Animation is in our blood

Starfire Animation is a full service 3D production house. We are a Seattle company and specialize in product animation, medical device, games and video services. Creating quality 3D animation is what we do. With a small team of talented 3D animators, we have been delivering exceptional 3D graphics and animations for over a decade.

Our Seattle office and a core team of experienced freelance 3D animators keep our overhead low and our prices competitive. Our clients get a highly personalized level service and top-quality work without the hefty price tag. As a Seattle animation company, we are interested in creating a relationship with you to ensure your project is completed to your satisfaction, within your budget, and on schedule.

At Starfire Animation, we use the latest 3D software to help you realize your vision. We can create interactive models and animations of any product or concept. We work with animation for direct response TV advertisement, eLearning modules, professional presentations, and more.

We understand that these simulations are critical in attracting investors, explaining product features, and developing promotional marketing plans. Our staff can help you distinguish yourself from the rest of the pack by creating effective and compelling 3D presentations of your work. We have completed animation jobs for clients within the Seattle area as well as far beyond.


Our core team is comprised of top level 3D animators, artist, and programmers.

Coleman Smith

Head Honcho/Senior 3D Animator
Coleman Smith has 18 years of professional experience in modeling and animating 3D environments and characters for various industries, ranging from the video game and healthcare trades to broadcast TV. He has a deep understanding of modeling, character rigging, physics of motion, and particle systems.

Bob Lindenmayer

Model Maker/Graphic Designer
Bob Lindenmayer has over 20 years of design experience, ranging from film, print, and video games. Bob has been fortunate enough to do work for companies like Nintendo, Hasbro Toys and Lucasfilm, as well as launching several successful start ups and some less successful ones too. Bob has developed a wide range of skills in his career covering most aspects of the artistic process needed for creating unique visions, storytelling, and selling cool stuff.

Sriharsha Vemana

Workhorse/Application Developer
Sriharsha Vemana helps with various tasks at Starfire Animation. He lends a hand with coding related issues, graphics, website design, and render farm maintenance.


Starfire is a small firm with extensive experience in animation production in a variety of fields—almost everything from product demos to scientific concept vignettes and character animation for 3D and online games. At Starfire, there are no middle men, no project directors, and no sales people. Your project is handled by senior animators who know how to get your project done quickly and cost effectively. We have been producing award-winning animation for several years and we pride ourselves in creating quality animation at a low price.


Starfire is a leader in creating product and industrial animation at a competitive price. We can build your product from scratch or take any CAD file and convert it into a piece of art. Over the past five years, Starfire Animation has been producing award-winning product animations for major corporations in retail, broadcast, and direct response television. Our product animations can explain how your product works from the inside out.


Many of the models created at Starfire start from a sketch and then are built using the latest poly tools in 3D Studio Max. From products to characters, we can model most anything to create images for print or animation.


A 3D character can bring a lot to an animation. It adds a sense of life and personality to an animation. At Starfire we start with a character sketch and then build, unwrap, texture, and rig the character for animation. We then add the spark and bring the character to life with animation. Characters can range from spider to human. The possibilities are endless.


If you're looking for video production work, Starfire Animation has you covered. We use the latest camera equipment to create a compelling and beautiful videos. All our videos our edited in house using Adobe Premiere and After Effects. We also can provide animation and visual effects services. We do more than just make videos we provide a full service production experience at an affordable cost.

3D Services

  • 3D Modeling
  • 3D Animation
  • CAD Import
  • Character Rigging
  • Particle VFX

Post Production

  • 2D After Effects Animation
  • 2D Logo Animation
  • Green Screen Compositing
  • Video Editing
  • Rotoscoping

Video Production

  • Video Recording
  • Audio Recording
  • Corporate Videos
  • Product Videos
  • Movie and Film



Starfire Animation offers some of the best rates in the industry at the lowest possible cost.

Production Rate: $80.00 an hour

This rate includes 3D modeling, animation, and post production. Most of the 3D animations we create range in price from $2000-$12,000, depending on the complexity of the animation. A cost comparison is outlined below. Note this is just a rough example of production costs. To get an accurate estimate please fill out the form below. Thanks.


  • 3D Modeling & Basic Animation
  • Texturing
  • Lighting
  • Rendering
  • Post Production
  • Animation Length: 30 sec
  • Timeline: 2 weeks


  • 3D Modeling & Animation
  • One Character, Rigged
  • Texturing and Lighting
  • Post Effects
  • Post Production
  • Animation Length: 1 - 2 min
  • Timeline: 1 month


  • 3D Modeling & Animation
  • Several Characters, Rigged
  • 3D Liquid and 3D Particle FX
  • Texturing and Lighting
  • Post Production
  • Animation Length: 2 - 3 min
  • Timeline: 2 - 3 months


Cinema 4D/Redshift/After Effects Artist/Remote Contract


Job Summary

Starfire is currently looking for an experienced and talented C4D Artist to join our team. This a per project contract position. Not full time. The role will be to work remote on a variety of 3D product and medical animations. You can live anywhere in the USA. Sorry no international applications.

Daily Task

  • Create storyboards and animatics
  • Import CAD based models for animation
  • Rig, texture and animate CAD models
  • Attending client meetings and involvement with initial pitches and concepts, through to project completion
  • Breaking-down and quoting on complex CGI and VFX projects
  • Complete high quality work, on time and to specification

Skills and Experience Required

  • At least 2 years proven and demonstrable experience in 3D product animation.
  • Excellent knowledge of Cinema 4D/Redshift, After Effects, Photoshop, Premiere Pro
  • Highly proficient at 3D modeling and animation in C4D.
  • In-depth knowledge of VFX techniques, workflow
  • Excellent understanding of CG techniques and technologies
  • Excellent lighting and rendering skills (Redshift preferred)
  • Knowledge of advanced 3D modelling, rendering, animation, texturing, lighting, shading, effects and rigging
  • Creative and problem solver
  • Excellent communication skills

Please submit a cover letter, resume and online reel to 3djobs@starfireanimation.com. Rates will be based on experience.

Thanks and good luck. Coleman


Starfire Animation and VFX

Seattle, Washington, USA
Email: contact@starfireanimation.com

Tel: 206-225-8369

If you would like to request a quote please use the contact form below or call us at 206-225-8369.

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