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Asset Pipeline Technical Director


Do you script and/or code in Python and interested in working with the Modelling, Environment, Rigging and Surfacing departments?

As an Asset Pipeline TD you will work collaboratively with Department Supervisors, Department TDs and R&D teams to ensure a common and standardised approach to the workflow, tool development and support.

What you’ll get to do:

  • Responsible for creative problem solving in relation to complex pipelines and assets, user support, environment and character pipeline development, environment shot assembly and technical direction.
  • Take responsibility for the optimisation of the workflow of the department.
  • Work closely with the Department Supervisor to research and develop department specific tools, maintain existing tools and plan for the future show/studio needs.
  • Testing and validating new releases of pipeline tools both interactive (Maya) and automated (Farm).
  • Ensuring the department is technically well supported.
  • Assist Artists with day to day issues and glitches and eventually escalating those issues through the right channels when they aren’t immediately addressable.
  • Anticipate potential issues and create fixes before problems arise.
  • Provide training to the artists for new tools.
  • Contribute to the documentation of the Asset department’s technical platform.
  • Long term planning for future projects

What you bring:

  • 3 + years’ proven TD experience on feature films, TV and/or animated feature.
  • 3 + years’ experience using and troubleshooting in software packages such as Maya or Mari.
  • Experience in Houdini considered a bonus.
  • Experience with USD considered a bonus.
  • Experience with a large facility pipeline.
  • Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Physics or equivalent work experience.
  • Knowledge of source control systems, PyQt or other GUI toolkit.
  • Knowledge of concepts like data flow, data dependencies, Meta data, publishing and retrieval
  • The ability to code review and troubleshoot problems as they arise.
  • Programming experience in Python
  • A focus on quality control and active artist support
  • Highly organised
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and problem solve.
  • Ability to work within a strong team environment
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

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Animal Logic is recognised as one of the world’s leading independent creative digital studios, producing award winning design, visual effects and animation for over 25 years. With studios in Sydney and Vancouver and development offices in Sydney and Los Angeles, Animal Logic continues to forge new partnerships and collaborations with leading studios and filmmakers to develop and produce stories that resonate with a global audience.

Animal Logic is currently in production on Peter Rabbit 2 and is creating visual effects for Captain Marvel. Recent productions include The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, Peter Rabbit, The LEGO Ninjago Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Alien: Covenant. Other film credits include: The LEGO Movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Great Gatsby, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, 300, Happy Feet and The Matrix.

Animal Logic Entertainment (ALE) is the production arm tasked with developing a strong slate of innovative, commercially minded, story driven projects stamped with the visual and technical innovation that has become the hallmark of the studios’ work. The development slate, while eclectic and diverse, has a core focus on tent pole, 4-quadrant family feature animation and hybrid projects as well as filmmaker driven and visually arresting live action/VFX films. ALE is currently in production on Peter Rabbit 2. Previous projects include Peter Rabbit and Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole.

Truant Pictures, a subsidiary of Animal Logic, collaborates with both emerging and established talent to develop and produce thought-provoking genre films for an international audience. Truant Pictures operates out of Animal Logic’s Sydney-based studio and Los Angeles office, alongside ALE.

For over 25 years, Animal Logic has remained committed to innovation, technical and creative excellence and most importantly, creating a collaborative and storytelling culture with a unique voice. We have BIG dreams!

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