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Rigger/Technical Animator needed for live-action Feature Film - Vancouver BC

Amanda Oakesby on Oct 15, 2019
Airbud Entertainment
Vancouver - BC, Canada
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Job Category
3D : Animation-Modeling-Texture
Job Type
Career Level
Pay / Salary
Hourly : $36.00 - $50.00
Experience Required
3+ Years
Job Description
Western Post is looking for a Rigger/Technical Animator for our next feature film. This person will be responsible for creating and updating existing rigs for all of the 3D animated characters in this live action production.

Duties and Responsibilities:
-Design efficient rigs and improve existing rigs appropriate to the production’s needs.
-Work with the CG team implementing the rigs into the pipeline.
-Design and implement tools and scripted solutions for maximum speed and efficiency of rigging and animation process.
-Advise modelling teams on suitability of models for rigging and any changes needed.
-Support all the rigged assets during production.

-Rigging knowledge in Autodesk Maya.
-Previous experience with quadrupeds rigging and facial rigging is required.
-Problem solving and communication skills.
-Experience working in Linux OS.
-Scripting experience in Python and Mel is required.
-Knowledge of hair simulation packages, especially Xgen is desired.

Western Post is a boutique post production facility in Vancouver, Canada that creates visual effects for a stable, long-running client base - Air Bud Entertainment.
Our VFX department doesn’t do any third-party work, yet has completed over 17 feature-length films in the last 15 years.
We're best known for the family classic Air Bud, MVP, the Air Buddies franchises, and our most recent franchise, the Pup Star series on Netflix.

We strictly follow all labour standards, pay proper OT after 8 hours (on the rare occasion that we do overtime), and have an excellent work environment. The studio best suits artists and programmers who value their lives and who, while working hard when they have to, also cherish the parts of their lives that aren't job related.

Hiring will commence immediately. There is potential for long term extensions, and we pay extremely competitive rates. Preference will be given to BC Residents.

If you are interested, please send a resume to:
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