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3D Surfacing Supervisor

Jam Filled Fixed-Term  Toronto, Ontario, Canada 7 Jan 2023
3d surfacing

Job Description

Jam Filled seeks a 3d surfacing supervisor for it’s dynamic workplace for like-minded creative artists, we will remind you why you love cartooning: every project is produced with an eye for quality and an ear for fun!
Our Toronto Studio is looking for a 3D Surfacing Supervisor to lead an assigned team to ensure all Surfacing deliverables are completed and in line with the production schedule.  The Surfacing Supervisor will anticipate, communicate, and troubleshoot any surfacing performance issues. 

You’ll get to as 3D Surfacing Supervisor:

  • Help define the creative and technical approach for the show with the CG Supervisor
  • Ensure character, creature, vehicle, and character prop design work with Lighting
  • Help drive early asset design and development
  • Troubleshoot cross-department Asset-related issues, and identify and drive efficiencies of any areas
  • Drive surfacing reviews, and give feedback/tech approvals
  • Create and maintain training and discipline documentation
  • Implement solutions for workflow, toolset, pipeline, and design improvement
  • Assist and work with Dept. supervisors to ensure assets are trouble free and work efficiently with the pipeline
  • Work with TDs and come up with useful tools for the show in the asset dept.
  • Maintain awareness of technical, artistic, and pipeline issues with the project
  • Assess scripts/story early concepts and briefs to help breakdown Surfacing requirements and bid out appropriately
  • Develop and maintain a convention of standards for all assets and ensure that Maya files are clean and optimized

This will be your JAM if you have:

  • 5+ years CG 3D Surfacing experience in a Maya production environment
  • Prior leadership (Lead/Supervisor) experience is required
  • Completed post-secondary education in 3D animation or other relevant area of study
  • Advanced working knowledge of Maya’s asset capabilities and techniques, with a good understanding of all checks and requirements needed to deliver a clean and optimized Maya file
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Strong background in traditional art with an excellent sense of perspective, form, proportion, and scale
  • Excellent understanding of character anatomy (including facial expressions), and an artistic understanding of motion and behavior
  • General understanding of animation styles and techniques as well as an excellent comprehension of animation production for film and/or television
  • Great comprehension of the animation production pipeline with an understanding of adjacent department workflows
  • Superior creative and technical problem-solving skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and comprehend custom in-house production tools
  • Demonstrated ability to work productively and willingness to take initiative in a team environment
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, meet tight deadlines, and perform in a fast-paced environment

What’s in it for you?

  • Healthcare and dental
  • Competitive remuneration
  • Various activities, team-building events and parties
  • Flexible work hours
  • Focus on work/life balance

Boat Rocker is committed to hiring and supporting diverse 3D Surfacing candidates. We strongly encourage applications from people who identify as being part of an under-represented and equity-deserving group. This would include people who identify as racialized, Black, Indigenous, women, LGBTQ2SI+, and having a disability among others. We also recognize the importance of intersectional identities in our hiring and retention.

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