Full Time Job

Senior Character FX Artist

Animal Logic

Vancouver, BC 09-09-2020
 
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

Are you a Senior Character FX Artist with a creative passion to create high quality effects for an animated feature!? We are looking for a Senior Character FX Artist to join our team in Vancouver!

What you'll get to do:
• Develop hair, cloth, and fur simulations with direction from the Department Supervisor or Lead
• Develop intelligent Houdini character setups, that can be highly automated
• Develop techniques and Houdini Digital Assets to achieve and optimize approved looks with direction from Supervisor and/or Lead
• Develop an understanding for the department pipeline including all assets and tools, and their purpose
• Assist in the development of the Char FX pipeline and tools (in conjunction with TDs and R&D)
• Accurately gauge time it takes to achieve tasks and hit deadlines consistently
• Understand the processes of adjoining departments (Animation, Modelling, Surfacing and Rigging) and communicate with these departments as needed
• Contribute creative feedback in reviews
• Assist or mentor junior team members with any technical/artistic challenges they may have

What you bring:
• 5 + years' experience on feature films, TV and/or animated feature with a focus in Character FX and simulations
• Past experience, demonstrated via reel, of feature animation quality hair, fur, cloth, and feather effects simulation
• Production experience using Houdini: Vellum & grooming tools
• Production experience using Houdini: SOPs/DOPs essential
• Production experience using Houdini: Vex and Python knowledge desirable
• Production experience with Numerions Carbon Cloth a Bonus
• Understanding of muscle and skin simulation desired
• Understanding of anatomy and form in motion
• Attention to design and artistic detail
• Ability to work solo as well as collaboratively within a team environment and when necessary to pass knowledge to other staff members
• Excellence in problem solving and balancing quick turnaround with long term quality and ability to meet deadlines with high quality output
• Strong written and verbal English language skills
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to efficiently organise and prioritise work across multiple areas and work under pressure
• Ability to take direction and feedback and apply this to assets or shots moving forward; anticipating the supervisors and leads preference

What you should include in your demo reel/portfolio:
• Complex and problem solving Character FX shot work
• Houdini simulations
• Any digital assets and setups you've contributed to, created or developed yourself

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Company Profile
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.