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Sydney - Australia
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Mid VFX Modellers


Are you a senior modeller with both organic and hard surface VFX modelling experience interested in working on Peter Rabbit 2?  Animal Logic is looking for Modelling Digital Artists who will interpret a variety of media and concept art to create sophisticated, production ready 3D models.

What you’ll get to do:

·         Interpret 2D designs and translate them into 3D space by utilizing software such as Maya, Houdini, Z- Brush and Marvelous Designer, all while maintaining the original artistic intent.

·         Produce complex models to a high standard with a thorough understanding of shape, scale and form.

·         Work within/produce - topology/wire frame, turntables, character and/or environment

·         Produce accurate UVs for models for use in downstream departments.

·         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 deadline.

·         Ensure a high level of communication is maintained with the Model Lead and Supervisor, particularly where situations arise that may compromise the quality or scheduled delivery of material.

·         Distribute and share knowledge regularly to assist in the ongoing development of innovative tools and or techniques for modelling.

·         Efficiently document workflow and feedback from Leads or Supervisors.

·         Assist with the training and mentoring of less experienced modelling artists as required and maintain a discipline of leadership by example.


What you bring:

·         5+ years’ experience with VFX/Animation software tools and processes for TV and/or animated feature films.

·         5+ years’ experience in modelling.

·         Experience in modelling photo-real animals is a bonus.

·         Proficiency with Maya and Z-Brush as a bonus.

·         Proficiency in character/creature and environment 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.

·         Proficiency in both hard surface and organic, environments, props, creatures.

·         Deep understanding of industry standards, conventions, and formats to enable successful completion of work.

·         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.

·         The ability to deliver clean technically proficient models that adhere to the technical specification outlined by the lead and/or supervisor.

·         A collaborative and open disposition that can actively interpret and execute on notes from supervisors and directors.

·         A strong sense of ownership of ones work.


What you’ll need to include on your application:


·         Turntables with wireframes


Due to security reasons please do not include any links to Dropbox or Google Docs.


If you are interested in applying for this position then please complete our online application form via our website


Animal Logic is recognised as one of the world’s leading independent creative digital studios, producing award winning design, visual effects and animation for over 25 years. With studios in Sydney and Vancouver and development offices in Sydney and Los Angeles, Animal Logic continues to forge new partnerships and collaborations with leading studios and filmmakers to develop and produce stories that resonate with a global audience.

Animal Logic is currently in production on Peter Rabbit 2 and is creating visual effects for Captain Marvel. Recent productions include The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, Peter Rabbit,The LEGO Ninjago Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Alien: Covenant. Other film credits include: The LEGO Movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Great Gatsby, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, 300, Happy Feet and The Matrix.

Animal Logic Entertainment (ALE) is the production arm tasked with developing a strong slate of innovative, commercially minded, story driven projects stamped with the visual and technical innovation that has become the hallmark of the studios’ work. The development slate, while eclectic and diverse, has a core focus on tent pole, 4-quadrant family feature animation and hybrid projects as well as filmmaker driven and visually arresting live action/VFX films. ALE is currently in production on Peter Rabbit 2. Previous projects include Peter Rabbit and Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole.

Truant Pictures, a subsidiary of Animal Logic, collaborates with both emerging and established talent to develop and produce thought-provoking genre films for an international audience. Truant Pictures operates out of Animal Logic’s Sydney-based studio and Los Angeles office, alongside ALE.

For over 25 years, Animal Logic has remained committed to innovation, technical and creative excellence and most importantly, creating a collaborative and storytelling culture with a unique voice. We have BIG dreams!

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