Lead Creature FX TD

  • Film
  • Montreal, Canada

Lead Creature FX TD

Job description

Creature FX Technical Directors are responsible for providing a wide variety of dynamic simulations for character-based work; including clothing, hair, muscle and skin as well as any post simulation sculpting and finaling.

Hear from one of our current CFX artists here.

  • Lead and mentor a team.
  • Create simulation rigs for characters and creatures using Maya, nCloth, nHair and additional 3rd party and proprietary tools.
  • Execute shots using simulation rigs and the delivery of finished assets to the Lighting department.
  • Liaise with other departments involved in the creature workflow - Modelling, Rigging, Animation, Lighting and Groom.
  • Be involved in the development of departmental tools and techniques. 
  • Meet schedules and deadlines whilst maintaining the highest standards.
  • Present work for review to leads, supervisors, clients etc. Follow through with notes and feedback as required.
  • Have ongoing communication with production and leads regarding schedules and deadlines.
  • Continue to become familiar with new tools, software, data and other related technology.
  • Work efficiently as part of a team, or independently, to complete assigned shots.

Job requirements

Essential Skills:
  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Previous experience on CG creature projects
  • A thorough knowledge of Maya
  • Experience with some of the following types of dynamic simulation: cloth, hair/fur, feathers, skin and muscle
  • Experience of creating simulation rigs and setups for shows
  • Good problem solving skills
  • An appreciation of both the aesthetic and technical requirements of the role
  • A good eye for detail
  • A strong work ethic, and a willingness to be involved in both development and shot execution
  • The ability to work as part of a team in a challenging and deadline orientated environment
  • A good understanding of pipeline and workflow issues
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to liaise across departments

Desirable Skills:

  • Programming/scripting experience.
  • Modelling and Rigging skills and experience.
  • A good understanding of Maya constraints and deformers.
  • Experience of working under a Unix/Linux systems environment.
  • Possesses a good eye, able to look at reference material and understand how to apply that within a simulation environment.

  • Good understanding of anatomy, human and animal.

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