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Rainmaker Recruiting Creature TD & Shot Finaling Artist – Barbie

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Creature TD

Category: Creature TD
Company: Rainmaker
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Rainmaker is looking for a Creature TD to join in the excitement at our studio! We are looking for someone who is experienced, enthusiastic and all around fantastic! The Creature TD is responsible for evaluating the needs of the animation and simulation departments. He/She must assist in the development of a production ready process for creature rigging and simulation. And in order to meet the expectations of the animation and simulation supervisors, the creation of effective controls for rigging and simulation is essential. If you think that you’re a great fit, keep reading below!

PRIMARY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Must have an in-depth of modeling, animation and character rigging and methodology. He/she must be able to create optimal tools that can facilitate the animator’s work.
Devises and innovates methods of working with skeletons, modeling geometry and weighting that meet the project’s creative objectives.
Collaborates with the animation team in the testing of characters and provides timely solutions to any technical of performance related issues.
Attends regular production and department meetings.
Develops and 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, other staff members, partners and clients.
Additional duties as requested.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience:

Degree and/or diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience is preferred.
Advanced degree in Computing Science, Mathematics, Physics or related disciplines is an asset.

DVD Production

2-3+ years of experience working in a professional environment within their discipline preferred however not required.
Feature Film Production

4-6+ years of experience working in a professional environment within their discipline.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Working knowledge of geometry creation, weighting and skeleton rigging.
Production knowledge of Maya, Python, MentalRay and MEL required.
Basic knowledge of UNIX/Linux, procedural and object-oriented programming languages.
Ability to create script in Python allowing for automation of specific tasks.
Basic artistic skills; demonstrable ability to make creative and aesthetic judgment calls.
Basic knowledge of CG Feature Animation.
Ability to communicate and/or demonstrate ideas. Practices attentive and active listening. Incorporates feedback and direction received from the Lead, Supervisor and/or Director of Production Technology.
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. Solid work ethic and positive attitude. Ability to work under pressure. Self-motivated and pro-active. Consistently strives to expand knowledge base.
Makes decisions in a timely manner. Accepts accountability for own actions.
Efficient and detail oriented.
Strong problem solving skills and ability to work collaboratively.
Ability to deliver work on time and meet set performance objectives.

Apply here:- recruiting@rainmaker.com
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Shot Finaling Artist – Barbie

Category: Other
Company: Rainmaker
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

We are looking for a Shot Finaling Artist to work on our direct-to DVD CG animated, Barbie! The role of the Shot Finaling Artist is to verify that all assets are available and are caching properly for final lighting, making necessary fixes to geometry to resolve issues such as intersections and penetrations. If geometry is having trouble caching for any reason, this individual will be responsible for determining the reason for the caching issue and do what is necessary to resolve the issue. If this opportunity sounds interesting and looking for a short term gig ( 3 months) …then you should apply!

PRIMARY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Collaborates with other departments to resolve technical problems related to caching.
Compares QuickTimes between approved Animation and generated caches to identify missing elements and intersection issues.
Provides support and documentation for tools created.
Interprets and implements notes and feedback from the Supervisor or Lead in a timely and qualitatively acceptable way.
Delivers assignments per project’s schedule.
Adheres to digital file managements protocols.
Supports and integrates the values of Rainmaker that being a commitment to innovation, creativity, professionalism and inspiration.
Interacts respectfully with colleagues, staff members and clients.
Additional duties as requested.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience:

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

DVD Production

2-3+ years of experience working in a professional environment within their discipline.
Feature Film Production

4-6+ years of experience working in a professional environment within their discipline.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Solid modeling skills and a strong sense of aesthetics.
Proficiency in using Maya is required.
Proficiency in Mental Ray and/or Renderman is an asset. Knowledge of Python is a plus.
Ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely. Practices attentive and active listening. Shares information, methodologies and ideas with others. Incorporates feedback and direction received from the Lead and/or Director /Supervisor.
Solid work ethic and positive attitude. Ability to work under pressure. Self-motivated and pro-active. Consistently strives to expand knowledge base.
Efficient and detail oriented.
Strong problem solving skills and ability to work collaboratively. Adaptable to change, he/she can alter course of action quickly per production needs.
Makes decisions in a timely manner. Accepts accountability for own actions.
Ability to deliver assignments on time that meet or exceed Shot Finaling objectives within the production budget and scheduled parameters.

Apply here:-  recruiting@rainmaker.com
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