Senior Character Modelling

Brown Bag Films
Dublin, Ireland
Job type: Contract

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Job Description

The position of Senior Character Modeller requires an experienced, self-motivated individual with a passion for character design and sculpting and an excellent understanding of technical modeling. 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Create stylized digital maquettes in Z-brush in collaboration with the Art Director, which include appeal and are consistent the style of the project
  • Retopologise characters that adhere to the pipeline and meet animation and rigging requirements
  • Complete character model tasks, including variants, facial blend-shapes and body correctives
  • Maintain the style consistency for different characters on a single project.
  • Provide regular progress updates to production manager and 3D supervisor on any technical/workflow bottlenecks within the modelling schedule.
  • Supervise the quality control (both technically and visually) of the external asset assignments and ensure the outsource partner has clear direction from a modelling perspective
  • Contribute to documentation related to the modelling workflow on the projects they are assigned to

Skills & Requirements

The successful candidate must have:

  • A good understanding of the concepts of creating appeal and style in their models and have a solid grounding in the art of sculpted form and anatomy
  • A thorough technical knowledge of ZBrush and Maya
  • Excellent communication skills
  • An eye for form and detail
  • The ability to work collaboratively with multiple tasks in a fast paced production
  • Must have at least 5 years experience working as a character modeller (or similar position) in either broadcast or feature film work
  • Thorough understanding of the requirements of topology for animation and rigging and how to create and edit production models
  • The ability to collaborate with rigging and animation to create flexible and appealing expressions, while maintaining the essence of the character design
  • Experience with hair/fur or cloth is a plus
  • Experience with shotgun (or asset tracking systems) is considered a big plus
  • Experience in pipeline and in scripting (Mel, Python) for tool development is a plus 

How to Apply

About the Company

Brown Bag Films are one of Europe’s most exciting, original and successful creative-led animation studios and is part of the 9 Story Media Group, with locations in Toronto, Dublin, Manchester, New York and Bali.

Making stand out/exceptional content for kids is at the heart of everything we do, and our bar is always set to “excellent” when it comes to the quality of our work. Our studios are highly collaborative spaces, where mentoring and on the job training is built into our daily practices. Our team members benefit from competitive compensation packages, working on award-winning 2D and 3D content, a thriving work culture and maybe too much cake! 

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