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Artist, Character Simulation - Project Hire

Apply Now Apply Later Current 21CF Employees and Freelance / Contractors Apply Here Job ID R10011068 Location Greenwich, Connecticut, United States Business Blue Sky Studios Date posted Nov. 10, 2020

Job Summary:


Blue Sky Studios

We are a collection of enduring brands and iconic, unforgettable characters. We create content for audiences big and small, reaching billions of people every day. Most of all, we are many individuals, each uniquely talented, each a critical piece to our puzzle, who collectively become a power. Desire to thrill and engage? Join us as we engage and inspire.


Character Simulation Artists bring clothing and dynamic props to life using simulations and other related tools. They work closely with modelers, riggers and animators to keep our characters both modest and dynamic. They also work with developers to design and test the tools required to keep work flows efficient and quality high under tight deadline pressures.


Essential Functions/Responsibilities:


Character Simulation Artists must work with modelers to design functional garments that meet the aesthetic needs of the film and technical needs of the software. They assign physical properties to the cloth and work with Character Artists to create non-physical controls so they can be animated in an appealing, predictable and efficient way. They also work closely with animators to achieve the desired performances in shots where the garments appear. They are responsible for the final delivery and support of the asset to the show.



Education and/or Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in Fine Arts, Computer Science, Computer Visualization, or equivalent work experience.

  • Experience working with some type of dynamic simulations (cloth, particle or fluid)

  • Strong problem solving skills both visual and technical

  • Able to collaborate professionally with colleges

  • Proficiency in scripting, preferably for Maya using MEL or Python is a plus


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work.  This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it.  Blue Sky Studio management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

About Blue Sky Studios:

One of the world's largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, 20th Century Fox Film produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world. These motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units of 20th Century Fox Film: Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox International Productions, and Twentieth Century Fox Animation. Blue Sky Studios is the animation studio behind the wildly successful ICE AGE and RIO franchises, along with this year's FERDINAND animated feature film!

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Blue Sky Studios, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Blue Sky Studios.

Blue Sky Studios, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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