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ToonBox Entertainment

Toronto, Ontario - Canada
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Character Finaling Artist

Description

POSITION

Character Effects Artist

DEPARTMENT

CFX

DESCRIPTION

The Character Effects Artist applies a number of techniques—including but not limited to sculpting, grooming, and simulations of cloth and hair—to clean up and enhance character animation on a computer-generated feature.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate in the design, development and implementation of techniques and systems that simulate cloth and hair, and integrate them into the production pipeline.
  • Create permanent pose space deformers that allow animation to achieve specific target shapes.
  • Fix undesirable shapes and artifacts in shots coming out of animation.
  • Simulate cloth animation in shots.
  • Groom and simulate hair/fur animation in shots.
  • Troubleshoot technical issues as they arise.


REQUIREMENTS

  • Strong knowledge of Maya is essential.
  • Good artistic skills and an eye for natural motion in humans and animals.
  • Knowledge of ncloth, nhair, and yeti strongly preferred.
  • Experience creating and using pose space deformers.
  • Experience in rigging, modeling, and animation are pluses.
  • A good generalist. Solid understanding of and experience with the entire animation production process from layout to compositing is a plus.
  • Able to take direction and adapt to change.
  • Linux experience preferred.


- Benefits: Other Benefits, Medical Benefits, Dental Benefits, Life Insurance Benefits

- Terms of Employment: Permanent/Full-Time