Houdini FX Artist

Houdini FX Artist

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Type: Full Time

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Scanline VFX is an award-winning visual effects studio, with locations in Vancouver, Montreal, Los Angeles, London, Seoul, Munich, and Stuttgart. Attracting talent from around the world, recent work includes Free Guy, Black Widow, The Suicide Squad, The Nevers, Shadow and Bone, Lisey’s Story, and Reminiscence
Currently in production are a number of exciting projects including Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Eternals, The Batman, Moonfall, Stranger Things Season 4, and many more announcements coming soon.
Come and join an innovative and collaborative team and be challenged to do the best work of your career alongside some of the best talent from around the globe.
Reporting to the FX Supervisor, the FX artist receives creative direction to create high-caliber dynamic and riveting visual 3D FX. This role requires troubleshooting skills to be able to solve technical and artistic issues while meeting client requirements and production deadlines.


    • 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


    • 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


    • Houdini (required)
    • Nuke
    • Flowline (a plus)
We offer extended medical, disability and dental insurance.
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