Full Time Job

Feature - Character Effects Artist

DreamWorks Animation

Glendale, CA 11-30-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
Responsibilities

The Character Effects department at DreamWorks Animation is responsible for both the set up and shot simulation of cloth, fur, hair, foliage, feathers, props, and other simulations as necessary on various projects.
Our CFX artists are responsible for the shot simulation of cloth, fur, hair, foliage, feathers, props, and other simulations as necessary on various projects.
• Designs and creates character effects such as cloth and fur simulations.
• Develops generalized tools, used in Character FX, to help enhance the pipeline.
• Creates cloth and hair simulations, prop animation and animation cleanup for shot work in production.
• Creatively solve problems and achieve art direction for a shot.
• Troubleshoot and solve problems independently.
• Demonstrate artistic vision and appropriately expand upon the art direction given.
• Technical Animation for shots in production
• Cloth and Fur simulations
• Deformations, procedural modeling and animation  

Qualifications/Requirements
Basic Qualifications

Excellent eye for motion and solid understanding of animation principles.

Strong knowledge of software such as Maya and Houdini.

Scripting proficiency in Mel and Python.

Good problem-solving abilities.

Strong communication skills.

Ability to handle and resolve recurring problems.

Ability to establish priorities, work independently or within a group, and proceed with objectives without supervision. 

Additional Job Requirements

Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered

Must be willing to work in Glendale, CA

Willingness to work overtime, and on weekends with short notice

Upon request provide a reel/portfolio of work examples -- if available, include a web address when you submit your resume

Desired Characteristics

Exposure to rigging tools and surface modeling techniques preferred.

Dynamic simulation background preferred.

Production experience preferred.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gmek23-54-80-249-22-42 in your application.