Darrin Hofmeyr


About Me

CG Supervisor
South Africa


Recent Forum Posts

My final CGMA course project (animation) Aug. 14, 2019, 6:57 a.m.

I love the idea, concept, and execution.

Now rename it “Dust to dust” and have it explode at the end shattering into millions of pieces and being blown away in the wind.

Creatures on creatures heads forever Aug. 14, 2019, 3:31 a.m.

That looks amazing, Rich! This sort of ever-zooming setup is really interesting.
I'd really appreciate a more in-depth explanation how you're approaching this.

The ever-zooming shot reminds me of the Honda “Endless Road” commercial [vimeo.com] by Glassworks.
Jordi Bares was the 3D Creative Director, using Houdini to previs the camera move - Honda Behind the scenes [www.youtube.com]

[BlackGinger - Cape Town] Creature Animator Jan. 28, 2019, 9:05 a.m.

BlackGinger is looking to hire experienced Animators for Feature film creature and character work within our Houdini Pipeline. Both permanent and contract positions are available starting early February 2019.

Creature Animator
  • Animate creatures, characters, digital doubles, vehicles and other moving elements
  • Take direction from project supervisor and animation director
  • Work autonomously within a predetermined timeframe
  • Work closely with the rigging team to enhance rigs for production
  • Collaborate with the development team to improve the existing animation pipeline
Requirements and Skills
  • 3+ years CG experience animating for TV/Film preferably, but not necessarily, in SideFX Houdini
  • Strong understanding of animation principles, procedures and fundamentals
  • Strong experience in body mechanics and physics
  • Further understanding of cameras, cinematography and editing is beneficial
  • Willing to relocate and work at our offices in Cape Town

Please email jobs@blackginger.tv with the subject CREATURE ANIMATOR.
Include a link to an online showreel and CV.
Reels must be accompanied with a detailed shot breakdown.