Organic Modeller

Build Vancouver, Canada


Position at DNEG

Organic Modellers at DNEG use a wide range of reference materials and work very closely with texture artists, shader artists, and look development artists to create a range of digital assets of impeccable standard for world-class VFX films. You will work closely with the rigging team to produce models which will support their workflow requirements to aid the smooth running of the production.

Must Have

  • Strong spatial awareness and a good sense of form, scale, anatomy and proportion
  • A very keen eye for detail
  • A full working knowledge of modelling in Maya, with the ability to quickly pick-up proprietary tools
  • A working knowledge of packages such as Mudbox or Z-brush
  • Expert knowledge of Polygon and sub-division surface modelling, proven experience to apply these techniques to bi and quadruped creatures
  • Ability to deliver a "clean" model with tidy polygon placement with working knowledge of UV layout for texturing
  • Understanding of when to model detail or have the detail added through the shading, by liaising with the texture/look development teams
  • Ability of objectively assess your work within the timescales involved, take a brief and focus on what really matters

Nice to Have

  • A working knowledge of Linux
  • Experience in other areas of visual effects (TV, Games) will also be taken into account
  • Knowledge of NURBS modelling
  • At least 4 years’ experience modelling creatures for high end film or TV
  • A passion for awesome creatures and real-world anatomy
  • Previous experience of working within a creature team to produce high impact photorealistic assets

About You

  • Meticulous with high attention to detail
  • A team player and clear communicator with a keenness for collaboration
  • Adaptable with a willingness to learn new skills and techniques – including proprietary software
  • Calm under pressure and committed to meet production deadlines with a clear understanding of how long any given task will take 
  • A resourceful, can-do attitude
  • Objective eye for detail

About Us
We are DNEG, one of the world's leading visual effects, animation and stereo conversion companies for feature film and television, with studios in London, Vancouver, Mumbai, Los Angeles, Chennai, Montréal, Chandigarh, Hyderabad and Goa.