View Full Version : How much should i charge for a model or animation ?

andy gee
11-20-2004, 01:21 PM
Hi everybody

i recently decided to go into the freelance route of animation, i can do model and

animation, but the problem is how much should i charge the client ???

I know that it would depend on the project, but i need some kind of idea of a price

any information on this would be great


andy gee

11-20-2004, 02:39 PM
Years ago, I used to freelance and had to figure out the same thing. Basically, I ended up figuring out a rate per day that I wanted to work for. If a client asks you to do a project and you figure that it will take you 8 days to do and you charge, say, $800 a day, then you would charge $6,400 for the project. You can also figure in for changes, re-renderings, etc.
I would not charge per second of animation. Your time that you put into a project is worth more than how many seconds the animation is.

11-20-2004, 07:48 PM
I estimate hourly, but day rates work too, although $100/hour wouldn't fly with my clients! (And they include AMC, A&E and The History Channel.) Just figure what you're worth an hour, really, and make sure you allow for changes. I often guess how many hours then double it to come up with a number.

11-21-2004, 12:51 AM
I am impressed here.. lucky boys... :D