Speed up your workflow
If you are creating a project for a client and they love it, but they just want it from a different angle, it would take much longer to draw in Illustrator or Photoshop. In 3D, you can easily rotate the object or the camera.
Increase your creativity
Access to 3D tools can help you think outside of the box when creating designs. You can discover new ways to complete a project and the process can be fun. You'll be able to work on new projects that your skills didn't give you access to before. Additionally, if you're feeling uninspired by 2D, you can see if 3D sparks the flame.
Make yourself more marketable
Learning 3D allows you to add services to your repertoire and puts you ahead of designers who just use 2D. You can also look for jobs in more industries such as motion graphics, game design and broadcasting.
Bring in more money
3D can be more expensive than 2D. Freelancers can land projects that require more skill and pay more.
3D is the future. As things continue to change, you will only be left behind if you continue to stay in the 2D world.
Enter a new field
Learning 3D can be a gateway into another industry. You can venture into motion design, 3D printing, video games, VR/AR, special effects and more. Once you have your introduction, you'll be more prepared to undertake projects in more complex mediums.
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