3D Modeler

20 Best 3D Modeler

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Attiq ur Rehman

United Kingdom

Multidisciplinary Designer & Branding Expert

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Jen Lai

California, United States

Transforming ideas into visual masterpieces

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Joaquin Maurtua


Web Dev Expert: Framer & Spline Specialist

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Nick Souza

Indianapolis, United States

Framer Partner & Expert | Making Ideas Real

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Axel Oliva


Unreal Visual Artist & Filmmaker

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Kir Kovalski


Mobile UI/UX designer, Spline.Design Expert

Recommended 1x
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Oleksii Kaiukov


UX/UI & Web Design • Framer Expert • Presentation

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Andrew Ehrensperger

Bath, United Kingdom

5+ years specialised in Web, Branding and 3D

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Eugene Upston

United States

Specialized 3D Designer & Web Developer

Recommended 1x
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Michele Messina


Websites optimized 3D art.

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Kerem Balku

İstanbul, Turkey

UI/UX & 3D Designer

Recommended 1x
Paul Barradas's avatar

Paul Barradas


A spark of magic that sets your web / app apart ✨

Recommended 1x
Maksim Borisov's avatar

Maksim Borisov

Amsterdam, Netherlands

UI/UX Designer: Web 3D Experience

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Sanat Shirodkar

Goa, India

0->1 Product Designer with a background in CS

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Jesús Amador

Costa Rica

Authentic designs for complex needs

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Quinton Butler

Dallas, United States

Branding Interactive Web Designs - Framer & Spline

Jahson Fuller's avatar

Jahson Fuller

Santa Monica, United States

Master of 3D Design and Branding

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Abdur Rahman

Hyderabad, India

Designing the better future for all.✨

Common projects for 3D Modelers

Designing 3D characters for video games or animations.

Creating realistic 3D models of products for marketing or prototyping purposes.

Developing detailed and accurate 3D models for architectural or interior design projects.

Crafting 3D environments for virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) applications.

Designing 3D assets for use in films or television productions.

Creating 3D animations or special effects for various multimedia presentations.

Tips for working with and hiring 3D Modelers

Define your project

Clearly outline your project requirements, expectations, and deadlines. This includes the type of 3D modeling you need (character models, environment models, product models, etc.), the level of detail, and the final output format.

Review their work

Look at the 3D modeler's portfolio on Contra to see if their style and quality of work match your project needs. Pay attention to their ability to create realistic models, their attention to detail, and their creativity.

Understand their technical skills

Be sure the 3D modeler is proficient in the necessary software such as Blender, Autodesk Maya, 3ds Max, and Zbrush. Their ability to leverage these tools is crucial to the success of your project.

Communication is key

Maintain open communication with your 3D modeler throughout the project. Provide constructive feedback and ask for regular updates. Remember, all communication and work reviews should be done through Contra to ensure a smooth workflow.

How to hire 3D Modelers

Define your needs

Have a clear understanding of your project requirements, the type of 3D modeling needed, and the timeline. This will help you communicate effectively with potential 3D modelers.

Post a detailed job

Post a job on Contra detailing your project needs, the skills required, and the timeline. A detailed job post will attract 3D modelers who are a good fit for your project.

Review applications and portfolios

Review the applications and portfolios of 3D modelers who apply to your job. Look for those who have experience in similar projects and whose style matches your vision.

Conduct interviews

Interview potential 3D modelers to assess their understanding of your project and their ability to deliver as per your requirements. Ask about their process, their experience with similar projects, and how they handle feedback and revisions.

Set clear terms

Once you've chosen a 3D modeler, set clear terms for the project. This includes the payment terms, project milestones, and deliverables. Contra makes it easy to manage contracts and payments in one place.

3 questions to ask when interviewing 3D Modelers

1. Can you tell me about a project where you had to create a complex 3D model? What were the challenges and how did you overcome them?

2. What 3D modeling software are you most proficient in and why do you prefer using it?

3. Can you describe your process for receiving and incorporating feedback into your models?

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Frequently asked

A freelance 3D modeler creates and designs three-dimensional models using specialized software. These models can be characters, environments, or objects, and are used in industries like gaming, film, marketing, and architecture among others.

A freelance 3D modeler creates and designs three-dimensional models using specialized software. These models can be characters, environments, or objects, and are used in industries like gaming, film, marketing, and architecture among others.

Hiring a 3D modeler on Contra gives you access to a global network of top freelance talent. You can review their portfolios, discuss your project requirements directly, and manage contracts and payments all on one platform. Plus, Contra doesn't charge commissions.

3D modelers use a variety of software tools, including Blender, Autodesk Maya, 3ds Max, and Zbrush. The choice of tool often depends on the specific requirements of the project and the modeler's expertise.

You can post a job on Contra with your project details and requirements. 3D modelers who match your needs can then apply for the job. You can also browse through the profiles of 3D modelers on Contra and invite those you are interested in to apply.

3D modeling skills are required for a wide range of projects including video game design, animation creation, product prototyping, architectural visualization, and creation of marketing or advertising materials, among others.

The cost of hiring a 3D modeler on Contra can range from $20 to $100 per hour, depending on the complexity of the project and the modeler's expertise and experience.

Freelance 3D modelers are paid commission-free on Contra. They may charge per project, per hour, or per milestone. Clients must pay a minimum of $250 or $25 an hour to post an opportunity on Contra. The payment for each milestone is released after the client approves the deliverables for that milestone, or automatically within three days.

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