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Senior Modeler

Company: The Mill
Location: New York
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

The Mill is a global creative partner for agencies, production companies and brands, working across all media channels and platforms.

We are trusted specialists in visual effects, creative technologies and content production. Our projects include the creation of digital products and virtual experiences, as well as world class visual effects and video production.

We are a vibrant network of talented artists, producers, directors and creative technologists from multinational backgrounds. We nurture innovation, flexibility and diverse ideas across our studios in London, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Berlin and Bangalore. We are all united by one single ambition: To create extraordinary and memorable work that captivates and excites audiences.

We are The Mill. We create the extraordinary.

Job Description

A Senior Modeler's main responsibilities are based around creating highly detailed character and creature models, including UVs.--- From stylized characters to anatomically realistic humans, facial modeling, and FACS blendshapes are all tasks that the artist would perform.--- The modeling department is responsible for most asset work from initial model creation/ingestion through to texturing and in some cases even lookdev.--- Asset categories includes characters (creatures, bipeds, humans), organic surfaces and hard surface assets.--- A Senior Modeler has an expertise in best practices and techniques for creating clean and efficient geometry for varying target outputs (i.e. rigging, simulation, photorealistic rendering as well as realtime game engines).--- Senior Modelers work with the Modeling Department Supervisor and CG Leads to ensure that assets are being created properly within studio pipeline as well as meeting the needs for specific projects.--- Along with crafting high end assets, it is always desired that Senior Artists are willing to help mentor and give advice to others in the Modeling Department.

Create high quality models, UVs, sculpts, retopology, blendshapes, textures and lookdev
Hero Character and Creature modeling, along with occasional hard surface models
Exceptional understanding of Facial Modeling and FACS blendshapes
Work efficiently and navigate a fast-paced environment
Work with the rigging department to ensure that the animators have what they need in the rigs
Participate in bi-weekly meetings with the Modeling team to continue learning and build team togetherness
Collaborate with Directors, Creative Directors, VFX Supervisors, and CG Leads to ensure that all work being delivered meets high level expectations and specific project needs.
Experience working in high quality asset creation (modeling, sculpting, uvs, texturing on hero assets from hard surface to characters)
Proficient in Maya, Zbrush, Mari, Substance Painter
The ability to texture in Substance Painter and/or Mari is a plus
Ability to work within a new pipeline and continually look for ways to improve it
Understanding of Facial Modeling, FACS blendshapes, and Facial Rigging
Ability to texture is a plus, but not required
Knowledge of MEL and/or Python for scripting and tool development is a plus, but not required

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Keywords: The Mill, New York , Senior Modeler, Other , New York, New York

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