Junior Character FX Artist

Vancouver, BC

Broadcasting / Radio / TV / Film / Video
Experience Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule

Job Description

Are you a Houdini Artist with a creative passion to create high quality character effects for an animated feature!? We are looking for Junior Character FX Artists to join our team in Vancouver!

What you'll get to do:

  • Develop hair, cloth, and fur simulations with direction from the Department Supervisor or Lead
  • Develop intelligent Houdini character setups, that can be highly automated
  • Develop techniques and Houdini Digital Assets to achieve and optimize approved looks with direction from Supervisor and/or Lead
  • Develop an understanding for the department pipeline including all assets and tools, and their purpose
  • Understand the processes of adjoining departments (Animation, Modelling, Surfacing and Rigging) and communicate with these departments as needed
  • Become proficient with the departments propriety tools
  • Contribute creative feedback in reviews
Job Requirements
What you bring:
Production experience on feature films, TV and/or animated feature with a focus in Character FX and simulations ideal
Houdini experience, demonstrated via reel, of feature animation quality simulations (preferably hair, fur, cloth, and feather effects simulation)

Experience using Houdini:

Vellum & grooming tools
Experience with Numerions Carbon Cloth a Bonus
Understanding of muscle and skin simulation desired
Understanding of anatomy and form in motion
Attention to design and artistic detail
Ability to work solo as well as collaboratively within a team environment
Excellence in problem solving
Ability to meet deadlines with high quality output
Ability to take direction and feedback
What you should include in your demo reel/portfolio:
Houdini simulations
Character FX examples preferred