Facial Models TD

Wētā FX is now accepting applications for a Facial Models TD, join our Facial Models team.

This role works closely with the Facial Models HOD and other key stakeholders to deliver cutting-edge technology and assets for the next stage in the evolution of Wētā's facial pipeline.

We invite candidates who thrive on delivering state of the art technology and solutions. If you have significant experience in FACS, Facial Rigging, MEL and/or Python, please get intouch, we would love to hear from you:

Essential Skills:

  • Professional experience (5+ years) using Autodesk Maya
  • Qualifications in Visual Effects, Computer Animation, or a related field
  • Solid experience (5+ years) in VFX production environments
  • Strong skills in facial rigging and geometry deformations
  • Strong knowledge of FACS (or equivalent system) and facial anatomy
  • Strong skills in MEL and/or Python with the ability to adhere to established coding conventions
  • Attention to detail and accuracy

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience with the Linux operating system
  • Experience animating or solving facial performances
  • Time management and organisational skills

At Wētā FX we celebrate our diversity and believe in creating an environment where all our crew feel welcomed, respected, supported and appreciated. We define ourselves by the quality of our work, and we’re striving to build a workplace experience that’s second to none. Here at Wētā FX we value open minds and encourage our crew to be themselves.

We aim to provide a discrimination-free experience, beginning from the moment you apply for a role with us. If there is anything we can do to make the recruitment process easier, please let us know at recruitment@wetafx.co.nz