What is a Modeler's Role
Projects that require 3D modeling come in all forms and sizes, and can require a team made up of just one or dozens of artist. Working closely and understanding the needs of the team elevates the quality of the project (texturing, lighting, modeling, animating).
Production Pipeline Example:
Stages: pre production, production, and post - production
The stages are distributed among several different departments, depending on the project.
Some of the common departments for animation.
Different studios have different pipelines, but they all have one thing in common, a pipeline does exist.
Although every project will go through all three stages of the production process, not every project that you create 3D models for, will require every component.
To give you an idea of where a 3D modeler fits into a project, lets use a common pipline for an animated short.
Stage 1: Post production
This is the stage of preparing all the elements involved in a production.
And is the foundation / blueprint of the entire project, visual look , story and overall planning.
Any shortcuts taken at this stage can affect the project's success or failure.
After the initial concepts are approved. Writers develop the story in the form of a script or screenplay. Story is of the utmost importance.
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