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Nvizible Recruiting Houdini FX Artist

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Houdini FX Artist

Category: FX Artist
Company: nvizible
Location: London (United Kingdom)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description
Position: Houdini FX Artist, Mid-Senior Level

Department: 3D

Location: London

Start Date: September 2013

Reports To: Head of CG

Nvizible is expanding its highly motivated and talented team.
We are currently looking for an experienced Houdini FX artist for a feature film project in Soho London.

Job Description:

• Generating FX content including but not limited to scenes containing fluid dynamics and volume renderings, particles and rigid body animations
• Importing alembic cache data from Maya in to Houdini
• Exporting alembic cache data from Houdini in to Maya
• Creating simlulations and caching data to file
• Working with Houdini Pyro FX module
• Create shaders and devise lighting in Houdini
• Publish FX scene presets for a number of generic requirements
• Ctreat final FX for shots, importing FX pre-sets, layout, matching lighting to plates, simulation and render
• Writing out scene data (IFDs) to file for deferred farm rendering
• Rendering with Mantra
• Take part in daily reviews

Skills:

• Candidates should have 2-4+ years feature film production experience
• Experience with FX animation in Houdini
• Experience in producing effects such as smoke, fire, clouds, water, steam and explosions
• Experience with GI and IBL techniques in Houdini
• Experience rendering with Mantra especially volume rendering
• Experience rendering with V-ray useful
• Knowledge of render time optimisation
• Vex/hscript/Mel scripting skills essential
• Experience with python and unix shell coding useful
• Basic knowledge of Maya and Nuke
• Critical eye for detail, and strong communication skills.
• Traditional artistic and design skills
• Good time management skills
• Proactive and accepting of changes

Please send your CV to recruitment@nvizible.com specifying “Houdini FX Artist” within the subject line.
On-line showreels and links to websites are welcome. Please also include a shot breakdown showing specifically what your role entailed per shot/sequence.

Should you prefer to send hard copies of showreels, please send to: Nvizible, 8/9 Carlisle Street, London, W1D 3BP
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