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Rainmaker Recruiting Creature FX TD

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Creature FX TD

We are looking for a Creature FX TD to work on our direct-to-DVD Barbie feature! The Creature FX TD is responsible for evaluating the creature simulation needs (including hair and cloth) of our CG animated productions. If you’re a detail oriented 3D generalist with simulation experience, and is comfortable with modeling, motion and animation…then what are you waiting for Barbie is looking for you!


Responsible for the setup of simulation assets within existing pipeline for hair and cloth. Also the setup of prototype or development assets for testing of new procedures and workflows.
Runs shots for hair and cloth, including tuning of shot attributes, custom shot setup and hair and cloth shot finaling.
Takes direction and feedback from the Supervisor or Director in dailies to establish character look and movement.
Devises and innovates methods of working with rigs, nCloth and dynamics that meet production requirements.
Evaluates any issues that may arise in the setup of creatures and devises efficient solutions.
Collaborates with the Animation Director in the testing of characters and provides timely solutions to problems that are discovered.
Provides support and documentation for tools created.
Attends regular production and department meetings.
Maintains leading-edge proprietary tools/plugins/scripts.
Completes assignments on schedule.
Supports and integrates the values of Rainmaker that being a commitment to innovation, creativity, professionalism and inspiration.
Interacts respectfully and professionally with colleagues, staff members and clients.
Additional duties as requested.



Degree and/or diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience is preferred.
DVD Production

2-3+ years of experience working in a professional environment within animation and/or production technology is required.

Feature Film Production

4-6+ years of experience working in a professional environment within their animation and/or production technology is required.


Demonstrable knowledge of the study of motion and principles of rigging and animation.
Production knowledge of Maya, Python and nCloth.
Ability to create scripts in Python allowing for automation of specific tasks.
Experience with various 3D packages. Knowledge of Linux preferred.
Basic knowledge of CG Feature Animation.
Ability to communicate and/or demonstrate ideas clearly and concisely. Practices attentive and active listening. Incorporates feedback and direction received from Lead, Supervisor and/or Director of Production Technology.
Makes decisions in a timely manner. Accepts accountability for own actions. Creatively solves problems, eliminates roadblocks and focuses on issue at hand.
Open to and encourages feedback and new initiatives. Shares information and techniques with team members.
Adaptable to change, he/she can alter course of action quickly per production needs. Highly motivated, pro-active, solid work ethic and positive attitude.
Efficient and detail oriented.
Strong problem solving skills and ability to work collaboratively.
Ability to deliver assignments on time and meet or exceed department objectives within the production budget and scheduled parameters.

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