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Sydney - Australia
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Blend Shape/ Facial Modeller


Are you a talented senior sculptor and modeller interested in creating compelling and expressive character performances?

What You'll get to do: 

  • The Blendshape Modeller will be responsible for authoring realistic and appealing faces for our VFX projects
  • The artist will sculpt a full array of anatomatically based FACs and corrective blendshapes for expressive and appealing creatures, digi-doubles and animals.
  • Work closely with project leadership including: VFX Supervisor, Asset Supervisor, Rigging Supervisor, Modelling Lead, Animation Supervisor, and the Production Designer.
  • Collaborate and mentor other modellers to collectively achieve aesthetic and technical goals
  • Document, communicate requirements, and provide feedback to artists and other departments in the creation of facial blends shapes.
  • Work with TDs and the Asset Supervisor to improve workflow, toolset and processes for character facial animation

What you bring: 

  • At least 4 years of professional 3D modelling including character creation in high-end animation and/or VFX projects
  • Have an excellent knowledge of facial anatomy
  • Strong understanding of Maya, ZBrush and the creation of blend shapes and their correctives.
  • Experience with facial rigging and/or animation is a bonus
  • This person should be comfortable making facial expressions in the mirror and/or to communicate intent to other modellers, riggers or supervisors.
  • Have fastidious attention to minute detail and a passion for creating compelling facial performances.
  • Be able to learn the Animal Logic way both technically and artistically.
  • Work with production to complete tasks within the allocated time.

And you might Also have: 

  • Experience with facial blend shape workflows on high end animal, creature and/or human characters.
  • Solid grasp of human and animal facial anatomy.
  • Experience with Blendshape Combination Systems and pose space deformers.
  • Excellent understanding of Maya and blend shapes.
  • Experience with facial rigging of any kind.
  • Experienced with sculpting in Zbrush.

What you’ll need to include in your application:

  • A demo reel showing examples of your modelling for high end animation and/or VFX projects.
  • Blendshape and facial sculpting examples are required.
  • Examples of personal modelling work that highlight your understanding of form, anatomy, and good topology.
  • Excellent references from former supervisors, producers, co-workers and/or team members.?

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

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To apply, 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. Recent productions include Captain Marvel, 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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