My personal definition of a Technical Director from 5 years of experience.
What is a Technical Director in VFX, Animation, and Games?
Since I get asked that a lot of people in and outside the industry I thought I give a basic interpretation while I am in Vienna, Austria.
Being a Technical Director means to solve artistic and technical problems with a technical mind. It can involve structure, workflows, scripting & programming, testing what works, creating templates and being creative.
If you are the laziest person in the room you're probably a Technical Director.”
Asset TD, Look Dev TD, Rigging TD, Lighting TD, Rendering TD, Surface TD, FX TD, Crowd TD, Pipeline TD, Animation TD, Layout TD ...