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Character Finalling Artist

Animal Logic

Sydney, Australia 11-06-2020
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

We are looking for a Character Finalling Artist to work on a 'Super' Animated Feature Film in Sydney. 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:
• Manage shot based deformation enhancements post Animation. This includes:
• Deformation clean-up due to rigs pushed beyond capability
• Adding deformation effects simulating interaction
• Collaborate with adjacent departments on deformation requirements
• Understand the visual requirements for the film and in consultation with your Lead and/or Supervisor, provide input into the procedures and techniques that will enable these to be met
• Adhere to deadlines and anticipate, communicate and troubleshoot technical issues with Production
• Help provide solutions to creative briefs through existing tools & processes
• Understand department pipeline including all assets and tools, and their purpose

What you bring:
• 3+ years' 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
• 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

Please note that due to the Covid-19 situation, we are not able to provide relocation at this time - only candidates located and eligible to work in Australia will be considered.

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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.