CFX Artist

  • Advertising, Episodic, & Immersive
  • New York, United States

CFX Artist

Job description

Framestore’s New York studio is expanding our staff CG team, and are looking for a CFX Artist to join our busy facility working across a diverse range and high-end creative content.

The CFX Artist is responsible for setting up skin, muscle, cloth and hair simulations for our hero and secondary characters and creatures. Other responsibilities include, maintaining and supporting those rigs/setups through production as well as running shots in production.

This is a full-time staff role with benefits and working on a hybrid work model with some days in office and some days remote, ideal candidates will be based locally in New York, but open to discussing a fully remote (must still be based in the United States) agreement for the right individual.

  • Build, maintain and test simulation rigs and setups

  • Develop tools to assist in building simulation rigs and running shot simulations

  • Run simulations, perform technical animation and shot sculpting for shots in production

  • Creatively troubleshoot and solve problems independently

  • Receive and address technical and creative feedback from supervisors and leads

Job requirements

  • An excellent knowledge of Houdini and/or Maya
  • Good knowledge of vellum and other Houdini tools

  • Excellent sense for physically based motion and understanding of animation principles

  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate complex topics relevant to CFX and connected departments

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • Ability and willingness to multi-task

  • Working knowledge of Python (and/or Mel)

  • 3+ years of experience in film/animation/VFX

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with Ziva Dynamics

  • Experience with Houdini

  • Experience with Marvelous Designer

  • Previous rigging experience

  • Previous experience in Linux

Framestore is proud to employ extraordinary talent across all genders, races, nationalities, religions, ages, abilities and sexual preferences. We aim to encourage and support all of our current and future employees to achieve their potential. No job applicant will receive less favourable treatment on any basis when applying for a career with us.