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Mid/Snr Houdini FX Artist

We seek an experienced Mid/Snr Houdini FX Artist to work on a photo-real project!

Contract: Freelance 
Duration: 
Project based contract
Valid ABN
Onsite preferred or Sydney/Australia remote 
Current full working rights in Australia
No VISA sponsorship offered

Responsibilities:

  • Design and create high quality, photo-real effects (fire, smoke, explosions, debris, clouds, etc) that meet all technical and aesthetic standards for the project
  • Work within the show structure and production deadlines to complete all tasks
  • Work closely with Lighting Artist and Compositors to ensure all effects will work smoothly within the show pipeline
  • Produce look tests based on provided reference materials
  • Take direction from the VFX Supervisor, Producer and FX Lead

Requirements:

  • Experience as an FX Artist creating photo-real effects elements for feature films, television series’ and/or AAA game cinematics
  • Degree in Animation, Arts, Fine Arts or equivalent production experience 
  • Degree in Game Development a plus 
  • Experienced in any/all of the following: rigid body and particle dynamics, volume modeling and rendering, procedural geometry generation and fluid dynamics
  • Strong understanding of physical dynamics and natural phenomena  
  • Experience developing/creating Realtime FX a definite plus
  • Requires strong technical and communication skills within a show structure
  • Firm understanding of effects production pipelines 

Software Experience Required:

Primary software: Houdini or 3dsmax
Secondary software: Redshift, FumeFX, Reaflow, TyFlow
Other software: Nuke, After Effects
Programming language: VEX, Python


If you meet the above qualifications and are interested in being considered for the role, please apply by following this link and selecting Easy Apply on the relevant listing:  www.linkedin.com/careersite/plasticwax

If you have issues applying via this method please email  your application to: recruitment@plasticwax.com

Please ensure you advise the following

  • your next available date
  • showreel/portfolio link
  • day rate
  • commitment length
  • current location
  • right to work in Australia/Visa Status and any relevant information

We will contact you if your application is shortlisted. 
No phone calls or agencies please 

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