FX Artist | London

Goodbye Kansas Studios, London is looking for a Houdini FX Artist to join the team.
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Goodbye Kansas Studios, London is looking for a Houdini FX Artist to join the team. 

Using commercial and proprietary software and tools you will be responsible for creating FX simulations to facilitate producing top-notch visuals. You’ll be working closely with surrounding departments such as animation, lighting and comp in order to reach the visual goals provided by the Art Department and Supervisors. A high level of artistic quality is valued, but it is equally important that all artists have a high level of understanding when it comes to technical aspects.

* Must have the right to work in the UK

What we offer:

  • A fun, creative, international and inclusive environment
  • Opportunities for personal growth with varied projects and experienced co-workers
  • The chance to work with some of the best in the business. Our co-workers are not only amazing at what they do, but also good at sharing knowledge, including new people and working as a team


  • To create FX simulations as briefed by the Visual effects/CG Supervisor that either emulate the physical world or on occasion design effects of supernatural phenomenon
  • Work closely with other members of the team to determine the best approach to solving CG challenges and developing the final effect
  • To package up simulations in order to pass on to a Lighting TD or to output final renders for comp
  • Using a variety of commercial and proprietary FX tools such as Houdini
  • To composite all FX elements in Nuke to present in dailies for Supervisors to           review
  • Staying on schedule and meeting set deadlines while maintaining the highest levels of quality
  • Participate in regular department meetings and provide information on workload and possible issues to the HO Department

Required skills and Personal Qualities

  • 3+ years production experience using Houdini in film or high end TV
  • A thorough knowledge of Houdini
  • Experience producing effects such as smoke, fire, clouds, water, steam and explosions in addition to simulation techniques for rigid-bodies, cloth and hair
  • Ability to light and rendering your simulations using manta or other renderer in houdini
  • Have strong experience of exporting simulations for use in other packages and ability problem solve any pipe issues that might occur
  • A thorough understanding of the techniques and technologies relating to FX simulation
  • Knowledge of a compositing application preferably Nuke and a solid understanding of the compositing process
  • Strong Vex, hscript skills
  • Team oriented
  • Professional aptitude and good communication skills
  • Able to take direction and feedback positively 
  • Proactive, motivated and able to problem solve effectively
  • Organised and punctual with a strong work ethic
  • Adaptable and always open to learning new techniques and softwares


Desired skills

  • Knowledge of VRay for Houdini
  • Python and Unix shell scripting
  • Experience using Maya nCloth

The Goodbye Kansas group consists of Goodbye Kansas Studios, Infinite Entertainment and Goodbye Kansas Holding, with a staff of 200+ in Sweden, London, Hamburg and Los Angeles. We offer award-winning and uniquely integrated services for feature films, TV series, commercials, games and game trailers. Expertise includes VFX, FX, CGI, 3D Face & Body Scanning, Digital Humans, Creature & Character design, Motion Capture, Animation and RealTime expertise. We also create, develop and manage original IPs.

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Hammarbyterrassen 3
120 30 Stockholm Directions +46855699000 View page


Turner Strasse 12
20357 Hamburg Directions petra@goodbyekansas.de View page


Noland House, 12-13 Poland St.
W1F 8QB London Directions View page

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Remote (freelance)

120 62 Stockholm Directions info@goodbyekansas.com +46 (0)8 556 990 00 View page


753 33 Uppsala Directions info@goodbyekansas.com +46855699000 View page

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