Profession 3D modeller

3D modellers design 3D models of objects, virtual environments, layouts, characters, and 3D virtual animated agents.

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Personality Type

  • Artistic / Investigative


  • 3D texturing

    The process of applying a type of surface to a 3D image.

  • 3D lighting

    The arrangement or digital effect which simulates lighting in a 3D environment.


  • Operate 3D computer graphics software

    Use graphical ICT tools, such as Autodesk Maya, Blender which enable digital editing, modelling, rendering and composition of graphics. These tools are based in mathematical representation of three-dimensional objects.

  • Create 3D texture map

    Add detail, colour or surface texture to a computer-based 3D-model or graphic.

  • Use polygonal modelling

    Represent 3D models by using line segments to connect vertices in order to create polygonal mesh on surfaces.

  • Create 3D environments

    Develop a computer-generated 3D representation of a setting such as simulated environment, where the users interact.

  • Render 3D images

    Use specialised tools to convert 3D wire frame models into 2D images with 3D photorealistic effects or non-photorealistic rendering on a computer.

  • Build business relationships

    Establish a positive, long-term relationship between organisations and interested third parties such as suppliers, distributors, shareholders and other stakeholders in order to inform them of the organisation and its objectives.

  • Migrate existing data

    Apply migration and conversion methods for existing data, in order to transfer or convert data between formats, storage or computer systems.

  • Confer on artwork

    Introduce and discuss the nature and content of art work, achieved or to be produced with an audience, art directors, catalogue editors, journalists, and other parties of interest.

  • Create 3D characters

    Develop 3D models by transforming and digitising previously designed characters using specialised 3D tools

  • Develop creative ideas

    Developing new artistic concepts and creative ideas.

  • Apply 3D imaging techniques

    Implement a variety of techniques such as digital sculpting, curve modelling and 3D scanning to create, edit, preserve and use 3D images, such as point clouds, 3D vector graphic and 3D surface shapes.

Optional knowledge and skills

matlab software interaction design c# perl typescript abap ajax assembly (computer programming) scratch (computer programming) perform ict troubleshooting smalltalk (computer programming) microsoft visual c++ select illustration styles php emergent technologies c++ create 2d painting cobol ml (computer programming) prolog (computer programming) swift (computer programming) lean project management javascript coffeescript groovy sas language process-based management agile project management ict project management methodologies erlang haskell lisp r maintain an artistic portfolio computer programming visual studio .net apl 3d printing process animate 3d organic forms java (computer programming) principles of animation sap r3 ruby (computer programming) draw design sketches common lisp geographic information systems python (computer programming) pascal (computer programming) apply technical communication skills apply social media marketing openedge advanced business language vbscript scala perform data mining objective-c