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Blue Sky Studios
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Develop and create 3D models and model geometry for the production of computer graphics-based animated feature films and shorts, using approved 2D designs and artwork.
Use complex 3D digital animation software and other proprietary tools, coordinate and model characters, environmental elements, sets and props, in accordance with approved style guides and documented protocols for model construction and complexity, naming conventions and file structure, and adhering to materials, fur, cloth and rigging specifications.
Learn and incorporate new digital modeling and sculpting technologies into 3D models. Work with Designers, Technical Directors and Animators to ensure that aesthetic, technical and production needs are addressed.
Confer with Supervisor, Project Lead and/or Production Manager regarding work progress and 3D design issues to determine proper work direction and
implement changes, if necessary.
Learn and utilize basic principals of CGI Studio software and other animation/graphic design tools and workflows to incorporate ideas and techniques in the modeling process.
Create clay and/or digital maquettes and expression sculptures for character design and development, as required.
Education and/or Experience Required:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Fine Arts, Computer Arts or related field
Plus 5 years of 3D modeling experience in CG animated feature films, shorts, television, commercials and/or interactive computer games (or alternatively, Master's degree or equivalent in Fine Arts, Computer Arts or related field, plus 1 year of the stated type of experience).
Demonstrated ability in sculpting and/or other art-related areas. Proficiency with major modeling/animation software, such as Autodesk Maya, and with digital sculpting software, such as Pixologic ZBrush or Autodesk Mudbox.
In-depth knowledge of the principles of animation and the film production process.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.
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