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!

Duties and 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
  • 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

Please submit your application as an online submission via this website.  If your candidacy is successful, you will be contacted shortly.  If it is not retained for this position it will stay on file for future opportunities.