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Vancouver, - Canada
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Rigger / Technical Animator VFX



Western FX Studios is looking for Rigger / Technical Animator for our live-action Netflix children’s series. This person will be responsible for creating and updating existing rigs for all of the 3D animated characters in this live-action production.

Duties and Responsibilities:

-Design efficient rigs and improve existing rigs appropriate to the production’s needs.

-Work with the CG team implementing the rigs into the pipeline.

-Design and implement tools and scripted solutions for maximum speed and efficiency of rigging and animation process.

-Advise modeling teams on the suitability of models for rigging and any changes needed.

-Support all the rigged assets during production.

About Us:

Western FX Studios is part of a boutique Post Production facility in Vancouver, Canada that creates visual effects for a stable, long-running client base - Air Bud Entertainment. We strictly follow all labour standards, pay proper OT after 8 hours (on the rare occasion that we do overtime), and have an excellent work environment. The studio best suits artists and programmers who value their lives and who, while working hard when they have to, also cherish the parts of their lives that aren't job-related.

We're best known for the family classic Air Bud, MVP, the Air Buddies franchises, the Pup Star franchise, and our first tv series for Disney and Netflix – the Emmy nominated Pup Academy. Western FX Studios also recently completed the Warner Brothers feature film, “Cats and Dogs 3: Paws Unite”, as well as shots for the NBC hit-show “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”. Our latest Netflix series, “Scaredy Cats”, is currently in the Top 10 for kids programming on Netflix.

Hiring will commence immediately and will go until approximately August 2022.

There is potential for long-term extensions, and we pay extremely competitive rates. Preference will be given to BC Residents.

We are fully set up for remote work from home due to Covid-19.


  • Rigging knowledge in Autodesk Maya.
  • Previous experience with quadrupeds rigging and facial rigging is required.
  • Problem solving and communication skills.
  • Experience working in Linux OS.
  • Scripting experience in Python and Mel is required.
  • Knowledge of hair simulation packages, especially Xgen is desired.

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