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Junior Character FX Artist
- Super Pets

Location: Vancouver, BC

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

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 departments 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 ideal
  • 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
  • Experience with Numerions Carbon Cloth a Bonus
  • Understanding of muscle and skin simulation desired
  • 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 preferred

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