Animation - New York
CFX Senior Artist
Connecticut / New York / New Jersey Animation - New York
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 Senior Artist, you will create the highest quality grooms, hair shading and look development for the characters in the productions. Join our studio and develop dynamic rigs for characters and execute CFX work in shots, including character simulations as well as geometry and groom correctives.
Actively contribute to enhancing the effects of the films’ characters, while working cohesively with your team to provide a stronger creative and technical working environment
Participate in the development of department tools and techniques
Provide support, guidance and instruction in areas that contribute towards the team’s artistic and professional growth
Follow the Supervisor’s and Lead’s guidance to deliver the highest quality work, matching the look and feel of the film
Work closely with the production team to ensure the desired work is delivered within the established pipeline and that deadlines are met
Ability to perform multiple tasks, set priorities and problem-solve
4+ years of experience in a CFX/FX/Rigging or Technical Animator role in a production environment (asset)
At least one of the following areas of expertise: Fur, hair, shading/lookdev simulation rigs; cloth simulation rigs; muscle, tissue, skin, fat, flesh simulation rigs; high-quality cloth, hair, skin simulations, and correctives for shot work in production
Strong working experience in dynamic simulation engines as well as in grooming workflows, either proprietary or off-the-shelf
Experience working in Houdini
Pluses: Experience in xGen, yeti, Ncloth, nHair, Marvelous Designer, Python, Maya API
Proficient in English
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