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Atomic Cartoons Senior CG Character Effects Artist - Atomic Cartoons Vancouver in Vancouver, British Columbia

We are looking for a Senior Character Effects Artist to join our team and assist in the development and implementation of a new cloth, hair and fur department for our CG Productions.

What You'll Do:

  • Create and tailor digital costumes and comb and groom hair and fur for digital characters and creatures.

  • Produce cloth, hair, and fur simulations, as well as any needed tech animation and cleanup for shot work in production.

  • Creatively work to achieve art direction for a shot, while troubleshooting and providing revisions based on supervisor and/or client feedback.

  • Optimize and deliver simulated geometry to the production pipeline for further processing.

  • Work with our team to develop techniques and workflows to ensure that simulated geometry will integrate into production pipelines.

  • Meet production deadlines and maintain regular communication with the production team.

  • Mentor junior artists in the overall production workflow and best practices.

  • Assist our DFX Supervisor in the development of the overall simulations pipeline.

What We're Looking For:

  • Strong knowledge of Maya and Houdini preferred.

  • Strong knowledge in nCloth, nHair, xGen, Qualoth, Ornatrix, and/or other simulation systems.

  • Thorough understanding of simulation techniques and technologies relating to effects

  • Working knowledge of RenderMan or other ray-based render engines.

  • Basic understanding of rigging, modeling and geometry deformers.

  • Familiarity with various operating systems (e.g. Linux, Windows).

  • Ability to create scripts with MEL, VEX, Python, basic C Shell scripting, Perl, C++ and development of tools considered an asset.

  • Ability to remain flexible and adaptable to meet the changing needs of development and production.

  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.

  • Legally entitled to work in Canada

  • BC residents preferred, must be able to work in-house at our Vancouver studio

Start Date: ASAP

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