3D animators design and create visual effects using 3D modelling, character animation, textures, lighting, rigging, rendering and compositing. They work with a special digital 3D mesh that forms the shape of the character or object. They can apply fur, hair, textures or other effects to the mesh to produce a realistic result.
3D animators may work in industries such as filmmaking, game design, television, online content development, advertising, education or government. In Western Australia, 3D animators mostly work in the Perth metropolitan area.