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. 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 Submit your resume or request talent now and our expert recruiters will be with you shortly.Robert Half can assist you with your 3d animator recruitment needs.
3D Modeling
3D Modeling
3D Studio Max
Adobe Flash
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Animation
Autodesk
Autodesk Maya
CINEMA 4D
Salary for 3D Animator in Rochester, NY
$58,275 - $84,825
25th percentile
$58,275
New to the role, with little or no experience; requires more than casual instruction or supervision to perform day-to-day duties
50th percentile
$68,850
Has the experience to consistently perform core responsibilities without direct supervision; very comfortable with processes and subject matter associated with the role
75th percentile
$84,825
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 $71,775 $87,975 $103,950 Animator $57,375 $68,850 $82,125 3D Modeler $51,075 $63,450 $77,850 Digital Artist $50,400 $62,775 $78,525 Presentation Designer $52,875 $66,150 $76,050 Graphic Designer $45,900 $59,400 $70,200 Packaging Designer $48,600 $58,950 $72,225 Illustrator/Infographics Designer $45,675 $55,125 $67,500 Photo Retoucher $41,625 $54,675 $70,200 Photographer $39,375 $51,975 $65,250 Production Artist $46,575 $54,900 $61,200 Production Coordinator $41,850 $45,000 $53,100
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