CFX Artist – Montreal

CFX Artist

Outpost VFX are looking for a CFX Artist to join our growing team. The position will be based at our Montreal studio in an exciting VFX environment servicing feature films and HETV.

CFX Artists are responsible for delivering a variety of high-quality cloth and hair simulations, along with various other creature finishing tasks that bring creatures to life in the VFX environments we simulate.

You will be working closely with the VFX Supervisor and Animation team on a quadruped creature to be integrated into live shots. The successful candidate will be competent in creating and delivering Fur dynamics, muscle simulations assisting with technical clean-ups.

Required Skills
• Strong working knowledge of Houdini.
• Thorough knowledge of creature characteristics.
• General understanding of physics, mathematics and anatomy.
• A good understanding of rigging and enveloping in Maya, cloth, hair, flesh, rigid body destruction.

Desirable Skills
• An interest in anatomy, tailoring, grooming or mechanics.
• Maya Character FX set-ups and simulation.
• A good General TD background.
• Background in technical animation or rigging.

About you
• Passion for all aspects of animation and 3D.
• Independent problem solver.
• Able to share knowledge and techniques with other artists.
• Participate in creative and technical discussions.

Required Experience
• 4+ years industry experience as CFX Artist or Technical Animator in the VFX industry.

• Health Insurance
• Company Pension
• Fantastic company culture in a creative environment.
• Excellent location in downtown Montreal within a few minutes’ walk of a metro station.

• Montreal, Canada

Contract Type
• 1 Month Fixed-Term Contract

Start Date
• July 2020

• Dependent on experience

How do I Apply?
• Send a short cover email to: [email protected]
• Include your Cover letter and Resume
• Add the position you are applying for in the subject of the email

All applicants must be eligible to work in Montreal, Quebec at the time of applying, remote work is not possible.

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