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CG FX Artist Houdini - Atomic Cartoons Vancouver

Atomic Cartoons Inc. is an award-winning animation studio with locations in Vancouver's Mt. Pleasant Animation District and Ottawa's Hintonburg neighborhood. Since its inception 20 years ago, Atomic Cartoons has created, produced and financed numerous animation productions. This is a great opportunity to join our CG team in Vancouver!

CG FX Artist

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated FX Artist to join our next exciting action CG production.


  • Design and animate effects utilizing Houdini for smoke, clouds, fires, lava, and water that meet the technical and aesthetic standards of the project.
  • Work with DFX supervisor, lighting team and CG Supervisor to determine the best possible technical and creative approaches to be able to work smoothly within the pipeline.
  • Take direction from FX Supervisor, Leads and FX TDs
  • Produce look tests based on provided concepts.
  • Work within show structure and production deadlines to complete tasks.
  • Meet deadlines as assigned by production management.


  • Prior experience in the CG animation industry.
  • Knowledge of Houdini Dynamic tools.
  • Experience rendering with Mantra.
  • Basic knowledge of Nuke, an asset.
  • Basic knowledge of Renderman and/or Katana an asset.
  • An understanding of physical dynamics and natural phenomena.
  • Self-driven, good communicator, and a great team player.
  • Strong technical and communication skills within a show structure.
  • Ability to perform multitask, prioritize and problem solve.
  • Able to legally work in Canada.
  • Must be able to work in the studio; BC residents preferred.

START DATE: Nov 2019


Show us what you would like to contribute to Atomic by providing us with relevant examples of your previous work along with your resume and cover letter. Please apply with your Resume, Cover Letter, Portfolio/Demo Reel and/or Website URL. 

We thank you for your submission; only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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