CG Modeller3D Modeller

Character Designer

Character Animator

Minimum Preferably 10th standard pass and above

Certified training for Modeller (programme aligned to MES/Q2501 released by Media & Entertainment Skills Council)

0-1 year for Trainee Modeller/Junior Modeller More than a year for a Modeller

The tasks a Modeller is expected to perform include:Creating computer-generated models (characters, machines, props, objects, etc.) for animation

Creating prototypes/pilots for testing

Providing suggestions for the final model for its polycounts, mesh complexity, movement capability, etc.

Knowledge of the principles of 3D modelling and animation including concepts like polygons, nurbs, surface space modelling, etc.Well-versed with the techniques and workflow of UV mapping

Proficient in creating various types of models (organic, non-organic, simple, complex)Adept at designing models to suit the final use like a model created for feature films, for television series or for a game or e-Learning module

Knowledge of the techniques of sculpting (added advantage)Well-versed with human anatomy, skeleton structure, joints, facial muscles, etc.Adept at the basics of rigging to help build models with minimum necessary spline, nurbs and polygons

Proficient in testing models through the basic phonemes test, basic expression test, simulation tests, grayscale turnarounds to ensure that they meet the design specification and production requirements

Training in 3D software such as Maya, 3D Studio Max, etc.

Excellent communication skills

Computer skills

Team player

Eye for detail

Creative bend of mind

Good drawing skills Planning skills

Problem solving skills


Pressure handling skills

It is a desk job

Work from home option is available

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Travelling is not a part of the job

Need not handle a team

Working hours

Working hours are 8/9 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week. This may vary from company to company

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Shift system maybe applicable

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health risks include exposure to computer screen for long hours, sleep deprivation, etc.Occupational hazards include fatigue, body ache, stress, strain on eyes, etc.

For freshers - INR 8,000 to INR 15,000 per month For candidates with 3-5 years of experience or more - INR 25,000 to INR 40,000 per month (These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Media & Entertainment Sector in India

The current employment across Media & Entertainment sector is estimated to be over 1 million persons (in terms of direct employment only). The Private Final Consumption Expenditure (PFCE) on Entertainment would grow at a CAGR of 13% to 14% between 2008 and 2022. The Media and Entertainment industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the country. The animation segment in India is in its early growth stage and is poised for growth in the future.

The entertainment animation section contributes to around 70% to the total animation industry. TV animation, the largest user of animation in India, is considered to be the most basic form of animation from which most of the companies start and evolve to other forms like VFX and fully animated movies.

Animation is fairly recent concept in Indian cinema. Some of the Indian animated movie makers have collaborated with DreamWorks, Walt Disney, and Pixar Animation. Apart from pure 2D or 3D animated movies, application of animation in films is also increasing.

It is projected that the total employment in the Media and Entertainment industry would increase from about 1 to 1.1 million persons in 2008 to about 4 to 4.1 million persons in 2022, an incremental human resource requirement of about 3 million persons. This means that in the future, there is going to be a continuous and increasing demand for this job role. All these factors put together is only going to increase the job opportunities for a Modeller across towns and cities in India.


Animation studios & VFX studios across India

Creative agencies across India

Gaming companies across India

Web design firms across India

Media companies across India

Towns and cities across India

Aptech Computer Education

266, Ward no 8, Naya Nagar, Near Bus Stand, Hamirpur 177001, Himachal Pradesh, Tel: 01972-223326

GCS Group

GCS Computer Tech Pvt Ltd., SCO-162-163, Madhya Marg, Sector-9C, Chandigarh-160009, Tel: +91-9781119990

Reliance Animation

8th Floor, City Tower,17 Dhole Patil Road, Pune 411001, Tel: 020 30577501/03

Arena Animation

Shiv Centre, 3rd Floor, 301, Sector -17, Opp. St. Lawrence School, Above Vishwajyot Hotel, Vashi, Navi Mumbai 400703, Tel: 022-27892578 http://www.arena-

VFX Media and Designs

5, Jawaharlal Nehru Salai, 100 ft road, Arumbakkam, Chennai-106, Tel: 044-65455552

National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad

Opp Tagore Hall, Paldi , Ahmedabad, Gujarat -380 007 , Tel: (079) 663 9692 / 660 5243

Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay

Powai, Mumbai 400076, Tel: 91-22-576 7801 /

The Whistling Woods International Institute for Film, Television & Media Arts, Mumbai

Film City Complex, Film City Road, Goregoan East, Mumbai 400065, Tel: 022-30916146 /

Animaster Academy

4th Floor, Uniworth Plaza, #20, Sankey Road, Bangalore 560 020, Tel: +91 80 41138121 / 22 /

MAAC India

1st Floor, Dixant Bahwan,Above IOC Petrol Pump, Opp. IIT Main Gate, Powai, Mumbai, Tel: 022-42479900, 9619274197 /