Riggers, 3D

Job Locations CA-BC-Vancouver
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(9/11/2020 4:12 PM)
Job ID
2020-3406

Overview

WildBrain is looking for Rigging Artists to join our Vancouver studio for a 3D/CG feature quality episodic production. We can’t say what it is yet, but it is an action oriented global franchise with beloved characters! In this role, you will work closely with the Rigging Supervisor & the rigging and modeling teams to create versatile character rigging systems and animation interfaces to be used for animation of 3D characters and props.

 

These roles are set to begin in Fall 2020.

 

We are currently working virtually because of the Covid-19 pandemic. During this time our hiring teams are ready to support interviews via video conferencing, and we are enabling artists to work from home until the studio can reopen. We’d love to hear from you! #stayhomestaysafe! 

Responsibilities

  • Rig 3D assets (characters, props, sets, etc.) to achieve the intended animation performance
  • Use skinning and other deformers to achieve the intended performance in an efficient manner
  • Troubleshoot, maintain and improve rigs in production, while ensuring their stability for the animation team
  • Collaborate closely with design, modelling and shading to best achieve the intended animation performance requirements
  • Communicate with the studios rigging supervisor on concerns and production issues ahead of time
  • Meet the rigging production deadline by communicating with production and support rigging TDs
  • Carry out duties in a professional and positive manner

Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience in television or relevant industry experience
  • Proficiency in Maya
  • Knowledge in Python
  • Good understanding of rigging and deformation techniques
  • Good understanding of animation process and needs
  • Demonstrated knowledge and technical skills relating to character rigging and animation
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure

Bonus:

  • Knowledge in nCloth, nHair, xGen or other simulation systems is a benefit

Why WildBrain?

 

At WildBrain Studios our teams dig into a diverse range of projects – from preschool and comedy to action-adventure, and work with international partners such as Apple, Netflix, LEGO, DreamWorks, BBC, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and more. We produce high quality Flash, Harmony, and Maya animated series. Aside from awesome projects and partners, WildBrain puts our people first, here are just a few of the ways:  

  • Great benefits that make employees feel truly valued including a customizable extended health and dental plan 
  • Generous RRSP matching 
  • Bonus time off 

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