9 Dec 2017

Full-Time DHX Studios – Lead Modeller, 3D

DHX Media – Posted by [email protected]Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Job Description

Want to make awesome cartoons with amazingly talented teams in a cool new studio?

DHX Media – Vancouver is looking for an experienced Lead Modeller to join our team!

As a Lead Modeller you have exceptional skills and experience in modelling 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 modelling and provide feedback.

WHAT YOU’LL GET TO DO:

Create geometry and UVs for assets (characters, props, sets, etc.) based on production guidelines
Ensure modelling assets are delivered in the expected quality and technical requirements of the show
Work and communicate with rigging team to ensure assets are built to achieve the intended animation performance requirements
Work and communicate with shading teams to ensure assets meet their needs
Ensure assets adhere to the established production guidelines and quality control
Modify and improve existing modelling assets when needed
Interpret and implement notes and feedback from directors and supervisors in a timely and qualitatively acceptable way
Meet production deadlines and maintain regular communication with the production team
Mentor and support other members of the team
Ensure effective communication with modelling supervisor on concerns and production issues ahead of time
Keep current on modelling techniques and technology
Recommend any team training needs to modelling supervisor
Help test and evaluate the existing modelling tools and workflow within Maya
Assist in the development of new modelling tools, guidelines and workflows for the Maya pipeline
Test tools created by the pipeline team for modelling and provide productive feedback
Create documentation for approved tools, guidelines and workflows for modelling
Help in the development of modelling techniques, guidelines and workflows for future productions
Help establish efficient modelling techniques to optimize the asset creation process
Anticipate, communicate, and troubleshoot any creative or technical issues with assistance from key stakeholders
Work collaboratively as part of the senior production team
Provide constructive criticism, wisdom, guidance, and feedback that will help others further their career development
Carry out duties in a professional and positive manner
Be a positive and creative force on the team

WHAT YOU BRING:

4+ years of experience in animation for film or television
High proficiency in Maya 2014 or later
Experience with Zbrush and/or similar sculpting programs
Experience in creation of all asset types including Characters, Environments, Vehicles and Props.
Excellent understanding of the fundamentals of organic and hard body modelling
Good understanding of topology and human anatomy
Experience with blend shape creation for character expressions
Softimage modelling experience is a major plus
Substance Painter/Designer experience is a major plus
Any rigging, texturing and shading experience within Maya is a plus
Experience with V-Ray is a plus
Strong leadership, management, and organizational skills
Excellent team player with strong interpersonal skills
Able to identify strengths and weakness of modelling team
Able to remain flexible and adaptable to meet the changing needs of production
Able to set priorities for yourself and others, as well as manage the progress of work
Proactive work ethic, capable problem solver with the ability to implement solutions
Able to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
Strong problem solving skills
Able to think creatively to resolve technical challenges
Able to communicate in a professional and positive manner
Able to adapt to multiple show styles
Must be open to direction and able to embrace change

BONUS POINTS IF YOU…
Have played at least one Mega Man game
Have done models of vehicles, robots, bipedals, or any Mega Man related stuff

WHY WORK AT DHX MEDIA:

DHX Media delivers content that inspires, entertains and connects. But we create more than just animation, we build worlds and experiences for kids around the world. At our studios, quality, creativity and fun go hand in hand! Our teams dig into a diverse range of projects – from preschool and comedy to action-adventure – while enjoying awesome benefits, perks, and a whole lot of fun along the way. With some of Canada’s top creative talents, our studios are bursting with energy. So what are you waiting for? Come join us!

THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the DHX Studios team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted.

To apply: https://www.dhxmedia.com/animation-studio-careers/

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Job Categories: 3D Animation. Job Types: Full-Time. Job expires in 21 days.

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