• Method - Film & Episodic
  • Melbourne, Australia


Job description

Method Studios’ film and episodic teams are integrating with Framestore as part of an exciting plan to offer innovative, best-in-class visual effects animation from four continents. Method’s Montreal, Melbourne and Vancouver studios are in the process of being integrated with Framestore, and we hope to have this work fully completed by March 2022. For the time-being your contract and recruitment contact will depend on which studio you apply for, but wherever you are based we look forward to welcoming you to the Framestore family.

The CFX TD 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.


  • 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

Qualifications and Experience

  • High level of proficiency with industry standard software such as Maya and/or Houdini
  • Good knowledge of nCloth, nHair, and/or Vellum
  • 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

In addition, experience of any of the following is highly desirable:

  • 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.