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Environment Modeler


Environment Modeler

• Intermediate Level


Walt Disney Animation Studios has an exciting opportunity for Environment Modelers to join the team at our Vancouver, BC studio. As a Modeler at our studio, you will build complex 3D models including prop models and complete set environments.

Category Art Department  Modeler  Props  Special Effects 
Location Vancouver, BC, Canada
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Nov 11, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

You’ll work with a team of artists, including Visual Development Artists to interpret designs, and build and refine models for production. This is a regular, full time, staff position that will be located at our Vancouver, BC studio. Please note that relocation eligibility may be determined based on role and individual circumstance. 

  • Build complex set and prop models with organized, efficient, polygonal topology including: vehicles, buildings, plant life, terrain and complete set environments.  Models will need to be constructed to account for mechanical articulation when necessary
  • Complete organization and packaging of assets for efficient downstream consumption
  • Work well in a collaborative environment
  • Address direction and feedback from Leads, Supervisors and Directors
Key Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience 
  • 3+ years of professional experience modeling in Maya
  • An understanding of ZBrush/Mudbox
  • Demonstrates ability to learn new toolsets 
  • Ability to translate 2d artwork to 3d models
  • Experience creating stylized environments and props
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Proven ability to be detail oriented and to work efficiently within a production environment
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative environment, taking direction from the Supervisors and feedback from the Art Director and Director(s)
Bonus Qualifications
  • Layout experience a plus
  • Experience with 3d modeling, set dressing and presentation tools such as Houdini, Blender, Clarisse and Marmoset a plus
  • Previous experience with traditional 3D sculpting a plus
  • Scripting (Python) background a plus
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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