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3D Character Modeler

Guru Studio

Posted Mar 12 - Toronto

Guru Animation Studio Ltd.
110 Spadina Ave, Suite 1000
Toronto, ON M5V 2K4
T: 416-599-4878

Guru is a Toronto-based entertainment company known for its top-tier animation quality and award winning content such as: Justin Time and PAW Patrol. Our exceptional work is produced by artists at the top of their game striving to be the best in the business, and we’re inviting a leader to join our studio as our new Vice President of Production.

Job Title: 3D Character Modeler
Department: Assets
Terms of Employment: Contract
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Position Summary: The Character Modeler uses their specialized skills of traditional sculpture experience to create CG Character modelers for an award winning 3D animation series. This role must communicate and troubleshoot any performance issues to ensure overall adherence to Guru's tailed pipeline protocols.

• Create assets on 3D Animated television/film productions based on 2D designs using Maya and z-brush
• Meet technical and creative requirements that are compatible within Guru's tailored pipeline
• Identify problems in 2D Designs and provide well thought our solutions
• Work with Rigging Department to generate blend shapes and pose correction shapes
• Ensure is completed and delivered per schedule and all deadlines are met
• Anticipate, communicate, and troubleshoot any performance issues with assistance when required
• Collaborate with other artists to ensure quality and consistency
• Keep current on modeling techniques and technology and propose new tools/methodologies


• 1+ years in experience as a Character Modeler
• Strong understanding of zbrush
• Full working knowledge of Maya's modeling techniques
• Understanding of Adobe photoshop CS6
• Strong understanding of 2D visual language
• Superior skills in traditional character sculpting with good sense of perspective, proportion and shape
• Experience modeling dogs and cats in 3D is required
• Excellent communication skills with ability to work within a team and independently
• Comprehensive knowledge of overall 3D animation production pipeline as it relates to other departments
• Strong ability to prioritize and meet deadlines while working in a fast-paced environment
• Experience working on an award winning animation series an asset

Job details:

• Work location: Toronto ON
• Salary Range: $50,000.00 to $65,000.00
• Standard group benefit package after 3 months
• Equivalent of 2 weeks' vacation

What we can offer you:
• Career growth. Not only has Guru grown exponentially over the past few years, but it's a place that truly believes in promoting from within.
• Amazing co-workers. Guru has an incredible team of committed, talented people.
• Great office culture. We have a gorgeous space located right in the coolest part of downtown Toronto, and a friendly, positive work atmosphere.

To Apply:
Please email a cover letter and resume to hireme@gurustudio.com with 3D Character Modeler in the subject line.
Guru Studio would like to thank all applicants for your interest, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted

Please advise us if you require accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process. Kindly notify us in advance of your requirements. Guru Studio is an equal opportunity employer.
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