Framestore's Chicago studio is looking for CG Generalist TD's to join our staff CG team.
We are interested in hearing from mid to senior level Generalists with experience of Maya and/or Houdini. The role requires a broad knowledge and experience of the entire CG pipeline, with a focus on producing sophisticated visual effects and/or CG look development. Tasks may include lighting, shading, rendering, dynamics, and particle based FX.
Relocation and visas will be provided for the right candidates.Skills Required:
- Excellent knowledge of Houdini and/or Maya
- Solid asset building skills, including modeling and texturing and some rigging.
- Ability to develop, execute, light, render and test comp FX sequences is a must
- Strong understanding of lighting/shading/texturing principles and techniques
- A working knowledge of Arnold and Mantra.
- A thorough understanding of the techniques and technologies relating to FX simulation and procedural animation
- A good understanding of animation and an eye for motion
- A familiarity with pipeline issues, especially working between multiple packages
- A familiarity with scripting e.g. python, hscript or mel
- A working knowledge of at least one compositing application (e.g. Nuke) and a solid understanding of the compositing process
- Commercial experience including being able to quote timescale and bid for projects appropriately would be an advantage
- Ability to lead a commercial or team
- Strong communication skills are critical. Must be able to work within a team, taking direction and exercising attention to detail in a fast-paced production environment
- Must be self-motivated, a team player and organised
- Ability to problem solve and predict potential problems with assigned tasks
- Able and willing to follow direction and openly collaborate with others
- Ability to work well under pressure and open to working flexible hours
- Enthusiastic about contributing to a small dynamic team of CG artists with all the challenges that brings.
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