Making money online is definitely a craved topic across theweb. So is contracting in a wide variety of industries. Let me discuss the entrepreneurialside of 3D design, and manufacturing through 3D printing. I’m talking about designingproducts, and creating them on a small scale for profit! Many people arealready doing this and generating plenty of success. Let’s discuss the actualprocess behind 3D modelers, people who use 3D printers, and people who use 3Dprinting services. CG artists have been freelancing for years. The movieindustry has been using them since Jurassic Park 2, and video games have beenusing artists since the start of video games! The graphics behind a widevariety of industries are powered through the actual designing of… artwork.Someone has to generate the work, and that’s where CG artists can come in tomake money online. That is the conventional way for artists to make some moneycontracting, but there are creative ways for them to generate some seriousincome! First off, 3D printing is a form of manufacturing technologywhich allows for the creation of virtually any shape in one of over 60+materials. This basically means that some artists and engineers can manufacturecertain products in almost any shape. There are a wide variety of feats andapplications within 3D printing, and people are definitely exploiting them. CGartists can play a role within the 3D printing world in a variety of ways, particularlyin an entrepreneurial way. First off, designers can simply contract theirservices out for creating 3D printable models. Blatantly offering to design productsthat will be manufactured is popular. Aside from that, I want to discuss adifferent way for artists to make money. 3D printing service companies really give artists their ownkind of freedom when creating revenue. Artists will work to create productsthat can be manufactured. These products will fulfill a few “design rules” whenit comes to making pieces, but overall they will simply upload their models tovarious service companies like Shapeways, Kraftwurx, or Sculpteo. These modelswill be sold to consumers, as 3D printable objects. These objects will arrive atthe consumers’ doorstep in a 3D printed finished piece. At the same time,designers will receive a certain commission off of each sale if he or shechooses to do so. This means that artists can essentially open up their ownstores, offering goods to be made through 3D printing, and shipped to various consumers.There is definitely money to be made in that aspect. Finally, many artists are taking over another way to use 3D modelingto make money in conjunction with 3D printing. Some artists will create the 3Dmodels for various products. With these models, artists will have them madethrough 3D printing. Perhaps they will use their own 3D printer, or they willuse a 3D printing service to have the products produced. Then, artists willsell them on various websites like etsy, ebay, craigslist, or locally. Thisallows artists to sell art pieces, knick-knacks, jewelry, etc to variousconsumers on a whole new level.