Feature Rigging TD - Film & Episodic

  • Film
  • London, United Kingdom

Feature Rigging TD - Film & Episodic

Job description

Rigging Technical Directors are responsible for designing, creating and maintaining highly accurate and efficient rigs for high end feature animation films. Riggers work closely with Modelers and Animators to develop and refine rigs that meet the specific requirements of a feature animation pipeline.


  • Create fully scripted rigs and refine them according to animation needs

  • Prototype, implement and refine intuitive skeletal motion systems and face or body deformations

  • Troubleshoot and fix rig issues, collect artistic feedback and fine tune rig behaviour

  • Become a proficient user and contributor of the extensive inhouse rigging tool-set

  • Create tools to help animation workflow and rig interaction

  • Work within the pipeline and rigging standards

  • Meet delivery deadlines under production constraints

Job requirements

Essential Skills:

  • Maya rigging (full body/facial)

  • A passion for creating awesome CG characters and the requisite attention to detail

  • Analytical and artistic skills, creativity and visual problem solving

  • Team work, communication and time management skills

  • A good understanding of constraints and deformers, how they work and their limitations

  • Python or Mel scripting and the ability to follow strict coding standards

  • The ability to write technical documentation and present your work (wiki, screen cap etc.)

Desirable Skills:

  • Life drawing or organic modeling

  • Feature film experience is highly desirable.

  • Experience with full scripted modular/functional rigging

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