Full Time Job

Character Finalling Artist

Animal Logic

Sydney, Australia 07-07-2021
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

Location: Sydney

Start dates: February, March and August 2022

We are looking for a Character Finalling Artist to work on a new Feature Animation project in Sydney – The Shrinking of the Treehorns. You will work closely with a variety of departments including; R&D, Modelling, Rigging, Animation, and Character FX to develop, and implement character shot based clean-up, and deformation effects post Animation.

What you'll get to do:
• Complete shot-based deformation enhancements post Animation. This includes:
• Deformation clean-up due to rigs being pushed beyond capability
• Adding deformation effects, simulating interaction
• Collaborate with the Animation and Rigging departments to determine best approaches to key deformation requirements
• Work under the creative direction of the Sydney based Animation Supervisor, mentoring less experienced digital artists, offering creative/technical feedback on reviewed shots
• Assist with the prioritisation and delegation of work, ensuring successful completion of shots
• Support open communication between departments
• Document new techniques and distribute updates
• Participate in problem solving to maintain production pipeline(s) and support AL's overall technical goals as required

What you bring:
• Experience in feature animation, VFX, and/or animated television, with a strong and production proven knowledge of Character Finalling in either Maya, Houdini, or other relevant software
• Expert knowledge of human/animal anatomy and form
• Proven ability to create and deliver high-level shot-based deformation correction in a timely manner
• Solid knowledge in pipeline, process, tools, and techniques, with a good understanding of industry standards, conventions, formats and common practice
• Strong communication skills and the ability to efficiently organise and prioritise work across multiple areas
• Excellence in problem solving and balancing quick turnaround with long term quality
• Ability to take direction and feedback and apply this to assets or shots

The following would be considered a bonus:
• Experience with sculpting package (i.e. Z-brush)
• Knowledge of both mechanical and organic type rigs in a production environment
• Software development experience using Python, and relevant application API

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gmx9e2-34-204-180-223-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Animal Logic

Animal Logic is one of the world's most accomplished digital studios producing award winning, ground breaking and trail blazing animation, visual effects and design.