Creature Technical Director
Salary: $62,600.00 - $99,300.00/Annually
Job Type: Full Time, Contract
Start Date: As soon as possible
Minimum Education: None
Positions Available: 1
NOC Group: Graphic Designers and Illustrators (5241)
NOC Job Title: 3D Animation Artist
Expires in 71 days
Last Updated: 2021-09-08
Job Number: 694754
21 Water Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 1A1, Canada
The Creature Technical Director is responsible for rigging and enveloping hero to background creature, vehicles and props in Maya. The Creature Technical Director is able to wrangle rigging and creature pipeline issues proficiently under the direction and guidance of their supervisors; and has the ability to run flesh-surface, hair, rigid sim, crowd, and/or cloth simulations.
Primary Responsibilities • Provide rigging and enveloping in Maya for various vehicles, characters, and creatures • Run cloth, hair, rigid body, crowd, or muscle simulations • Troubleshoot creature pipeline issues for artists in other disciplines • Script utilities/tools/plug-ins in Maya • Participate in reviews, dailies, and department meetings as required • Mentor entry level artists • Special projects as necessary
Reporting Relationships Reports to the CG Talent Manager, Creature and receives daily oversight and direction from the Lead/Creature Supervisor.
Education/Experience • 3 years relevant professional experience and a diploma in computer graphics, fine arts, design, or photography, or related field; OR, 5 years of relevant experience in lieu of education.
Required Skills/Competencies • Experience as Maya rigger for assets in digital animation, visual effects, games, commercials • Experience running simulation shotwork • Experience in corrective sculpting • Knowledge of anatomy and enveloping • Positive Attitude and team player • Good communication skills • Proficiency with Linux • Expertise with Maya • Experience with python scripting
Preferred Skills/Competencies • Experience with Massive or Houdini crowd software • C++ • Basic proficiency in another discipline -modeling, texture, TD, animation
Salary & Benefits $62,600 - $99,300 annual salary; plus benefits package – 4% gross earnings paid in lieu of vacation, extended health & dental insurance, and MSP coverage. Annual performance reviews may lead to merit increases.
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