Cinesite Recruiting Senior Body Rigger
The role :
Cinesite Animation Studio (Montreal) is looking for a Senior Body Rigger for a team focused on creating multiple 3D Animated features. The ideal candidate must collaborate with the Lead who they report to, to help make decisions that facilitate the rigging workflow. The candidate must be self-reliant and have a deep knowledge in anatomy.
Work closely with the animation and rigging Leads to create and maintain flexible body rigs using the rigBuilder system
Create correctives and secondary rigs (clothes, hair, fake dynamics)
Review models and flag potential problems to the supervisors
Create and maintain pickers for animators
Work closely with modelling to create a model that meets the rigging technical requirements.
Collaborates in the character design process to ensure that the rigs will allow the characters to have the look and the complete range of motion required for the project.
Develop rigs (birds, quadrupeds, bipeds, custom rigs, etc.) and new techniques to help increase the quality, while meeting production deadline
Create tools and scripts to help rigging be more efficient
Track tasks and meet production deadlines
Minimum of 5 years experience in 3D Feature Film, with an emphasis on rigging
Great knowledge of body rigging techniques
Great understanding of body deformation
Experience with rigging for a variety of different character types
Good knowledge of Maya
Deep knowledge of animation needs
Ability to cope with the pressure of deadlines
Must have deep knowledge in anatomy, volume preservation and motion
Good comprehension of mathematics
Good knowledge of Python
Excellent communication skills
What can we offer?
Cinesite offers a positive, creative environment where the world’s leading animation and effects artists are encouraged and supported to develop and produce challenging, cutting-edge, award-winning work.
We work as a collective, where excellence, expertise and expression are valued by all; where we collaborate with some of the world’s leading creative thinkers and produce work to which we are proud to put our name.
If you want to be part of the Cinesite story, please submit your application as an online submission via this website. If your candidacy is successful, you will be contacted shortly. If your application is not retained for this position, it will stay on file for future opportunities.