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Image Engine Recruiting Character TD

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Character TD

Category: Other
Company: Image Engine
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

CHARACTER TD – Image Engine, Vancouver, BC
Contract: starting December, 2013
Project: Chappie

Are you interested in working for a growing, independent, award winning studio? This opportunity involves
working in a strong, R&D supported pipeline, a friendly and collaborative environment, and with a group
of passionate artists all working towards realizing the Director’s dream.

 The Character TD must assume responsibility for delivering assigned Rigging, Technical
Animation and Creature FX work
 Build and maintain animation rigs of varying complexity (hero and background assets, mechanical
characters, digital doubles, vehicles, props), to meet the requirements of the animation team
 Learn and work within the existing pipeline and asset specifications
 Create and maintains animated and dynamic motion controls including skeleton and body
animation, body deformations, clothing, jewellery and other accessories, facial deformations, skin
and hair
 Address supervisor and client comments by integrating solutions into assets or providing one-off
shot fixes as appropriate to deliver required results with maximum efficiency
 Attend dailies, reviews, and team meetings as required
 Work with the rigging team, as required, to maintain continuity between projects; as well as
support other departments (Animation, Modeling etc) to ensure information is communicated up
and down the pipeline
 Write utility scripts and provide input regarding existing tools and interfaces or those in
development for rigging, animation and creature fx pipelines and workflow
 Assist other members of the team to learn and grow their skills to meet their career aspirations by
providing informal feedback, tips and tricks, and encouragement
 Support characters and other assets throughout all phases of production to ensure the work
produced meets the Client’s requirements
 Accountable for meeting productivity and quota targets on time and at a high level of quality

 Strong understanding of mechanics, anatomy and a desire to learn more depending on the
requirements of the project
 Deep understanding of the Maya rigging tool sets and ability to quickly pick up proprietary tools
and pipeline. Experience with Houdini is also appreciated
 Working knowledge of at least one scripting language (python preferred)
 Strong communication skills and a clear understanding of animator requirements. The applicant
must be able to speak to an animator in their language
 3+ years of progressive experience with creature rigging for high-end film/commercials

E-mail your resume and a link to a reel and breakdown to The subject should
read “Character TD – your name”.

Image Engine Design Inc. | 15 West 5th Avenue | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada | V5Y 1H4 | Tel. (604) 874-5634 Fax. (604) 708-8433 |
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