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Character FX TD - Toronto


This role tends to vary between projects, as we adapt to the needs of the characters/creatures we create in collaboration with filmmakers.

  • Work closely with CG supervisors to develop best approach for technical challenges associated with character simulations.
  • Develop new techniques and processes to solve character production challenges.
  • Collaborate with Asset, Rigging, and Animation teams to develop effective and efficient physically-based simulation assets and rigs, that meet creative and technical needs.
  • Develop tools and best practices associated with character simulation.
  • Develop and maintain character motion and deformation systems; secondary dynamics systems.
  • Perform tasks such as Character finaling, cloth setup, hair setup and simulation as it pertains to character animation.
  • Capable of writing pipeline tools to streamline the setup and shot-making processes.
  • Work with production management to prioritize tasks.


  • In depth knowledge of Maya, including Maya rigging, modeling, cloth and hair techniques; preferably 3+ years of production experience. No cross-training available due to the timeframe.
  • Strong understanding of both Facial and Figure Anatomy - biped and quadruped.
  • High level of understanding for physically based simulation techniques and how they relate to film.
  • Complex character/vehicle rigging experience in Maya in film/broadcast or games environments.
  • Experience with finaling and PSD workflows.
  • Ability to work with and organize complex, physically-based assets.
  • MEL, Python and C++ experience.
  • Knowledge of Mudbox and/or Zbrush is preferable.
  • Experience with setting up production pipelines while being able to follow guidelines.
  • Strong artistic aptitude with a discipline in hyperrealism as opposed to perceptual representationalism.
  • The ability to support himself/herself and take initiative.

Salary: $58,000 - $120,000 commensurate to the level of experience
Group Benefits Coverage included
Terms of employment - 1 year contract

Mr. X Inc.
720 King Street West, 10th Floor
Toronto, ON M5V 2T3

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