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Department: Previs
Location: Remote - UK/GMT timezone
Reports To: Previs Supervisor

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Key Purpose of the Job:

Asset Builders work with Previs Supervisors and Art Directors to create all the necessary CG assets for exciting and inspiring previs content including, but not limited to: humans, vehicles, creatures, environments and props.  Key skills involve understanding and interpreting art department plans, conceptual illustrations, sourcing visuals from the web and translating digital files from sources such as Solidworks or Google SketchUp.  Models need to be built specifically with previs and virtual production requirements and optimised for as near real-time performance as possible.  Basic knowledge of efficient lighting and shading techniques are all-important skills.

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Job description:

  • Creating all required digital assets, suitable for real-time performance, especially optimised bi-ped characters
  • Topoligising models for clean and efficient production
  • Exchanging geometry files between software packages using file formats such as DXF, SketchUp, OBJ, etc.
  • Decimation and optimisation of assets from high resolution models such as Lidar and Z-Brush
  • Creating the appropriate geometry LOD for the asset in context of its usage with low polygon modelling
  • Efficient creating of UV coordinates and UV spaces
  • Texture creation for assets at high resolution
  • Creating baked occlusion light techniques to enhance textures
  • Efficient use and propagation of textures at varying levels of pixel resolution for the asset in context
  • Creating model turntables, displaying good topology and shading
  • Creating of lighting rigs appropriate for previs and virtual production usage

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Required skills & experience:

  • 3+ years production experience.  Feature film experience is preferred.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Maya, Maya's Viewport 2.0 and Z-Brush
  • Expert Photoshop skills
  • Good skills in UV layout packages such as UV Layout and Topogun
  • Experience of Agisoft Photoscan
  • Knowledge of Autodesk Motion Builder and translating files between Maya and Motion Builder
  • Knowledge of Mudbox also useful
  • A strong creative eye for building high quality photorealistic assets
  • Team orientated and able to take direction from Supervisor
  • Adaptable and flexible - accepting of changes

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Please send your CV to recruitment@nviz-studio.com specifying “Previs Asset Builder UK” within the subject line.  Online showreels and links to websites are welcome.  Please also include a shot breakdown showing specifically what your role entailed per shot / sequence.

Department: Previs
Location: Remote - UK/GMT timezone
Reports To: Previs Supervisor

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Key Purpose of the Job:

Previs Animators work with the Previs Supervisor and VFX Supervisor to design and create shots for complex action sequences.  We are looking for talented animators, capable of working in a fast-moving environment and with a proven track record in the film production industry.  Skills in layout, timing and great cinematography are essential, as well as excellent communication skills.
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Job description:

  • Mid to senior level
  • Referencing and importing assets into Maya
  • Motion studies of key assets, animation cycles, body mechanics, performance with a realistic style, keyframe posting - all finished to a high level
  • Scene layout with asset environments, position and timing of assets and camera layout
  • Animating character rigs, camera rigs and basic fx animation

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Required skills & experience:

  • 3+ years production experience.  Feature film experience is preferred.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of animation in Maya
  • Ability to clean up and accentuate mocap animation
  • Knowledge of animation and channel layering
  • Excellent cinematic skills - colour, composition, framing, depth of field, motion blur and timings
  • Understanding of physical limits in real-world cinematography
  • Ability to visualise shots and understand screen direction
  • Experience of virtual camera systems
  • Knowledge of geometry caching
  • Basic particle animation skills
  • Understanding of basic lighting
  • Team orientated and able to take direction from Supervisor
  • Adaptable and flexible - accepting of changes

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Please send your CV to recruitment@nviz-studio.com specifying “Previs Animator UK” within the subject line.

Online showreels and links to websites are welcome. Please also include a shot breakdown showing specifically what your role entailed per shot/sequence.