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Full-Time

3D Artist Lead

Contract

Posted on 7/1/2024

Critical Mass

Critical Mass

1,001-5,000 employees

Global digital agency creating connected digital ecosystems

Data & Analytics
Consulting
Consumer Software
Fintech
Real Estate

Senior

Calgary, AB, Canada

Category
3D Modeling
Animation
Visual Effects (VFX)
Art, Graphics & Animation
Required Skills
Agile
Unreal Engine
Web Development
SolidWorks
Requirements
  • Fluency in English (minimum B2+ reading, writing, and conversation)
  • Proficient experience in Unreal Engine 4 (And working experience with Maya, Cinema 4D, SolidWorks, Rhino, or AutoCAD)
  • Work with high-end rendering pipelines (Arnold - preferably Redshift)
  • Strong knowledge of film, real-time development, and virtual production process
  • Proficiency with post-production and VFX pipelines
  • In-depth knowledge of the latest 3D and Unreal Engine best practices
  • Experience leading teams focused on 3D projects.
  • BS in Computer Science or related technical discipline; or equivalent strong experience as Software Development Lead in exact areas of expertise required for CM (Digital Agencies projects, Web development projects, SCRUM/Agile software projects).
  • Environments for automotive a plus
Responsibilities
  • Intake and process complex CAD and/or FBX files for final use in Unreal Engine
  • Scope and direct 3D ingest efforts when preparing files for Unreal Engine
  • Identify and correct geometry and texture mapping issues
  • Optimize textures and material attributes to perform in multiple lighting scenarios
  • Model, texture and animate elements in Unreal Engine
  • Ideate, plan and execute environment templates
  • Blueprint complex rigging and animations in Unreal Engine
  • Manage complex product and/or environment variations
  • Animate and blueprint virtual cameras
  • Complete fidelity evaluations in a variety of content publishing platforms
  • Perform internal checks on rendered images, animations, and interactive components
  • Communicate concise and constructive feedback to 3D artists
  • Eliminate technical constraints to achieve goals
  • Continuously optimize 3D pipeline
  • Direct creative ideation and real-time production sessions with creatives

Critical Mass is a global digital agency that leverages data, AI, design, media, and tech stacks to create connected digital ecosystems and unparalleled experiences for leading brands. Their technologies include data, AI, design, media, and tech stacks.

Company Stage

M&A

Total Funding

$238K

Headquarters

Calgary, Canada

Founded

1996

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

3%

1 year growth

5%

2 year growth

47%

Benefits

Professional Development Spending Account that can be used for conferences, courses, subscriptions, books

Competitive pay and benefits

Match charitable donations up to $100USD

Flexible, reasonable work-from-home arrangements whenever possible