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Industrial Light & Magic Recruiting Creature Technical Director

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Creature Technical Director

Category: Technical Director
Company: Industrial Light & Magic
Location: London (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Company: Industrial Light & Magic UK

Creature TDs are responsible for setting up and running flesh-surface, hair, cloth, rigid body simulations as well as able to wrangle rigging and creature pipeline issues proficiently under the direction and guidance of their supervisors.

Set up and run proprietary cloth, hair, flesh surfaces and rigid body simulations
Hero-creature enveloping using a combination of commercial software packages and proprietary tools
Run flesh-volume simulations
Wrangle creature rigging issues for artists in other disciplines
Basic proficiency in another discipline -modeling, viewpaint, TD, animation
Mentor entry level artists
Script utilities/tools/plug-ins in various software packages
Create dynamic simulations in packages such as Maya/XSI

Wrangle creature pipeline issues for artists in other disciplines, such as:

MOCAP data re-targeting in XSI/Maya;
Act as wrangler for a creature and/or a specific technique used across multiple creatures


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in Computer Science, computer visualization, or computer animation required.
Proven experience required in 3D CGI for digital animation, visual effects or producing cg characters and creatures for visual media.
Expertise with Maya and/or other high-end animation software is required.
Experience with C++, mel, python, or other scripting languages is desirable.
Feature Film experience required.
Experience in corrective sculpting. Knowledge of anatomy and enveloping
A demo reel demonstrating artistic and technical ability is required for this role.

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