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3D Animator - Contract


CG Animator JD

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Illumination is looking for an animator  for a temporary assignment that will support our Theme Park projects. Under the guidance of a Director, this position is responsible for creating performance and motion of characters and objects as a reference for physical animated figures (animatronics).




·      Creating keyframe animation performances in Maya as assigned by the Supervisor

·      Creating lip-sync, facial, and body character animation as well as prop animation

·      Creating eye catching animations that help create a unique and identifiable look and feel

·      Working with Programming and Design to ensure animations properly meet animatronic requirements and restrictions

·      Optimization of animation to align with performance requirements




·      3+ years of character animation experience in film, TV or games

·      A thorough knowledge of animating in Maya

·      An understanding of rigs and typical rigging set-ups, animation pipelines and transferring data between tools

·      Excellent understanding of strong character posing and performance

·      A working knowledge of Modeling, Rigging and Mel/Python scripting

·      Reliable, with good time keeping and the ability to meet deadlines

·      Excellent organization, communication and interpersonal skills

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