Creature Technical Director

CG Artist Vancouver, BC


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 direction and support of their supervisors; and have 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 and/or Houdini
  • Participate in reviews, dailies, and department meetings as required
  • Mentor entry level artists
  • Special projects as necessary

What We're Looking For

  • At least three years of relevant professional VFX experience and at least a college level diploma or higher in computer graphics, fine arts, design, or photography, or related field; OR at least five years of relevant professional VFX experience in lieu of education
  • 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 team player
  • Good communication skills
  • Proficiency with Linux
  • Expertise with Maya and Houdini
  • Experience with python scripting
  • Nice to have:
    • 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.


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