Full Time Job

Groom Artist


Sydney, Australia 04-18-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

LM's Groom Artist Team sits alongside our Digital Model Shop and Creature Teams. Creating hair, fur and/or feather grooms for characters and creatures as part of the Creature / Character pipeline for high-end VFX projects.

Primary Responsibilities:
Creation of fur/feather/hair/environment grooms for characters, creatures and environments using a mix of off the shelf and ILM proprietary tools
Collaborate with Creature TD's to determine requirements and solutions for dynamics and layouts
Paint colour and specular maps for hair, fur and feathers
Work closely with additional departments in the Creature workflow including Modeling, Animation and Lighting
Maintains or exceeds consistent level of productivity while meeting deadlines and producing high quality work

Required Skills / Technical Competencies:
Proven experience within a high-end VFX facility
Demo reel and portfolio illustrating knowledge and experience in painting, illustration or design
Familiarity with film production; computer graphics
Attention to detail
Proven Groom skills within a high-end VFX production environment
Ability to learn quickly and assimilate new information
Good interpersonal skills

Preferred Skills / Competencies:
Good organizational skills
Grooming portfolio with creatures, digidoubles, and feathers
Ability to liaise with various parts of the Computer Graphics pipeline
Proficient in Maya, Houdini, Mari (preferred), Zbrush, Photoshop, or Bodypaint
Ability to navigate complex Computer Graphics pipelines
Texture/ Surfacing painting skills a plus

Education / Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts or equivalent with a strong traditional art foundations: including but not limited to figure drawing, concept art and illustration
5+ years relevant experience


This position is with ILM (Australia) Pty. Ltd., which is part of a business we call Industrial Light & Magic.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gqj71m-3-235-20-185-42 in your application.

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.