Crowd Simulation Artist

Crowd Simulation Artist

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Type: Full Time
Crowd Simulation Artist

Job Summary:

The Crowd Simulation Artist generates crowd agents and simulations for production shots. The Crowd Simulation Artist takes part in the development and implementation of crowd simulation systems and techniques.


? Apply creative and technical skills to create great-looking crowds.
? Creates digital crowd behaviors and simulations within Atoms and/or Houdini to achieve the look, movement, and style envisioned by the Director and production.
? Collaborates and communicates with VFX/CG Supervisors in order to implement efficient and effective ways to integrate crowd pipeline tools and techniques.
? Establishes on-going communication with artists, leads, production and supervisors regarding schedules, deadlines, and shot/sequence feedback.
? Interact with crowd animators to ensure that they provide the required animations for the crowd agents and any additional custom animation required for the final production shot.
? Work with the larger production to populate shots with crowds from early layout to final rendering.
? Proposes creative approaches and solutions for any specific shots
? Any other related tasks that fit the scope of the job.


? Strong knowledge of Maya and/or Houdini.
? Good knowledge of vector math and physics is a plus.
? Tool building and scripting experience in MEL, Python, Hscript, VEX or equivalent is a plus.
? Good artistic skills and an eye for natural motion in humans and animals.
? Experience in rigging, character FX, layout and animation are pluses.
? Experience with industry standard crowd simulation software such as Atoms, Massive, Golaem, or Miarmy is a plus.
? Solid understanding of the entire animation production process from layout to compositing is a plus.
? Able to take direction and adapt to change.
? Linux experience preferred.

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This job description is not meant to be all inclusive. Employee may be required to perform other duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
Please note that Canadian citizens and Canadian permanent residents will be considered in priority.

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