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.

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.

Environment Artist

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About the job

  • Collaborate with Environment and Set supervisor to create models for environments and props
  • Create assets and modular kits for terrain ,foliage and vegetations
  • Assembly,set dressing and scattering
  • Learn and adapt to new tools and pipeline processes

Must have

  • Modeling in maya and speedtree
  • Houdini experience
  • Knowledge of PBR pipelines

Nice to have

  • Texturing and shading in Substance Designer and Painter 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 (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.