Are you an experienced environment modeller with solid Houdini knowledge? Are you interested in working on a new animated feature? Animal Logic is looking for modelling artists who will interpret a variety of media and concept art to create stylised, production ready 3D environments.

What you’ll get to do:

  • Interpret 2D designs and translate them into 3D space by utilising software such as Houdini, Maya, and Z-Brush, all while maintaining the original artistic intent.
  • Utilise Houdini to create procedural 3D elements and environments.
  • Produce complex models to a high standard with a thorough understanding of shape, scale and form.
  • Work within and produce topology and wire frames for environment models.
  • Produce accurate UVs for models for use in downstream departments.
  • Produce highly optimised 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 an appropriate standard of quality within the scheduled timeframe and deadline.
  • Maintain good communication with the Model Lead.

What you bring:

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience with VFX/Animation software tools and processes for TV and/or animated feature films.
  • 3+ years’ experience in modelling.
  • Experience in modelling stylised environments.
  • Proficiency with Houdini, Maya and Z-Brush.
  • Proficiency in 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.
  • Good 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 an animation environment.
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to abstract and interpret design down to its fundamentals.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills.

What you’ll need to include on your application:

  • Turntables, with wireframes, of environment models.

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