At a Glance: 3D Modeling
The power of 3D modeling lies in its ability to take a simple concept, whether that is a quick sketch of a product you’re developing or a demonstration visual aid for an upcoming presentation, and create a realistic 3D image to make it seem more tangible. Because of that, 3D modeling is a versatile tool capable of benefiting projects ranging from product design and marketing to video games and interactive entertainment.
A skilled designer can help you create 3D models of anything you can imagine, ranging from products and characters, to environments, vehicles, and props. Art styles can range from realistic to heavily stylized, depending on your needs. 3D modelers use programs such as 3ds Max, V-Ray, AutoCAD, ZBrush, Photoshop, and more to create 3D models that can be animated, placed in a 3D virtual space, or manipulated for 2D stills. 3D modeling experts on Upwork often hail from game development or visual design backgrounds, though they may also have experience in engineering, product design, and other related fields.