3D Animator in Iowa City, IA

3D Animator Job Description

3D animators design and animate 3D characters and objects for games, videos, presentations and other creations. In some cases, these professionals are asked to participate in overall story development or game design. Candidates should be versed in a variety of industry-standard applications, including Maya, MotionBuilder, Mudbox, FBX, 3ds Max, ZBrush, Premiere and After Effects. Companies seeking animators with motion design skills may look for Cinema 4D experience and knowledge of common graphic design software. Employers may also require a demo reel or shipped title.

Typical 3d animator duties:

Meeting with clients and key stakeholders, such as directors, actors, video game designers and other animators, to determine project scope and deadlinesResearching subjects to ensure accurate animated representations and storyboarding in the development of scenes that require animationWorking with designers and developers to ensure that 3D animations meet technical and stylistic requirements

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3D Modeling
3D Modeling
3D Studio Max
Adobe Flash
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Animation
Autodesk
Autodesk Maya
CINEMA 4D
Salary for 3D Animator in Iowa City, IA
60865 - 88595
25th percentile
60865
New to the role, with little or no experience; requires more than casual instruction or supervision to perform day-to-day duties
50th percentile
71910
Has the experience to consistently perform core responsibilities without direct supervision; very comfortable with processes and subject matter associated with the role
75th percentile
88595
Value to the organization goes far beyond the ability to perform normal job duties; has rare qualifications that enable consistent contribution in unique ways; ready for next career level when available
Projected salaries for related positions Position title 25th percentile 50th percentile 75th percentile Art Director 74965 91885 108570 Animator 59925 71910 85775 3D Modeler 53345 66270 81310 Digital Artist 52640 65565 82015 Presentation Designer 55225 69090 79430 Graphic Designer 47940 62040 73320 Packaging Designer 50760 61570 75435 Illustrator/Infographics Designer 47705 57575 70500 Photo Retoucher 43475 57105 73320 Photographer 41125 54285 68150 Production Artist 48645 57340 63920 Production Coordinator 43710 47000 55460
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