Full Time Job

CG Lead Environment Artist

Nickelodeon Animation

Burbank, CA 07-27-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
CG Lead Environment Artist (Star Trek: Prodigy)

• Work with Supervisors to create Models, UVs and Rigs for environments, props, and vehicles based on script and animatic requirements.
• Prepare assets to meet requirements for animation and rendering through a Maya/Redshift pipeline.
• Possess advanced knowledge of modeling both organic and hard surface environments and props, Maya's Scene Assembly system, organizing complex hierarchies, creating low res proxies, and utilizing IK – FK – and Deformer based rigs.
• Conduct the first approval evaluation of all assets created by team members and vendors.
• Create ''Build'' notes that accompany approved designs for asset launches. Notes should satisfy the pipeline, the episode's needs, and address the requirements of the artist.
• Give clear and direct instructions and feedback, including reference images and annotations.
• Work with the Lead Character Modeler and Lead Character TD to make the episode manageable within the CG Department's parameters.
• Complete tasks within the time allotted and maintain communication with Production team on asset schedules and timelines.
• Create thorough modeling and rigging guidelines for each set design (built at vendor studio), and review set models when completed.
• Lead team of Environment Artists by enforcing aesthetics, technical quality, and timelines for each assignment.
• Review animatics/designs and give suggestions and/or solutions to the Supervising Producer to make the episode fit within the given parameters.
• Build block-in assets and logic out temporary camera placement and set locations to ensure set is built to support action based on script and animatic reference.

• Extensive knowledge, experience, and skill set working in a Maya production pipeline.
• Proficient modeling and UVs skills, and some rigging experience.
• Ability to lead a small team of other generalists, in both aesthetics and time management.
• A great ''can do'' attitude and open-mindedness to non-traditional solutions is essential.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• The candidate should have problem solving skills and be comfortable thinking outside of the box.

Additional Qualifications:
• A minimum of 3-5 years of industry experience in film, broadcast, and/or games.
• Experience with Rigging props and vehicles.
• Maya/Python scripting experience.

Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gqb4w1-44-200-30-73-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Nickelodeon Animation

BET Networks is the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news, and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, and sub-Saharan Africa.