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Ziva - Muscle Simulation Artists


Are you an Ziva or muscle simualtion Artist who has a good level of shot production experience and the ability to complete shots to a high quality?  We have Ziva  muscle simulation roles available from  June.

What you’ll get to do:

·         Develop and testing Ziva workflows and/or pipeline methodologies pertaining to Character fx .

·         Deliver shot Ziva simulations to the highest standard.

·         Provide multiple creative solutions as per the creative requirements of a sequence or shot.

·         Communicate with the VFX supervisor and Character Fx supervision team in dallies session, clearly describing the creative options, processes and potential issues

·         Create Ziva setups for simulation and procedural animation.

·         Assist with the development of prototypes/examples that clearly demonstrate the creative requirements of the production then assist in the development and dissemination of workflows based on these examples.

·         Identify problems, help debug issues and contribute to the improvement of the Skin Finalling / Character Fx pipeline through clear communication.


What you bring:

·         3 + years’ experience on feature films, TV and/or animated features

·         1 + years’ experience in Ziva including usage of

-        muscle simulation

-         fat/fascia simulation

-        surface/skin simulation

-        cache blending

·         Ability to build, develop and improve Ziva setups.

·         Experience in character finalling

·         Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment.

·         Excellence in problem solving and balancing quick turnaround with long term quality.

·         Excellent attention to detail.

·         Strong communication skills and the ability to efficiently organise and prioritise work across multiple areas.

·         python scripting and USD experience a bonus

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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. Recent productions include Captain Marvel, 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!

For more information please visit our website and check out our social media accounts (Instagram and Facebook) to find out what it’s like to be a part of the Animal Logic family!


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