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Senior Houdini Character FX Artist

Animal Logic

Sydney, Australia 10-01-2020
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

Are you a Senior Character FX Artist who has a high level of shot production experience, with the ability to complete difficult shots at a high quality with minimal support?

What you'll get to do:
• Develop or lead the development of technical solutions that will enable the creative requirements of a sequence.
• Deliver complex shots to the highest standard.
• Create your own setups for simulation and deformation.
• Assist with the development of prototypes/examples that clearly demonstrate the creative requirements of the production and dissemination of workflows based on these examples.
• Mentor and advise character FX artists and leads in technical aspects of their role.
• Work with the other character FX leads to develop a common approach to character requirements including both tools and procedures.
• Articulate character FX requirements to the Character FX Supervisor, Animation Supervisor, R&D and TDs to enable them to develop tools to support the agreed approach.
• Identify areas of inefficiency within the groups' workflow and work with the Character FX Supervisor to rectify.
• Identify and contribute to group and department pipeline updates.
• Ensure common practices within the group are maintained and adhered to.

What you bring:
• Experience in developing and testing Char FX toolsets.
• Strong understanding of Houdini.
• Experience with cloth, fur and feather tools.
• Strong scripting and/or programming experience.
• Proven ability in high end FX & character FX work.
• Excellence in problem solving and balancing quick turnaround with long term quality.
• Must be able to work with and manage a wide range of personality types within a team.
• Must possess strong communication skills and be able to efficiently organise and prioritise the work of a team across multiple both technically and creatively.
• Muscle and skin simulation experience a plus.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Exceptional attention to detail.

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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.