Lead Modeller

  • Film - Mumbai
  • Mumbai, India

Lead Modeller

Job description

Modellers are responsible for the production of highly accurate and efficient CG models for use in high-end visual effects films. Modellers will work from reference, which may include photographs, scan data, blueprints and/or concept designs. Modellers work closely with creative departments (Texture/ Environments/Rigging/CFX/FX etc) in order to produce models that meet the specific requirements of the VFX pipeline.


The Lead Modeller will be expected to carry out the following responsibilities;

  • Lead a team of artists on a show

  • Have a good understanding of key assets on a show, and the potential creative and technical challenges involved

  • Manage and spec team assignments

  • Work with HOD and Supervisors on bids

  • Where necessary take responsibility for producing models from hero to smaller assets

  • Establish workflow templates, and approach and methods documentation and provide to the team where necessary

  • Ensure that department tools are available for the team and set up properly for the show

  • Act as the key contact for production and supervisors ensuring clear communication as to creative challenges and solutions and delays to scheduling

  • Maintain a good relationship with all other departments and address any issues promptly

  • Train, share knowledge and is responsible for the progression of more junior members of the team

  • Provide regular feedback to your artists and ensure quality control for the work produced by your team

  • Attend dailies and present the work of your team, guide artists on how to present their own work

  • Advise HOD of any advances made on a project for integration into other shows

  • Report any specific show issues that affect modelling to HOD and DM e.g. crewing issues, conflict resolution.

  • Set a high level of professionalism for the team, displaying calmness, integrity and positivity

  • Ensure the show wiki is relevant and up to date especially after wrapping

Job requirements

Essential Skills:

  • Relevant working experience of 8 years and above in high end VFX projects in a global studio

  • A good working knowledge of Maya

  • Creative, resourceful and with strong spatial awareness

  • Very strong polygonal subdivision modelling skills

  • Efficient with layout of UVs and awareness of texture requirements

  • Able to interpret and follow reference material to create clean, highly detailed and accurate models

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Able to organise own workflow in a meticulous manner

  • Able to work well within a team


Desirable Skills:

  • Is able to script in Python

  • Has cross department skills e.g. Texture, lighting etc.


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