Modeler – Feature Animation Division
Cinesite
Montreal
6d ago

The Modeler sets and props create high quality stylized digital assets from supplied reference material and / or concept artwork.

You will be working with Modeling Supervisor and the 2D team to ensure that assets maintain the design style of the film, and create a world that will resonate with the audience.

Your Role :

  • Work with Modeling Supervisor and Art Director to realize aesthetic vision of the production
  • Interpret 2D designs into 3D models
  • Create both hard surface and organic models from supplied reference material and / or concept artwork.
  • Create and use geometry assets in a production setting
  • Apply and adjust UVs, working closely with texture artists to ensure UVs are positioned and scaled efficiently.
  • Work closely with animators and riggers to resolve technical issues and to optimize assets for animation. Liaise with Lighting TDs to ensure that assets are optimized for rendering.
  • Work with the layout team to build assets that will maximize stereo throughout the film.
  • Provide creative ideas and solutions for the film on both visual and technical levels.
  • Produce the highest quality work possible within a given amount of time and a defined pipeline
  • We’d like to talk to you if you have the following :

  • Previous experience creating hard-surface and organic digital models and sets.
  • Excellent understanding of the feature animation pipeline from modelling through texturing, animation and rendering.
  • Thorough understanding of the modelling process and the ability to both interpret designs and accurately match reference material.
  • Knowledge of traditional art skills (Form, architecture, anatomy, topology, colour theory and UV mapping)
  • Excellent Maya polygon and subdivision surface modelling skills and the ability to apply and manage UVs.
  • Ability to work well within a team while solving asset-specific issues independently.
  • Experience with sculpting packages.
  • Experience creating corrective blendshapes.
  • Basic texturing skills and an understanding of rigging techniques.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • An organized and methodical approach to your work.
  • What can we offer?

    Cinesite offers a positive, creative environment where the world’s leading animation and effects artists are encouraged and supported to develop and produce challenging, world leading, award winning work.

    We work as a collective, where everyone values excellence, expertise and expression; where we collaborate with some of the world’s leading creative thinkers and produce work that we are all proud to put our name to.

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