Overview

TITLE
CLOTH/HAIR TD

JOB SUMMARY
The CLOTH/HAIR TD is responsible for the creation of photorealistic cloth, hair and fur simulations and other realistic effects using nCloth/ syflex.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Produce photorealistic simulations with high resolution geometry
Develop innovative, believable and beautiful solutions to challenging and complex problems
Sets up rigFX 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
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
EDUCATION LEVEL

Degree/Diploma in ditial arts preferred

SOFTWARE SKILLS

Python scripting is a minimum requirement.
2 of the above years experience using Maya nCloth/Syflex for a variety of effects (including cloth simulation, gore effects, muscle simulation)
FX Animation Experience
Previous rigging experience

SOFT SKILLS

Able to work independently with minimal supervision; strong trouble shooting/problem solving ability
Able to take direction and work in a team focused environment, good communication skills are a must
Solid work ethic and a positive attitude in the face of challenging situations
Strong problem solving skills
HOW TO MAKE YOUR APPLICATION STAND OUT

APPLY ONLY ONCE.
We keep your resume on file for 6 months so no need to apply again unless there are significant changes or unless you’re applying for a different position.
ALWAYS APPLY WITH THE SAME EMAIL
We want to be able to reach you easily and much of our correspondence is via email and this helps us keep your information together in one file. That way you’re not lost in the system.
Resume – Include in your resume the names of the company’s you worked with and the dates you were there. Max 2 pages.
Cover Letter – tell us a little about yourself and what makes you the ideal candidate.
Reel Breakdown – demonstrates what you did on each shot and the tools used – Go ahead! Show off your talent/skills here.

About Scanline VFX

COMPANY SUMMARY

Celebrating over 25 years in the industry, Scanline VFX specializes in creating complex visual effects for high end, block buster feature films with studios worldwide: Vancouver, Los Angeles, Munich, and Stuttgart.    Founded in Germany, the company expanded to Los Angeles in 2007 and opened the largest studio in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia in 2011.  In 2015 it won the Emmy for Outstanding Visual Effects for their work on Game of Thrones.  Scanline VFX has received multiple Academy Award Nominations for Best Achievement in Visual Effects: 2014 for Iron Man 3 and in 2010 for its work on director Clint Eastwoods Hereafter.  We are also well known for our proprietary, in-house fluid effects software Flowline, for which it received a 2008 Scientific and Technical Achievement Academy Award.

Today, it is one of the biggest names in the industry and the go-to studio for creating epic, breathtaking cinematic moments.  Current productions include: Justice League Part One, Independence Day Resurgence, Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, Power Rangers, Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Ben Hur, The Promise, and several other projects to be announced soon.

Recent projects include Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, Game of Thrones, Furious 7, San Andreas, The 5th Wave, Point Break, Hateful 8, and In the Heart of the Sea.  Past films include Exodus, The Hunger Games Mockingjay, 300: Rise of an Empire, Captain America: Winter Soldier, White House Down, Godzilla, The Wolf of Wall Street, Snowpiercer, Journey 2, Blackhat, Man of Steel, Iron Man 3, Looper, Cloud Atlas, A Good Day to Die Hard, The Amazing Spiderman, Divergent, Pompeii, Iron Man 3, Into the Storm, The Avengers, Battleship, The Invasion, Poseidon, Immortals,  Super 8, 2012, Hereafter, 300, Poseidon, and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.

Scanline VFX offers a leading edge creative, collaborative team environment working with brilliant talent from around the globe. Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, BC the studio is steps from transit, the best in the city’s trendy Yaletown dining and Robson high street shopping. On site amenities include a lounge/nightclub with big screen projector tv, pool table and foosball tables, over-sized patios and rooftop deck kitchen & BBQ areas, secure bicycle storage, massage chairs, showers and lockers. Experience fun team events, parties, sporting activities, local business discounts and much more.