3D Artists Discuss Ways of Earning Money

More than 40 creators have shared their insights on how to make an extra profit with 3D art.

In many 3D Artists' lives, there comes a point when they decide to go a step further and somehow commercialize their works, turning a mere hobby into a profitable endeavor. Some creators join game development and outsourcing studios, working on video games, movies, and TV series, some start creating asset packs and plug-ins and selling them via various platforms and marketplaces, while others find unique and unorthodox ways to earn a living by producing high-quality 3D artworks and projects.

For aspiring artists, however, it may be challenging to find the perfect strategy and start getting a monetary value out of their works. With so many options to choose from, choosing might get difficult simply due to the sheer amount of factors to consider and nuances to remember, especially when each option has its own unique set of pros and cons that need to be weighed carefully. If you consider yourself to be such an artist, here's a cool thread that might help you out.

A few days ago, Environment Artist Michael Guerrero announced the launch of a new shop for purchasing prints of his environments, asking Twitter's 3D Artists about other potential ways of monetizing one's artworks. In less than a week, Michael's original post gathered more than 45,000 views and 40+ comments, with Digital Creators from all over the world sharing their insights on the topic.

For example, Senior Environment Artist Maarten Hof, known to many for producing gorgeous Unreal-powered scenes, explained why selling game-ready environments on the UE Marketplace is a perfect way to get started:

Senior Environment Artist Charly Carrelet explained the bonuses of the 3D printing market and how one can earn a living out of it:

Level Designer Bartłomiej Guzek noted that Valve's CS:GO can also be a way of earning some cash:

You can read more pieces of advice by checking out Michael's original Twitter post. Also, don't forget to join our 80 Level Talent platformour Reddit page, and our Telegram channel, follow us on Instagram and Twitter, where we share breakdowns, the latest news, awesome artworks, and more.

Preview image by Michael Guerrero

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