SimplyMaya Forums

Welcome to the forum, feel free to ask questions here.

Home / forum / Lounges / Members Lounge / 3D-artist - is it a good job?
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

New Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-01-2007, 01:05 AM   #1
MrTerminator
Registered User
 
MrTerminator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Germany
Posts: 195
Thanks: 0
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Default 3D-artist - is it a good job?

Hi, I'm 15 years old, and I think sometimes of my futur occupation. How good is a 3D-artist's job? Do they get much money? What is your opinion?
MrTerminator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2007, 03:33 AM   #2
mtmckinley
The Maya Mountain
 
mtmckinley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 8,245
Thanks: 1
Thanked 25 Times in 25 Posts
Default

I like it and I can support myself and if need be, my future wife with it.
__________________
-Mike
www.mtmckinley.net
The Maya Toolbelt
mtmckinley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2007, 04:06 AM   #3
pbman
Subscriber
 
pbman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: London
Posts: 1,135
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

it also depends who u work for and how long/much experiece u have

the more experience is better as u can aim for jobs like TD's and earn different amount of money
__________________
Now at SMU doing BSc 3D Computer Animation so its hard to get on here
My wire render tut http://forum.simplymaya.com/showthre...threadid=20973
pbman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-01-2007, 06:43 PM   #4
petrol
Subscriber
 
petrol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: London UK
Posts: 351
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Also depends on how expensive your future wife is

From what I hear of the games industry at least, it sounds like a pretty good job. You have to work hard and put in a lot of hours when needed, as with many other roles... but if you enjoy what you do, thats the main thing - most people hate their jobs and i refuse to be one of them.
petrol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-01-2007, 06:54 PM   #5
mtmckinley
The Maya Mountain
 
mtmckinley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 8,245
Thanks: 1
Thanked 25 Times in 25 Posts
Default

yeah you definitely have to work your way "up" so to speak. When I first started out, I didn't get a ton of money. 4 years later though, I'm doing alright.
__________________
-Mike
www.mtmckinley.net
The Maya Toolbelt
mtmckinley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-01-2007, 11:43 AM   #6
MrTerminator
Registered User
 
MrTerminator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Germany
Posts: 195
Thanks: 0
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Default

I also think it's very important to have fun at work, 3D-stuff is fun.
So I think it is a good job
MrTerminator is offline   Reply With Quote
New Thread

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Forensic Animator Job atadami Members Lounge 0 03-12-2010 08:34 PM
where can i post info about 3D job openings? atadami Members Lounge 3 03-12-2010 09:51 AM

1 Month

$34

Month-to-month billing
$34/month
Unlimited access to all videos
Project files to download
Easy to cancel at anytime
 
 

3 months

$87

Billing every 3 months
$29/month
Unlimited access to all videos
Project files to download
Easy to cancel at anytime
Save $5 per month or $15 in total compared to monthly billing with this package.

12 months

$288

Billing every 12 months
$24/month
Unlimited access to all videos
Project files to download
Easy to cancel at anytime
Save $10 per month or $120 in total compared to monthly billing with this package.

Your plan will automatically renew. You can cancel at any time via your PayPal account to avoid being charged again.

You can view the FAQ on our video plans here. You can contact us directly here. By clicking one of the buttons above, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.