Full Time Job

Character FX Artist

Animal Logic

Vancouver, BC 10-09-2020
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Are you a Character FX Artist with a creative passion to create high quality effects for an animated feature!? We are looking for Character FX Artists to join our team in Vancouver!

What you'll get to do:
• Develop hair, cloth, and fur simulations with direction from the Department Supervisor or Lead
• Develop intelligent Houdini character setups, that can be highly automated
• Develop techniques and Houdini Digital Assets to achieve and optimize approved looks with direction from Supervisor and/or Lead
• Develop an understanding for the department pipeline including all assets and tools, and their purpose
• Understand the processes of adjoining departments (Animation, Modelling, Surfacing and Rigging) and communicate with these departments as needed
• Become proficient with the departments propriety tools
• Contribute creative feedback in reviews

What you bring:
• 3+ years' experience on feature films, TV and/or animated feature with a focus in Character FX and simulations
• Past experience, demonstrated via reel, of feature animation quality hair, fur, cloth, and feather effects simulation
• Production experience using Houdini: Vellum & grooming tools
• Production experience using Houdini: SOPs/DOPs essential
• Production experience using Houdini: Vex and Python knowledge desirable
• Production experience with Numerions Carbon Cloth a Bonus
• Understanding of muscle and skin simulation desired
• Understanding of anatomy and form in motion
• Ability to craft Non Photoreal FX, from a creative brief
• Attention to design and artistic detail
• Ability to work solo as well as collaboratively within a team environment and when necessary to pass knowledge to other staff members
• Excellence in problem solving and balancing quick turnaround with long term quality and ability to meet deadlines with high quality output.
• Ability to take direction and feedback and apply this to assets or shots moving forward; anticipating the supervisors and leads preference

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.