This is a good question for those who wants to hire vfx artists and wants to know the average price of a vfx artist.
I assume it depends on the type of work and the experience level of the vfx artist.
For freelance my guess would be between 20 and 100 bucks / hour (in the EU).
How long does a VFX artist takes for a VFX to have it done?
VFX is a very complicated discipline, it’s impossible to make a general call on this.
So the answer is again: it highly depends on the type of effect. What style, what’s the complexity, duration of the effect, what engine, how does it need to be integrated etc. etc.
Usually most experienced artists take less time to create and finish effects, but obviously their rates are higher!
It kinda depends a lot on the scope of the project, the allocated budget the client has for that specific role, deadlines, and so on
Do most VFXs get done in an hour tho?
I’m guessing unique kind of style of VFX will take longer due to how long it will take to produce the concept.
I’ve spend a few weeks on a single stylized effect. I’ve also done effects in a few minutes. So it’s going to depend on a lot of things.
I’d say if you want specifics, you need to be specific. For example, post a video of the type of effects you’re looking for, type of game… and I imagine it’ll atleast give people something to go off of (even then, price will vary widely)
I would never estimate an effect under at least half a day.
My freelance rate starts at 95$/h.
So something simple like a campfire would be quick and cheap at 400$ or so.
If you want something complex like a destruction sequence with simulations, unique textures, materials etc we are looking at a couple of weeks worth so around 7500$
If you are after effects for an E3 moment you are looking at a couple of months, which might net you a discount for long projects leaving you in the ballpark of 20 - 40 K.
So it will vary a lot.