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Nitrogen Studios Recruiting Lead Character FX Artist

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Lead Character FX Artist

Category: FX Artist
Company: Nitrogen Studios
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Nitrogen Studios Vancouver is looking for a Lead Character FX Artist to join us on a new CGI animated feature film, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s “Sausage Party”. The Lead CFX Artist is proficient in all areas of Animation production, and possesses an above average eye for detail. The ideal candidate is well versed in the Animation Front-End Pipeline leading up to Lighting with strong experience or desire in Character FX and Finaling. They will have strong leadership skills and be able to assist and manage a team of character FX artists in getting shot creatively and technically approved out of CFX.

Responsibilities:

• Conduct Hair grooms and Cloth simulations using Yeti and Maya nCloth
• Compare accuracy of cached geometry with approved animation
• Check for and fix penetration and intersection problems
• Check for and fix continuity issues
• Confirm that all shot assets are cached and shaded for lighting
• Identify, and correct, any problems with cached geo
• Promptly act on shot fixes as they come up
• Maintain and check Shot inventory via manifest before Animation and Lighting

Skills and Requirements:

• Minimum 3-5+ years of experience producing high resolution CGI content and effects
• Expert in Maya; experience with Rigging and compositing in Nuke
• Experience with hair, fur, and dynamics is a plus
• Experience with Yeti, Houdini, Shotgun and/or ncloth a plus
• Must be a collaborative team player and problem solver
• Must provide accurate time estimates
• Must be meticulous and organized with asset management
• Excellent technical and artistic communication skills required
• Self-motivated and ability to work independently or collaboratively
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines
• BC residents preferred, but not required

Apply here:- http://www.nitrogenstudios.com/jobs/lead-character-fx-artist/
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