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Rhythm & Hues

Los Angeles, California - United States
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Senior Technical Animator TD / Creature TD

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POSITION: SENIOR TECHNICAL ANIMATOR TD / CREATURE TD 

POSITION SUMMARY 

Rhythm and Hues is looking for a Senior Technical Animator either in, or willing to re-locate to Los Angeles. Must have a minimum of 7 years experience as a Senior Technical Animator working on feature films, episodic television, or games. 

The Tech Animator TD / Creature TD position is a technical position, but also requires an artistic eye to evaluate results. The Tech Animator / Creature TD works with several departments in order to ensure successful completion of 3D character shots, which includes the application of dynamics, fur and cloth to characters. Tech Animator TDs / Creature TDs are part of the Character Rigging Department and work closely with all aspects of the production pipeline, especially animation and lighting. 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

·      Modify fur movement through dynamics and harmonics. 

·      Modify character body movement through deformations. 

·      Evaluate animation curves for proper skin and fur appearance.

·      Create skin and fur animation to hand off to lighters.

·      Run test renders to evaluate fur and skin movement.

·      Communicate with Animators and Lighters to ensure proper pipeline flow for characters.

REQUIRED SKILLS / EXPERIENCE 

·      At least 7 years experience in the industry.

·      BS in technical field or equivalent experience in 3D graphics.

·      Excellent communication skills.

·      Excellent problem solving skills.

·      Linux/Unix proficiency.

·      Ability to prioritize and handle multiple requests.

·      Scripting ability - Python, csh, etc.

·      Entertainment-specific 3D package proficiency (e.g. Houdini, Maya).

·      Understanding of computer animation techniques and terminology.

DESIRED SKILLS / EXPERIENCE 

·      Strong understanding of dynamics and fur.

·      Programming experience in computer graphics.

·      Experience in a support position.

·      Strong understanding of Anatomy Art background. 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

Please email a cover letter & resume when you apply. 

Please submit a cover letter with your resume.