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Animal Logic

Vancouver, British Columbia - Canada
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Mid - Senior Rigging Artist

Description

Are you a Mid or Senior Rigging Artist interested in joining the team in our Vancouver studio?! The Rigging Artist will work closely with a variety of departments including; R&D, Art, Modelling, Layout and Animation, to develop, implement and maintain character and prop assets for use in both Layout and Animation.


What you'll get to do:

  • Develop and maintain procedural rig components using a custom Python Rigging API. This includes:
  • Following a brief to produce complex production ready rigs of a high standard
  • Ensure that models are suitable for rigging and performance requirements
  • Develop and prototype rigs for a broad range of creative and technical requirements
  • Supporting rigs as they move through the animation pipeline
  • Adhere to deadlines and communicate and troubleshoot technical issues with production

What you bring:
  • 3+ years’ experience in feature animation, VFX, and/or animated television with a focus in Rigging
  • Proficiency demonstrated through past project work and/or reel/portfolio
  • Software development experience using Python, and relevant application API
  • Experience with both mechanical and/or organic type rigs
  • Production proven knowledge of rigging in either XSI or Maya
  • Solid understanding of OOP in Python and learning/working to proprietary APIs
  • Solid understanding and ability to apply foundation knowledge of pertinent mathematical disciplines (basics of linear algebra and trigonometry as required)
  • Production proven knowledge in pipeline, process, tools and techniques with an understanding of industry standards, conventions, formats and common practice
  • Proven ability to create and deliver production ready rigs
  • C++ knowledge helpful but not mandatory
  • Proven technical and visual skills, excellent attention to detail
  • English written and oral communication skills and the ability to connect with a wide variety of personalities
  • Ability to work solo as well as collaboratively within a team environment
  • The ability to efficiently organise and prioritise work across multiple areas
  • Excellence in problem solving and balancing quick turnaround with long term quality
  • Ability to take direction and feedback and apply this to assets or rigs moving forward

Interested? Check out our online application form via our website.

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Animal Logic is currently in production on Peter Rabbit 2 and Super Pets. Recent productions include Captain MarvelThe LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, Peter RabbitThe LEGO Ninjago MovieGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Alien: Covenant. Other film credits include: The LEGO MovieAvengers: Age of UltronThe Great GatsbyLegend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole300Happy Feet and The Matrix.

For over 25 years, Animal Logic has remained committed to innovation, technical and creative excellence and most importantly, creating a collaborative and storytelling culture with a unique voice. We have BIG dreams!