Thursday, November 27, 2008

Modelers, C.O.R.E Digital Pictures, Toronto

Via AWN:

C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures located in downtown Toronto is currently looking for experienced modelers to join our team on a dynamic new pre-teen animated series that will be aired on a major U.S. television network. In this position you will conceptualize & create 3D computer-generated models from 2D designs (characters, locations and props). In addition to reviewing models for complex movements, you will establish rigging procedures and suggest changes when necessary. The successful candidates will also create and apply UVs and textures needed to achieve desired surface qualities for the completion of models.

The company was founded in 1994 and is one of Canada's leading digital visual effects and animation studios. Over a decade later, C.O.R.E. has successfully built three divisions: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures, C.O.R.E. Toons and C.O.R.E. Feature Animation. Over the years, with the underlying philosophy that a studio designed by artists for artists fosters the best creative environment, C.O.R.E. has produced award-winning work for more than 55 Feature Films, 24 Television Series and 24 Movies of the Week.

C.O.R.E. offers an exciting work environment; our open work structure allows for creativity and fun at the same time. The continuous flow of interesting new projects that are awarded from major studios and production companies makes working at C.O.R.E. a unique and fulfilling experience.

·Experience with polygon modeling, utility nodes, and rigging techniques.
·Expertise in rigging characters and complicated props from scratch.
·Ability to paint textures and create procedural shaders is a plus.
·Working knowledge of Mel, tweaking scripts and writing simple procedures is a plus.
·A strong understanding and knowledge of human and animal anatomy is beneficial.
·Experience in UV layout, texture projections, and 2D texture painting.
·Build character facial rigs and corrective blend shapes within pipeline methodology.
·Proficiency Adobe Photoshop/Gimp.
·Experience with LINUX/UNIX and knowledge of Maya is required.
·The ideal candidate will have at least two strong skills out of three (modeling, rigging, texturing), with an intermediate knowledge of the area that is not their strongest.
·Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills required.
·Bachelor's degree or equivalent in computer science, computer visualization, or computer animation required.
·Minimum 3 years experience modeling in 3D software with aptitude in polygonal modeling, a solid understanding of rigging techniques, modeling for efficient rendering and texture skills are a plus.
·At least 3 years work experience required in 3D CG for digital animation, or visual effects film.
·Must be legally authorized to work in Canada.

·Determine design solutions and methods for modeling characters.
·Create complex 3D model geometry of props, sets, characters, and objects to be painted, animated, and used in production.
·Design and implement animation controls and rigging systems characters and props using a combination of software packages and proprietary tools.
·Create and maintain facial animation blend shapes.
·Layout UVs, painting textures, and creating shaders.
·Work closely with Modelers, and Modeling Supervisor to achieve desired show look.
·Work with design team to execute desired look of textures for CG objects and characters.
·Work with team members to evaluate visual consistency.
·Riggers work closely with the animation department solving shot based problems.
·Prepare assets for integration in production database and validate assets for pipeline workflow.

When submitting your demo reel or website, be sure to include examples of work that demonstrate CG character modeling including wireframes, rigged characters, props in motion (preferably used in production), painted textures and/or other CG art. Also include samples or work that demonstrate your artistic abilities like life drawings, paintings, and/or figure sculptures.

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Demo reel and resumes can be mailed to:
C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures Recruiting
461 King St. West
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 1K7

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest however only those under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Contact Person: Recruiting
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