Added by on 2013-08-13

Absolute Post Recruiting CG Lead & Pipeline TD

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CG Lead – NY

Absolute is looking for a lead CG generalist, focused in Lighting/Compositing with experience in commercials. Minimum of 3 year experience in the film/vfx/commercial industry with an in-depth understanding of modelling, texturing, and lighting.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

Expert in Maya
Experienced in Nuke, Zbrush, PFtrack, Mari, Mudbox.
Work closely with CG Supervisors to determine best approach to solve 3D challenge
Good knowledge of disciplines within VFX, including modeling and texturing, camera tracking, rigging, animation.

Strong design skills to aid in creative problem solving.
Ability to optimize CG scenes and Renders
Strong eye for photoreal CG
Ability to work as part of a team as well as manage own tasks
Experience in shot look dev
Good understanding of color space, ocio, log, linear, etc

Extensive knowledge of rendering packages like Vray and Mental Ray, PRman and Arnold a bonus
Understanding of *nix based operating systems
Nurture junior 3d ops and pass along knowledge
Good communication and organizational skills
Creative and design focused

Desirable Skills:

A working knowledge of Zbrush
Knowledge of Python Scripting and PyQt
2D Design skills

**Please email your reel and resume to

Pipeline TD – NY

Job Description:

Duties and Responsibilities

• Python Tool Development, Customization, and Support for Maya, Nuke, RV
• Creation and maintenance of new scripted tools requested by CG supervisors.
• Integration of tools with existing in-house tools and code base.
• Creation of documentation and tutorials for tools and integration.
• Customization of existing scripted tools to suit the needs of the studio, projects, and artists.
• Recommend ideas to improve productivity or communication.

Required skills

• Knowledge of commercial/film visual effects workflows.
• Must be able to prioritize tasks and have strong communications skills.
• Familiarity with SQL
• Familiarity with Rush or other Render farm software.
• General understanding of networking and performance issues that arise with automated tools
• Work with Sr. Engineers and CG supervisors to help define requirements for new tools and develop prototypes.
• Knowledge of Linux/centOS 6/RHEL 5 and familiarity with a command line environment and bash shell
• Support existing tools with bug fixes and updates for existing applications.
• Develop test plans and work with end users of pipeline tools to improve their usability.
• Support applications through documentation, training, and handling questions.
• Experience with Spninx/Doxygen/reStructuredText an advantage


• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or other relevant area of study and/or equivalent job experience.
• 3+ years of experience in a similar role in the commericial VFX/ Film industry.
• Strong knowledge of Python, PyQT, Pyside
• Experience with GIT and/or SVN
• Experience with Spninx/Doxygen/reStructuredText a plus
• Experience with C++ a big plus.
• Familiar with the API’s and use of at least 3 of these: RV, Alembic, Nuke, Maya, Vray, Houdini.

**Please email your reel and resume to
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