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CG Generalist (Big Nate)


Burbank, CA, US, 91502


For over 30 years, the Nickelodeon Animation Studio continues to be one of the largest producers of television animation in the world, reflecting all kids today. Based in Burbank, Calif., with offices in New York, the Studio, designed by our artists and for our artists, is home to the world's greatest creative talents. Our campus of creativity houses top-notch talent, storytellers, artists, production teams, voice actors, cartoon experts and more. At Nickelodeon, we are always looking to recruit dedicated craftspeople to help bring groundbreaking new ideas to life and that starts with you! We are leading the way in animated content for TV series, TV movies, shorts and  theatrical features. Some of our new upcoming original animated series include, Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years, Rugrats, Middlemost Post, Star Trek: Prodigy, Big Nate and Santiago of the Seas, among others.Our content development teams are creator-driven, our work culture is collaborative, our mentorship of new talent is second to none, and we are committed to hiring inclusively to reflect authenticity in the diverse stories we want to tell.Join us!



CG Generalist responsibilities can include, crafting character, environment, or prop models, doing UV layout, blendshapes, rigging, texturing, lighting, finaling, or assisting in these areas as far as their skills and knowledgebase will allow. Individual responsibilities will be determined per artist, per show, based on the needs of the show and the knowledge of the CG Generalist, and may include cross-training in any of the departments mentioned above to expand the CG Artist's versatility. A CG Generalist will work with the leads and other artists on a show to fulfill the creative vision for that show/project.


  • Assisting with the creation or creation of character, set, and prop models
  • Completion of UV layout for character, set, and prop models
  • Assisting with the creation or creation of set Layout files, blendshapes, and textures
  • Assisting with the rigging or rigging of characters, sets, or props
  • Help with facilitating the creation or creation of Lighting or lighting presets
  • Completing the finaling process on characters, sets, and props
  • Being knowledgeable about our pipeline to ensure accurate workflow across departments
  • Communicating and upholding pipeline standards
  • Assist with capturing as needed for in house and overseas asset teams
  • Complete all tasks within a timely manner


  • Should have a moderate to advanced knowledge of Maya and Photoshop
  • Must have organized and phenomenal interpersonal skills
  • Experience in MEL and Python is a plus
  • Cross department experience in modeling, UV layout, and blendshapes is a plus


ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet. 


At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status. 


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Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles