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Character Modeler


Character Modeler

• Emerging Level


Marvel Studios Animation has an exciting opportunity for Character Modelers to join the team on an episodic series.

Category Animation  Art Department  Modeler  Special Effects 
Location Greater Los Angeles Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Oct 28, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

This is an IATSE 839 position covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

As a Modeler at our studio, you will build complex 3D models including organic characters and prop models. You'll work with a team of artists, including Visual Development Artists and Character TDs to interpret designs, and build and refine models for production.

  • Character modelers work with polygonal topologies to create highly-stylized and appealing characters with their associated props.
  • Collaborate with downstream departments to meet their technical needs.
  • Address direction and feedback from Supervisors, Art Directors, and Directors
  • May be doing work converting Zbrush models into Maya pipeline as well as creating models from scratch
Key Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Animation, VFX, or Video Game industry experience modeling preferred
  • Need to be comfortable in Maya and Zbrush
  • Experience creating complex character models
  • Demonstrates ability to learn new toolsets
  • Stays aware of new modeling tools and industry standards for modeling
  • Ability to translate 2d artwork to 3d models/sculpts
  • Knowledge of facial blend shape targets
  • Collaborative mindset in working with and addressing feedback as well as direction from Model Supervisor and Art Director
  • Ability to work well in teams consisting of rigging, animation and character design
  • Proven ability to be detail oriented and to work efficiently within a production environment
  • Strong problem solving skills
Bonus Qualifications:
  • Strong knowledge of related field such as anatomy
  • Experience with traditional sculpting
  • Experience with character rigging
  • Experience with texture/shading
  • Scripting (Python) background
  • Ability to model BG elements a plus
When applying, please include a resume and reel breakdown with your online profile. When applicable, wireframes, close up of rotating heads, and 2D reference art should be shown.  

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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