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 provide lowRes real-time assets from high resolution geo/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 Mari or Substance Painter, Photoshop, Quixel
  • Experience with Zbrush and Mudbox
  • Be a Maya 3D Generalist with strong modelling & texturing skills
  • Basic layout knowledge is a plus
  • 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 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
  • Candidates must be a NZ resident / citizen or hold a current work visa to be eligible to apply.

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