Thursday, February 12, 2009

Lead 3D Artist, NGRAIN, Ottawa

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Date: 2009-02-06, 7:30PM EST

Company Overview:
NGRAIN is an award winning company delivering interactive 3D task-based training solutions to the defense industry. We license our breakthrough graphics technology to leading organizations across multiple industries and application areas. Resellers offer NGRAIN solutions globally and strategic partners include Microsoft, Intel and Adobe. More information can be obtained at

The Lead, 3D Artist, is a well-rounded 3D Artist with professional experience in multiple areas of production. They have a genuine enthusiasm and interest in mechanical models with an emphasis on animation and visual storytelling. He/she has a high level of knowledge with regards to the art production cycle and is responsible for efficiently deriving accurate effort estimates for 3D content jobs and proposals. The Lead, 3D Art & Animator is the main contributor to the artistic vision of the product and is responsible for developing prototypes for the art team to follow.
The Lead, 3D Artist supports and maintains communication between the NGRAIN Art & Animation Teams, client Subject Matter Experts (SME), and 3rd party partners. The lead maintains responsibility for managing and maintaining art resources and art assets, is a problem solver; is able to plan, schedule and anticipate problems before they happen, and mentors artists and animators under his/her supervision.
The lead must have a strong technical aptitude for 3D modeling tools and animation technologies with a strong emphasis on prototyping and is able to generate new and fresh ideas.

Roles and Responsibilities:
•Manages and coordinates 3D art & Animation assets and resources
•Effectively mentors 3D Artists and Animators to maintain on-time and on-spec schedules
•Creates processes and prototypes to advance efficiencies in 3D Art production and daily workflow
•Applies expert knowledge in 3D Modeling and animating to aid in project proposals, effort estimates and media analysis
•Travels to client sites for the purpose of requirements and reference gathering of project data including, but not limited to, digital photographs and video, published technical documentation and client created lesson plans
•Liaises with clients to define project specific 3D Model LDO and LOC requirements and to develop animations from client concepts
•Creates storyboards that depict the script and narrative, drawing in 2D to create sketches/illustrations;
•Creates and edits animatics and animation sequences
•Visualizes and conceptualizes object movement to drive the overall visual quality of the product
•Develops the timing and pace of object movement during the sequence of images and ensuring the follow the script descriptions;
•Works with creative director to compose the various layers of animation in order to produce finished piece
•Works to production deadlines and meets client requirements

•Excellent spoken and written language skills, and is an excellent communicator
•A minimum of two to three years post secondary art education
•Five plus years experience in modeling and animation
•A specialist in two or more modeling and two or more texturing techniques
•An expert in the use of 2D paint package
•An expert in the use of 3D creation software
• Working technical knowledge of software packages such as Flash, 3D Studio Max, Maya

To apply for this job forward your complete resume to: Applications MUST have L3DA - CL in the subject line. Please submit your resume in Word or .pdf formats. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

  • Location: Ottawa
  • Compensation: competitive
  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
  • Please, no phone calls about this job!
  • Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.
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