Animation - Madrid

CFX Lead Artist

Madrid, Spain Animation - Madrid
Skydance offers a dynamic, inclusive, and ever-evolving culture where innovative ideas are welcomed, and growth fostered. The partnership between unique creativity and technological advancements are demonstrated within each pillar of the company. At the heart of it all is a commitment to boldly entertaining and relevant storytelling.
While all Animation studios look to hire people who are creative and hard-working, Skydance Animation is specifically looking for pioneers who seek to push the limits of what the world’s most collaborative art form can achieve, and to give those pioneers the space and the resources to build a new studio that’s doing something different.
As the CFX Lead, you will help manage a team of character simulation artists in creating character hairstyles, cloth and skin simulation rigs and shot execution to provide balanced solutions to both technical and aesthetic related issues. 


  • Mentor the team, providing guidance and instruction in areas that contribute towards their artistic and professional growth.
  • Follow the the Supervisor’s guidance and effectively work together and communicate with other departments efficiently.
  • Balance issues of quality, time and resources to deliver high quality, efficient solutions.
  • Assign the work to each artist, according to his or her skills and preferences, and document character workflow.
  • Set clear expectations for quality of work and consistently deliver on schedule.
  • Provide feedback to CFX artists on shots and request fixes.
  • Requirements

  • 5+ years of professional experience and at least 1 managing a team.
  • Great understanding of the processes of character simulation, anatomy, physics, geometry workflows.
  • In-depth knowledge of cloth simulation tools (Ncloth, Syflex, Qualoth, Marvelous Designer).
  • Expert in hair tools, such as Yeti, Shave and Haircut, Maya Hair and/or Houdini.
  • Expert in Maya API, Python or C/C++ programming a plus.
  • Proficient in English.
  • #LI-MF1

    Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive, and animation divisions.
    Skydance is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to building and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. We welcome and consider applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy status, military/veteran status, disability, or any other protected category. Diversity in the workplace is not just a commitment, it is who we are and a reflection of what makes our world special.

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