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3D Generalist

Company: BAE Systems
Location: Hudson
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Can you take a complex scientific topic and turn transform it into a visually captivating, immersive short-format 3D animated video? You may be our perfect candidate. BAE Systems is not your traditional company, because we do not do traditional things. From powering the Mars Rover to reducing aircraft emissions to zero, this is where the world's biggest challenges go to be conquered. Your role? To show the world how we do it. We are seeking an expert 3D Generalist to add to our in-house creative video production team. Your job is to conceptualize and visualize complex subjects in aerospace, defense, green energy, artificial intelligence and machine learning in dynamic and exciting new ways. We expect the qualified candidate to regularly draw inspiration from modern videogames, movies, TV shows and literature to illustrate how BAE Systems is a global leader in technology disruption. Want to know how to stand out from the crowd to usin our eyes? You must provide evidence of the following: * A strong portfolio demonstrating all core fundamentals of the complete 3D animation workflow. * Examples of content showcasing your ability to tell a visual story and create :30-:90 second animated videos, not just build individual assets. The ideal artist will be instrumental in demonstrating how our products and capabilities provide game-changing advantages to our customers. In collaboration with other talented artists as well as the industry's brightest engineers and scientists, the 3D Generalist will produce award-winning video content for trade shows, social media commercials and immersive marketing campaigns. A desire to explore the untapped potential of virtual production, VR and Augmented Reality is one of the prerequisites of the candidate we seek. The preferred applicant must have a robust and deep understanding of composition, design theory and animation principles. Experience preforming essential tasks such as modeling, texturing and sculpting 3D assets will be a key requirement. Advanced knowledge of Adobe After Effects is a must, along with a strong understanding of core Creative Cloud apps such as Photoshop, Illustrator and Premiere. On the 3D side, use the tool of your choice -- 3DS Max, Cinema 4D or Maya -to bring science-fiction to reality. We are actively integrating Unreal Engine into our production pipelines for video content and interactives. Experience or interest in learning Unreal is preferred but not mandatory. Critical Roles and Responsibilities will include: * Provide visual direction of each individual assignment from the conceptual stage (storyboarding, mood boards) through approval cycle of final masters * Routinely connect with key partners across Communications teams to ensure mutual understanding of project objectives * Produce stunning animations for inclusion in both standalone long-format vignettes as well as smaller episodic content * Consistently promote innovative ideas and stylistic designs to help solve challenging customer requests - we value proactive and thoughtful input * Modify existing model geometry and texture maps, as well as create your own based off reference materials * Diligently work to maintain an organized asset management system * Aiding in training or skill-building of animation abilities for fellow team member * Continue education, learning and implementation of future technologies in VFX, Virtual Production and immersive experiences Required Education, Experience, & Skills * Experience working in video production creating animated content * Capable of working independently * Advanced knowledge of Adobe After Effects * Compositing CG elements with live action footage * Keying, rotoscoping, tracking, * Comfortable editing in Premiere or DaVinci Resolve * Experience with: particle and fluid simulation * Experience with 3D Studio Max, Cinema 4D, Maya * Experience with Redshift and Vray or realistic render engines * Experience using Unreal Engine and node based scripting * Experience texturing, lighting, animating, rendering * Comfortable poly-modeling and unwrapping geometry * Self-motivated, able to work independently with limited direction * Excellent communication, collaboration, and organizational skills Experience with video editing and motion graphics design a plus Knowledge of Houdini a plus Knowledge of recording and working with motion capture a plus Knowledge of virtual cinematography a plus Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 4 years work experience or equivalent experienceAbout BAE Systems Electronic Systems BAE Systems Electronic Systems is the global innovator behind game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere - from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact - for our customers and the communities we serve.

Keywords: BAE Systems, New England , 3D Generalist, Other , Hudson, Northeast

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