Lead Modeler, 3D

Job Locations CA-BC-Vancouver
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(9/9/2020 12:05 PM)
Job ID
2020-3401

Overview

WildBrain is looking for Lead Modelers for an undisclosed 3D project! This project is a 3D feature quality episodic production. We can’t say what it is yet, but it is an action oriented global franchise with beloved characters! Knowledge in Katana and V-Ray an asset.

In this role, you have exceptional skills and experience in modeling and texturing in Maya. You create characters, props and set models that accurately represent the artistic goals and story concepts of the production. You test tools created by the pipeline team for modeling and provide feedback.

 

These roles are set to begin in Fall 2020.

 

We are currently working virtually because of the Covid-19 pandemic. During this time our hiring teams are ready to support interviews via video conferencing, and we are enabling artists to work from home until the studio can reopen. We’d love to hear from you! #stayhomestaysafe! 

Responsibilities

  • Balance atheistic standards and technical requirements to create quality models
  • Excellent visual skills and attention to detail
  • Uphold the art direction defined by the Art Director
  • Interpret and implement notes and feedback from directors and supervisors in a timely and qualitative manner
  • Work and communicate with rigging team to ensure assets are built to achieve the intended animation performance requirements
  • Communicate with Supervisor and CG Supervisor on concerns ahead of time
  • Assist with mentoring modelers as needed
  • Update modeling wiki as needed
  • Meet production deadlines and maintain regular communication with the production team
  • Carry out duties in a professional and positive manner

Qualifications

  • 4+ years of experience in animation or film industry
  • Excellent knowledge in Maya, Zbrush and Photoshop
  • Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, Computer Animation, or other relevant area of study and/or equivalent job experience
  • Highly motivated, pro-active, with a solid work ethic and positive attitude
  • Good knowledge of the production process and pipeline
  • Ability to predict potential problems and troubleshoot as necessary
  • Able to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
  • Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner
  • Practice in attentive and active listening
  • Encouraging feedback and new initiatives
  • Ability to make decisions in a timely manner
  • Ability to accept accountability for own actions
  • Ability to share information, methodologies and ideas with others
  • Ability to deliver work on time and meet set performance objectives
  • Excellent communication and collaborative skills

Bonus:

  • Experience in Mudbox is a benefit
  • Knowledge of various renderers like Vray or Renderman is an asset

Why WildBrain?

 

At WildBrain Studios our teams dig into a diverse range of projects – from preschool and comedy to action-adventure, and work with international partners such as Apple, Netflix, LEGO, DreamWorks, BBC, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and more. We produce high quality Flash, Harmony, and Maya animated series. Aside from awesome projects and partners, WildBrain puts our people first, here are just a few of the ways:  

  • Great benefits that make employees feel truly valued including a customizable extended health and dental plan 
  • Generous RRSP matching 
  • Bonus time off 

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