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3D Digital Game Art

Combining art with technology to create lifelike and imaginative video games.

Why is this skill important?

A 3D Digital Game Artist combines art with technology to create imaginative experiences for gamers.

The process begins with a designer’s game idea that a 3D Digital Game Artist expands from concept, into 2D flat designs, then into lifelike 3D images.

A 3D Digital Game Artist will use their creativity, technology, and geometry skills to create riveting experiences in a videogame. The artist requires an appreciation of aesthetics, colour, structure, and form as well as movement.

The gaming sector continues to experience tremendous growth. The best artists are able to lead art teams that push the boundaries on creativity, using the latest technology to design captivating animated experiences.

Could this skill be for you?

If you like:

  • Making things
  • Complex problems
  • Using computers
  • Being creative

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The Challenge

Important elements of the challenge include:

  • Competitors determine the art style, colours, and themes for a particular audience.

  • Utilize skills in sculpting and modelling they produce the basic form of the model.

  • Judges are looking for realistic colouring, shadowing, and texture applied to objects.

  • The finished project is evaluated from a client’s perspective including conceptualization, creativity, technical, and specialist skills.

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Medal Result Competitor Country/region
Gold 773 Ng Jun Xuan Singapore
Silver 747 EUNHO KIM Korea
Bronze 722 ZONGLIN ZHENG China
Medallion for Excellence 702 José-María ZÁRRAGA Spain
Medallion for Excellence 700 Anastasia Kim Russia
694 Karola Kautonen Finland
682 Alexander Schmidt Australia
680 Daniel McCabe United Kingdom
634 Maitha Mohamed United Arab Emirates

How to compete

To reach the level of skills required to compete in a WorldSkills Competition takes several years of training and dedication. But the best time to start is now.

Find out more about how to take part in a WorldSkills Competition.