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Rainmaker Recruiting Surfacing Artist & Modeling Artist

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Surfacing Artist

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

Job Description

Rainmaker is in search for Surfacing Artists to work on our next feature film! This next adventure is going to be epic. If you’re a grand master ( “master” is gender neutral here) texture artist who loves to enhance the appearance of characters, props, environments… then this job is perfect for you!

PRIMARY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Under the leadership of the Surfacing Supervisor and the Leads, the Surfacing Artist Designs, creates and implements textures by using digital painting, image mapping or photographic techniques based on the determined look of a show.
Collaborates with the lighting and shading teams to ensure techniques are being achieved and processes are followed.
Collaborates with modeling, lighting, rigging and effects teams to troubleshoot creative and technical issues.
Quality checks that all elements are final, approved and ready for lighting department.
Collaborates with compositing artists in order to manage render time required and final delivery.
Interprets and implements notes and feedback from Director(s) and or supervisors in a timely and qualitatively acceptable way.
Adheres to digital file management protocols.
Supports and integrates the values of Rainmaker that being a commitment to innovation, creativity, professionalism and inspiration.
Interacts respectfully and professionally with colleagues, staff members and clients.
Additional duties as requested.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience:

Degree and/or diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience preferred.

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2-3+ years of experience working in a professional environment within their discipline.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Experience in UV mapping and texture layout using Maya.
Proficiency using a variety of rendering tools including Mental Ray, Renderman, Maya and Mudbox is required.
Advanced painting skills with a strong understanding of color theory and application.
Eye for detail and good design sense is essential.
Experience in advanced surfacing techniques such as global illumination and subsurface scattering.
Strong verbal and presentation skills with the ability to communicate ideas clearly. Practices attentive and active listening. Incorporates feedback and direction received from the Director/Supervisor.
Open to and encourages feedback and new initiatives. Shares information and techniques with team members.
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.
Strong problem solving skills and ability to work collaboratively.
Makes decisions in a timely manner. Accepts accountability for own actions.
Ability to deliver work on time and meet set performance objectives.

Apply here:- http://www.rainmaker.com/?/site/careers/214/24
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Modeling Artist

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

Job Description

Rainmaker is in search for Modeling Artists with fur/gooming experience to work on our next feature film! This next adventure is going to be epic.
Under the guidance of the Surfacing Supervisor, the Modeling Artist creates fur, hair and other organic elements for an array of characters with the goal of creating 3D models that support a project’s story based on its defined style.

PRIMARY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Translates 2D designs into 3D objects.
Grooming hair and fur, using Rainmaker’s proprietary software.
Painting colour, weight, length and polarity maps for hair and fur.
Create and manage curves to be used in hair grooms.
Performing generalist character and 3D work when required.
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 surfacing artists to ensure models match aesthetic 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.
Interprets and implements notes and feedback from Director(s) and/or supervisors in a timely and qualitatively acceptable way.
Adheres to digital file management protocols.
Interacts respectfully and professionally with colleagues, staff members and clients.
Additional duties as requested.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience:

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

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Working knowledge of human and animal anatomy, physical motion, weight, balance and form.
Proficiency in using Maya, Mudbox and ZBrush is required.
Open to and encourages feedback and new initiatives.
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.
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.
Ability to deliver work on time and meet set performance objectives.

Apply here:- http://www.rainmaker.com/?/site/careers/224/24
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