Model makers will often work with others in the preliminary stages of their job. This may be at an architect's office, a client's office, or in the special effects department of a film studio. Once they have the design for what they are going to create, they can then return to their own shop or studio, or if they are working on a film set, they may return to work in the special effects department. Once they are in their shop or studio, they work alone to craft their three-dimensional piece. They will work in a shop environment with many craft tools and will often work for long hours.