Added by on 2018-02-03

Cinesite Recruiting Character FX Artist & Rigger

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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

Requirements:

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 or future opportunities.

Apply here:- https://www.cinesite.com/vancouver-feature-animation-apply-online/?v_id=6629
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Rigger

Cinesite Vancouver Inc is hiring a Rigger for our exciting new feature film project, The Addams Family.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Build robust character rigs to Theatrical Feature standard
Maintain and improve existing rigs, RnD new technique for future rigs
Maximize the use of existing assets while developing a flexible framework for future projects
Develop and maintain animation tools and character interfaces
Pose/animation library
Animation utilities
Dynamic parenting
Continue to develop character pipeline and rigging script libraries
Assist animators with shot specific technical issues
Develop crowd system to speed up layout and animation of highly populated shots
Evaluate and recommend tools/plug-ins or software to help improve production output

Requirements:

2+ years proven experience in animation/feature film/broadcast visual effects production
Thorough understanding of techniques and technologies relating to character rigging and animation
Understanding of puppet and control philosophy
Excellent understanding of anatomy, volumes and masses, dynamics and character motion
Excellent understanding of the animation process, from storyboard to modeling to texturing, animation and rendering
Production knowledge of Maya, Python and MEL required
BC residents preferred, but not required
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 or future opportunities.

Apply here:- www.cinesite.com/vancouver-feature-animation-apply-online/?v_id=6418
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