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Crowd Artist

Mumbai, India,   Crowd

The Crowd Artist is responsible for producing complex crowd shots using a variety of sprite, vignette and simulation techniques. The Crowd Artist works under the direction and supervision of the Crowd Supervisor and VFX and CG Supervisors to develop a specific look, movement and style that achieves the Creative Goals and vision of the VFX Supervisor and Director. A Crowd Artist will successfully deliver simulations by gathering a variety of 3D Assets produced by our Modeling, Texturing, Layout and Animation departments, using off the shelf software – primarily Houdini and Maya – and custom pipeline tools to create photo realistic crowd simulations.


Must Have

  • Good understanding of Houdini crowd simulation or related software programs
  • Proven experience in producing crowd simulations with an eye for detail, good sense of timing, and thorough understanding of techniques and technologies relating to physical simulation in computer graphics
  • Familiarity with pipeline issues and problem solving
  • Experienced in balancing quality with time constraints
  • Experience in Animation Feature Films is a plus
  • Excellent artistic and technical skills

Nice To Have

  • Programming or scripting skills (e.g. Mel, python) 
  • Experience in live action FX or Crowd work preferred
  • Houdini, Massive and Maya and/or equivalent 3D software knowledge 
  • Experience in other areas of visual effects (TV, Games) will also be taken into account 
  • A good general TD background 
  • Maya, Python, Hscript or Mel knowledge 
  • Strong understanding of Linux/Unix based operating systems

About You

  • Organized, pro-active and a self-starter
  • A team player and clear communicator 
  • Good attitude towards the work by being approachable and personable 
  • Adaptable and with a willingness to learn new skills and techniques 
  • Calm under pressure and committed to meet production deadlines
  • A positive, can-do attitude 

About Us

We are ReDefine, a new offering from award-winning studio DNEG which aims to bridge the gap between the East and the West for creative services in visual effects and animation.

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