Character Facial Modeling Artist
Encore VFX
Event Type
Job Posting
TimeMonday, 8 August 202210am - 3pm PDT

Encore VFX is looking for a Character Facial Modeling Artist join its team! As a Character Facial Modeling Artist at Encore, you will be responsible for working on facial blendshapes for photoreal characters and working closely with the rigging team to achieve believable expressions. This is a remote position and will be located within USA/CAN.


The Character Facial Modeling Artist will work on realistic human and creature models, emphasizing on natural expression and have a solid understanding of human anatomy and faces. As a senior character modeler, they will have the ability to create feature-film level character models ready for production. They will have an extensive understanding of blendshapes, point order and clean topology. They will work with leads and supervisors and be able to communicate well with other artists to meet the needs of each character model.

Sculpt high quality realistic human faces
Sculpt FACS based blendshapes
Incorporate technical expertise, artistic ability


The Character Facial Modeling Artist will bring previous experience in a similar role. They will bring modeling knowledge in industry production software such as Maya or Houdini. Has experience using Simplex or other proprietary blendshape systems. They must have some experience as a modeler on high-end feature film and/or commercial productions. They will bring excellent problem solving and communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills with an emphasis on inspired leadership. Python scripting skills and familiarity with Houdini are a plus.

Extensive understanding of rigging and animation when creating blendshapes
Solid knowledge of realistic human anatomy and facial expression
Strong experience of Maya and Zbrush
Experience with Simplex, Faceshift or other blendshape system

About the Company:

Company 3 provides a full range of Creative Services for content creators, including conceptual design, pre-vis, look development, ideation and rapid prototyping, 3D animation/CGI, motion graphics/designers, matte painting, compositing, dailies and production services, color grading, post-production finishing, marketing/trailers, live-action production, experiences, and more.

Diversity and Inclusion at Company 3:

Creativity has diversity at its core. We celebrate the value of each unique experience by being dedicated to fostering the most diverse, equitable and inclusive culture where every employee feels empowered and safe to show up to work as their full self.

It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Please inform the company's HR representative if you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.