Crowds Artist-Animation-Burbank, California, United States

Website Walt Disney Animation

Job Summary:
Walt Disney Animation Studios is looking for an inspired Crowds Artist, with a strong artistic ability layered on top of a solid technical foundation, to work on populating our features with world-class crowds. They will be part of the film-making process from asset creation through early shot layout to final rendering.
Specific Responsibilities Include:
  • Develop and maintain crowds technology and tools
  • Design crowd character behaviors and set ups
  • Support the story by populating scenes with crowd character assets and animation
  • Collaborate with peers to address creative and technical notes
  • Identify opportunities to share knowledge and educate others on the production process
Resume/Demonstrated Skills Should Include:
  • Strong interest in Particle Systems, AI/Machine learning, or crowds systems (agent/brain design, simulation, and behavior)
  • Experience with scripting languages such as Python
  • Experience with commercial graphics packages such as Maya and Houdini
  • Experience with the Linux or Unix operating system
  • Experience with Object Oriented programming such as C++ a plus
  • Solid understanding of the production processes and pipelines of CG Animation, VFX, or Video Game productions
  • Understanding of rigging and animation techniques
  • Strong problem solving skills required
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment, taking direction well
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Graphics, Computer Science, Engineering, and related fields, or equivalent experience

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