Jobs: Walt Disney Animation Studios Modeler

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Walt Disney Animation Studios


Walt Disney Animation Studios has an exciting opportunity for a Character Modeler to join the team at our Burbank, CA studio. As a Modeler at our studio, you will build complex 3D models including organic characters. Youll work with a team of artists, including Visual Development Artists and Character TDs to interpret designs, and build and refine models for production.


* Character modelers work with polygonal and subdivision topologies to create surface models ranging from highly-stylized cartoon characters to photo-realistic fantasy creatures
* Take direction from Leads and Supervisors and feedback from Directors


* Bachelors degree or equivalent experience
* 3+ years of Animation, VFX, or Video Game industry experience modeling in polygons/Sub Ds using Maya
* Ability to work in a collaborative environment, taking direction from the Model Lead, CG
* Ability to work well in teams consisting of rigging, animation and character design
* Supervisor and feedback from the Art Director and Directors(s) as necessary
* Proven ability to be detail oriented and to work efficiently within a production environment
* Strong problem solving skills
* Candidates focusing on character modeling should show stylized characters
* All candidates should include 2D reference images when applicable

Preferred Qualifications

* Proficiency with ZBrush
* Experience with Mudbox
* Strong knowledge of related field such as anatomy
* Experience with traditional 3D sculpting
* Experience with character rigging
* Experience with texture/shading
* Facial blend shape targets
* Scripting (MEL, Python, Perl) background a plus
Application Visual examples of images exemplifying work in this area are requested for review. Additionally, please include a resume and reel breakdown with your online profile. When applicable, wireframes, close up of rotating heads, and 2D reference art should be shown.

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