Environment/Asset Artist Houdini

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About the job

  • Collaborate with Sets supervisors to create assets for sets and props
  • Create assets and modular kits for buildings,terrain ,foliage and vegetations
  • Procedural modeling /Set Assembly,set dressing and scattering
  • Create texture maps
  • Learn and adapt to new tools and pipeline processes

Must have

  • Expert knowledge of Houdini
  • Good technical knowledge of Maya,Substance Designer and Zbrush(or similar)
  • Strong understanding of UV layout and UDIM workflow
  • A technical understanding of colour space and PBR pipelines

Nice to have

  • HDA/OTLS and engine experience are a plus
  • TD skills (Python, C++) are a plus

About you

  • French and/or English fluency is required.
  • Good communication skills and strong ability to take notes and direction.
  • Ability to work within a team, prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines.
  • Available or willing to relocate to Paris
  • We favor European Union citizens or candidates with French work permit. We will not be able to obtain a visa for this position.

About us

Illumination Mac Guff is the leading studio for animated films in Europe. Based in Paris, the studio is known for its blockbusters such as the franchise “Despicable Me”, “Minions”, “The Secret Life of Pets” and “Sing” – all produced by Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures.

Animation Technical Lead

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About the job

  • Responsible of the satisfactory functioning of the animation department, you will offer a technical support to the animators on a daily basis.
  • Check on animation work in progress. Reporting all problems occurring at this stage of production.
  • Checking of “pre-anim” elements from rig.
  • Responsible for all “post-anim” elements for the following departments: animation fixing, CFX, VFX, lighting, editing.
  • Supervise the technical animation department.
  • Offering solutions to improve the process on challenging shots, to streamline the animation pipe.
  • Listen and analyze the requests of directors, animation directors and lead animators regarding rig alterations, issues on complex shots and development requests.

Must have

  • Thorough knowledge of Maya
  • Experience in character animation
  • Thorough understanding of rig and setup
  • Full Mastery of the animation films’ pipeline

Nice to have

  • Experience as team supervisor

About you

  • French and conversational English knowledge is required
  • Must communicate well and be able to take notes and direction
  • Ability to work within a team, prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines
  • Available or willing to relocate to Paris (remote work unavailable)
  • Our preference is for European Union citizens or candidates with French work permit. Because the process of obtaining a visa is so complex and timeconsuming, foreign candidates with a significative experience will be the only ones considered, for a selection of senior jobs.

About us

Illumination Mac Guff is the leading studio for animated films in Europe. Based in Paris, the studio is known for its blockbusters such as the franchise “Despicable Me”, “Minions”, “The Secret Life of Pets” and “Sing” – all produced by Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures.

VFX Houdini Artists

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About the job

  • Responsible for effects works in Houdini and Maya.
  • Create either stylized or photorealistic effects based on the concept art.
  • Accurately interpret concept art and designs from the Art Department.
  • Work in partnership with effects specialists to ensure that shots are delivered to the highest possible standard.

Must have

  • A thorough understanding of Houdini and Maya
  • Previous experience creating FX elements and working with fluid & particle dynamics
  • Ability to quickly master custom in-house production tools

Nice to have

  • Basic knowledge of lighting and compositing (Nuke)
  • Basic knowledge of Python, Mel and Hscript
  • Feature film experience

About you

  • French and/or English fluency is required
  • Good communication skills and ability to take notes and directions.
  • Ability to work within a team, prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines.
  • Available or willing to relocate to Paris (remote work unavailable).
  • We favor European Union citizens or candidates with French work permit. The process of obtaining a visa being so complex and timeconsuming, only foreign candidates with a significative experience will be considered, for a selection of senior jobs.

About us

Illumination Mac Guff is the leading studio for animated films in Europe. Based in Paris, the studio is known for its blockbusters such as the franchise “Despicable Me”, “Minions”, “The Secret Life of Pets” and “Sing” – all produced by Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures.

Character Rigging Artist

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About the job

  • Création de rig pour les personnages à l’aide d’un autorig interne et de customisation en script.
  • Déformation des personnages en respectant leur morphologie et en travaillant dans une grande amplitude de mouvement.
  • Vérification puis intégration aux personnages des éléments livrés par les autres départements.
  • Identification et résolution des problèmes dans les scripts du pipeline.

Must have

  • Expertise en rigging et skinning sous Maya.
  • Capacité à maîtriser rapidement les outils de production développés en interne.

Nice to have

  • Maitrise des langages de programmation MEL, Python, Maya API
  • Expérience sur des longs métrages.
  • Connaissances anatomiques.
  • Connaissance de Shotgun.

About you

  • French and/or English fluency is required.
  • Good communication skills and strong ability to take notes and direction.
  • Ability to work within a team, prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines.
  • Available or willing to relocate to Paris (remote work unavailable)
  • We favor European Union citizens or candidates with French work permit. We will not be able to obtain a visa for this position.

About us

Illumination Mac Guff is the leading studio for animated films in Europe. Based in Paris, the studio is known for its blockbusters such as the franchise “Despicable Me”, “Minions”, “The Secret Life of Pets” and “Sing” – all produced by Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures.