CFX Artist (Tech Anim)Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10035320 Location Vancouver, Canada Business Walt Disney Animation Studios Date posted Jan. 18, 2023
Walt Disney Animation Studios has an exciting opportunity for experienced Character FX Technical Directors / Technical Animators to join the team at our Vancouver, BC studio. The Character FX TD has strong artistic skills built on top of a solid technical foundation. The Character FX TD is responsible for character effects for shot production. You will work closely with the industry’s top talent in fields to create the most appealing character simulation performances and bring our characters to life. This is a regular, full-time, staff position.
Hybrid and Remote opportunities for our Vancouver Studio are specific to remote work within the province of British Columbia.
Character effects for shot production, including cloth and hair simulation, and final character polishing
Actively engage in and potentially be cast to other tasks that the department supports (Simulation setup, and CFX/technical animation)
Experience in hair and/or cloth simulation
Solid understanding of the principles of animation
Extensive knowledge of anatomy, kinematics, and physical behaviors
Experience with creating appealing performances through simulation
3+ years of professional experience in cloth and hair simulation, with emphasis on CG features
Experience working in collaborative environments and taking direction
Strong problem-solving ability
Comfort with Linux environments
Bachelor's degree in Art, Illustration, Computer Graphics, Engineering, related field or equivalent experience
An applicant will benefit from having:
Previous leadership/mentoring experience
Solid understanding of Python scripting
Experience in modeling, grooming, rigging, and/or character fx
Prior experience using Houdini
A Note About Software:
Our department currently uses Autodesk Maya as our primary platform with proprietary solvers, hair instancing tools, and other authoring plugins. Applicants should be adept in Maya or an equivalent CG application or demonstrate an aptitude for learning software quickly. A strong skill set in packages like Marvelous Designer, XGen, and Houdini is an added plus.
About Walt Disney Animation Studios:
Combining masterful artistry and storytelling with groundbreaking technology, Walt Disney Animation Studios is a filmmaker-driven animation studio responsible for creating some of the most beloved films ever made. WDAS continues to build on its rich legacy of innovation and creativity, from the first fully-animated feature film, 1937's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, to 2019’s Frozen 2, the biggest animated film of all time, to our 60th animated feature, Encanto, releasing November 2021. Among the studio's timeless creations are Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Frozen, Big Hero 6 and Zootopia.
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 Walt Disney Animation Studios Vancouver Inc., which is part of a business we call Walt Disney Animation Studios.