Animal Logic


Character FX Artist
- The Magician's Elephant

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

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
  • Understand the processes of adjoining departments (Animation, Modelling, Surfacing and Rigging) and communicate with these departments as needed
  • Become proficient with the department’s propriety tools
  • Contribute creative feedback in reviews

What you bring:

  • Production experience on feature films, TV and/or animated feature with a focus in Character FX and simulations
  • Houdini experience, demonstrated via reel, of feature animation quality simulations (preferably hair, fur, cloth, and feather effects simulation)
  • Experience using Houdini:
  • Vellum & grooming tools
  • SOPs/DOPs
  • Understanding of muscle and skin simulation
  • 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
  • Excellence in problem solving
  • Ability to meet deadlines with high quality output
  • Ability to take direction and feedback

What you should include in your demo reel/portfolio:

  • Houdini simulations
  • Character FX examples

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