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 lighting

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

  • 3D texturing

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


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Create 3D environments

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

  • 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.

  • Use polygonal modelling

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

  • Create 3D characters

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

  • Migrate existing data

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

  • 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.

  • Develop creative ideas

    Developing new artistic concepts and creative ideas.

  • Create 3D texture map

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

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

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