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DHX Studios – Modelling Supervisor, 3D

Kristina Slivarichby on Sep 8, 2016
DHX Media
Vancouver, Canada
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Job Category
3D : 3D Animation
Job Type
Full Time
Career Level
Pay / Salary
Monthly Salary
Job Description
About Us

DHX Media is recognized worldwide for our diverse original properties and our work on some of the top brands in children’s entertainment. But we create more than just animation. We build worlds and experiences across all platforms from TV and games to online and mobile. Our staff dig into a wide variety of projects, from action to comedy and preschool to tween, and they get to enjoy awesome benefits and company events while they’re at it. With some of Canada’s top artists, writers and producers on our team, our studios are bursting with creative energy. So what are you waiting for? Come join us!

About the Position

DHX Studios – Vancouver is seeking an experienced Modelling Supervisor to join our 3D team! As a Modelling Supervisor, you will be responsible for establishing workflows, managing the modelling team, and training artists. In addition, you will collaborate with other Supervisors and Directors to ensure that modeling assets are passed across departments with efficiency, while meeting the creative and scheduling requirements of the production.


  • Lead and oversee the daily activities of the modelling department

  • Train and mentor the modelling team on an ongoing basis both technically and creatively

  • Provide detailed direction to the modelling team and contribute to their growth and development by understanding their needs, interests, strengths and weaknesses

  • Establish efficient modelling techniques, topology, naming and other conventions to optimize asset creation process

  • Assist in guiding artists’ overall professional development by providing constructive criticism, wisdom, guidance, and feedback

  • Set goals for others that can be achieved using available resources within projected timelines

  • Prioritize modelling tasks and make sure the production schedule is met

  • Create and update documentation for workflows and guidelines

  • Foster and enable communication and collaboration across departments

  • Collaborate with the pipeline team, designers, rigging and surfacing artists to achieve both creative and technical goals within scheduled time frames

  • Work closely with the rigging team to establish the best topology and conventions for both modeling and rigging needs

  • Work closely with the Pipeline Supervisor to establish and develop modeling tools and process before, and during production

  • Anticipate, communicate, and troubleshoot any creative or technical issues with assistance from key stakeholders

  • Assist the HR and Talent Acquisition departments in the development of job descriptions, sourcing of candidates as well as the candidate selection process

  • Qualifications

  • 4+ years of experience in animation for film or television

  • High proficiency in Maya is a must

  • Experience with Zbrush, Modo or similar sculpting programs is required

  • Experience in creation of all asset types including characters, environments, vehicles and props is required

  • Excellent understanding of the fundamentals of organic and hard body modeling

  • Excellent understanding of topology, for both organic and non-organic models

  • Experience with character blend shape creation is a must

  • Strong leadership, management, and organizational skills

  • Excellent team player with strong interpersonal skills

  • Ability to identify strengths and weakness of modeling team

  • Ability to remain flexible and adaptable to meet the changing needs of production

  • Ability to set priorities for yourself and others, as well as manage the progress of work

  • Proactive work ethic, capable problem solver with the ability to implement solutions

  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently

  • Ability to think creatively to resolve technical challenges

  • Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner

  • Ability to adapt to multiple show styles

  • Must be open to direction and able to embrace change

  • Please APPLY at:

    THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the DHX Studios team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted.
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