Rigging TDApply NowApply Later Job ID 10041933 Location Vancouver, Canada Business Walt Disney Animation Studios Date posted May 15, 2023
Walt Disney Animation Studios has an exciting opportunity for experienced Rigging TDs to join the team at our Vancouver, BC studio. At Walt Disney Animation Studios, Rigging TDs work on Character Rigging, Simulation Setup, and Technical Animation. Our rigs are tactile, sculptural, intuitive interfaces for posing the character. Our ideal candidate is self-motivated with strong artistic skills built on top of a solid technical foundation. You will work closely with the industry's top talent in fields ranging from design and modeling through animation to bring our characters to life.
Hybrid and Remote opportunities for our Vancouver Studio are specific to remote work within the province of British Columbia.
Build an intuitive interface for posing a character that maintains appeal and design throughout its range of motion
Author clean deformations with hand sculpted shapes that perform with consistency and predictability
Shepard the rig build process, starting with geometry received from modeling all the way through delivering a final rig to animation which requires an ability to debug broken or poorly functioning assets/shots with minimal supervision
Work closely with the character teams (comprised of visual development, modeling, simulation, look development, animation, and technical animation), iterating quickly and addressing notes accurately
Contribute to our codebase in a way that others can build off of, taking input from peers and building tools around consensus
Solid understanding of the principles of animation and design
Extensive knowledge of anatomy, kinematics, and physical behaviors
Expertise in facial rigging that leans heavily on sculpting appealing shapes on top of a clean and stable deformation base
Attention to detail focused on delivering a quality product
Solid understanding of Python scripting
Experience on 5+ CG feature film productions
Experience working in collaborative environments and taking direction
Strong problem-solving ability
Comfort with Linux environments
Previous leadership experience is a plus
Experience in modeling, sculpting, and creating blendshapes are a plus
Experience in animation is a plus
Experience in hair or cloth simulation is a plus
Bachelor's degree in Art, Illustration, Computer Graphics, Engineering, related field or equivalent experience
About Walt Disney Animation Studios:
Combining masterful artistry and storytelling with groundbreaking technology, Walt Disney Animation Studios is a filmmaker-driven animation studio responsible for creating some of the most beloved films ever made. Disney Animation continues to build on its rich legacy of innovation and creativity, from the first fully-animated feature film, 1937's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, to our 62nd animated feature, Wish, releasing November 2023. Among the studio's timeless creations are Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Frozen, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, and Encanto.
About The Walt Disney Company:
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.
This position is with Walt Disney Animation Studios Vancouver Inc., which is part of a business we call Walt Disney Animation Studios.