Animal Logic


Rigging Artist
- Animated Feature Film

Location: Vancouver, BC

Are you a Rigging Artist interested in joining the team in our Vancouver studio?! The Rigging Artist will work closely with a variety of departments including; R&D, Art, Modelling, Layout and Animation, to develop, implement and maintain character and prop assets for use in both Layout and Animation.

What you’ll get to do:

  • Develop and maintain procedural rig components using a custom Python Rigging API. This includes:
    • Following a brief to produce complex production ready rigs of a high standard
    • Ensure that models are suitable for rigging and performance requirements
    • Develop and prototype rigs for a broad range of creative and technical requirements
    • Supporting rigs as they move through the animation pipeline
    • Adhere to deadlines and communicate and troubleshoot technical issues with production

What you bring:

  • 3+ years’ experience in feature animation, VFX, and/or animated television with a focus in Rigging
  • Proficiency demonstrated through past project work and/or reel/portfolio
  • Software development experience using Python, and relevant application API
  • Experience with both mechanical and/or organic type rigs
  • Production proven knowledge of rigging in Maya
  • Solid understanding of OOP in Python and learning/working to proprietary APIs
  • Solid understanding and ability to apply foundation knowledge of pertinent mathematical disciplines (basics of linear algebra and trigonometry as required)
  • Production proven knowledge in pipeline, process, tools and techniques with an understanding of industry standards, conventions, formats and common practice
  • Proven ability to create and deliver production ready rigs
  • C++ knowledge helpful but not mandatory
  • Proven technical and visual skills, excellent attention to detail
  • English written and oral communication skills and the ability to connect with a wide variety of personalities
  • Ability to work solo as well as collaboratively within a team environment
  • The ability to efficiently organise and prioritise work across multiple areas
  • Excellence in problem solving and balancing quick turnaround with long term quality
  • Ability to take direction and feedback and apply this to assets or rigs moving forward

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