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Rainmaker Recruiting Senior Character Modeler

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Senior Character Modeler – New Direct to DVD Feature

Category: Modeller
Company: Rainmaker
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

It’s a busy time at Rainmaker, we are looking for an Senior Character Modeler to work on our new animated Direct-to-DVD Feature! We really can’t say much about it now, but we’re SUPER excited to be working on this animated project for a major motion picture studio! If hair and fur is your specialty, then what are you waiting for… you should apply!


Senior Modeling Artist translates 2D designs into 3D objects.
Advanced expertise in creating, character models, vehicles, props and/or environmental sets in alignment with the determined creative style and direction of a project.
Collaborates with designers, riggers, surfacing artist, animators and technical directors in order to facilitate optimal shot production while adhering to the schedule and quota fulfillment.
Collaborates with rigging team to set up articulation points for animation.
Collaborates with surfacing artists to ensure models match esthetic and creative requirements of the projects overall look.
Collaborates with animation team to ensure models are structured in such a way to achieve intended performance requirements.
Collaborates with designers to ensure all necessary designs are created.
Creatively plus material in order to achieve the project’s set standard of modeling and establishing the level of complexity for characters, environments and props.
Mentors and trains the artist to consistently strive towards excellence.
Generates models with the goal of optimal performance while being mindful of effective and efficient use of production resources.
Provides vision, feedback, motivation and encouragement to the team.
Interprets and implements notes and feedback from Director(s) and/or Department Supervisor in a timely and qualitatively acceptable way.
Adheres to digital file management protocols.
Supports and integrates the values of Rainmaker, which include a commitment to innovation, creativity, professionalism and inspiration.
Interacts respectfully and professionally with colleagues, staff members and clients.
Additional duties as requested.



Degree and/or diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience is preferred.
3-5 years of experience working in a professional environment within their discipline.


Advanced ability to work with polygonal, NURBS and subdivision topologies to create surface models ranging from highly stylized cartoon characters to photorealistic fantasy creatures.
In-depth knowledge of human and animal anatomy, physical motion, weight, balance and form.
Experience in 3D animation and rigging preferred.
High level proficiency in using Maya, Mudbox and ZBrush is required.
Ability to mentor and train. Open to and encourages feedback and new initiatives. Shares information and techniques with team members.
Collaborates with Department Supervisor and production management team to organize workflow and completion.
Solid work ethic and positive attitude. Ability to work under pressure. Self-motivated and pro-active. Consistently strives to expand knowledge base.
Efficient and detail oriented. Ability to complete work with minimal supervision.
Strong problem solving skills and ability to work collaboratively.
Strong verbal and presentation skills with the ability to communicate ideas clearly.
Practices attentive and active listening. Shares information, methodologies and ideas with others. Incorporates feedback and direction received from the Director/Supervisor.
Makes decisions in a timely manner. Accepts accountability for own actions. Creatively solves problems, eliminates roadblocks and focuses on issue at hand.
Ability to fulfill performance objectives with minimal revisions and deliver assignments on time.

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