Full Time Job

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.

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.