CFX Grooming Artist

Cinesite Vancouver is looking for a CFX Grooming Artist to join us on our creepy and kooky animated theatrical feature film, The Addams Family!

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for hair and fur grooming for The Addam’s Family’s movie with highly stylized characters and creatures using XGen grooming tools in Maya.
  • Interpret 2D character design to create convincing 3D hair and fur. Take direction to make each groom work best for storytelling.
  • Work with CFX TD and Supervisor to optimize fur and hair pipeline.
  • Work with fellow CFX artists to ensure grooms translate when characters are in motion.
  • Mentor junior artists.

Requirements:

  • 3+ years’ experience with Hair and Fur groom in high-end 3D animation/VFX productions.
  • Proficiency with XGen in Maya.
  • Understanding of XGen production pipeline.
  • Ability to effectively troubleshoot issues as they arise within XGen.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to take 2D character art design and build convincing hair and fur in 3D.
  • Ability to take direction and feedback in a positive manner.
  • Solid understanding of hair and fur simulation; nHair set up is a plus
  • Worked with XGen Katana and/or RenderMan is a big plus.
  • Houdini experience is a plus.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Positive attitude and team player.
  • Open to new ideas and new practices.
  • Yeti experience is a plus.
  • Scripting in Mel and Python is a plus.
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