Animal Logic


FX Artist
- Super Pets

Location: Vancouver, BC

We are looking for a FX Artist to join our team in Vancouver! They will understand the visual and creative requirements for the film in order to maintain high quality traditional FX which may contain cloth, fur, fabric, and crowds. This is a fulltime, contract role that reports to the FX Supervisor and Artist Management.

What you’ll get to do:

  • Develop an understanding for the department pipeline including all assets and tools, and their purpose
  • Develop simulations and procedural workflows with direction from Supervisor and/or Lead (including ethereal and magical looks, destruction, water simulation, fire and smoke, particles, clouds, and other volumetrics)
  • Develop techniques and rigs to achieve and optimize approved looks with direction from Supervisor and/or Lead
  • Understand the processes of adjoining departments (e.g. Lighting and Compositing) and communicate with these departments as needed
  • Become proficient with the department’s propriety tools
  • Contribute creative feedback in reviews

What you bring:

  • 2+ years’ experience working with 3D graphics software
  • Experience working in production for feature animated film
  • Proficiency demonstrated working on high quality stylized FX and simulations using Houdini FX tools through past project work and/or reel/portfolio
  • Houdini: SOPs/DOPs/POPs essential
  • Houdini: Vex knowledge (Python knowledge a plus)
  • Lighting/Surfacing/Shading experience a plus
  • Attention to design and artistic detail
  • Ability to work solo as well as collaboratively within a team environment and when necessary to pass knowledge to other staff members
  • Excellence in problem solving and balancing quick turnaround with long term quality and ability to meet deadlines with high quality output
  • Strong written and verbal English language skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to efficiently organise and prioritise work across multiple areas and work under pressure
  • Ability to take direction and feedback and apply this to assets or shots moving forward; anticipating the supervisors and leads preference

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