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DHX Studios – Development Hair/Cloth TD, 3D

Kristina Slivarichby on Aug 12, 2016
Company
DHX Studios
Location
Vancouver, Canada
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Job Category
3D : 3D Animation
Job Type
Full Time
Career Level
Experienced
Pay / Salary
Monthly Salary
Job Description
About Us

DHX Media is recognized worldwide for our diverse original properties and our work on some of the top brands in children’s entertainment. But we create more than just animation. We build worlds and experiences across all platforms from TV and games to online and mobile. Our staff dig into a wide variety of projects, from action to comedy and preschool to tween, and they get to enjoy awesome benefits and company events while they’re at it. With some of Canada’s top artists, writers and producers on our team, our studios are bursting with creative energy. So what are you waiting for? Come join us!

About the Position

DHX Studios – Vancouver is looking for a creative and experienced Development Hair/Cloth TD to join our team and assist in the development of our Hair/Cloth Simulations department. Your creative and technical skills will be pushed to the boundaries as you flex your talents on high quality productions. This role is a key addition to our Development team, which is responsible for the development of new animated projects and pipeline R&D. The successful candidate will be highly motivated to push the boundaries of what is creatively possible and be passionate about R&D.

Responsibilities

  • Creation of innovative and believable hair and cloth simulations which meet required design aesthetic

  • Groom and shade hair and fur assets

  • Provide ongoing support and integration of hair and cloth assets in to the pipeline

  • Create hair and cloth simulations for shot work in production

  • Mentor FX artists in production in regards to workflow and production best practices

  • Develop tools and workflow used to create hair and cloth assets

  • Meet production deadlines and maintain regular communication with the production team

  • Communicate with Modelling Lead, Animation Lead, and CG Supervisor about production issues

  • Work collaboratively with design, modelling, rigging and animation teams

  • Assist in the development of the Simulations Pipeline under the guidance of the Pipeline Supervisor

  • Additional responsibilities as required


  • Qualifications

  • 3+ years of related production experience in Maya as a Character TD or Simulations Artist

  • Thorough understanding of simulation techniques and technologies

  • Advanced knowledge in Maya is essential

  • Strong knowledge in nCloth, nHair, xGen, Yeti, and/or other simulation systems

  • Excellent understanding of basic human kinetics and basic real world physics

  • Excellent understanding of rigging and deformation techniques

  • Knowledge of V-Ray is a plus

  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure

  • Excellent communication, problem solving, and organizational skills

  • Ability to remain flexible and adaptable to meet the changing needs of development

  • Proactive work ethic, with the ability to implement solutions

  • Must be open to direction and able to embrace change

  • Ability to carry out duties in a professional and positive manner, and be a positive and creative force on the team


  • Please APPLY at: https://app.jobvite.com/j?aj=oZ0o3fwa&s=Creative_Cow

    THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the DHX Studios team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted.
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