- Model Maker

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Model Maker


Model Maker

• Intermediate Level


Apple is looking for candidates with a strong interest and aptitude in digital 3D modeling for the Video Engineering team. We are looking for an individual who would enjoy creating a wide variety of models, utilizing both known techniques as well as creating new techniques as the applications demand.

Category Art Department  Modeler  Special Effects 
Location San Francisco Bay Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Jan 20, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

Key Qualifications
  • An ideal candidate will have a strong passion and enthusiasm for an Anatomical 3D modeling career.
  • Extensive experience in Mechatronic design and fabrication of Anatomical models.
  • Strong understanding and proficiency of traditional machine shop fabrication techniques as well as digital manufacturing methodologies (3D printing, laser cutting, etc)
  • Familiar with rendering, visualization, 2D drawing, image editing, and manufacturing software packages.
  • An understanding of polygonal or other solid modeling CAD programs is especially helpful. (Meshlab, Geomagic, Magics, SolidWorks).
  • Proficiency in ZBrush is preferred, as is the ability to go beyond the limitations of software tools and manually manipulate or refine surfaces.
  • Skilled in anatomical Sculpture using traditional materials.
  • Experience in creation of various types of molds from sculptures, Life-casting is a plus.
  • Experience in various prototype and archival casting materials.
  • 3+ years’ experience building anatomical models.
  • Natural curiosity and willingness to explore the best ways to build models based on both logic and intuition.
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills.
  • Excellent troubleshooting and interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail and a focus on ensuring the highest quality product
  • Able to work independently or as part of a larger team
  • This individual would work cross functionally with engineering teams to define the requirements and devise the strategies to build useful models. The individual would then work in-house or working with other model shops within Apple. We are looking for a hands-on individual that could build models when required, such as when novel techniques will require some exploration. 
  • Experience in industrial design, computational geometry, model making, product design, Traditional Special Effects, Sculpture, Entertainment Design, or related field is desired.
Education & Experience
  • BS or BA in Industrial Design or Entertainment Design preferred. Computer Graphics, 3D Animation/Modeling, Fine Arts or Engineering will be also be considered.
Additional Requirements
  • Experience with imaging technologies
  • Experience modeling other body parts and building realistic dynamic models

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit 40
Shift Day
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