Holborn, London, WC1




Creature Modeller
With an emphasis on anatomy and form, the Creature Modeller will create three-dimensional CG characters to be painted, enveloped and animated by the creature development team.
About the Role
Primary responsibilities & accountabilities:
  • Creates three-dimensional creatures for use in visual effects
  • Employs specific software tools to design and build the geometric structure of the object and ensures that the model will satisfy the requirements of the production
  • In building creatures the modeller must incorporate technical expertise, artistic ability, and a basic understanding of rigging and animation
  • Works within the asset team, alongside Texture Artists and Lead Modeller to determine the “look” for an object
  • Builds the topology of computer graphic models, with an understanding of how the geometry will be used in the production process
  • Performs other tasks related to the creation of computer-generated characters and creatures, including blend shapes, clothing and shot sculpting.

Key Relationships:
  • DMS Team
  • Creature Development Team
  • Art Department
  • Artists
  • Animators
  • Production.

About You
Education & Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Graphics or equivalent or previous professional experience in a related field
  • Proven experience within a high-end VFX facility in a similar role
  • Portfolio demonstrating traditional artistic skills including illustration, and sculptural abilities a plus.

Required Skills & Competencies:
  • Proven experience creating digital creatures or characters in a feature film or production environment
  • Requires familiarity with film and video post production techniques and with computer graphic techniques.

Preferred Skills & Competencies:
  • A demonstrated desire to develop computer skills.

Technical Skills:
  • Proven Zbrush, Maya, and facial development experience
  • Knowledge of UNIX is a necessity as to navigate through ILM’s production pipeline.

About Industrial Light & Magic:
Founded in 1975 by George Lucas, ILM is the leading effects facility in the world, serving the motion picture, commercial production, and attraction industries. ILM has created visual effects for over 325 feature films and has played a key role in seven of the top 10 worldwide box-office hits of all time and has contributed to 25 of the top 50. ILM has set the standard for visual effects, creating some of the most stunning images in the history of film. At the forefront of the digital revolution, the company continues to break new ground in visual effects, VR, AR, and Immersive Cinema.

Next Step
To Apply:
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