Added by on 2013-04-27

Laika Recruiting Crowd TD

Company: Laika
Location: Hillsboro (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

General Summary

A Crowd TD at Laika is primarily responsible for crowd agent setup, brain development, action processing and crowd shot execution in Massive Prime. Other responsibilities include coordinating with Crowd Animation Lead and Motion Editor to define the list of required crowd actions, as well as integrating Mocap and Keyframe motion into the crowd agent behavior.

Essential Job Functions

Production experience with Massive Prime, from agent setup through to shot execution.
Crowd agent setup: Brain development, Action processing, Motion tree setup and editing.
Crowd shot execution using Massive Prime (or Massive Jet).
Crowd shot execution using Maya (if necessary).
Able to define a comprehensive list of required crowd behaviors/actions based on agent performance requirements.
Communicate with the Crowd Animation Lead and Motion Editor regarding delivery of Mocap or Keyframe based animation for crowd agent behaviour.
Communicate with ProdTech TD’s to define and discuss pipeline requirements around Massive.
Ability to provide constructive feedback to artists and TD’s providing elements for crowd agent and shot setup.
Good problem solving skills – able to find solutions to formidable problems through the creative use of existing tools.
Good understanding of human motion, a good eye for realistic weight and timing in regards to human motion.
Understanding of large CG animation pipelines, from asset creation to final image.


Thorough knowledge of Massive Prime.
Strong knowledge of Maya preferred.
Knowledge of MotionBuilder a plus.
Rigging experience a plus.
Motion editing experience a plus.
Animation experience a plus.
Python and Mel experience a plus.
Massive tools development a plus.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Job Location
Hillsboro, Oregon, United States

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