Animal Logic


Rigging Artist
- Feature Animation

Please note this is a hybrid position and requires you to work from our Sydney studio for part of the work week. This is not a remote opportunity.

Are you a Rigging Artist interested in joining the team in our Sydney studio? We are looking for Riggers to join us in Sydney on creative, stylized characters for our upcoming project. The Rigging Artist will work closely with a variety of departments, to develop, implement, and maintain character and prop assets for use in both Layout and Animation.

What you’ll get to do:

  • Follow a brief to produce complex production ready rigs of a high standard
  • Work with the Modelling Department to ensure that models are suitable for rigging and performance requirements
  • Work with Animators to develop and prototype rigs for a broad range of creative and technical requirements
  • Support rigs as they move through the animation pipeline and developing supplementary Animation tools and processes
  • A good artistic eye, and the necessary software dexterity to produce, or correct shapes and models when it might tighten the feedback loop with another department

What you bring:

  • 3+ years’ experience in feature animation, VFX, and/or animated television with a focus in Rigging
  • Proficiency with Maya, and a strongly node-oriented approach to problems
  • Proficiency with Python and the ability to navigate a large managed code base, or willingness to learn in a fast-paced technical environment
  • Ability to troubleshoot and manage communication during the support phase of published rigs, as they move through shots and departments
  • Ability to comfortably work to specs as precisely or as creatively as a brief outline
  • Eagerness to learn and share with your peers, in a development and learning oriented professional environment

The following will be highly regarded, but is not required:

  • Foundational knowledge of trigonometry and linear algebra
  • Experience with character related simulation (soft tissues and localized secondary)
  • Experience with cloth simulation
  • Experience with C++

What we offer you:

  • The opportunity to join a growing, award-winning studio!
  • A central location in sunny Sydney, minutes from the CBD and famous Bondi Beach
  • An inclusive workplace of employees who are passionate about creativity and technology
  • A chance to contribute to the success of ground-breaking animated feature films
  • Exposure to a USD pipeline
  • A dedicated Learning and Development and Artist Management team focused on your personal career growth
  • A flexible, hybrid work environment
  • Paid ‘Volunteer’ days to support those causes close to your heart!
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and staff wellness programs
  • A world-renowned working environment packed with social clubs, activities and events
  • A variety of employee benefits including secured on-site parking, employee discounts, breakfast, free use of barista coffee machines, weekly lunches/pastries and snacks galore!

If this sounds like the opportunity you’ve been waiting for, then we want to hear from you!

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