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Senior Houdini TD


The Integrated Advertising team in London are looking for a mid to senior level Houdini TD with generalist skills. The role requires a broad knowledge and experience of the entire 3D pipeline. With a lot of our teams growing, artists who also have experience across different disciplines to see multiple areas of the project through are particularly valuable. Strong technical skills and equally strong look/visual skills are essential.

Skills Required:

  • A thorough working knowledge of Houdini
  • Demonstrable experience of look development, lighting and rendering, procedural modelling and animation, fur, feathers, fluids and dynamics
  • An excellent working knowledge of Mantra and additionally Arnold
  • Knowledge & understanding of CG related mathematics & rendering implementation/optimization
  • Ability to manage complex scenes and large data sets
  • Scripting experience - VEX and Python. Knowledge of C++ and the HDK a plus
  • Familiarity with pipeline issues and Linux
  • High level ability to produce great looking imagery across a range of styles; from photo real CG composited against live action through to stylized fully CG work
  • Working knowledge of at least one compositing application (ideally Nuke) and a solid understanding of the compositing process
  • Basic knowledge of Maya (advanced knowledge considered a plus)
  • Mari, Photoshop, PfTrack or 3DEqualizer experience a plus
  • On set supervision and data capture experience a plus
  • Commercial experience including being able to quote timescale and bid for projects appropriately would be an advantage
  • Ability to lead a commercial/team
  • Strong communication skills are critical. Must be able to work within a team, taking direction and exercising attention to detail in a fast-paced production environment
  • Must be self-motivated, a team player and organised
  • Ability to problem solve and predict potential problems with assigned tasks
  • Able and willing to follow direction and openly collaborate with others
  • Ability to work well under pressure and open to working flexible hours

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