Added by on 2014-05-26

Disney Animation Studios Recruiting Character TD

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Character TD

Walt Disney Animation Studios

We are hiring Character TDs with a strong desire to partner with some of the best animators and modelers in the industry. Our team is creating the most flexible and expressive character rigs on the planet in pursuit of the ultimate in animation performance and acting.

Our ideal candidate has strong technical skills in rigging, astute artistic sense, and a pinch of mad scientist. Our Character TDs are challenged to not only create incredible rigs as part of our Character Asset Teams, but also plus every shot in the film with breathtaking character effects work.

Do you speak Animator? Conversational Modeler? Do you know how to make a rig that preserves volume but has still impressive squash and stretch? Does the way clothing moves or hair cascades fascinate you?

If you answered yes to more than a few of these questions, please send us your reel.


Work directly with Character Asset Team members: Directors, Character Designers, Animators, Modelers, and Look Development Artists to define and create the best animation rigs for a wide range of character styles and art directions
Responsible for the creation and downstream success of each character
Character effects for shot production, including cloth and hair simulation, and final character polishing


Exceptional artistic and technical skills
Experience on 3-5 CG feature film productions
Experience working in collaborative environments and taking direction
Solid understanding of the principles of animation
Extensive knowledge of anatomy, kinematics, and physical behaviors
Strong problem-solving ability
Solid understanding of Python and MEL scripting and comfort with Linux environments
Experience in Modeling a plus
Experience in Hair/Cloth simulation a plus
Bachelors degree in Art, Illustration, Computer Graphics, Engineering, related field or equivalent experience desired

Application Materials:

A reel and reel breakdown (technical and visual) of your recent and/or past Character TD work
Examples of broad motion in rigs and inclusion of active, dynamic simulations are a plus
A resume that details your work history

The Walt Disney Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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