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Job Duties:

– Develop and maintain all department documentation of current pipeline and techniques

– Procedurally groom hair and fur using XGen, Yeti and Ornatrix.

– Prepares the approved groom for animation rigging.

– Prepares the approved groom for simulation, including and not limited to creating the fur simulation rig for the asset.

– Run realistic and stylized fur simulations in a production environment

– Rendering and QC of fur elements

– Must know how to take a model all the way to completion (Model, UV, Texture, Surface, Light, Render)

– Must possess an artistic eye for form and colour

– May require some guidance in different work flows (topology, texturing, surfacing and uv’ing)

– May require guidance in understanding who and why pipeline works the way it does

– Able to handle a high-pressure environment with tight deadlines

– Take responsibility for their own work and can complete tasks within the time allotted

– Show passion for their craft and engage in similar activities in their spare time, including taking the time to further their knowledge through study

– Able to Identify issues and relay them to team members

Skills and Experience:

– Experience and training using Maya 2018 and newer.

– Experience with Yeti, or Ornatrix grooming software and tools

– Skilled in Photoshop and or 3D paint software

– Strong communication skills

– Self motivated and eager to learn

– Keen eye for detail, shape and form of hair and fur.

– Good problem solver

– Knowledge of python

– Experience with nCloth

– Experience with nHair

– Able to spot issues and trouble shoot.

ICON Creative Studio is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

*Ask us about our generous benefits program.

About ICON Creative Studio

ICON Creative Studio is Canada’s largest independently owned animation entertainment company located in the historic Gastown district of Vancouver, BC Canada with design, storyboarding, modeling, rigging, animation, technical finaling, lighting, visual effects, and compositing artists alongside creative and management teams.

Known for our quality, efficiency, and timely deliveries, ICON has partnered alongside distributors, broadcasters, and streaming platforms around the world to help create, realize and produce noteworthy content.

ICON operates from a holistic philosophy that leverages individual skill sets to maximize production efficiency on the floor while maintaining an optimal balance of creativity and quality on-screen.


Work remotely (anywhere in BC) or in studio


Why work at ICON?

At ICON we constantly invest in raising the bar of our productions and fostering our people. If you are passionate about animation and enjoy sharing success with others, we'd like to hear from you!

Join the fastest growing CG Animation studio in Vancouver

Work on top feature and episodic CG franchises for leading streaming platforms (Netflix, Disney+, Apple TV+, Amazon, Peacock, Paramount+ etc.)
Work with a diverse group of artists from all over the world who have come to BC to join our expanding studio
Use all of the latest tools and softwares
We uphold a premium standard of quality across all of our productions by putting all of our resources up on screen
We hire for the long term and give artists the opportunity to grow, get promoted and take on as much responsibility as they can manage
We offer flexibility and autonomy
We facilitate requests in a timely manner
We support PR applications
We offer direct deposit
We offer a generous benefits package
And more...