Lead Rigging in Montreal at Digital Dimension

Type Full time Date of publication: 19 May 2022 Apply

Company Description

At Digital Dimension it’s all about the people. From our animator to our accountant we are all creative resourceful storytellers passionate by our work. We believe we have the most talented artists, producers and managers in place to expand our partners universes. We relentlessly work to rise above.

We seek for top talent. We are always looking for imaginative team player who share our philosophy and who want to make the impossible possible.

Job Summary

About Digital Dimension:

Digital Dimension is a visionary 3D animation studio based in Montreal. We design, develop and produce our own intellectual property, and that of others for different platforms.

We are a team of passionate artists, full time geeks carried by a healthy and stimulating environment!

We carefully select our projects to put our know-how at the service of what drives us.

We are committed to maintaining a good work-life balance, encouraging curiosity, and promote communication so that work becomes a real cooperative playground.

Your role :

The Rigging department at Digital Dimension is a high-energy open environment that focuses on finding efficient and flexible solutions for a diverse range of projects, while simultaneously challenging and supporting the talent on our team.

Working closely with the Department Supervisor, the Lead Rigging, will ensure the following responsibilities:

  • Work with the Rigging Supervisor and the Production Coordinator to establish production priorities and work methods;
  • Work with the Rigging Supervisor and the Animation Supervisor to ensure that the rigging solutions meet production demands and deadlines;
  • Keeps Rigging Supervisor up-to-date on the needs of the team, demands of production and any requests for changes to the Rigging pipeline/workflow;
  • Review the work of rigging artists and give direction to enhance rig functionality and quality of deformation with an emphasis on delivering a high level of quality;
  • Train and guide the team while maintaining a positive and encouraging work environment;
  • Work with the existing in-house tools to create rigs for characters and props, and aid in developing improvements;
  • Help troubleshoot animation issues by fixing/improving existing rigs;
  • Use Python scripting to automate rig builds and to develop tools for the rigging department;
  • Assume other duties that may be delegated by the Rigging Supervisor.

Your experience and qualifications :

  • Diploma in 3D animation;
  • 5+ years of relevant experience;
  • Excellent knowledge of Maya and Python;
  • Excellent eye for high-quality deformation;
  • Excellent knowledge of CG rigging tools and principles;
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to manage stress;
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Familiarity with animation principles and how they affect proposed rigging solutions;
  • Knowledge in mathematics, anatomy & physiology, a plus;
  • Knowledge of MotionBuilder, the Unreal engine, and PyQT, an asset;
  • Excellent team player, proactive and rigorous, showing great solidarity with his collaborators.

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