It is really interesting that you are looking to start freelance 3D modeling part-time. Whatever problem you have in the current job you have to jump a great step. Sometimes you do not have good knowledge about this topic. But trust me you will be in the right place end of this reading.
You must start with choosing the desired field related to sculpting, rendering, or 3D modeling. Then you need to find specific software for that. After that, you need to invest your time by seeking proper learning material with the necessary hardware equipment.
After you are well familiar with the field and you earn enough money more than your job. You can leave your job or you can do both. Now I can explain to you more the above brief explanation very well.
Step 01: Choose the Desired Field
Well, this means you had better select one category among 3D modeling, Sculpting, or Rendering. Focus on one and learn well.
You can start 3D modeling using your mobile phone. There is software that you can do the basic things of 3D modeling.
Product and package design – Here you need to do design 3d models for the products and packages. Making 3D models are very cheap for the product owners more than hire a photographer.
Architectural design – You have to create the 3D models of the building, gardens, etc. There are both interior and exterior designs. You just need to create models according to the real dimension.
Mechanical design – For mechanical purposes, people need molds, models, and Drawings. This is a huge area for the designer. And if have good knowledge about mechanics, this will work for you well.
If you like to create characters this is the correct place for you. If you are well skilled with sculpting you can earn passive income easily. Because many gaming companies are hiring character designers very much.
Rendering is a digital way to apply the material to the model with relevant light setups. You must have good knowledge of lightings, background setup, color matching, etc. This will need much higher hardware requirements.
Step 02: Select the Specific Software
According to the above categories, there is specified 3D modeling software for each. The advantage of familiar software will ease any task-related area. As an example, if you select Revit for Architecture you can easily make columns, beams, slabs, and many more. But remember you cant sculpt with that. Each category has each software check below.
|Product and Package Design||3D Max, Cinema 4D, Blender, Maya, Rhino 3D|
|Architectural Design||AutoCAD, Revit, Archicad, Google Sketchup|
|Mechanical Design||SolidWorks, Inventor,|
|Sculpting||Maya, Cinema 4D, 3D Max|
|Rendering||KeyShot, Lumion, Adobe dimension, V-ray|
Step 03: Buy Relavant Hardware Equipment’s
CAD is base on computers. So you need to buy a computer for your purpose. At this point, you must pay attention to the graphic card as well as RAM. Many 3D modeling software requires more hardware requirements. So better think about this before you buy. This will guide you to buy a better computer for 3D modeling
If you have an older one check its requirements and check whether it has the right requirements. If you don’t have them please upgrade.
Step 04: Find Better Learning Material
This is the most important part. The reason is you should find the correct learning material for your software. There are so many online courses on Linda.com as well as LinkedIn. So better check the course and see how many peoples have got the course and completed. Better check with the ratings.
Sometimes courses may be paid. But It is a great investment. You can find some Free Onlne courses too. And remember when you install the software you had better install the version in your learning videos. You will be confused else.
When you follow the learning material please note down what you have learned. And use it again and again to remember that and also apply it many ways.
Step 05: Familiar With the Software
When you work with the software you must know everything about it. Be a PRO User. Then you can accept any challenge with that. Practice the software by using free learning videos on youtube, Vimeo, etc. There are many forums you can signup there and stay alert.
When you are familiar with the software you had better practice doing a project in the minimum time frame. There Tips and tricks will help you to be a pro designer. You had better know what you can do and don’t with using your software So it is easy when you accept jobs from clients and give them a confident answer about the project. Please accept whatever you can do with your software.
Step 06: Build a Nice Portfolio
The best projects you have done are great stuff of your proficiency. You had better collect all the best content and then publish it as a portfolio. There are many platforms that you can sign up and make a profile of the portfolio. Behance is one of the best places. You can upload your graphics images for your portfolio with high quality.
What is the necessity of making a portfolio? There are many things. You can show them to your clients and show them at the beginning and you can have a positive customer impression at that beginning, Then you tell your customer who you are. That is a trick.
You can show your talents to the customers. And making trustiness with them. It is a great positive approach to your work with him.
Step 07: Find Clients
You are going to start a new business. So clients are a major part of the business. There are so many ways to find clients for you.
01. Use social media – To find a client it is a great way to use social media. Nowadays social media are very famous with people. So they always engage with that. Just you need to make a page or group and post every your content frequently. You must post the best things with eye-catching. So necessary clients will find you.
And also you can try Reddit.com and many more platforms.
02. Use web site with a blog – You had better create a website with a blog and posting new ideas. People will find you and asked for new projects. So you had better contact with them and work well
03. Use Freelancing website – This is the best way that I recommended for freelancing 3D modelers. There are sites like Fiverr.com, Upwork.com both are the best are freelancing websites. You can find amazing customers there. There are many clients who looking for this kind of job posting. If you are a professional user You can perform well.
How to Do It as a Part Time Job?
Well, finally let me explain to you how you can engage with a part-time job. This is a very good interesting topic. First, you had better think about why you move for part-time. The reason is you need extra money or you are keen interested in this field.
So the next problem is how to spend your time in this field. The best way is to divide your daytime and separate it. Do what you love. It is a great way to succeed. Do not do anything without any force.
So as a freelancer you can sign up on the freelancing site and stay available until you receive the jobs and explain to the clients that you are doing a part-time job and ask for the delivery time. Then do the job very well and deliver it on time.
Finally, I wish you all the best in your new job. Hope it will be an interesting one. Later you will no need to do your old job.