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3D Generalist

Toronto, ON · Art/Media/Design
Jam Filled is looking for a 3D Generalist to join our team! This person must have a solid understanding of multiple disciplines in the 3D pipeline including Assets, Layout, Animation, Shot Finaling and Lighting. The Generalist works closely with the CG Supervisor, Director(s), and Production team to ensure the vision of the project is achieved technically and creatively.
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Understanding the flow of sequences and shots; figuring out how to optimize shot work in Maya, while keeping sequence continuity intact
  • Optimize current pipeline processes, planning out the workflow or writing tools using Mel/Python
  • New solutions should be Jam Filled Pipeline-friendly
  • Prepare assigned work/solutions to presentation to Director/CG-Supervisor
  • Anticipate, communicate, and troubleshoot any creative or technical issues with assistance from key stakeholders
  • Finaling Department specific responsibilities in shots:
    • Remove undesirable geometric penetrations, folds and creases from rigged assets
    • Ensure that rigged assets are in contact with one another and their environment appropriately
    • Work directly with Animation supervisor/lead/director on approval for Character Finaling
  • Ensure that rigged assets are prepared for effects simulations as required
  • Based on project, do FX simulations, with cloth and hair
  • Set dress shots based upon key artwork and directions from Art Director to achieve the desired aesthetic
  • Ensure continuity between shots and sequences
  • Ensure the shot is assembled in the most efficient manner
  • Communicate with other departments to ensure all production assets (characters, sets, props, matte paintings, vfx etc) are up to date,  included into shots and rendering successfully
  • Polish cameras if necessary
  • Build assets according to the requirement of the shots
  • Prepare files for lighting/rendering and compositing
  • Render the shot for director and CG Supervisor review and approval

Required Skills & Experience
 
  • 2-3+ years of proven VFX/CGI skills
  • Completed post-secondary education in 3D animation or relevant area of study
  • Attention to detail
  • General understanding of animation styles and techniques as well as a basic comprehension of animation production for film and/or television
  • Strength in layout (planning and asset management), and cinematography a plus
  • Good communication skills with the ability to work productively in a team environment
  • Good creative and technical problem solving skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and to comprehend custom in-house production tools
  • Ability to take direction from various levels of individuals
  • Good organizational skills with a strong attention for detail
  • Basic understanding of CG modeling, surfacing, animation and lighting
  • Experience with Maya software preferred
  • Working knowledge of compositing software
  • Basic knowledge of MEL or Python an asset

What’s in it for you?
 
  • Healthcare and dental
  • Competitive remuneration
  • Close proximity to the downtown core and public transportation
  • Various activities, team-building events and parties
  • Flexible work hours
  • Focus on work/life balance

Boat Rocker is committed to hiring and supporting diverse candidates. We strongly encourage applications from people who identify as being part of an under-represented and equity-deserving group. This would include people who identify as racialized, Black, Indigenous, women, LGBTQ2SI+, and having a disability among others. We also recognize the importance of intersectional identities in our hiring and retention.
 

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