Assets TD – Animated Feature Films (Vancouver) (91 views)

Vancouver, BC
October 26, 2018

Animal Logic – the studio that brought you The LEGO Movie – is looking for an Assets TD. The Assets TD will be responsible for supporting creative and visual objectives through pipeline troubleshooting, user support, technical direction, and tool development. They should be able to work closely with Asset teams (Modelling, Surfacing, and Rigging), R&D teams, and across site to ensure a standardised approach. This is a fulltime, contract role that reports to the CG Supervisor and Artist Management.

Responsibilities include:

  • Understand the visual requirements for the film, and design procedures, techniques and tools that will enable these to be met
  • Assist the assets team with day to day issues and glitches and eventually escalating those issues through the right channels when they aren’t immediately addressable
  • Ensure that tools and procedures support the creative process
  • Provide solutions to visual problems through existing tools or by leading development of new tools
  • Responsible for creative problem solving in relation to complex pipelines and assets, user support, environment and character pipeline development, environment shot assembly and technical direction
  • Testing and validating new releases of pipeline tools both interactive (Maya/XSI) and automated (Farm) within these Production tool and Farm environments
  • Liaise with the R&D team to ensure compliance with current internal best practices
  • Understand the processes of adjoining departments (eg. Performance, visual, etc.) and provide input where required to maximise efficiency and quality
  • Ensure all software development tasks are clearly articulated to the Software Development Manager and all software conforms to facility standards
  • Creating and updating technical documentation for Asset processes
  • Establish close partnership with Assets staff and other TD groups
  • Maintaining a clean common facility pipeline (tools, automation, practices) across multiple shows at the same time


  • Experience on feature films, TV and/or animation feature
  • 3 + years’ proven pipeline TD experience on feature films, TV and/or animated feature
  • 3 + years’ experience in software packages such as Maya, Mari
    • Experience in XSI,  Houdini, Nuke, considered a bonus
  • Experience with a large scale facility pipeline
  • Expert knowledge/experience in Python; MEL is a bonus
  • Degree in animation, graphic design, computer science/engineering, maths or physics; or combination of education and work experience
  • Knowledge of source control systems, PyQt, GitHub or other GUI toolkit
  • Knowledge of concepts like data flow, data dependencies, Meta data, publishing and retrieval
  • An ability to quickly acquire a working understanding of both off-the-shelf and proprietary software tools
  • The ability to code review and troubleshoot problems as they arise
  • The ability to efficiently organise and prioritise work across multiple areas and work and remain calm under pressure
  • Strong written and verbal English language skills
  • Excellent in pro-active problem solving and finding solutions within the parameters presented
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment

Salary range CAD$80 – 105k and extended medical benefits. In addition, we include a comprehensive benefits package with paid vacation time, extended medical and dental, AD&D, LTD and Life insurance. Relocation assistance provided if required. If you are interested in applying for this role please fill out our online application form via our website or contact us at

We are based in Sydney, LA and are now very excited to be establishing a presence in Vancouver within the creative precinct of Yaletown. Production on our first Vancouver-based animated feature has commenced with more animated features in the pipeline. Our business and work location for this role is 840 Cambie Street, Vancouver.

Animal Logic recently completed production on Peter Rabbit, and is currently in production on The LEGO® Movie Sequel (2019). In 2017, Animal Logic completed production on The LEGO® Ninjago Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and Alien: Covenant. Other film credits include: The LEGO® Movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Great Gatsby, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, 300, Happy Feet and The Matrix.

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