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Weta Digital Recruiting Concept Artist, Creature TDs & Creature Cloth Technical Director

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Concept Artist

Category: Concept Artist
Company: Weta Digital
Location: Wellington (New Zealand)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Weta Digital is looking for an enthusiastic Concept Artist with the following attributes:

– Create artworks, schematics and reference material for the director’s consideration to help realise their vision for the story.
– Ability to be sympathetic to the clients production design style
– Source external reference material
– Design environments, architecture, characters and creatures (including giving texture and lighting cues) to help explore options.
– Review work with the Director or Supervisor
– Work under the supervisor of the Art Supervisor.

Needs to know:

– Very competent with Photoshop
– Great painter or drawer with imagination and artistic ability
– Experience working in an Art Department
– Use of Rhino, Photoshop & similar programs to show clear direction
– Skilled in photo-real images using photo reference
– Experience in building & rendering Models
– Discipline, good work ethic & a team player.
– Ability to take direction from the Art Supervisor.

Bonus, but not essential:

– Vue experience is helpful, but not essential,
– Skills in maya will be helpful, but not essential
– An understanding of the creative film-making process, especially the relationship between conceptual design, art dept, practical effects, special effects & digital effects.
– Architectural background.
– Background knowledge in relevant literature, history & art.

If this sounds like you, please fill out the online questionnaire and send your resume/showreel link/or portfolio link through to recruitment@wetafx.co.nz
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Creature TDs

Category: Creature TD
Company: Weta Digital
Location: Wellington (New Zealand)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Weta Digital is looking for Creature TDs, applicant’s should clearly display the following attributes:

– 5 years or more as a full time senior creature TD on Feature Films
– Focus on skinning and deformation of photo realistic characters and/or creatures
– Experience in Cloth and Hair a plus but is not required
– Poweruser in Maya
– Poweruser in Mel scripting
– User in Linux
– Python, Perl, and C++ knowledge a plus.
– Must be able to work well in a team environment
– Must be willing to relocate to New Zealand
– Must be available to start within 2 months or less.

Please complete our online questionnaire and send your resume & showreel link through to us at: recruitment@wetafx.co.nz
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Creature Cloth Technical Director

Category: Technical Director
Company: Weta Digital
Location: Wellington (New Zealand)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

A Creature Cloth Technical Director is responsible for the set-up and simulation of dynamic elements that are worn by, attached to, or interacted with by digital characters and assets. This includes clothing, hair, fur, feathers, as well as props like flags, ropes and boat sails to name a few. Working within the creatures department, the Creature Cloth TD works especially closely with the creature riggers as well as the modeling and animation departments to ensure all cloth functions properly across the pipeline as well as ensuring assets from other departments work within the cloth pipeline. This is a highly technical role that requires scripting and previous cloth experience.
The Creature Cloth TD must have the technical knowledge to troubleshoot a variety of issues across the pipeline. While creation and writing of new tools is not required, debugging and scripting abilities are a must.

Candidates for the Cloth Technical Director role need to demonstrate the following attributes:

– 3 years Creature TD or Rigging experience
– Maya nCloth power user
– A strong understanding of CG production workflow and how cloth assets work within the pipeline
– An eye for dynamic performance to achieve realistic results
– Mel and Python scripting
– Strong organizational, communication and multi-tasking skills
– Ability to take direction well and work as part of a team within an established pipeline
– Marvelous Designer experience a plus

To apply for consideration, please fill out Weta’s online questionnaire and send your resume/showreel link to : recruitment@wetafx.co.nz
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