Modeler – Animated Feature Films (Vancouver) (107 views)

Vancouver, BC
September 26, 2017

Everything will be awesome when you’re part of the team! Animal Logic – the studio that brought you The LEGO Movie – is looking for a Mid Modeler. The position involves interpreting a variety of media from Concept Art and creating applicable, working 3D models back into the pipeline ready for utilization from other departments. This is a fulltime, contract role that reports to Artist Management and the Modelling Supervisor.

 

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Utilize software such as Maya, UV Layout, Z-Brush, and LDD to produce high quality work
  • Produce complex models to a high standard with a thorough understanding of shape, scale and form for both LDD and Maya models
  • Work within/produce – topology/wire frame, turntables, character and/or environment
  • Produce accurate UVs for models for use in downstream departments
  • Interact with tracking systems and production staff
  • Interpret 2D designs and translate them into 3D space while maintaining the original artistic intent
  • Produce highly optimized meshes that can be rendered and displayed efficiently for downstream departments such as Rigging, Layout and Lighting
  • Assume responsibility for ensuring assigned work is produced to appropriate standard quality within the scheduled timeframe and deadlines.
  • Utilize good knowledge of emerging technologies to find innovative ways to incorporate these into work processes (in consultation with seniors/supervisors)
  • Ensure a high level of communication is maintained with senior artists and production management particularly where situations arise that may compromise the quality or scheduled delivery of material
  • Escalate issues or potential issues in a timely manner to leads or supervisor if applicable
  • Distribute and share knowledge regularly to assist in the ongoing development of innovative tools and or techniques for modelling
  • Exhibit a keen design sense and proactively provide creative input where appropriate
  • Efficiently document workflow and feedback from Leads or Supervisors

 

Requirements:

  • 3+ years’ experience with VFX/Animation software tools and processes TV and/or animated feature films
  • 3+ years’ experience in modelling
  • Thorough knowledge of Maya and Z-Brush, with LDD as a bonus
  • Solid understanding of hard surface modelling techniques and topology
  • Solid understanding of proper edge flow and polygon density
  • Solid understanding of the topological requirements of subdivision surface for both static and deforming models
  • Thorough knowledge of both hard surface and organic, environments, props, creatures
  • Strong understanding of industry standards, conventions, and formats to enable successful completion of work
  • Solid understanding of digital production and overall pipeline methodology
  • Proven technical and visual skills with an understanding of art and design within animation environment.
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to abstract and interpret design down to its’ fundamentals
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Completed education in a relevant field is preferable
  • English verbal and written skills are required to fulfil the requirements of the job

 

To be successful, please include in your reel examples of:

The primary software used for Modelling on The Lego Movie 2 is Lego Digital Designer. You can download LDD for free at: http://ldd.lego.com/en-us/. Please provide your own design using this software and attach a Jpeg of your design to your application.

Salary range CAD$80 – 105k and extended medical benefits. In addition, we include a comprehensive benefits package with paid vacation time, extended medical and dental, AD&D, LTD and Life insurance. Relocation assistance provided if required.  If you are interested in applying for this role please fill out our online application form via our website. http://www.animallogic.com/Careers/Jobs or contact us at jobs@animallogic.ca

 

Animal Logic recently completed production on The LEGO® Batman Movie, The Great Wall and The Master: A LEGO® Ninjago Short. Animal Logic is currently in production on, The LEGO® Ninjago Movie (2017), Peter Rabbit (2018) and The LEGO® Movie Sequel (2019). Other film credits include The LEGO® Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Alien: Covenant, Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Great Gatsby, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, 300, Happy Feet and The Matrix. Yes, that’s all us!

We are based in Sydney, LA and are now very excited to be establishing a presence in Vancouver within the creative precinct of Yaletown.  Production on our first Vancouver-based animated feature has commenced with more animated features in the pipeline.  Our business and work location for this role is 840 Cambie Street, Vancouver.

JOB IS EXPIRED.
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