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Lead 3D Artist – Interference Pattern, Edinburgh

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We are recruiting for a senior level, lead 3D artist for a full-time position at the studio.

Ideally the candidate should have a minimum of 6 years production experience, with some of that time spent in a supervisory or lead artist role. This experience timescale is negotiable depending on portfolio. A specialism in lighting, visual effects and compositing would also be an advantage. The role will entail both on-the-job production work delivering modelling, vfx, lighting and compositing for studio projects alongside team coordination, providing feedback and review for other artists work. There is also scope for developing and refining our studio pipeline and procedures as the we continue to grow.

Interference Pattern is a vibrant and dynamic creative animation and vfx studio based in Edinburgh, UK. Our close-knit, motivated and sociable team and studio environment provides a fantastic opportunity for both personal and creative development within an ambitious growing studio. ipBuild is an arm of the studio that specializes in high-end 3d asset builds for commercials, feature and game cinematics.


Acting as the studios lead 3d artist, responsible for creating 3d content and supervising 3d teams at the studio.
Lighting, shading rendering and compositing scenes and shots, then taking the assigned shots and sequences all the way through from assembly to composite to final delivery.
Working closely with project director and supervisor to define the lighting style required for the project.
Delivering fully lit and composited shots and sequences to the high standard expected by the studio.
Modelling and texturing environment assets from 2d concept artwork. Both polygonal and subdivision modelling required.
Supervising a small team of artists, ensuring that they all deliver assets to the required high high standards, both internally and for external clients
Ensuring that all artists work meets the required artistic and technical standard required.
Providing feedback and review on other artists work and submissions.


Artistic and Technical Requirements:

Minimum of 6 years production experience, with some in a lead or supervising role
Hard surface environment and prop modelling, high poly sculpting (Zbrush) and organic character modelling
Ability to build 3d models using efficient topology
An attention to detail and ability to self-critique
Excellent problem solving skills
An ability to guide and direct junior members of the team
A strong track record in successfully delivering projects within deadlines, whilst meeting the required quality and creative criteria
Both photorealistic and stylized 3d abilities
Familiarity with working within studio pipelines

Personal Requirements:

Currently be able to work in the UK.
Able to be located on-site in Edinburgh

Software & Technical Bonus:

Familiarity with the following software;
3D in Houdini , Softimage & Maya
Compositing in Nuke
Allgorithmic Substance texturing suite
Scripting and coding skills (Python, Mel)
Edinburgh is the beautiful, historic and vibrant capital city of Scotland. With a blossoming creative arts scene and easy access to the great outdoors Edinburgh offers the best of both city living and outdoor pursuits.

Start date is negotiable depending on the right candidate for the position, but we are aiming for immediately.
If you relish the prospect of working in a dynamic, growing animation studio this could be the perfect position for you.

To apply, please send your CV, cover letter and links to a showreel or portfolio to
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