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Cloth/hair TD - Van

Heather Zolisby on May 10, 2017
Location
Vancouver, Canada
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Job Category
VFX
Job Type
Full Time
Career Level
Experienced
Pay / Salary
Hourly
Job Description
TITLE
CLOTH/HAIR TD
JOB SUMMARY
Reporting to the Cloth/Hair leadership; designs builds and maintains in-house artist tools, UI and dynamic rigs. As a dotted line partner with the Studio pipeline team, the Cloth/Hair TD supports artist/production teams across studio projects with a specialization supporting the Cloth/Hair department. Must have demonstrated intermediate and higher skill level with Python, Mel Script and a strong understanding of Maya.
RESPONSIBILITIES
Create artist tools and UI for the Cloth/Hair Department; Mesh Deformation and Curve Deformation
Partner with management team to identify and implement existing and new pipeline features/Artist tools, UI and Rigs.
Troubleshoot artist tool issues; develop effective solutions in collaboration w/pipeline team.
Support Production team; attend production meetings as needed for information and requirements gathering.
Write Technical Briefs and provide supporting documentation to studio teams.
Identifies early areas of improvement; escalates issues as needed.
Run shots and support various tasks assigned as needed.
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
BA Computer Science, Math, or similar discipline (PREFERRED but not required)
Hair/Cloth simulation experience in VFX feature films or similar development environment.
Demo Reel demonstrates photo-realistic examples.
Maya, Python, Mel Script (REQUIRED)
Experience working with Maya API
Soup Maya (BONUS to have experience)
C++, Max/Max Script a plus
Experience delivering complete milestones/tasks under tight deadlines
Strong written + verbal communication skills.
Eye for detail, initiative, and excellent organizational skills.
Team player and able to work independently with minimal supervision
Learn quickly with strong troubleshooting/problem-solving abilities

HOW TO MAKE YOUR APPLICATION STAND OUT
APPLY ONLY ONCE.
We keep your resume on file for 6 months so no need to apply again unless there are significant changes or unless you're applying for a different position.
ALWAYS APPLY WITH THE SAME EMAIL
We want to be able to reach you easily and much of our correspondence is via email and this helps us keep your information together in one file. That way you're not lost in the system.
Resume - Include in your resume the names of the company's you worked with and the dates you were there. Max 2 pages.
Cover Letter - tell us a little about yourself and what makes you the ideal candidate.
Reel Breakdown - demonstrates what you did on each shot and the tools used - Go ahead! Show off your talent/skills here.
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