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Lead Modeller


Job Description

Lead modellers are responsible for the production of highly accurate and efficient CG models for use in high-end visual effects films as well as leading a team of modellers on a given show. Lead modellers should be well organised and motivated to ensure everything produced by the team meets the specific requirements of a VFX pipeline.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Creating models as briefed and/or in line with reference materials
  • Leading a team of artists and being responsible for the quality check of the team's output
  • Understanding and following outlined naming conventions
  • Presenting models for progress review to Leads, Supervisors and clients
  • Ensuring consistency of UV mapping.
  • Communicating with other departments and production in order to ensure that the model meets relevant requirements
  • Ongoing communication with Production and Leads regarding schedules and deadlines
  • Staying on schedule and meeting set deadlines while maintaining the highest levels of quality


  • A good working knowledge of Maya
  • Creative, resourceful and with strong spatial awareness
  • Very strong polygonal subdivision modelling skills
  • Efficient with layout of UVs and awareness of texture requirements
  • Able to interpret and follow reference material to create clean, highly detailed and accurate models
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to organise own workflow in a meticulous manner
  • Able to work well within a team
  • Creative conceptual sculpting
  • Knowledge of anatomy
  • Experience with Mudbox and/or zBrush
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