3D Renderer/Animator

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Playhou.se is one of the worlds leading architectural communication studios. Our clients include some of the best design studios in the world including BIG, OMA, MVRDV, James Corner Field Operations, and AECOM. We are currently seeking a candidate with strong 3D skills, specifically with 3dsMax and Vray to work at our office in downtown Austin. This position will be focused on the production of 3D conceptual animations, 3D flythrough animations and rendered stills. The ideal candidate should have strong artistic energy with the desire to learn, develop, and advance his/her skills in 3D architectural visualization and animation. Animation experience is not required, but is a big plus. 2D design and animation experience, specifically with Illustrator and After Effects is also a plus. Please send a pdf portfolio or a link to an online portfolio that showcases your best work.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Setting up lighting and materials in 3ds Max with Vray.
  • Organizing and importing models from Rhino and Sketchup into 3ds Max.
  • Modelling additional elements and details in 3ds Max.
  • Creating landscapes with trees and planting in 3ds Max using plugins such as Forest Pack.
  • Editing and compositing rendered imagery with Adobe Photoshop.
  • Animating cameras, people and other motion elements in 3ds Max.
  • Compositing animations inside After Effects or Nuke.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Modeling and rendering with 3ds Max.
  • Animation experience in 3ds Max is preferred.
  • Lighting and rendering with Vray in 3ds Max.
  • Creation and application of digital textures.
  • Editing and compositing rendered imagery with Adobe Photoshop.
  • Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite.
  • After Effects animation, motion graphics and compositing experience is a plus.

Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $20.00 to $30.00 /hour