Creature Modeler (Feature Animation & VFX)

CG Artist Vancouver, BC


Position at Industrial Light & Magic

Position Summary

With an emphasis on anatomy and form, the creature modeler creates three dimensional CG characters to be painted, enveloped and animated by the creature development team.

What You’ll Do

  • Creates three-dimensional creatures for the Animator and Technical Director. Employs specific software tools to build the geometric structure of the object and ensures that the model will satisfy the requirements of the production.
  • In building creatures, the modeler must incorporate technical expertise, artistic ability, and a basic comprehension of animation.
  • Works with production team (Sr. Modeler, Technical Directors and Animators) to identify the “look” for an object.
  • Builds the geometry of computer graphic models, with an understanding of how the geometry will be used in the production process.
  • Performs other tasks related to the creation of computer-generated animation.

What We’re Looking For

  • Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts or equivalent with a thorough understanding of anatomy, character design and animation
  • Portfolio demonstrating traditional artistic skills including illustration, and sculptural abilities a plus
  • Proven experience creating digital creatures or characters in a feature film or production environment
  • Requires familiarity with film and video post production techniques and with computer graphic techniques
  • 2-3 years Zbrush, Maya, and facial development experience and/or a demonstrated desire to develop computer skills.
  • Knowledge of UNIX is a necessity to navigate through ILM’s production pipeline

This position is with Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Industrial Light & Magic. Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Lucasfilm fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world. **FOR U.S. BASED NEW HIRES ONLY:** We are taking a responsible approach to creating environments that allow us to do what we do best - entertain and inform millions around the world. As part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for current U.S. salaried and non-union hourly employees, as well as all newly hired U.S. employees.