The Senior/Lead Rigging technical directors are responsible for designing, creating and maintaining highly accurate and efficient rigs for high end visual effects films. The Riggers work closely with Modellers and Animators to develop and refine rigs that meet the specific requirements of a VFX pipeline.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Oversee the Rigging team to build robust character rigs to Theatrical Feature standards.
Partner with the Animation team to maintain, test and improve existing rigs and RnD new techniques for future rigs.
Maximize the use of existing assets while developing a flexible framework for future projects.
Work with the Pipeline TDs and Supervisors to develop and maintain rigging scripts and animation tools such as pose library and animation utilities for automating workflow.
Assist Animation Department with shot specific technical issues.
Evaluate and recommend tools/plug-ins or software to help improve production output.
In collaboration with the Look Dev, CFX and Lighting Supervisors, ensure that rigged assets meet simulation, shading and lighting standards and that any requirements by said departments are met.
Provide accurate bid days and resource requirements to accomplish expected tasks on time and budget.
Attend regular Production Meetings prepared to represent issues and concerns as required.
5+ years of proven supervisory experience in feature animation and/or 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/creature motion.
Excellent understanding of the animation process, from storyboard to modeling to texturing, animation and rendering.
Production knowledge of Maya, Python and MEL required.
Please send your application and salary expectation to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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All applicants must have full working rights for the UK at the time of application and hold an appropriate visa or settlement letter where applicable.