2018 SCALE

Job Descriptions

2018 SCALE

Job Descriptions

Retrieving Job Listings.
Please Standby...

Job Description 3D Modeler

Short Description:

Responsible for using their artistic talents to create virtual worlds and characters using 3D modeling programs and tools.

Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Create textures and UV maps to meet production expectations.
  • Execute 3D multimedia projects including animation composites and renders for interactive productions.
  • Interpret concept art and sketches to create virtual characters, environments, and props.
  • Maintain a clean and organized production studio.
  • Prototype and iterate on models and characters based on direction and feedback from the design team.
  • Refine and edit model geometry and parameters based on feedback from the design team.
  • Rig models and characters for animation.
  • Stay abreast of the latest developments in 3D design, capture, and modeling tools and technologies.
  • Work with artists, animators, programmers, and production teams to understand 3D model requests and execute 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 models.
  • 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 situation, including discovering creative ways to communicate ideas 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)

Job Category


Salary National Average


Salary Variance

Enter City, State to find the Salary Variance in desired area

Add Salary Variance

Similar Positions

  • 3D Animator
  • Art Director; Animator
  • Graphic Designer
  • Multimedia Designer