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Method Studios Recruiting Mid & Senior Maya Generalists & Houdini FX Artist

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Mid & Senior Maya Generalists

Category: Other
Company: Method Studios New York
Location: New York (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Description

The successful candidates would be comfortable working on all aspects of the 3D pipeline from start to finish – previz, camera tracking, modelling, texturing, rigging, animating, lighting and rendering.

Qualifications

Advanced working knowledge of Maya

For mid level positions, at least 3+ years vfx industry experience in a feature film, tv, or commercials environment
For senior level positions at least 5+ years vfx industry experience is required in a feature film, tv, or commercials environment
Experience rendering through a render management tool, e.g. Qube
Knowledge of Mari, Z Brush, Photoshop a plus
Possess excellent technical and artistic communication skills as well as an excellent eye for detail
Thorough knowledge and understanding of visual effects pipelines, production, and implementation is key, as well as the ability to work well in a team
A good understanding of 2D compositing with Nuke is beneficial
Be a creative problem solver driven by the desire to deliver innovative, high quality work.
All candidates must be able to demonstrate prior experience working on high-end VFX projects with the submission of a show reel and detailed shot breakdown.

Apply here:-  www.methodstudios.com/apply/mid-senior-maya-generalists
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Houdini FX Artist

Category: FX Artist
Company: Method Studios Los Angeles
Location: Los Angeles (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

Design and animate high-quality, photo-real effects (dust, fire, smoke, explosions, debris, clouds, etc.) that meet all technical and aesthetic standards for the project
Work within the show structure and production deadlines to complete all tasks
Integrate the created elements into scenes with lighting, shadows, reflections, etc.
Work closely with Lighting Artists and Compositors to ensure that all effects will work smoothly within the show pipeline
Produce look-tests based on provided reference materials

Qualifications

Proficiency using Houdini 5 years

Bachelor’s degree in Animation, Arts, Fine Arts, or equivalent production experience
Knowledge of any and/or all of the following:
rigid body and particle dynamics
volume modeling and rendering
procedural geometry generation
fluid dynamics
Strong understanding of physical dynamics and natural phenomena
Experience with one or more other professional software packages such as Maya and Nuke, a plus
Proficiency in shading and rendering techniques, ideally using both Mantra and Renderman
Requires strong technical knowledge and organizational skills
Scripting proficiency using Python, a plus
Good communication skills and able to take exact direction from FX Leads and FX TDs

Apply here:- www.methodstudios.com/apply/houdini-fx-artist-1
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