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FX TD - long term for upcoming feature film projects

Renee Pirieby on Feb 21, 2017
Nitrogen Studio
Vancouver, Canada
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Job Category
3D : 3D Animation
Job Type
Career Level
Pay / Salary
Annual Salary
Experience Required
3+ Years
Education Required
Bachelor's Degree
Job Description
The FX TD is responsible for designing and producing high quality animation and simulations of all manner of effects. The ideal candidate is an excellent problem solver with strong and varying technical knowledge, and a solid understanding of the effects production pipeline. The FX TD will be involved with building and utilizing digital assets, rigs, and tools for shot production. Teamwork is key in the support of the department.

Duties & Responsibilities:
• Work with Supervisors and FX Leads to determine the FX needs of the project
• Work with Art, Animation, Texturing, Modeling, and Rigging Departments to develop various FX and assets
• Create particle, rigid body dynamics, volume fluids and liquids
• Collaborate with Lighting & Compositing to ensure shots are delivered and meet requirements
• Responsible for the development of effects and incorporating them into the pipeline
• Work closely with other departments in development of tools and scripts to be integrated into the pipeline
• Create tools/scripts in support of FX artists

Skills & Requirements:
• Intermediate to expert Houdini FX knowledge with production experience
• Knowledge of Maya and production experience with Renderman would be an asset
• Experience rendering with Houdini MANTRA
• Understanding of the compositing process using Nuke
• Understanding of natural phenomena and physical dynamics
• Knowledge of scripting in MEL, Python, C/C++, VEX is an asset
• Knowledge of good composition and artistic timing. Experience with traditional/2D animation is a plus
• Experience with pipeline development would be a great asset.
• Experience with cloth, fur & hair and crowds is a plus
• Able to multitask and manage time efficiently
• Able to take direction, collaborate, and be a team player. Good problem solving skills is a must
• BC residents preferred, but not required
Job is On Location
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