Full Time Job

Technical Director, Set Model


Emeryville, CA 07-01-2021
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

• Works with the technical leads to fulfill the production designer's vision of a film
• Creates architectural and organic looking models and environments, using both manual and procedural techniques
• Reviews and revises work with the production designer, technical leads and director
• Creates clean and efficient assets, and supports downstream departments
• Produces clear and concise documentation as necessary

• A strong understanding of composition, form, physical motion, weight, balance and texture is required
• Experience with high-end modeling and animation systems such as Maya, Modo, XSI, Houdini or 3DStudioMax is required
• Experience in film, video games, architecture or other graphics production experience is strongly preferred
• Good written and verbal communication skills are required
• Must be able to work alone or collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure
• Must be able to follow art direction but also demonstrate initiative
• For Modeling Positions:
• Modelers may be required to rig set elements, so rigging skills are a plus
• Skill and experience in Maya, nCloth and Mudbox is a strong plus
• Some knowledge of shading is a plus
• Some knowledge of Houdini is a plus
• For Set Dressing Positions:
• Skill in the construction of various environments, both architectural and organic
• Ability to refine a shot's composition by adjusting the sets elements to camera
• Strong compositional skills and an awareness of how to support story though set design
• Ability to follow art direction and independently solve creative problems
• Skills in both areas - modeling and set dressing - are a strong plus
• Skill and experience in one or more other areas of CG production: layout, shading, lighting, FX, and/or rendering is a plus
• Programming skills in a scripting language (e.g. Mel or Python) are a plus
• Education in Art, Architecture, Computer Science or Photography is preferred

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g6bj3q-18-232-179-5-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Pixar Animation Studios, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is an Academy Award®-winning film studio with world-renowned technical, creative and production capabilities in the art of computer animation.