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Lead CG Asset Artist - Atomic Cartoons Vancouver

 Atomic Cartoons Inc. is an award-winning full-service animation studio located in Vancouver's busy Animation District. Since its inception 20 years ago, Atomic Cartoons has created, produced and financed numerous animation productions for television series, commercials, and music videos. This is a great opportunity to join our team!

Lead CG Asset Artist

The main focus of the Lead Asset & Build Artist will be to design and create the look and production methodology needed to create hard surface and organic models for use in stylized animated productions. Responsibilities will also include working with our development team to assist in the research and development of Modeling and Texturing workflows utilized for the overall facility and future projects.

What You’ll Do:

  • The creation of show style models from scratch that meet all technical and aesthetic standards for the project(s)
  • Creatively achieve art direction for any asset, while troubleshooting and providing revisions based on supervisor and/or client feedback and deliver those changes in an efficient and timely manner
  • Optimize and deliver assets to the production pipeline for further processing.
  • Meet production deadlines and maintain regular communication with the production team.
  • Work with facility and production supervisors to develop techniques and workflows to ensure that assets will integrate into overall production pipelines.
  • Mentoring of junior artists in production in regards to overall workflow and production best practices.
  • Assist in the development of the assets pipeline along with the Head of Department and facility DFX Supervisor.
  • Work closely with the Look Development Artists to ensure all models work smoothly within the Look Development pipeline as well as the Modeling pipeline
  • Work closely with the Riggers in the case of character models to ensure models work smoothly within the Rigging pipeline as well as the Modeling pipeline

What We’re Looking For:

  • Strong knowledge of Maya, Zbrush and/ or Mudbox preferred.
  • Thorough understanding of asset creation techniques and technologies and a basic understanding of rigging.
  • Familiarity with various operating systems (e.g. Linux, Windows).
  • Working knowledge of RenderMan or other ray-based render engines.
  • Experience with Python scripting is a plus

Start Date: ASAP

 Show us what you would like to contribute to Atomic by providing us with relevant examples of your previous work along with your resume and cover letter. Please apply online with your Resume, Cover Letter, Demo Reel and/or Website.

 

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