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how viable, and applicable will the 3D industry and being a 3D artist will be in the future.

From look at all the signs right now. a good education, skillset and understanding in 3D modeling looks like a great career choice for the future. as of now. The Video game industry is booming and more and more people are becoming "gamers" people are able to make a decent living by starting small indie companies, make small games, pump it into app stores/ steams and leave comfortably of of that.

3D printings are starting to become viable in all kind of different environments for different environments and industry's, and from the looks of it, in the next 10-20 years they're gonna used in a lot more, for a lot more different things.

VR seems like its here to stay. This year they released the first consumer ready VR headset and its going to spark a lot of new company's and studios that focus on VR related projects.
I saw at least 4 studios that were looking for 3D artists that are highly knowledgeable of VR development and photo realist modeling/texturing.
and god knows wtf else will come out in the new few years fueling the 3D industry.

Are you optimistic about the future?