, game making, prototyping, and many other workflows.

3D modelers may also be tasked with stress and materials analysis using AutoCAD or similar software. Further responsibilities may include verifying model constraints by moving each piece of a model in different directions to detect any imperfect or missing conditions.

3D modelers often create character skins in less industrial environments, develop character skeletons, and develop 2D textures for 3D models.

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