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3D Generalist Definition

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A 3D Generalist draws illustrations and animations on design software. They are generally called graphic designers. Their job description is not just limited to drawing, but they also work for adding a 2 dimensional or 3-dimensional touch to a drawing. An artist brings an idea to life in the form of a drawing or illustration. Here we will provide some information about their responsibilities, along with a job description.

What does a 3D Generalist do?

An artist is just not limited to making drawings but is also responsible for bringing the idea in the client’s mind to life.  Here are mentioned duties of an artist:

  1. Illustrates the artwork
  2. Draws an idea in the form of art
  3. Collaborates with a team to discuss the projects
  4. Draws 2D 3D sculpts
  5. Creates graphics using mesh, map, and different modeling tools
  6. Draws visual animations
  7. Receives and incorporates feedback as an edit to the work
  8. Focusses on client’s requirements
  9. Views the project from the client’s perspective
  10. Draws realistic drawings for the artistic visual effects
  11. Troubleshoot any problems faced during a project

These are some of the job responsibilities for an artist. If you feel like being experienced in all of these mentioned responsibilities, then you are good to go for an artist’s job.

Sample 3D Generalist Job Description:

If you are a hiring agency, and looking for immediate hire, but don’t have the time to draft the job description, we got your back. Here is written a sample 3D generalist job description that you may use in your job post. 

You will work closely with the creative director and production managers to schedule project milestones, allocation of freelancers and in-house artists. The 3D Generalist must continually identify and develop Improvements of animation pipeline efficiencies. Will be responsible for creating 3D animated shots from start to finish. You must have outstanding written communication skills as well as with clients and other junior artists. We are ramping up our 3D department in Manila and the relay of clear and accurate communication is very important.


  • Work with the Creative Director, Project Managers, and the client to define character and environment assets with an emphasis on storytelling.
  • Work on all facets of the 3D pipeline on multiple projects with tight deadlines includes modeling, texturing, animating, lighting, render management, and compositing
  • Proficiency in animation, rigging, compositing, and motion capture (Natural Point/Motive) is a plus.
  • The ideal candidate should be a generalist, able to jump from problems to solutions in short order.
  • Preferably familiar with Maya Human IK System but can also do Keyframe Animation when necessary
  • Knowledgeable with V-ray for Lighting and Rendering.
  • Work to meet deadlines within busy production schedules.
  • Willing to learn developing assets for our Crowd Simulation Software, Golaem for Maya.
  • Identify opportunities to share knowledge and educate others on the production process
  • Setting up the pipeline and creating tools for artists to work on.
  • Managing and guiding other artists, both creatively and technically.
  • Review, interview and oversee other 3D artists' work and generally build a 3D department.
  • Also, oversee the 2D Editors department.
  • Be willing to learn new mediums/technology (like VR and AR)
  • Knowledgeable in compositing different passes/render layers in After Effects and/or Photoshop
  • Experience in Simulation (Cloth, Particles, Liquids, Hair, Fur) is a plus.
  • Willing to learn different techniques (render styles/compositing) in production.

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