Groom TD

Build Vancouver, Canada


Position at DNEG

Groom TDs at DNEG create believable hair, fur, and feather grooms for characters and creatures on high-end VFX film projects. You will be a part of our Build department but will be working closely with Creature TDs regarding the requirements for their workflow. You will also work closely with the rigging, animation and lighting teams to ensure the best quality work is being produced at all times.

Must Have
  • 2+ years of high-end feature film VFX experience
  • Excellent knowledge of Maya, and other fur systems available
  • Eye for detail and strong visual abilities such as accurate perception of anatomy, form, scale and proportions
  • An appreciation of both the aesthetic and technical requirements of the role
  • Experience with rendering, lighting or scripting
  • Experience meeting deadlines while retaining a high quality of work
Nice to Have
  • Experience of working under a Unix/Linux systems environment
  • Experience with dynamic hair simulation, or other forms of dynamics
  • A background within another skillset, for example in the build department, or in Lighting, or as a generalist
About You
  • Organised, pro-active and a self-starter
  • A team player and clear communicator, and a keenness for collaboration
  • Adaptable and with a willingness to learn new skills and techniques – including proprietary software
  • Calm under pressure and committed to meet production deadlines 
  • A positive, can-do attitude

About Us
We are DNEG, one of the world’s leading visual effects and animation studios for the creation of feature film, television and multiplatform content. We employ nearly 7,000 people with worldwide offices and studios across North America (Los Angeles, Montréal, Toronto, Vancouver), Europe (London) and Asia (Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Mumbai).