How to make money with classic SFW 3D creations? It's much easier these days to make an income from so-called NSFW content by posting high-quality renders on sites dedicated to NSFW digital content with a pseudonym on the images and videos, which allows curious people to see more to find a Twitter account with news and information that links to a Patreon account. And there people can decide whether or not to pay the creator and have access to more images and videos.
For more traditional content, it is much more difficult to find contributors who are willing to reward us for our efforts. You'll have to be a little more ingenious.
1 - Type of content
Nowadays, it is much easier to design a video game, compared to ten or fifteen years ago, thanks to the latest versions of the Unreal Engine, particularly since Unreal Engine 5 which includes already elaborate pre-built modes such as games: strategy, FPS, racing games, etc. It is nevertheless extremely complicated to design a game, especially if you are alone or if the number of developers in your team can be counted on the fingers of one hand. You have to be able to model the characters, the vehicles, the buildings, the environment, but also the physics that goes with it, the mechanisms that are triggered when characters or objects generate an action, the sounds, the textures, the interface . It can take several years to be able to develop a halfway decent game. You will have to start with a simple game. Steam makes it easy to offer your game to the gaming community.
It's not impossible to succeed, especially since the big studios are all looking to ride on the success of Fortnite, making massively multiplayer online FPS games that all look the same and are often soulless, tasteless. , and which nobody plays anymore two months after the release. Strategy games have been neglected, solo FPS games as well. Is this kind of game still interesting? most young people want only one thing these days, to have fun with their friends online on the same game.
Entertainment for children
3D animation videos for children are already much easier to access. If we look on Youtube, the most famous channels with this type of creation easily have several million views per video. Parents like to put their young children in front of these channels on which there are videos of children's stories which are educational, which allow the child to integrate words, concepts, definitions, by repetitions, by demonstrations. However, you have to know how to make voices, be imaginative, respect the codes of education for children. After the question that comes: is it entertaining and rewarding for you to produce this type of content? Yes if you like the idea of participating in the awakening of children around the world.
3D short films
The world of short films is already much tougher. The competition is tiny to non-existent. Because the hearing is quite tough. You have to succeed in proposing a story, and not just graphics, effects. So that your videos can be shared in a massive way. You will have to start with short stories of 4-5 minutes, to try to tend towards something longer 10-15 minutes. Everyone was captivated by the short film Jibaro in the Death, Love & Robots series produced by Netflix. Unfortunately, this high degree of creativity remains very rare.
Short and funny animations
It may be more interesting to opt for very short videos instead. We will then rather look for the buzz. The goal is to create a mini story with a situation that can serve as a meme. The video must then be very funny. It can be fun intractable situations.
Remember crazy frog (this goes back to prehistoric times), this frog who sings something very repetitive and silly. The idea was simple and it went around the world. Sometimes it doesn't take much to be successful.
We can try to impress the public, we often see videos shared with impressive giant monsters crossing a city (Siren Head for example). Internet users also greatly appreciate dinosaurs and would like to see something other than the eternal tyrannosaurus. You can make mini wildlife documentaries with lesser known dinosaurs that come alive for 1-2 minutes.
Make tutorials to develop 3D models
In addition to creating 3D content, you can also offer Internet users video courses on how to make 3D objects, how to make animations, add textures, effects, etc. You can also offer these courses under forms of ebooks.
Videos and Patreon
For animation type content, you can add a link to a Patreon account to have additional income in addition to Google Adsense (on Youtube). People who appreciate your work can decide to contribute to your creative effort by subscribing to a monthly subscription.
Sale of 3D models
If you have no imagination or do not have a computer powerful enough to create quality animations, you can simply model 3D objects: such as characters, buildings, utensils, environments. And sell them on online marketplaces: Blender Market, Unreal Engine Market, Unity Asset Store, Artstation, Sketchfab, CGTrader, Turbosquid, DAZ3D, Free3D. But also on sites dedicated to 3D printing for people who would like to print figurines for example: Shapeways. These objects will then be used by other people in animations, video games.
What sells the most are packs of 3D everyday objects. People prefer to buy packs of a multitude of items rather than each item individually.
Sale of 3D printed objects
You can sell 3D printed figurines yourself from models you have designed from A to Z. That said, you have to know how to paint the figurines, and then manage to sell them online on Amazon or Ebay.
Novels and 3D pictures
There is no market for 3D SFW novels at this time. However, you can use your 3D designer skills to draw comics better, thanks to a better perspective by modeling your 3D creations. The classic comics market remains very dynamic, with platforms such as GlobalComix, DriveThru Comics, Amazon KDP, Google Play (Books Publish), itch.io, Gumroad. Of course, you have to know how to draw. Nothing prevents you from trying to create a comic in 3D that said. You have to manage to make the emotions palpable, close to reality, which is more obvious with drawing than with 3D.
The market for 3D images, such as wallpapers, is totally saturated, it will be very difficult to break into this area. Everyone can find free high quality images to replace their wallpaper on Windows or smartphone. But you can always try to sell images on Shutterstock, Adobe Stock that can help journalists illustrate their articles.
3D cover for novels
You can, however, sell 3D images to writers looking for a cover for their book. The Fiverr platform is ideal for this.
T Shirt Printing
You can use your high definition renders to print on t-shirts and sell them on Ebay and Amazon.
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