Full Time Job

Houdini FX Artist

Scanline VFX

Vancouver, BC 07-10-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

• Creates a wide variety of realistic effects, including but not limited to destruction, smoke, fire, and water
• Works under the guidance of multiple supervisors to achieve the desired level of aesthetic quality and technical accuracy, often exploring different approaches and looks
• Works with the FX leads to produce various elements using presets and templates, and to expand and improve upon these templates
• Revises simulations based on client and supervisor feedback in a timely manner
• Coordinates with the lighting department to ensure seamless integration of FX elements
• Works within the established pipeline and offer constructive suggestions to improve the process
• Helps develop and explore new ways to enhance results
• Helps team debug issues and learn new methods

• Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
• Minimum four (4) years of live action visual effects experience
• Creative ability and artistic talent, demonstrated by previous work
• Able to build systems that can create complex FX yet simple, intuitive, and easy to control
• Demonstrated knowledge of Houdini
• Demonstrated knowledge of Python, The Houdini Object Model (HOM) , and VEX
• Knowledge of one or more renderer commonly used in production such as Vray, Arnold, Prman, and Mantra
• C++ and Houdini SDK experience is a plus

• Houdini
• Nuke
• Python
• Houdini HOM

• 3ds Max
• Thinking Particles
• FumeFX
• Krakatoa
• Flowline
• Maya
• Realflow


We offer extended medical, disability and dental insurance.


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