Full Time Job

Creature Technical Director


Vancouver, BC 01-05-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description


Position at Industrial Light & Magic

The Creature Technical Director is responsible for rigging and enveloping hero to background creature, vehicles and props in Maya. The Creature Technical Director is able to wrangle rigging and creature pipeline issues proficiently under the direction and guidance of their supervisors; and has the ability to run flesh-surface, hair, rigid sim, crowd, and/or cloth simulations.

Primary Responsibilities
• Provide rigging and enveloping in Maya for various vehicles, characters, and creatures
• Run cloth, hair, rigid body, crowd, or muscle simulations
• Troubleshoot creature pipeline issues for artists in other disciplines
• Script utilities/tools/plug-ins in Maya
• Participate in reviews, dailies, and department meetings as required
• Mentor entry level artists
• Special projects as necessary

Education / Experience
• 3 years relevant professional experience and a diploma in computer graphics, fine arts, design, or photography, or related field; OR, 5 years of relevant experience in lieu of education.

Required Skills / Technical Competencies
• Experience as Maya rigger for assets in digital animation, visual effects, games, commercials
• Experience running simulation shotwork
• Experience in corrective sculpting
• Knowledge of anatomy and enveloping
• Positive attitude and team player
• Good communication skills

Preferred Skills / Technical Competencies
• Experience with Massive or Houdini crowd software
• C++
• Basic proficiency in another discipline - modeling, texture, TD, animation
• Proficiency with Linux
• Expertise with Maya
• Experience with python scripting

Company Profile

Lucasfilm is among the world’s leading entertainment service companies, a pioneer in visual effects and sound across multiple mediums, and is home to the legendary Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises.