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Deluxe Entertainment Services Group

Burbank, California - United States
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Character TD (cloth, hair) - Encore VFX Burbank


Job description

The CLOTH/HAIR TD is responsible for the creation of photorealistic cloth, hair and fur simulations and other realistic effects using 3ds Max.

  • Produce photorealistic simulations with high resolution geometry
  • Develop innovative, believable and beautiful solutions to challenging and complex problems
  • Sets up for cloth simulations that is stable and versatile for a characters range of motion.
  • Works in partnership with lighters & compositors to ensure shots are delivered to the very highest standard
  • Accountable for meeting productivity and quota targets on time and at a high level of quality
  • Troubleshoot and solve problems independently.
  • Liaise with the asset department at build phase, to achieve desired results for fur and cloth simulations.
  • Develop and build character FX rigs that service the needs of shot and sequence simulation requirements.
  • Writing tutorials to document new techniques
  • Work with programming and tools teams to develop tools/ scripts/ plug-ins to streamline the department
  • Work to high aesthetic level being able self critique
  • The initiative to see anticipate future problems and develop solutions or tools accordingly
  • Teach others in the team

  • Good working knowledge in a production environment with 3ds Max.
  • Houdini knowledge a plus
  • Good working knowledge of hair, fur, and cloth simulation software such as Yeti, Shave & a Haircut, and nCloth
  • Good working knowledge of rigging on live action feature film or television productions
  • Good understanding of sculpting geometry
  • Character animation experience on live action feature film or television productions
  • Excellent problem solving and communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an emphasis on inspired leadership
  • Tracking experience is desireable
  • A strong sense of self-motivation and ability to work with little supervision
  • Linux scripting experience, especially in Bash/Python is desirable

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