VAD (Virtual Art Dept) Junior Artist

Weta Digital is an industry-leading, award-winning visual effects and animation facility based in Wellington, New Zealand. We offer a flexible, creative, dynamic and supportive environment, and the opportunity to work with leading-edge technology. We are an equal-opportunity organisation who value diversity.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Junior Generalist/Modeller/Texture Artist who can help to create virtual environments and sets for Previs and Real Time Motion Capture from high resolution geo/drawings/scans within our Virtual Art Department.

Your skills and experience:

  • Experience in production environments and can demonstrate an ability to create accurate models from 2d reference, previs and scan data
  • At least 2 years of professional Maya 3D experience
  • Have quick & efficient UV & texture skills for texturing assets using Photoshop, Quixel, Substance Painter and/or Mari
  • Experience with Zbrush and Mudbox
  • Experience with Cyslice and UV layout would be a plus
  • Be a Maya 3D Generalist with strong modelling & texturing skills
  • Have some basic layout knowledge
  • A qualification in graphic design and multimedia and relevant work experience in games, VR, VFX or commercial related industries

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have a show reel that demonstrates a range of organic and hard surface models with clean and efficient topology (preferably with wireframe stills)
  • Be able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, taking direction and addressing written and verbal notes with quick turnarounds
  • Enjoy a constantly changing work environment, and be able to compromise and take critique well
  • Have basic research skills, be able to interpret architectural plans and scan data, with a strong understanding of scale with a talent for real world accuracy
  • Have the ability to model as part of a team, to share assets, work to a high standard and quality check your own and other's work
  • Be able to travel offsite and outside of New Zealand if required
  • Be eligible to work in New Zealand and available immediately

This is an exciting opportunity to join a department at the centre of ground breaking work. If this sounds like you then apply today!

Location: Wellington - New Zealand