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It doesn’t matter if you’re self-employed or not, there will always be a downtime. When you’re working for a company or business this might end up in more or less useless work and chatting with your colleagues more often. Luckily you won’t panic that much because you should receive your paycheck at the end of the month. On the other hand, if you’re an independent freelancer or business owner you might run into some issues. At first one or two days off seem like a nice long welcomed short holiday. …

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In this article I’m going to break down some of the costs you have when you are a 3d artist. Beginning with hardware and software costs, going on to office costs and how you might save some money. In the last chapter I’m going to talk about my personal experience and how much it costs me to run my business.

  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Office
  • save some money
  • own experience


With hardware you can go the more or less cheap way, but you can also go all in and invest a lot of money. I will start from the low budget solution and tackle my way up to the expensive solutions. …

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3d interior rendering ©ndvisuals

I founded ndvisuals, a 3d visualization studio, in the year 2013 in Mainz (Germany) after my degree in interior architecture. Since then I’ve been working as a 3d artist. At the beginning my work has mostly been freelance jobs for other 3d companies. Over the years I gained a lot of experience and felt confident enough to make the transition from working for others to growing my own business. My company, ndvisuals, works in the field of architectural and product visualization, mostly for small and medium-sized businesses.

In this article I want to tell you why I love being a 3d artist and why being a 3d artist is one of the best jobs in the world. …


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