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Double Negative Singapore Recruiting (Multiple Opening)

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Pipeline TD

Key Purpose of the Job
Senior and Lead Pipeline Technical Directors guide the work of ATDs and more junior Pipeline TDs, as well as designing and developing essential tools for the show.
Needs To Do

  • Vet artist requests for new tools.
  • Technical problem solving.
  • Support TICKETS for issues related to main pipe (db), 3D and 2D.
  • Tool development for 3d/2d dept normally in python.
  • Facilitate the hand-off of new tools and pipeline improvements at the end of production.
  • Work with CG Supervisor and R&D/PIPE to address show-specific pipeline needs.
  • Create documentation and tutorials for tools and procedures.
  • Develop test plans to ensure quality of both show-based and studio-based software.
  • Work with artists to improve tool usability.
  • Monitor and maintain show’s pipeline.
  • Serve as the conduit to Pipe and R&D for reporting and managing tool and pipeline fixes and new releases.
  • Work with London Pipe/RnD with easing site to site data and WORKFLOW issues.
  • Makes recommendations and provides solutions to improve quality, efficiency, and workflow.
  • Develop new tools and scripts as required by the show.
  • Write tool specs to be developed by London pipe team.
  • Work with Pipe to maintain, extend, and update pipeline software.

Needs To Know

  • 4+ years of experience as a Pipeline TD.
  • Demonstrated ability of analyzing production procedures and solving problems.
  • Expert level understanding of the VISUAL EFFECTS pipeline.
  • Expert knowledge and experience with Python and PyQt.
  • Intermediate level or better experience with the APIs and use of Maya, Nuke and/or Houdini
  • Excellent troubleshooting and debugging skills.
  • Excellent customer service and COMMUNICATION SKILLS.
  • Proven ability to work independently and as a lead in team settings.
  • PROACTIVE and highly motivated.
  • Advanced-level or better knowledge of Linux/UNIX and the command-line shell.

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Key Purpose of the Job
Provide support to TDs and CG supervisors in the smooth running of shots through a show pipeline.
Needs To Do

  • ATDs are tasked with monitoring disk usage, managing throughput on the render farm and building and
  • maintaining elements of the show pipeline.

Needs To Know

  • A good knowledge of Maya is required, as well as a good working knowledge of Python and shell scripting. Houdini, C or C++ is a welcome bonus.
  • A degree or equivalent in Computer Graphics, COMPUTER SCIENCE or other related course

Needs To Be

  • Pro-active
  • Very meticulous and accurate, and able to MONITOR and identify potential efficiencies in a production pipeline.
  • Able to take direction and feedback well from a supervisor
  • Team oriented
  • Adaptable
  • Accepting of change

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Key Purpose of the Job
The Rigger is responsible for creating animation rigs for characters, creatures, props and vehicles. The role may require the implementation of proprietary tools to aid in the creation of a rig. The Rigger must collaborate with the CG Lead and the Animation Lead to develop the most suitable rigging solutions.
Needs To Do

  • Work closely with the CG Lead to ENSURE that the rig is pipeline friendly for texturing, lighting and rendering.
  • Work with the Animation Lead/Supervisor to develop an intuitive and responsive rig for each character.
  • Work with The Rigging Lead to meet project schedules and manage their time to the successful delivery of rigs within those schedules.
  • COMMUNICATE with the Modelling Department to ensure that models are suitable for rigging.
  • Communicate with the R&D Department where necessary to effectively help develop the tools and technology to aid in delivering high-quality rigs.

Needs To Know

  • 5+ years CG experience, ideally within feature films
  • Ability to perform visual and analytical problem solving in 3-dimensional space, including the ability to accurately interpret 3D layouts and analyse 3D form.
  • Ability to problem solve and predict potential problems with assigned tasks

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