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

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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.