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Mr. X

Toronto, Ontario - Canada
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Character FX Technical Director


Mr. X is looking for a talented Character FX TD to join our award winning team. Apply today to join our crew! 

Job Description 

This role tends to vary between projects, as we adapt to the needs of the characters/creatures we create in collaboration with filmmakers.

  • Work closely with CG supervisors to develop best approach for technical challenges associated with character simulations.
  • Develop new techniques and processes to solve character production challenges. 
  • Collaborate with Asset, Rigging, and Animation teams to develop effective and efficient physically-based simulation assets and rigs, that meet creative and technical needs.
  • Develop tools and best practices associated with character simulation. 
  • Develop and maintain character motion and deformation systems; secondary dynamics systems.
  • Perform tasks such as Character finaling, cloth setup, hair setup and simulation as it pertains to character animation. 
  • Capable of writing pipeline tools to streamline the setup and shot-making processes. 
  • Work with production management to prioritize tasks.·          


  • In depth knowledge of Maya, including Maya rigging, modeling, cloth and hair techniques
  • Preferably 3+ years of production experience. No cross-training available due to the timeframe. 
  • Strong understanding of both Facial and Figure Anatomy - biped and quadruped.
  • High level of understanding for physically based simulation techniques and how they relate to film.
  • Complex character/vehicle rigging experience in Maya in film/broadcast or games environments. 
  • Experience with finaling and PSD workflows.
  • Ability to work with and organize complex, physically-based assets.
  • MEL, Python and C++ experience. 
  • Knowledge of Mudbox and/or Zbrush is preferable.
  • Experience with setting up production pipelines while being able to follow guidelines. 
  • Strong artistic aptitude with a discipline in hyperrealism as opposed to perceptual representationalism.
  • The ability to support himself/herself and take initiative. 

Studio Location

35 McCaul Street, Suite 100

Toronto, ON M5T 1V7


How to Apply

To apply please visit 

We thank all applicants but we will only contact those candidates who will be moving forward in the recruitment process.

Why work at Mr. X?

  • Benefits after 3 months! (contracts must be 6 months or longer to be eligible)
  • Studio is located in a great area (walking distance to Osgoode subway station, Art Gallery of Ontario, TIFF and amazing restaurants)
  • Breakfast Mondays
  • Yoga Thursdays
  • Free passes to the AGO (just sign it out on your lunch!)
  • Bike racks available in the studio
  • Good Life fitness gym is a few steps away
  • Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) visits to the studio
  • Fun place to work! We have a “Fun Committee”!
  • We pay overtime!
  • Amazing artists and production team
  • We work on big Hollywood movies!

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