Creature Technical Director

CG Artist San Francisco, CA


Description

Position at Industrial Light & Magic

Position Summary

The Creature Technical Director is responsible for rigging and enveloping hero to background creature, vehicles and props in Maya. They are able to wrangle rigging and creature pipeline issues proficiently under the support of their supervisors. They also possess the ability to run flesh-surface, hair, rigid sim, crowd, and/or cloth simulations.

What You'll Do

  • 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

What We're Looking For

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Graphics, Computer Science, or related degree or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years experience
  • 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 cooperative team player
  • Good, dependable communication skills
  • Proficiency with Linux
  • Expertise with Maya
  • Experience with python scripting
  • Nice to have:
    • Experience with Massive or Houdini crowd software
    • C++
    • Basic proficiency in another discipline - modeling, texture, TD, animation

This position is with Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Industrial Light & Magic. Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Lucasfilm fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world. **FOR U.S. BASED NEW HIRES ONLY:** We are taking a responsible approach to creating environments that allow us to do what we do best - entertain and inform millions around the world. As part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for current U.S. salaried and non-union hourly employees, as well as all newly hired U.S. employees.


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