3D Animator in Palm Springs, CA

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 Palm Springs, CA
75758 - 110273
25th percentile
75758
New to the role, with little or no experience; requires more than casual instruction or supervision to perform day-to-day duties
50th percentile
89505
Has the experience to consistently perform core responsibilities without direct supervision; very comfortable with processes and subject matter associated with the role
75th percentile
110273
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 93308 114368 135135 Animator 74588 89505 106763 3D Modeler 66398 82485 101205 Digital Artist 65520 81608 102083 Presentation Designer 68738 85995 98865 Graphic Designer 59670 77220 91260 Packaging Designer 63180 76635 93893 Illustrator/Infographics Designer 59378 71663 87750 Photo Retoucher 54113 71078 91260 Photographer 51188 67568 84825 Production Artist 60548 71370 79560 Production Coordinator 54405 58500 69030

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