An experienced specialist is worth its weight in gold, because he can draw anything.
What should be able to 3d-modeller:
1) Work with sophisticated technical programs (such as 3ds Max, Autocad, Adobe Photoshop, CorelDRAW, Adobe InDesign, zBrush), constantly honing their skills.
Additionally, if you want to animate characters, you need to understand the basics of anatomy and biomechanics. Otherwise, the object will move unrealistically
2) You need to be able to draw more or less normally by hand. If drawing is not your thing, then you should not even try to enter this profession.
3) One must have a keen eye for detail, like rust on a car or a chip on a rock, which makes it feel realistic. These details should be seen in real life and transferred into the project.
This profession is suitable for plodding people who are ready to spend hours parsing how this or that program works. 3d-modeling requires great attention to detail, scrupulousness and even some pedantry.
Many believe that modeling - this is the destiny of artists and designers. In practice, many successful modelers do not have an art education. Moreover, they are self-taught, and there is plenty of information on the Internet. Of course, understanding the basics of composition, body layout and light positioning gives an advantage, but it is quite realistic to master this direction without special training.
What exactly does 3d-modeller:
1) Creates animation.
In this case, the specialist already has a ready character, it remains to make him a system of bones and muscles (similar to the human or animal body, so the movements were realistic), to think of their dynamic behavior, the control elements.
Then the created object can be placed in a game or cartoon.
Makes visual effects, used particularly in movies, such as the imposition of rain or snow, adding crowd into the frame. Motion capture is also used - when sensors are attached to the body of a real actor, and then his movements are recreated in the character animation. This allows you to make it as similar to the real thing as possible.
This is the creation of characters and objects in the game. This uses 3d character modeling and animation.