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Cinesite Animation Vancouver

Vancouver, British Columbia - Canada
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Senior Rigger


Cinesite Vancouver Inc is hiring a Senior Rigger for our new feature film project, The Addams Family!

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Build robust character rigs to Theatrical Feature standard
  • Maintain and improve existing rigs, RnD new technique for future rigs
  • Maximize the use of existing assets while developing a flexible framework for future projects
  • Develop and maintain animation tools and character interfaces
  • Pose/animation library
  • Animation utilities
  • Dynamic parenting
  • Continue to develop character pipeline and rigging script libraries
  • Assist animators with shot specific technical issues
  • Develop crowd system to speed up layout and animation of highly populated shots
  • Evaluate and recommend tools/plug-ins or software to help improve production output


  • 3-5+ years proven experience in animation/feature film/broadcast visual effects production
  • Thorough understanding of techniques and technologies relating to character rigging and animation
  • Understanding of puppet and control philosophy
  • Excellent understanding of anatomy, volumes and masses, dynamics and character motion
  • Excellent understanding of the animation process, from storyboard to modeling to texturing, animation and rendering
  • Production knowledge of Maya, Python and MEL required



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