WildBrain

Rigger, CG

Job Locations CA-BC-Vancouver
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/7/2021 4:54 PM)
Job ID
2021-4626

Overview

WildBrain is looking for Rigging Artists to join our Vancouver studio.

 

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.

 

Find a job that let’s your imagination run wild!

WildBrain Studios produces fan-favorite animation and award-winning content that kids and families love in every corner of the globe. We love what we do and it shows in the quality content we produce! Our custom-built Vancouver studio in beautiful British Columbia is a wonderful backdrop for our artists, but it doesn’t end there, we have employees working remotely across BC, Canada, and the world!  Our artist-centric culture means we invest in our people, we provide training and growth opportunities, a healthy work-life balance, and fun activities throughout the year to meet, mingle and get creative with your team. If you like what you are reading so far, well buckle up, we’re just getting started

 

Responsibilities

What You’ll Do:

  • Rig CG 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
  • Review animatics for rigging needs
  • Carry out duties in a professional and positive manner

 

Qualifications

What You’ll Bring:

  • 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

Nice to Have:

  • Knowledge in nCloth, nHair, xGen or other simulation systems is a benefit
  • Experience building rigs in Unreal Engine 4

 

Why WildBrain?

We make sure to take care of all our hard-working Wild Brains by offering a comprehensive benefits package and a workplace culture that values our employees’ wellbeing.  Our staff enjoy RRSP matching, multi-tiered benefits so you can pick the coverage that’s best for you, free mental health resources, and additional perks like half-days in the summer, extra holidays in the winter and regular events to connect our teams virtually, and in-person.

 

In short – life is good on the Wild side!

 

Visit wildbrain.com/studios to learn more!

 

COVID-19 Update:

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!

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" WildBrain Studio provides an atmosphere free from barriers to promote inclusion, equity and diversity. We demonstrate our commitment to this by providing a supportive work environment and a culture that welcomes and encourages equal opportunities for all employees. WildBrain Studio also accommodates people with disabilities throughout the selection process. Should you require accommodation, please let us know your requirements when contacted.”

 

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