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Ilion Animation Studios Recruiting FX TD, Character FX Artist, Maya Software Developer, Previz/Layout Artist, FX Artist, Animator & Set Up and Rigging Lead

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FX TD

Department: TD support

Description

Develop tools for the FX department as required by the guidelines defined by the VFX Supervisor, FX Supervisor and FX Leads. Provide support and development of tools and procedures to extend and enhance the pipeline.

Main responsibilities

• Develop tools for the FX department as required by the guidelines defined by the VFX Supervisor, FX Supervisor and FX Leads.
• Prepare scenes for AnimationAssist artists with troubleshooting of shots. Issues may include problems with fur, clothing, particle effects, animation, and rendering.
• Support and work with multiple departments, including Modeling, Animation, Lighting, FX, and Research and Development.
• Ensure software development follows studio policies and guidelines.
• Work closely with other Technical Directors, Production Supervisors, VFX Supervisors, and Production Engineering to maintain and further the production pipeline.
• Assist in training and mentoring of other Entry Level and Associate Technical Directors.

Qualifications

• Production experience in computer animation, visual effects, or game industry.
• Experience with tool integration into existing or new pipelines.
• Experience with 3d Max or Maya or other 3rd Party Animation systems.
• B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent
• Strong programming skills. Proficiency in C, C++, Object Oriented Programming, Python and/or Perl desired.

Skills:

• Ability to establish priorities, work independently or within a group, and work with minimal supervision.
• Exceptional communication skills in dealing with both technical and artistic groups.

Apply here:- http://www.ilion.com/jobs/fx-td
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Character FX Artist

Department: Characters FX

Description

Ilion Studios is seeking a Character Cloth & Hair Simulation Artist to create and finalize the characters hairstyle, shading and shot cloth simulations.

Main responsibilities

Creates hairstyles, shading and hair simulations.
Creates cloth simulation rigs and cloth simulations.
Creates cloth and hair simulations for shot work in production.
Develops generalized tools to help enhance the pipeline.
May be called upon to mentor junior members of the team.

Qualifications

Strong knowledge of Maya.
Experience in cloth simulation (Ncloth, Syflex, Qualoth).
Experience in hair tools (Shave and Haircut, Maya Hair, Houdini).
Knowledge of Python or Mel scripting is a must.
Proven production experience.
Character modeling or simulation background is a plus.
Good problem-solving abilities and artistic vision.
Work within art direction guidelines.
Good oral and written English language communication skills.

Apply here:- http://www.ilion.com/jobs/character-fx-artist
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Maya Software Developer

Department: Software Development

Description

Ilion Animation Studios is seeking software developers to join our production team to work on production tools development. This includes the development of plugins and script for computer animated film production.

Main responsibilities

Develop and maintain the required Autodesk Maya scripts and plugins. following the requirements supplied by the production departments.
Design and development of the studio tools framework.
Provide support to the production departments in any issues related to interaction with Autodesk Maya.
Write technical and user documentation related to developed technologies and usage.
Keeping up-to-date with relevant updates from production technologies.

Qualifications

Degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
Previous Maya plugins development experience preferred.
Good understanding of production pipelines preferred.
Solid understanding of software design and architecture.
Proven experience coding in C++ and/or Python.
Communication skills.
Proven team player.
Well organized.

Apply here:- http://www.ilion.com/jobs/maya-software-developer
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Previz/Layout Artist

Department: Layout

Description

Ilion Studios is seeking a Previz/Layout Artist to be responsible for generating the previzualization of the film and refining the final camera movements, in accordance with the established storytelling guidelines.

Main responsibilities

Creates the previzualization sequences & shots for the movie according to the director’s guidelines, whilst reporting to the lead layout artist.
Works with the lead layout artist and Art director to generate simple set schematics and models.
Creates a rough layout, including character animation blocking and camra movement, following the existing storyboard.
Add detail to previzualitions, such as scene lighting and narrative relevant effects.
Confirm the integrity of the production breakdown of all elements in a scene.
Works on the final layout of shots.

