Nickelodeon Animation

  • CG ENVIRONMENT MODELER (NEW CG ANIMATED PRESCHOOL SERIES)

    Job Locations US-CA-Burbank
    # of Openings
    1
  • Overview and Responsibilities

    SUMMARY:

    • Nickelodeon Animation Studio is looking for an environment modeler for a new tv series. The position will ideally begin around mid-July, 2018.

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Work with the Environment Supervisor to create models for environments, props, and occasionally characters.
    • Rig all assets included in the environment and uv unwrap the environment model.
    • Candidate required having advanced knowledge of modeling both organic and hard surface environments and props, Maya’s referencing system, organizing complex hierarchies, creating lo res proxies, and utilizing IK – FK – and Deformer based rigs.
    • Conduct the first approval evaluation of all assets created by team members.
    • Create “Build” notes for the designs that satisfy the pipeline, the episode’s needs, and the artist’s needs.
    • Work with the Lead Character Modeler and Lead Character TD to make the episode doable within the CG Department’s parameters.
    • Complete tasks within the time allotted.
    • Create thorough modeling and rigging guidelines for each set design (built at vendor studio), and review set models when completed.
    • Lead team of Environment Artists by enforcing aesthetics, technical quality, and time lines for each assignment.
    • Review animatics/designs and give suggestions and/or solutions to the Supervising Producer to make the episode fit within the given parameters.

    Additional Qualifications

    • The Character Modeler should have 2-4 years of industry experience in film, broadcast, and/or games (Not Mandatory).

    Basic Qualifications

    BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

     

    • The ideal candidate should be an artist who can model and have proficient rigging skills. 
    • The candidate must be able to lead a small team of other generalists, with both aesthetics and time management. 
    • A great "can do" attitude and open-mindedness to non-traditional solutions is essential. 
    • We are looking for individuals who have extensive knowledge, experience and skill sets implementing the following into a Maya production pipeline.

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • The Lead Environment Artist should have 3-5 years of industry experience in film, broadcast, and/or games (Not Mandatory). 

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