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Reel FX Recruiting Character FX Lead

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CFX Lead – Feature Film – Dallas Location

Category: Other
Company: Reel FX
Location: Dallas (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Job Summary

This position is for our DALLAS LOCATION!!!

The CFX lead works with the CFX Supervisors to create and execute the Director’s vision on the production.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Handle scheduled tasks while supporting individual needs of the team
• Discuss technical and technique advancement for the show with supervisors, and implements them with the team
• Help to develop new team specific tools to speed up to improve work flow
• Run realistic and stylized Cloth shot simulations in a production environment
• Perform corrective shapes and sculpting fixes for cloth simulation in shot
• Develop advanced cloth setups for other artists to run in shot
• Work with supervisor/cf supervisor to create the look of the cloth
• Support team members with technical and artistic challenges
• Create and improve tools for pipeline process
• Supervise and give input on cloth and fur elements
• Work directly with production team and Supervisors to create the desired look for project efforts
• Ability to advance towards asset approval without daily supervision

Education and Experience Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

• Expert level of technical understanding of current software and techniques associated with cloth and hair creation and simulation
• Programming skills to support CFX Technical Supervisor in CFX pipeline tools (python, mel, Houdini, etc.)


• 5+ year of experience in film/animation/vfx
• Expert Knowledge of: Maya, (nCloth cloth solver) and nHair along with a least 1 Fur creation program including xGen, Yeti, Shave or proprietary
• Expert Knowledge of: Physics of motion and timing, Cloth motion and tailoring, Grooming techniques and 3D sculpture
• Ability to prioritize and multitask, works well in a team based structure and follows directions well
• Ability to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
• Ability to take constructive feedback from department supervisors, VFX Supervisors and Director
• Ability to work independently on tasks given with little guidance
• Strong desire to help fellow team members in learning new skills and tools
• Propensity for strong leadership skills
• Inspire confidence in fellow team members

Note: This job description is not meant to be all inclusive. Employee may be required to perform other duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

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