The senior Cloth TD must have a demo reel that demonstrates creation of dynamic cloth simulations and other realistic effects using nCloth/ syflex. Excellent communication skills, a strong work ethic, team player, and the ability to take direction are essential. The senior Cloth TD reports to the CG/VFX Supervisor.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
[li]Produce photorealistic simulations with high resolution geometry[/li][li]Develop innovative, believable and beautiful solutions to challenging and complex problems[/li][li]Sets up rigFX for cloth simulations that is stable and versatile for a characters range of motion.[/li][li]Works in partnership with lighters & compositors to ensure shots are delivered to the very highest standard [/li][li]Accountable for meeting productivity and quota targets on time and at a high level of quality[/li][li]Troubleshoot and solve problems independently.[/li][li]Liaise with the asset department at build phase, to achieve desired results for fur and cloth simulations.[/li][li]Writing tutorials to document new techniques[/li][li]Work with programming and tools teams to develop tools/ scripts/ plug-ins to streamline the department[/li][li]Work to high aesthetic level being able self critique[/li][li]The initiative to see anticipate future problems and develop solutions or tools accordingly[/li][li]Teach others in the team[/li][/ul] EXPERIENCE
[li]5 years experience in film or animation production as an TD [/li][li]2 of the above years experience using Maya nCloth/Syflex for a variety of effects (including cloth simulation, gore effects, muscle simulation) [/li][li]Mel scripting is a minimum requirement, python scripting preferred [/li][li]Artists must be able to take direction and work in a team focused environment, good communication skills are a must [/li][li]Solid work ethic and a positive attitude in the face of challenging situations [/li][li]FX Animation Experience [/li][li]Familiar with pipeline issues [/li][li]Ability to establish priorities, work independently or within a group, and proceed with objectives without supervision.[/li][li]Good understanding of linux / unix based operating systems [/li][li]A reel demonstrating outstanding visual and technical ability[/li][li]Strong problem solving skills[/li][li]Knowledge of C++ would be a bonus[/li][li]Previous rigging experience [/li][/ul]Please apply online: http://www.moving-picture.com/index.php/recruitment.html