Animal Logic


Senior Houdini Character FX Artist
- The Magician's Elephant

Are you a Senior Character FX Artist who has a high level of shot production experience, with the ability to complete difficult shots at a high quality with minimal support?

What you’ll get to do:

  • Develop or lead the development of technical solutions that will enable the creative requirements of a sequence.
  • Deliver complex shots to the highest standard.
  • Create your own setups for simulation and deformation.
  • Assist with the development of prototypes/examples that clearly demonstrate the creative requirements of the production and dissemination of workflows based on these examples.
  • Mentor and advise character FX artists and leads in technical aspects of their role.
  • Work with the other character FX leads to develop a common approach to character requirements including both tools and procedures.
  • Articulate character FX requirements to the Character FX Supervisor, Animation Supervisor, R&D and TDs to enable them to develop tools to support the agreed approach.
  • Identify areas of inefficiency within the groups’ workflow and work with the Character FX Supervisor to rectify.
  • Identify and contribute to group and department pipeline updates.
  • Ensure common practices within the group are maintained and adhered to.

What you bring:

  • Experience in developing and testing Char FX toolsets.
  • Strong understanding of Houdini.
  • Experience with cloth, fur and feather tools.
  • Strong scripting and/or programming experience.
  • Proven ability in high end FX & character FX work.
  • Excellence in problem solving and balancing quick turnaround with long term quality.
  • Must be able to work with and manage a wide range of personality types within a team.
  • Must possess strong communication skills and be able to efficiently organise and prioritise the work of a team across multiple both technically and creatively.
  • Muscle and skin simulation experience a plus.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.

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