February 26, 2012, 08:36:09 am
"Tambien hago 3D" LOL.
This is an interesting topic, going along with Morten. I believe it really depends on aspects of what the task constitutes, how deep the client´s pockets are and how packed the market is. Therefore I believe we will not end up with a fixed-fees table. Speaking from my experience in Austria, fees for capable 3D modelers/renderers (which in some cases are separate tasks) are about 15 Euros for students, 25 Euros for younger architects, but are going up to the range of about 60-100 Euros for well networked professionals per hour, before tax. The latter usually charge a fixed fee, for instance 1000 Euros for photorealistic images of houses or 2000-4000 for appartment buildings. The clients being real-estate developers or companies, usually asking for rendering quality a bit beyond of what you can do in Lumion. Those are figures for still images, which are still in much higher demand than animations, at least where I live and of people I know working in the field.
Aquisition is, again speaking from my personal experience, mainly a face to face thing. Clients obviously like to know the people they are working with. Having a website and being in social networks certainly helps. Even so, face time with clients is that much more effective helping them realize you are "the" fish in this large pond of 3D creators. Because if they like you, they will buy. Humans.
Just a side-note: BIM-Modelers are a different story, as this is still catching on they are in high demand and generally better paid.