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ToonBox Entertainment

Toronto, Ontario - Canada
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Modeller - Senior / Lead


Reports to: Art Director / Modelling Supervisor / Production Manager

Primary Responsibilities:

  • The lead / Senior modeller provides modelling direction in the execution of specific projects. He or she may be assigned to a single project, or may oversee a number of projects with related technologies.
  • Oversees the daily operations of the modelling team.
  • In conjunction with the Supervisor & Art Director, is responsible for mentoring, managing, developing, training, and evaluating the performance of the modelling team members.
  • Work with other modellers to develop “best practices” procedures
  • Implements animation control modelling systems for complex characters, sets and props using Maya
  • Works with the Supervisor/s, Director and Modelling Department to ensure that all models meet the show’s requirements.
  • Keeps Producer, Director, Supervisor/s advised of various issues including staffing, resources, deadlines and issues, etc.
  • Oversees the characters, sets, vehicles and props modelled through the animation pipeline, for both low poly and high poly counts.
  • Main responsibilities include facial target modelling and other organic and non-organic modelling tasks.
  • Ensure the CG characters will employ all current character setup procedures.
  • Troubleshoot and wrangle character issues for artists within various disciplines. For example, sending models back to the Art Department for draw-overs and working with the Surfacing dept.
  • Keep constant communication with the Animation Supervisor to ensure the models meet animators’ requests. Additionally close communication and collaboration with Production through Rendering and Lighting departments.

Experience Required:

  • Proven experience of working on more complex set pieces/models using commercial applications such as Maya or Renderman
  • 3 - 5+ years CG Modelling experience
  • Shotgun experience is a must
  • Experience with a sculpting application (zBrush/MudBox) a bonus

Benefits: Medical Benefits, Dental Benefits, Life Insurance Benefits, Group Insurance Benefits, Vision Care Benefits, Other Benefits

Annual Salary: $75,000 to $100,000 - Based on experience

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