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3D FX Artist

Jam Filled Full-Time  Toronto, Ontario, Canada 20 Jun 2022

Job Description

Our Toronto studio is looking for talented 3D FX Artists for some awesome brand new projects! The FX Artist uses their keen eye for design and knowledge of real-world physics to create high-quality visual effects, such as smoke, fire, water and dust, to add to the atmosphere of this number one series!!

You’ll get to:

  • Create effects for assigned shots, ensuring continuity and flow within and between shots and sequences
  • Work with FX Supervisor to ensure that all individually assigned FX deliverables are completed fully and in line with production schedule and overall vision of the series
  • Troubleshoot and debug shot problems and escalate technical issues as required
  • Maintain a convention of file naming structures for all shots that is compatible within Jam Filled Production pipeline
  • Remain current and up-to-date in FX techniques through industry research and training
  • Perform additional duties as required

This will be your JAM if you have:

  • 2+ years’ CG Visual FX experience in a production environment
  • Completed post-secondary education classical or 3D animation, art fundamentals, or other relevant area of study
  • Feature film experience an asset
  • Experience and proficiency with Houdini
  • Good working knowledge of Maya FX tools, or other FX plug-ins ie. Real Flow
  • Experience with Maya particles/dynamics and particle expressions
  • Background in traditional art an asset
  • Basic understanding of animation styles and techniques and the animation production pipeline as a whole
  • Good creative and technical problem solving skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and comprehend custom in-house production tools
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, meet tight deadlines, and perform to standard in a fast-paced environment
  • Working knowledge of any or all of the following a plus:
    • Cloth dynamics (NCloth and/or Syflex)
    • Compositing principles
    • Any scripting language
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