2018 SCALE

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Job Description 3D Animator

Short Description:

Responsible for creating animation and graphics through the use of computer hardware, illustrations, and software programs.

Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Create illustrations, scan images, and conduct photo retouching.
  • Develop and execute computer animation projects from start to finish.
  • Execute 3D multimedia projects including animation composites and renders for interactive productions.
  • Maintain a clean and organized production studio.
  • Manage and store 3D animation images and files.
  • Manipulate colors, shadow, texture, light, etc. to meet production expectations.
  • Review and recommend technology upgrades to ensure compatibility with existing and future requirements.
  • Use imagination, skill, and experience to design life-like computer animations.
  • Work with the production team to understand 3D graphics requests and execute them within deadlines.

Skills / Requirements / Qualifications

  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to others to understand the scope and details of projects, asking appropriate questions, and gathering necessary information.
  • Communication — Effectively communicating information and ideas, both written and oral.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Computer Proficiency — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to create 3D assets and animation.
  • Critical Thinking — Applying logic and reason to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most beneficial based on resources and deadlines.
  • Originality — Providing a wide-range of innovative ideas about a given topic or situation, including discovering creative ways to communicate public relations messages and solve problems.
  • Planning and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish work within deadlines.
  • Thinking Creatively — Designing, editing, and/or creating new ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.

Job Zones

  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed
  • Education: Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
  • Related Experience: A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
  • Job Training: Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
  • Job Zone Examples: Many of these occupations involve coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include real estate brokers, sales managers, database administrators, graphic designers, chemists, art directors, and cost estimators.

SVP Range: (7.0 to < 8.0)

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