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Character Finalling Artist – Super Pets

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Animal Logic

Character Finalling Artist – Super Pets

  • Full Time
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Posted 2 weeks ago

Description

Are you a Character Finalling Artist with an artistic eye and strong attention to detail? The Character Finalling Artist will implement character shot based clean-up and deformation effects, post Animation.

What you’ll get to do:

  • Manage shot based deformation enhancements post Animation. This includes:
    • Deformation clean-up due to rigs pushed beyond capability
    • Adding deformation effects simulating interaction
    • Collaborate with adjacent departments on deformation requirements
  • Understand the visual requirements for the film and in consultation with your Lead and/or Supervisor, provide input into the procedures and techniques that will enable these to be met
  • Adhere to deadlines and anticipate, communicate and troubleshoot technical issues with Production
  • Help provide solutions to creative briefs through existing tools & processes
  • Understand department pipeline including all assets and tools, and their purpose

What you bring:

  • 3+ years’ experience in feature animation, VFX, and/or animated television with a focus in Character Finalling or Shot Sculpting
  • Proficiency demonstrated through past project work and/or reel/portfolio
  • Knowledge of Character Finalling/Shot Sculpting in Maya
  • Knowledge of human/animal anatomy and form
  • Production knowledge of pipeline, process, tools and techniques with an understanding of industry standards, conventions, formats and common practice
  • Production experience in creating and delivering shot based deformation corrections in a timely manner
  • Ability to efficiently organize and prioritize assigned tasks
  • Attention to design and artistic detail
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to efficiently organise and prioritise work across multiple areas
  • Strong written and verbal English language skills
  • Ability to work solo as well as collaboratively within a team environment and when necessary to pass knowledge to other staff members
  • Excellence in problem solving and balancing quick turnaround with long term quality
  • Ability to take direction and feedback and apply this to assets or shots moving forward; anticipating the supervisors and leads preference

The following would be considered a bonus:

  • Experience with sculpting package (i.e. Z-brush) helpful but not mandatory
  • Knowledge of both mechanical and organic type rigs in a production environment is a bonus
  • Software development experience using Python, and relevant application API is a plus

Location

To apply for this job please visit animallogic.com.