Full Time Job

Rigging Artist

Animal Logic

Sydney, Australia 04-01-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
Start Dates: July – November 2021

Please note that while it is possible for us to hire international candidates, this may take 3-4 months so please do apply ahead of time.

Directed by Ron Howard, and based on the children's book of the same name, ''The Shrinking of the Treehorns'' is a feature animation production with Paramount Animation, Imagine Entertainment and Animal Logic Entertainment.

We are looking for Riggers at all levels to join us in Sydney on this brand-new animated feature film!

The Rigging team 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:

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
• Working with the Modelling Department to ensure that models are suitable for rigging and performance requirements
• Working with Animators to develop and prototype rigs for a broad range of creative and technical requirements
• Supporting 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:
• Proven experience working on characters for feature film quality productions
• Ability to troubleshoot and manage communication during the support phase of published rigs, as they move through shots and departments
• Able and comfortable working 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
• Proficiency in Python and the ability to navigate a large managed code base, or willingness to learn in a fast-paced technical environment
• Proficiency with a recent version of Maya, and a strongly node-oriented approach to problems

The following will be highly regarded, but not required:
• Foundational knowledge of trigonometry and linear algebra
• Experience with character related simulation (soft tissues and localized secondary)
• Experience with cloth simulation
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Animal Logic

Animal Logic is one of the world's most accomplished digital studios producing award winning, ground breaking and trail blazing animation, visual effects and design.