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Method Studios Recruiting Hard Surface Modelers, Senior Rigger & V-ray Lighters

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Hard Surface Modelers

Method Studios is an award-winning international visual effects group with facilities in Los Angeles, Vancouver, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, London, Sydney and Melbourne. As an artist-driven company known for its creativity, we service high-end feature film, commercial, television, games and motion graphics clients in the global marketplace.
Built around an exceptional team of visual effects professionals, Method’s international facilities provide a full range of visual effects services including conceptual design, look development, on-set supervision, 3D animation/CGI, matte painting, compositing and finishing. With our global reach accented by our boutique accessibility, we have the capacity to service clientele wherever production is situated.

Method Studios Los Angeles is currently in search of a Hard Surface Modeler.

Description

The primary focus of this role is in the imaging of hard surfaces, environments, and assets.

Duties and responsibilities

Create models as well as sculpt with Zbrush (characters, sets, props), following the creative direction of the designated supervisor
Follow supervisor directions, ensuring that the models created are precise and accurate
Complete assigned modeling tasks in a timely manner and ensure all working files are efficiently organized at all times
Fully comprehend the requirements on the designs, thereby creating models true to their designs, whether organic or mechanical in nature
Create and modify models by following the creative direction of the Supervising Modeler, Production Designer, and Cinematics Director/Producer

Qualifications

Minimum 4 years Modeling experience for photoreal games or DTV/ Feature length films
Proficiency in Maya, Z-brush, Adobe Photoshop, Massive, and Mudbox
Excellent knowledge of displacement map and normal map generation
Excellent knowledge of polygonal and patch geometry modeling
Excellent knowledge of material, texturing, and Maya shader use
Expert knowledge of skeleton and rigging setup
Vast knowledge of basic expression setup
Competency in 3D Studio Max, Nuke, or Shake Compositing software a plus
Knowledge of keyframe animation
Ability to multi-task and prioritize
Excellent team player with good communication skills
Excellent file and asset management skills

To apply, please send your reel, resume and availability to: la-recruiting@methodstudios.com

Please bear in mind that due the number of applications we receive, you will only hear back from us regarding suitable applications to open positions.
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Senior Rigger

Method Studios is an award-winning international visual effects group with facilities in Los Angeles, Vancouver, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, London, Sydney and Melbourne. As an artist-driven company known for its creativity, we service high-end feature film, commercial, television, games and motion graphics clients in the global marketplace.
Built around an exceptional team of visual effects professionals, Method’s international facilities provide a full range of visual effects services including conceptual design, look development, on-set supervision, 3D animation/CGI, matte painting, compositing and finishing. With our global reach accented by our boutique accessibility, we have the capacity to service clientele wherever production is situated.

Method Studios Los Angeles is currently in search of a Senior Rigger.

Description

The Senior Rigger will work with a team of 3d riggers in creature rigging, muscle deformation, skinning and character facial set-ups. Experience in all of these areas is required.

Duties and Responsibilities

Create and develop fast elegant character rigs using Maya and proprietary tools.
Work with modeling and animation departments to facilitate articulate realistic appealing characters.
Integration of characters and rigs into the production pipeline.
Create User Interfaces and tools to assist animators.
Work in partnership with R&D programmers, Animators, and Lighting TDs to ensure shots are delivered to the very highest standard.
Provide support to character rigs throughout production.
Develop long term strategies to automate character production.

Qualifications

Minimum 5 years work experience in feature film/broadcast VFX production
Solid knowledge of rigging systems
Comprehensive knowledge of Maya.
Provide reel demonstrating both control systems and complex deformations
Solid time and project management skills.
Accessibility and willingness to collaborate is a must.
Thorough understanding of techniques and technologies relating to character rigging and animation comprehension of core principles relating to rigging
Excellent understanding of anatomy, structure, dynamics and character motion
Good understanding of the entire visual effects process, from shooting to modeling to texturing, animation and rendering
MEL and Python programming essential
Maya API C++ programming also a plus

To apply, please send your reel, resume and availability to: la-recruiting@methodstudios.com

Please bear in mind that due the number of applications we receive, you will only hear back from us regarding suitable applications to open positions.
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V-ray Lighters

Method Studios is an award-winning international visual effects group with facilities in Los Angeles, Vancouver, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, London, Sydney and Melbourne. As an artist-driven company known for its creativity, we service high-end feature film, commercial, television, games and motion graphics clients in the global marketplace.
Built around an exceptional team of visual effects professionals, Method’s international facilities provide a full range of visual effects services including conceptual design, look development, on-set supervision, 3D animation/CGI, matte painting, compositing and finishing. With our global reach accented by our boutique accessibility, we have the capacity to service clientele wherever production is situated.

Method Studios Los Angeles is currently in search of Vray Lighters.

Description

Candidate must have knowledge and experience working with V-Ray and Maya.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible in maintaining lighting pipeline and workflow as dictated by project
Properly assess the appropriate balance of lighting and compositing for a given shot
Properly economize renders while still achieving required quality
Closely work with the artistic leads to ensure creative direction is achieved
Work with lighting artists to provide guidance and assist in problem-solving
Ensure work is of the highest possible quality

Qualifications

Good knowledge of V-ray
Minimum 4 years experience working in Feature Film and Commercial animation
Advanced understanding of lighting and advanced shading networks
Advanced knowledge of Fusion or similar node-based compositing package
Good knowledge of Maya, and the use of V-ray within Maya
Knowledge of general modeling, animation, FX and surfacing, a plus
Good balance between artistic and technical skill
Thorough understanding of linear workflow
Able to communicate effectively to people across all disciplines, and with various levels of experience
Must be detail-oriented, organized, and able to handle tasks in an efficient manner
Possesses exceptional problem-solving skills
Works in a collaborative manner and follows direction as required
Must be a team player and perform well under tight deadlines

To apply, please send your reel, resume and availability to: la-recruiting@methodstudios.com

Please bear in mind that due the number of applications we receive, you will only hear back from us regarding suitable applications to open positions.
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