Cloth/hair Td



Celebrating over 25 years in the industry, Scanline VFX specializes in creating complex visual effects for high end, block buster feature films with studios worldwide: Vancouver, Los Angeles, Munich, and Stuttgart. Founded in Germany, the company expanded to Los Angeles in 2007 and opened the largest studio in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia in 2011. In 2015 it won the Emmy for Outstanding Visual Effects for their work on Game of Thrones. Scanline VFX has received multiple Academy Award Nominations for Best Achievement in Visual Effects: 2014 for Iron Man 3 and in 2010 for its work on director Clint Eastwoods Hereafter. We are also well known for our proprietary, in-house fluid effects software Flowline, for which it received a 2008 Scientific and Technical Achievement Academy Award.


Reporting to the Cloth/Hair leadership; designs builds and maintains in-house artist tools, UI and dynamic rigs. As a dotted line partner with the Studio pipeline team, the Cloth/Hair TD supports artist/production teams across studio projects with a specialization supporting the Cloth/Hair department. Must have demonstrated intermediate and higher skill level with Python, Mel Script and a strong understanding of Maya.

Create artist tools and UI for the Cloth/Hair Department; Mesh Deformation and Curve Deformation
Partner with management team to identify and implement existing and new pipeline features/Artist tools, UI and Rigs.
Troubleshoot artist tool issues; develop effective solutions in collaboration w/pipeline team.
Support Production team; attend production meetings as needed for information and requirements gathering.
Write Technical Briefs and provide supporting documentation to studio teams.
Identifies early areas of improvement; escalates issues as needed.
Run shots and support various tasks assigned as needed.

BA Computer Science, Math, or similar discipline (PREFERRED but not required)
Hair/Cloth simulation experience in VFX feature films or similar development environment.
Demo Reel demonstrates photo-realistic examples.
Maya, Python, Mel Script (REQUIRED)
Experience working with Maya API
Soup Maya (BONUS to have experience)
C++, Max/Max Script a plus
Experience delivering complete milestones/tasks under tight deadlines
Strong written + verbal communication skills.
Eye for detail, initiative, and excellent organizational skills.
Team player and able to work independently with minimal supervision
Learn quickly with strong troubleshooting/problem-solving abilities

+Extended Medical
+Disability Insurance
+Dental Insurance