Belgian 3D printing service i.materialise says their new 3D Modeling Service can, if you happen to be a 3D designer, help you earn some money working for clients through their site. The company says their online platform is ideal for anyone who can create models in 3D, and it’s open to those who can turn sketches and ideas into 3D printable files.
It works like this: visit the i.materialise 3D Modeling Service portal and then click on “Offer Your Design Skills.” You apply by filling out all the required fields, the team will review the application, and should you qualify, they’ll add you totheir list of skilled 3D modeling providers.
The company says it’s a good idea to “put some thought into your profile” when you make your application, and they say you should provide as much information as you can to make your profile appealing to potential customers. Include promotional and very detailed information in the “About You” section which outlines your strengths, the depth of your experience, the names of past clients and a list of objects you usually design. It’s also recommended that you upload a number of relevant images to represent your work and style, upload a profile picture and choose a strong description section so that visitors to your 3D modeler profile can get a feel for you and your focus.
As for things to avoid? Keep in mind that potential customers don’t necessarily have any clue about 3D modeling software, so they recommend you use non-technical terminology and skip a long list of software packages. They say it’s most likely that customers will search for 3D modelers by product categories like character design, art, architectural design, furniture design, product design, fashion, jewelry design or engineering rather than by competency in a particular software package.
The company says the real key is that, to make the list of preferred designers, it’s most important that those individuals can make models suitable for 3D printing.
If you’re a designer who has all the requisite skills, you can apply to become part of the i.materialise 3D Modeling Service, or if you’re more the entrepreneurial type, you can open your own shop on i.materialise to begin selling your creations.Can you see yourself signing up for the 3D Modeling Service on i.materialise? Do you already sell your own 3D print-ready designs on the web? Let us know in the 3D Modeling Service forum thread on 3DPB.com.