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Senior Character Modeller
Production/CG/Post production
Dublin
Full-time Contract
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 modelling.
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
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
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