I have been offered the possibility to work as a 3D modeler/ vector illustrator kind of jobin the porcelain industry.
I would work on a freelance basis, charging the jobs I have to do one after the other. There is no certainty for me to work even half-time. It could be around 10/15 hours a week.
The job will imply modeling, UV unwraping, texturing using Inkscape, and rendering (Yafaray…)
I will have to model luxury pieces of crockery and preview how they will look like so that modification can be made when the customer sees the preview. They really are tailor-fitted pieces. This will also imply making little introductory videos.
Modeling will be moderately difficult, since most objects are “lathe-able”. Teapots are more tricky.
The UV unwrap is of the utmost importance because the “peeled” fruit technique will be used to apply transfers (decals) too.
Now to the very important (to me) question.
What do you think I should charge for that kind of job ? It is kind of a first for me (I am in theory a violin maker, I work for a recording studio too, but this is a first in the real 3D world.)