Character FX Artist

Cinesite Vancouver Inc is hiring Character FX Artists to join us on an exciting new animated feature film, The Addams Family!

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for one or more of the following areas:
    • Rigging dynamic simulation in Maya
    • Groom fur/hair
    • Run cloth, hair, fur shots
  • Execute cloth, hair and fur shots with artistry and within scheduled time frame
  • Proactively looking for ways to improve current practices and efficiency
  • Troubleshoot CFX related issues
  • May help mentor entry level artists
  • 3+ year of work experience in Cloth and Hair/Fur in a high-end 3D animation/VFX productions as a Character FX or Creature artist
  • Proficiency with nCloth and/or XGen in Maya
  • Works well under pressure and deadlines and deliver requests with quick turn-around
  • Take direction well
  • Can handle shots independently
  • Have artistic eyes for cloth and hair dynamics and the look of fur.
  • A broad understanding of rigging terminologies and geometry topology and deformations
  • Problem solver, capable to find solutions for wide range of technical challenges
  • Good communication skills
  • Positive attitude and team player
  • Open to new ideas and new practices
  • Worked with Katana and/or RenderMan is a plus
  • Yeti experience is a plus
  • Houdini 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.