Creature Technical Director [Expressions of Interest]
Creature Technical Director [Expressions of Interest]
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We are currently seeking an expressions of interest from experienced Creature TD's.

Employment period: Contract length negotiable.
Location: Adelaide, Australia. This position will be open to Australian and international applicants. Visa and relocation assistance provided where applicable.


Position Overview

The successful applicant will be responsible for creating and maintaining hair simulations for characters, and creatures. As a Creature TD you will work closely with Modellers and Animators to develop and refine sims that meet specific creative and technical VFX requirements.

Your previous titles include Creature TD, and/or Groom TD. Candidates with strong Yeti experience will be reviewed with priority.


Responsibilities
  • Troubleshoot and fix hair simulation issues, collect artistic feedback and fine-tune sim behaviour.
  • Script utilities/tools/plug-ins in various software packages.
  • Maintain integrity and structure of the pipeline & workflow.
  • Meet delivery deadlines within production constraints.
  • Provide regular updates & present your work in progress to department and show supervisors, informing them of any issues that may affect progress, offering solutions as required.
  • All artists at RSP are expected to lead by example through mentoring and developing less experienced team members. Knowledge sharing is expected in this role.
  • Promote a collaborative and enjoyable workplace, influencing morale, fostering purposeful discussion and positive work ethic.


Required skills and experience
  • Minimum 4 years of relevant character experience across high-end feature film.
  • Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or equivalent industry focussed experience.
  • Experience with hair simulation [Yeti, Maya Hair, nCloth, nParticle etc.] a must.
  • Expertise with Maya and/or other high-end animation software.
  • Experience with Mel, Python, or other scripting languages.
  • Experience in corrective sculpting. Knowledge of anatomy and enveloping.
  • Proficiency with Linux required.
  • Experience with performance capture is a plus [rig hookups, offset rigs, re-targeting etc.].
  • Experience with C++ is a plus.
  • Strong initiative and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • Visual Effects, Fine Art, Computer Science, Physics or Mathematics or related tertiary qualification may be required for international applicants.
 
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We are currently seeking an expressions of interest from experienced Creature TD's.

Employment period: Contract length negotiable.
Location: Adelaide, Australia. This position will be open to Australian and international applicants. Visa and relocation assistance provided where applicable.


Position Overview

The successful applicant will be responsible for creating and maintaining hair simulations for characters, and creatures. As a Creature TD you will work closely with Modellers and Animators to develop and refine sims that meet specific creative and technical VFX requirements.

Your previous titles include Creature TD, and/or Groom TD. Candidates with strong Yeti experience will be reviewed with priority.


Responsibilities
  • Troubleshoot and fix hair simulation issues, collect artistic feedback and fine-tune sim behaviour.
  • Script utilities/tools/plug-ins in various software packages.
  • Maintain integrity and structure of the pipeline & workflow.
  • Meet delivery deadlines within production constraints.
  • Provide regular updates & present your work in progress to department and show supervisors, informing them of any issues that may affect progress, offering solutions as required.
  • All artists at RSP are expected to lead by example through mentoring and developing less experienced team members. Knowledge sharing is expected in this role.
  • Promote a collaborative and enjoyable workplace, influencing morale, fostering purposeful discussion and positive work ethic.


Required skills and experience
  • Minimum 4 years of relevant character experience across high-end feature film.
  • Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or equivalent industry focussed experience.
  • Experience with hair simulation [Yeti, Maya Hair, nCloth, nParticle etc.] a must.
  • Expertise with Maya and/or other high-end animation software.
  • Experience with Mel, Python, or other scripting languages.
  • Experience in corrective sculpting. Knowledge of anatomy and enveloping.
  • Proficiency with Linux required.
  • Experience with performance capture is a plus [rig hookups, offset rigs, re-targeting etc.].
  • Experience with C++ is a plus.
  • Strong initiative and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • Visual Effects, Fine Art, Computer Science, Physics or Mathematics or related tertiary qualification may be required for international applicants.
 
Application

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All applications will initially receive an automatic reply. Those closely matching this job description will be contacted for further information.
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