Houdini Effects Artist - Vancouver

Vancouver /
3D – FX /
Contract - Artist
Scanline VFX is a leading visual effects company with studios in Vancouver, Montreal, Los Angeles, London, Seoul, Munich, and Stuttgart.
Join our award-winning studio set among Vancouver's cultural and entertainment district and be challenged to do the best work of your career alongside some of the best talent from around the world.
  

ROLE
Reporting to the FX Supervisor, the FX artist receives creative direction to create high-caliber dynamic and riveting visual 3D FX. This role requires trouble shooting skills to be able to solve technical and artistic issues while meeting client requirements and production deadlines.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Creates a wide variety of realistic effects, including but not limited to destruction, smoke, fire, and water
    • Works under the guidance of multiple supervisors to achieve the desired level of aesthetic quality and technical accuracy, often exploring different approaches and looks
    • Works with the FX leads to produce various elements using presets and templates, and to expand and improve upon these templates
    • Revises simulations based on client and supervisor feedback in a timely manner
    • Coordinates with the lighting department to ensure seamless integration of FX elements
    • Works within the established pipeline and offer constructive suggestions to improve the process
    • Helps develop and explore new ways to enhance results
    • Helps team debug issues and learn new methods

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
    • Minimum four (4) years of live action visual effects experience
    • Creative ability and artistic talent, demonstrated by previous work
    • Able to build systems that can create complex FX yet simple, intuitive, and easy to control
    • Demonstrated knowledge of Houdini
    • Demonstrated knowledge of Python, The Houdini Object Model (HOM) , and VEX
    • Knowledge of one or more renderer commonly used in production such as Vray, Arnold, Prman, and Mantra
    • C++ and Houdini SDK experience is a plus

REQUIRED SOFTWARE

    • Houdini
    • Nuke
    • Python
    • Houdini HOM
    • VEC

DESIRED SOFTWARE

    • 3ds Max
    • Thinking Particles
    • FumeFX
    • Krakatoa
    • Flowline
    • Maya
    • Realflow
BENEFITS
We offer extended medical, disability and dental insurance.

APPLICATION
Please only apply once. We keep your application details on file for both current and future job opportunities. If you are applying to more than one position, use the same email address on all applications. Only re-apply if your details have recently changed.