Qualifications

Extensive knowledge of Maya is necessary.
Demonstrable artistic skills including a strong sense of composition and perspective, the ability to create atmosphere and good understanding of editing.
Knowledge of animation is a must.
Understands cameras, staging, composition, pacing, timing, general film-making concepts, both in animation and live action contexts.
Comfortable creating basic assets.
Experience with lighting preferred.
Respect for the procedures and requirements of the studio, production and pipeline.
Clear, professional communication skills.
Good oral and written English language communication skills.

Apply here:- http://www.ilion.com/jobs/previz-layout-artist
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FX Artist

Department: FX

Description

Ilion Studios is looking for fx artists to help to develop effects and pipelines to be used during the effects production.

Main responsibilities

Will help to develop effects and pipelines to be used during the effects production.
Generates pre-comps of the effects to be published to Compositing.
Finds references for assigned effects.
Is able to deliver on time with tight deadlines and with the highest standard.
Is able to create simple pipelines and automations.
Reports to theSimulation & Effects Supervisor.

Qualifications

Experience of 2 or more years in film, producing effects such as fire, smoke, clouds, explosions, dynamic driven animations, etc.
Deep knowledge of CG FX with software Maya. Knowledge of Houdini is a big plus.
Strong artistic and technical skills to be able to add dramatic flair to environments, characters, etc, through the creative use of effects.
MEL/Python scripting abilities are a big plus.

Skills

Strong communication and interpersonal skills, being able to work as part of a team.
Adaptable and proactive with a continuous improvement spirit.
Able to take direction.

Apply here:- http://www.ilion.com/jobs/fx-artist
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Animator

Department: Animation

Description

Ilion Studios is seeking Animators to create high quality animations of 3D characters and elements appearing in each of the movie’s shots to convey emotion, movement, action and personality in the style of the feature film.

Main responsibilities

Animate a shot from blocking through final animation, working under the supervision of the Animation Supervisor and/or Director.
Animate props and animation effects.
Maintain a consistent level of high quality work while meeting deadlines.

Qualifications

Ability to use acting skills to bring characters to life, as well as clearly communicate simple ideas with which an audience can empathize.
A demo reel which proves animation skills and the strong understanding of the traditional animation principles such as weight, arcs, etc.
Production animation experience is needed.
Capacity to work in a team environment and to follow the instructions from the Animation Supervisor and Team Lead.
Good oral and written English language communication skills.

Apply here:- http://www.ilion.com/jobs/animator
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Set Up & Rigging Lead

Department: Set Up & Rigging

Description

Work with the Set Up & Rigging Supervisor to develop an intuitive and responsive rig for each character.

Main responsibilities

Work with Supervisor to meet project schedules and manage their time to the successful delivery of rigs within those schedules.
Work with the Supervisor to develop an intuitive and responsive rig for each character.
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.
Verifies technical solutions proposed by other crew members.
Managing relationships with supervisors, key artists and production staff.
Identifying changing requirements and recommending solutions
Work closely with the Supervisor to ensure that the rig is pipeline friendly for animation department.
Brainstorming new techniques and ideas for user interfaces, deformation tools, and character specific rigging solutions.
Mentor artists to provide guidance, experience and insight.
Responsible with Supervisor for maintaining crew morale. Foster good working atmosphere and ethics.

Qualifications

A minimum of 5 years of CG leadership experience using Maya on feature film productions
Strong working knowledge of 3D software packages and pipelines
Strong MEL,and Python, scripting / programming skills.

Skills

Excellent problem solving skills.
An experienced and honed creative eye.
Ability to successfully delegate, mentor and manage people and projects.
Must have a sense of strong team dynamics and a positive morale generating style.

Apply here:- http://www.ilion.com/jobs/set-up-rigging-lead
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