CG Technical Director

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Relish Animation – a division of Relish Interactive – is searching for a CG Technical Director to provide support on a CG web series for Mattel and various other animation projects. The position will be based in San José, Costa Rica (Pura Vida!) where we are growing our animation team.

Role

The CG Technical Director will serve the needs of the production team from a technical standpoint. They will have a thorough knowledge of the entire CG production pipeline and work closely with the various teams (modeling/lighting/rigging/animation/rendering) to solve problems and create tools. They should have a thorough working knowledge of the different software packages used in production.


Reports to: Head of Animation

Responsibilities

  • Good working knowledge of Autodesk Maya CG production pipelines for animation with specific proficiency in look development, lighting, and render processes.
  • Proficiency in Redshift and other rendering engines. This includes optimization of scenes for render, lowering render times, troubleshooting, etc.
  • Working knowledge of cloud and local rendering solutions and their management.
  • Capable of working with producers, directors, and all team members to effectively identify project requirements, manage resources, and meet deadlines.
  • Capable of evaluating the team, identifying strengths, problem areas, and developing plans for improving performance and mentoring talent.
  • Able to create and optimize proxies for animators.
  • Able to do quality check of CG assets – including characters, props, and backgrounds.
  • Expertise in grooming solutions (such as xGen) for animation.
  • Hands on knowledge of dynamics, fluids, and simulations.
  • Python and MEL scripting is ideal (mostly when optimizing processes).

Basic Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of experience in the CG animation industry.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Comfortable with client interactions.
  • Excellent communication, problem-solving, and time management skills.
  • Able to process lots of information from various departments and make informed decisions under pressure.