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Environment Modeler

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10068208 Location Vancouver, Canada Business Walt Disney Animation Studios Date posted Oct. 23, 2023

Job Summary:

Walt Disney Animation Studios has an exciting opportunity for Environment Modelers to join the team at our Vancouver, BC studio. As a Modeler at our studio, you will build complex 3D models including prop models and complete set environments. You’ll work with a team of artists, including Visual Development Artists to interpret designs, and build and refine models for production.


  • Build complex set and prop models with organized, efficient, polygonal topology including: vehicles, buildings, plant life, terrain and complete set environments.  Models will need to be constructed to account for mechanical articulation when necessary.

  • Complete organization and packaging of assets for efficient downstream consumption. 

  • Work well in a collaborative environment.

  • Address direction and feedback from Leads, Supervisors and Directors. 

Key Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience 

  • 3+ years of professional experience modeling in Maya

  • An understanding of ZBrush/Mudbox

  • Demonstrates ability to learn new toolsets 

  • Ability to translate 2d artwork to 3d models

  • Experience creating stylized environments and props

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • Proven ability to be detail oriented and to work efficiently within a production environment

  • Must be able to work in a collaborative environment, taking direction from the Supervisors and feedback from the Art Director and Director(s)

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Layout experience a plus

  • Experience with 3d modeling, set dressing and presentation tools such as Houdini, Blender, Clarisse and Marmoset a plus

  • Previous experience with traditional 3D sculpting a plus

  • Scripting (Python) background a plus

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

The hiring range for this position in British Columbia, Canada is C$87,210 to C$112,860 per year. This hiring range covers candidates who are considered experienced level. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A full range of medical, financial, and/or other variable pay or benefits, may be offered dependent on the level and position offered.

About Walt Disney Animation Studios:

Combining masterful artistry and storytelling with groundbreaking technology, Walt Disney Animation Studios is a filmmaker-driven animation studio responsible for creating some of the most beloved films ever made. Disney Animation continues to build on its rich legacy of innovation and creativity, from the first fully-animated feature film, 1937's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, to our 62nd animated feature, Wish, releasing November 2023. Among the studio's timeless creations are Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Frozen, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, and Encanto.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Walt Disney Animation Studios Vancouver Inc., which is part of a business we call Walt Disney Animation Studios.

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