jobby: Maya Pipeline TD, Snowball Studios, Toronto

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Snowball studios is currently looking for a Maya Pipeline Technical Director to join our expanding team for a large upcoming slate of productions with multiple major IP providers. A background in Maya is mandatory for this position. The Technical Director collaborates with Production and Studio Leadership to determine and manage the technical approach needed to achieve the creative and quality goals of the project within the projected budget, schedule, and resources.

Responsibilities

  • Work with other remote TDs and artists to help design and craft tools to be integrated into the current pipeline
  • Can work within provided schedules
  • Assist animators and artists with troubleshooting of shots
  • Troubleshooting may include rigging, fur, cloth, particle FX, animation, other simulations and rendering
  • Support and work with multiple departments, including Modeling, Animation, FX, Lighting, Render, Compositing and R&D
  • Work with CG Supervisor, Layout / Animation Department Supervisors to augment their work flows and tool sets to achieve goals
  • Ensure tools and processes meet the global pipeline framework for multi-site productions
  • Work with animation artists to troubleshoot and fix problems as well as educating them on how to work with the pipeline
  • Craft and update documentation for relevant tools, techniques and workflows

 

Requirements

 

  • Ability to take direction and work in a team environment
  • Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or equivalent work experience
  • Practical knowledge of Python, MEL Scripting and Maya
  • Experience with Windows environment
  • Experience with Nuke, Houdini, After Effects, or Fusion
  • 3+ years experience in 3D television or film production

 

Location

 

Toronto, Canada (must be an Ontario resident) or Tel Aviv, Israel

 

How To Apply

 

Please send your résumé to both jobsca@snowballstudios.ca and jobs@snowball.co.il

 

Thank you for your interest in Snowball Studios!

 

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