Assets TD – Animated Feature Film (Vancouver)


Animal Logic

Assets TD – Animated Feature Film (Vancouver)

  • Full Time
  • Vancouver
  • Posted 5 days ago


Animal Logic – the studio that brought you Peter Rabbit – is looking for Assets TDs. The Assets TD is responsible for supporting creative and visual objectives through pipeline troubleshooting, user support, technical direction, and tool development. They should be able to work closely with the Asset teams (Modelling, Surfacing, and Rigging), R&D teams, and across site to ensure a standardised approach. This is a fulltime, contract role that reports to the Supervising Assets TD and Artist Management.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Understand the visual requirements for the film, and design procedures, techniques and tools that will enable these to be met
  • Assist the Asset teams with day to day issues and escalating through the right channels when necessary
  • Ensure that tools and procedures support the creative process
  • Provide solutions to visual problems through existing tools or by leading development of new tools
  • Take responsibility for the optimisation of the department workflow
  • Test and validate new releases of pipeline tools both interactive (Maya/Proprietary Software) and automated (Farm) within these Production tool and Farm environments
  • Liaise with R&D to ensure compliance with internal best practices
  • Understand the processes of adjoining departments, provide input where required to maximise efficiency and quality
  • Create and update technical documentation for Asset processes
  • Establish close partnership with Assets staff and other TD groups
  • Maintain a clean common facility pipeline (tools, automation, practices) across multiple shows at the same time


  • 3 + years’ experience on feature films, TV and/or animated feature
  • Proven pipeline TD experience in large scale animated features, animated TV series and/or VFX feature films
  • Solid understanding of Modelling, Rigging, and or Surfacing techniques and flow the of assets across crafts
  • Advanced knowledge of and experience using and troubleshooting in Maya
  • Solid knowledge in Python; MEL is a bonus
  • Ability to code review and troubleshoot problems as they arise
  • Knowledge of source control systems, PyQt, GitHub or other GUI toolkit
  • Knowledge of concepts like data flow, data dependencies, Meta data, publishing and retrieval
  • Degree in Animation, Film, Computer Science, Design, Engineering, Maths or Physics, or equivalent combination of education & work experience in animation/VFX
  • Experience in Mari, Houdini or Nuke is considered a bonus
  • An understanding of USD and its general concepts is a bonus
  • Strong written and verbal English language skills
  • An ability to quickly acquire a working understanding of both off-the-shelf and proprietary software tools
  • The ability to efficiently organise and prioritise work across multiple areas and work and remain calm under pressure
  • Excellent in pro-active problem solving and finding solutions within the parameters presented
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment

Salary range CAD$80 – 115k and extended medical benefits. In addition, we include a comprehensive benefits package with paid vacation time, extended medical and dental, AD&D, LTD and Life insurance. Relocation assistance provided if required. If you are interested in applying for this role please fill out our online application form via our website

We have animation studios in Sydney, Australia and Vancouver, Canada and a development office in Los Angeles. Our Vancouver studio is within the creative precinct of Yaletown and is currently working on DC Super Pets, set for release in 2022. Our business and work location for this role is 840 Cambie Street, Vancouver. Our contact number is 604 398 4800. This studio opened its doors in 2015 to begin work on the animated feature The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, which was released in 2019.


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