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Reel FX Recruiting Seniour FX Artist, Surfacing Artist & Character FX Lead

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Seniour FX Artist

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

Job Description

Job Summary

DALLAS BASED POSITION

Under general supervision of 3D Effects Supervisor this position executes simulations and special effects needed for a shot.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Simulate natural phenomenon by applying direct and procedural animation techniques to create a variety of effects.
• Creation of procedural systems to generate static and or animated geometry.
• Rendering and compositing of effects elements.
• Support team members with technical and artistic challenges.
• Execution of high level effects

Education and Experience Requirements

• Degree/diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience.
• Minimum of 5 years production experience in film or television effects.
• Ability to multi-task and prioritize.
• Ability to work in a team based structure.
• Able to thrive in a high pressure, deadline oriented environment.
• Able to follow directions well.
• Able to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas.
• Able to work independently on shots with little guidance.
• Able to take constructive feed back from direct supervisor, department supervisor.

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.

Apply here:- http://jobs.reelfx.com/positions/seniour-fx-artist-dallas-based-349
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Surfacing Artist

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

Job Description

Job Summary

DALLAS BASED POSITION

• Paint textures both from scratch and by utilizing photography and pre-existing textures.
• Creates and maintains desired surface look and feel for characters, props and environments with direction from the Production Designer and/or Art Director.
• Handles the more complex and technically demanding Surfacing setups
• Sets up standard surface textures and readies surface files for lighting.
• Able to implement multiple types of surfaces from simple to difficult.
• Create multiple texture map layers for surfaces and understand how they work and interact with lights in 3D scenes.
• Accountable for meeting productivity and quota targets.
• Works with other departments to communicate Surfacing needs (primarily Modeling) and provide for other departments’ needs (primarily Lighting)
• Perform visual and analytical problem solving in 3 dimensional space.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Degree/diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience
• 2 years minimum experience in Feature Film, Commercial and/or Video Game production.
• Knowledge of Renderman a plus
• Good artistic eye for detail with ability to create a fleshed-out look to match various references
• Familiarity with Polygonal and NURBS texturing and UV Layout
• Extensive experience with BodyPaint 3D or comparable 3D paint software
• Detail oriented with ability to handle the complexity of our pipeline
• Familiarity with construction of complex shader networks. Ability to debug complex shader networks.
• Openness to existing workflows
• Ability to solve problems independently and take initiative
• Ability to work well in a team setting
• Experience with 3D paint packages
• Background in visual arts desired
• Able to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
• Able to multi-task and prioritize
• Able to thrive in a high pressure, deadline oriented environment
• Enjoy working in teams
• Able to follow directions well

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.

Apply here:- http://jobs.reelfx.com/positions/surfacing-artist-dallas-348
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CFX Lead – Feature Film

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.)

Qualifications:

• 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.

Apply here:http://jobs.reelfx.com/positions/cfx-lead-feature-film-dallas-location-347
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