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Industrial Light & Magic Recruiting Art Associate Technical Director & Image Unit- 3D Technical Associate

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Art Associate Technical Director

Category: Technical Director
Company: Industrial Light & Magic
Location: San Francisco (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Company: Lucasfilm

The Art ATD solves technical production issues, defines work flows, streamlines processes, and develops tools/frameworks for art.

• Develop appropriate art pipelines and workflow, working in conjunction with the Art Leads and the programming team.
• Solve technical production issues.
• Streamline art workflows and pipelines by developing tools/scripts/plugins in the art process; work with programming and tools team members.
• Create technically sound art and art frameworks.
• Excel as a team player and strive to maximize team/department performance.
• Performs special tasks as assigned.
• Develop an area or multiple areas of expertise.
• Demonstrates ability to be proactive and anticipating potential problems before they occur and follows through on every task assigned.
• Demonstrates ability to be proactive about communicating clearly and frequently the status of all tasks.
• Demonstrates ability to prioritize tasks and manage time well, and give accurate time estimates task bidding.

Requirements:

• Have good knowledge of python, mel and C++preferred.
• 2 years or more of production experience
• Background and understanding of 3D graphics
• Strong knowledge of one or more major 3D animation packages, Maya preferred.
• Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
• Work well under deadlines and multi-tasks.
• Must be willing to work overtime when requested.

Apply here:-  www.lucasfilm.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=5752
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Image Unit- 3D Technical Associate

Category: Other
Company: Industrial Light & Magic
Location: San Francisco (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Company: Lucasfilm

Primary emphasis is on evaluating, tracking, converting, and coordinating the management of 3D digital assets for the Image Group. Reports to Image Unit Manager, while also working alongside and partnering with other Coordinators and Project Managers within the department as well as outside digital scanning vendors and 3D asset creators. The technical associate will be the gatekeeper responsible for balancing all 3D asset priorities across multiple initiatives and partnerships.

• Responsible for the management and tracking of all Lucasfilm 3D assets. Coordinates with the Image Unit and Image Archives teams to properly collect, categorize, store all finalized production assets and associated files.
• For all 3D related work going out to or coming in from internal and third-party partners, the 3D technical associate is expected to:
• Evaluate all incoming files and to raise flags when incoming assets do not meet technical or aesthetic standards. Enforce establish standards with partners.
• Prioritize and fulfill a high volume of 3D asset requests across multiple partners and projects – evaluate requests, acquire and deliver appropriate assets.
• Package and unpack incoming and outgoing deliverables for incoming and outgoing assets.
• Collaborate with internal and external production partners to convert and modernize existing assets as needed.
• Identify and assign all appropriate metadata to all 3D files
• Prioritize, manage and maintain archive of LFL 3D assets, including creation of archival backups, maintenance of archive database, storage and retrieval of physical media.
• Communicate directly with key production, artistic and support personnel internally.
• Communicate directly with external third-party partners when needed.
• Ensure images or assets are maintained within Lucasfilm’s current security standards.
• Perform basic lighting and rendering tasks as needed.
• Programmatically optimize department workflows and tools when possible – develop scripts and tools to facilitate workflow.

Maintain department technical documentation.

Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree in computer science, math, engineering, or equivalent degree preferred.
• 3-5 years working in a 3D production environment or other 3D graphics related role.
• Solid understanding of the 3D production process and of all files associated with model,
textures, and rigs in Maya
• Knowledge of, and experience working with multiple 3D file formats; .ma, .obj, .fbx, etc
• Experience with 3D graphics programming or pipeline programming
• Experience with 3D and 2D applications (Photoshop, Compositing Tools, et cetera)
• Experience working in a Production environment.
• Excellent computer skills including experience with UNIX/Linux operating systems
• Strong programming and scripting experience; Python, MEL
• Strong analytical and organizational skills
• Ability to manage sensitive and confidential situations effectively and professionally
• Ability to multi-task and strong self directed work ethic
• Ability to communicate with all levels of employees and understand cultural differences
• Excellent interpersonal, and communication skills (both oral and written).
• Proven ability to think critically and anticipate potential situations
• Proven ability to interact effectively within department, across and outside the organization
• Proven ability to work efficiently, effectively as part of a team, and independently where assigned.
• Strong knowledge of Star Wars films and continuity desired
• Must have the ability to juggle multiple projects, work with diverse personalities and work within strict deadlines.
• Attention to detail, follow through and strong communication skills.

Apply here:-  www.lucasfilm.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=5753
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