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Lead CG Generalist (CG Animated Series)


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!



  • Quality controlling models and UVs for character, sets, and props
  • Evaluate blends and clusters and making sure they meet the performance requirements
  • Provide written and visual feedbacks to vendor studios
  • Provide reference examples to vendor studios
  • Note designs and provide model build instructions for all CG assets
  • Work closely with the Art Director to determine set layout and preliminary set dressing
  • Work closely with CG Supervisor to analyze credit assignments and determine build feasibility within the slot parameters.
  • Anticipate concerns across departments and problem solve
  • Help CG Supervisor and Production establish the asset build pipeline
  • Assist in translating designs into CG models that both meets the show aesthetics and technical requirements
  • Good understanding of topology and deformation and how it will impact performance
  • Tracking dependency elements and making sure they all correspond to their parent sets.
  • Work with the Asset Coordinator to help lead daily assignments through Shotgun
  • The candidate should have a fundamental knowledge of modeling both organic and hard surface assets, build rig-friendly topology for the production’s needs, achieving desired aesthetics within the allowed polygon count, and efficiently translate the designs from 2D to 3D.
  • Aid in the research, development, and implementation of methods and techniques


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