Groom Artist

CG Artist London, United Kingdom


Position at Industrial Light & Magic

Position Summary

With an emphasis on detail, photorealism and strong workflows the Groom Artist will create character andcharacter based hair and fur and simulations for high-end VFX projects.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Creation of detailed hair and fur grooms for a wide variety of character and creature assets using proprietary software.
  • Collaborate with creature development artists to determine requirements for dynamics and layers
  • Responsible for guide hairs and styling, as well as technical organisation and layer management
  • Works alongside digital asset departments including Modelling, Texturing and Lighting
  • Maintains or exceeds consistent level of productivity while meeting deadlines and producing high quality work

Education / Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Graphics or equivalent or previous professional experience in a related field
  • Proven experience within a high-end VFX facility in a similar role
  • Showreel and portfolio illustrating knowledge and experience in character development and detail

Required Skills / Competencies

  • Familiarity with film production; computer graphics
  • Attention to detail
  • Proven Groom skills within a high-end VFX production environment
  • Ability to learn quickly and assimilate new information
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to navigate complex computer graphics pipelines and transfer skills within proprietary software
  • Proficient in Maya, Zbrush

Preferred Skills / Competencies

  • Ability to breakdown reference images into logical workflow requirements
  • Organisation and development of scalable and flexible workflows

Required Technical Skills

  • Basic knowledge of scripting and expression syntax
  • Comfortable with node based hierarchies and non linear workflows