Vacancies: Visualization specialist (3D and 4D) for the REALCOOL research project


For our REALCOOL research project, examining new designs of water bodies that really keep their urban surroundings cool we have two vacancies. REALCOOL is a cooperation of urban/ landscape design specialists and urban meteorologists. The project will commence after the summer break 2016 and will take two years.

We are looking for

We are looking for a specialist in computer visualizations (full time, two years). The visualization specialist will work on the REALCOOL research project that also lasts two years and that we conduct together with the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA). The project is funded within the STW ‘Research Through Design’ programme. The REALCOOL project deals with the fact that existing urban water bodies often create an unwanted warming of the environment during hot summer periods. The aim of this project is to develop new prototypes of urban water bodies that actually really cool the environment. We will study which configurations of shading, evaporation and ventilation objects around the water bodies will improve the cooling with urban climate simulations. We will also test such new water bodies on their visual appeal and their fit with other urban functions in a consortium with other designers, consultants and municipalities. The outcome of this Research Through Design project are design prototypes for really cooling urban water bodies to be implemented by urban design professionals.
The role of the visualization specialist in REALCOOL is to generate all visuals to depict the design prototypes in 3D and generate animation movies of the final prototypes including visualization of invisible microclimate processes. He/ she will also set up and maintain the website for the online survey and further dissemination of project results.

We ask

The visualization specialist to have the following personal competences: artistic creativity, profound technical knowledge of visualization and website software, a collaborative and proactive personality.
In general, we expect the successful candidate to:

  • have substantial experience in using computer 3D/ 4D drawing and animation tools (3D Studio Max or Cinema 4D)
  • have substantial experience in using other visual and animation software (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, or similar)
  • have substantial experience in making websites
  • have a good command of English

Applications for this position should be submitted before 1 March 2016.

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