Studio Houdini FX TD

Full Time
Vancouver, BC
Posted Today
Job description

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ICON Creative Studio is Canada’s largest independently owned animation entertainment company located in the historic Gastown district of Vancouver, BC Canada with design, storyboarding, modeling, rigging, animation, technical finaling, lighting, visual effects, and compositing artists alongside creative and management teams.


Known for our quality, efficiency, and timely deliveries, ICON has partnered alongside distributors, broadcasters, and streaming platforms around the world to help create, realize and produce noteworthy content.


ICON operates from a holistic philosophy that leverages individual skill sets to maximize production efficiency on the floor while maintaining an optimal balance of creativity and quality on-screen.


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Work in studio or remotely (anywhere in British Columbia).


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Why work at ICON?


At ICON we constantly invest in raising the bar of our productions and fostering our people. If you are a passionate artist capable of sharing success with others, we'd like to hear from you!

  • Join the fastest growing CG Animation studio in Vancouver
  • Work in a safe environment. The company has successfully set up the ability to work from home via a high-speed Teradici connection.
  • Work on top feature episodic CG franchises for leading streaming platforms (Netflix, Disney+, Apple TV+, Amazon, Peacock, Paramount+ etc.)
  • Work with a diverse group of artists from all over the world who have come to BC to join our expanding studio
  • Use all of the latest tools and Softwares
  • We uphold a premium standard of quality across all of our production
  • We hire for the long term and give artists the opportunity to grow, get promoted and take on as much responsibility as they can manage
  • We offer flexibility and autonomy
  • We facilitate requests and make changes in a timely manner
  • We support PR applications
  • Direct Deposit
  • We offer a generous benefits package for all employees

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STUDIO HOUDINI FX TD


Job Description:

As Houdini TD, you will be responsible for maintaining and improving the internal pipeline by working closely with the Pipeline and FX departments to ensure a common and standardized approach to workflows, tool development and support.


Requirements:

  • 4+years experience of working in Animation & or VFX industry
  • Solid understanding of visual effects and/or animation pipelines and workflows
  • Proven experience writing pipeline tools and modifying workflows
  • Experience working with and troubleshooting in Houdini
  • Excellent knowledge of Python
  • Experience with Arnold and it’s file formats preferred
  • Experience with Solaris/USD a strong plus
  • Experience with TOPs/PDG a strong plus
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Must be comfortable working as a part of a team as well as capable of managing your time independently if needed

Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain tools for Houdini via Python scripts and HDAs
  • Creating, testing and implementing new features
  • Providing support and maintenance to Houdini artists in the studio
  • Manage efforts in alignment with priorities identified by the Pipeline and FX teams
  • Develop and maintain documentation for new and modified tools/systems
  • Work directly with Artists and Supervisors to investigate and resolve urgent pipeline issues encountered in production

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ICON Creative Studio is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.


  • Ask us about our generous benefits program.

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