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DHX Studios - Hair/Cloth Pipeline TD

Kristina Slivarichby on Sep 6, 2016
Vancouver, Canada
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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

It’s a very exciting time to join the DHX Studios - Vancouver team! We’re moving our pipeline to Maya so this is a great opportunity to be involved with the creation and development of the next generation of our productions. As a Hair and Cloth Pipeline TD you will help research, develop and support the technical aspects of the production.


Develop production quality Hair, Cloth, Fur, and Feather systems using existing technology or new
Provide artists a framework to create, groom and simulate those system
Support, document and troubleshoot Hair/Cloth related production problems and proactively work to minimize their impact on production timelines
Actively participate in overall pipeline improvement and Hair/Cloth in particular
Liaise with artists and CG Supervisor to ensure production support and workflow needs are met
Act as mentor to other TD's
Use time management skills to schedule tasks effectively


2+ years of experience in an animation, visual effects or television production environment
Strong production experience in Maya is a must
Experience in Maya’s native Hair/Cloth systems is a must
Production experience in Python is a must
Experience in 3rd party system such as Yeti, shave and haircut is a plus
Excellent communication, troubleshooting and debugging skills
Strong technical and visual skills.
Working knowledge of C/C++ a benefit
Team oriented with excellent communication skills
Ability to identify and monitor potential issues in a production pipeline

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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