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Weta Digital Recruiting Creature Puppet Technical Director & Creature TD

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Creature Puppet Technical Director

Weta Digital’s Internationally Renowned Creatures Team Has Been Responsible For Bringing Some Of The Most Memorable Creatures To Screen In Recent Years.

We Are Currently Looking For A Creature Puppet Td.

Applicants Should Be Experienced And Passionate About Rigging Both Organic & Inorganic Puppets. They Should Have Experience And Interest In Developing Puppet Related Frameworks & Tools.
Working In An Agile Team Environment A Creature Puppet Td Is Responsible For Developing Robust Rigging Modules, Puppets, And Associated Puppet Tools. They Need To Be Interested In Pushing The Envelope And Learning New Tools. They Will Need To Focus On Optimisation, Performance And Quality Solutions.

Understanding And Maintain Good Working Relationships With Puppet Consuming Departments Is Important To Ensure Deliverables Are Of A Consistently High Quality And Match The Agreed Specification. The Successful Applicant Will Work Closely With Animation Leads & Supervisors To Define The Specification Of Puppet Behaviour & Functionality. There Will Also Be Close Collaboration With Other Creature Tds To Ensure Modules Create Anatomically Correct Results (Where Applicable). Applicants Must Have A Keen Understanding Of Linear Algebra And Be Able To Apply Their Understanding To Produce Highly Optimised Puppets.

Must Have Experience With:

Organic & Inorganic Puppet Module Development
Python
C++
Qt (Ideally Qt 5)
Linear Algebra
Debugging
Continuous Integration & Unit Testing
5 Years Or More As A Full-time Creature Td/rigging Td/lead On Feature Films, Or A Cs Degree
Autodesk Maya
Linux

Nice To Have: – Animation Experience

Applicants Must Be Willing To Relocate To The South Pacific Island Of New Zealand

Location: Wellington, New Zealand

Apply here:- https://careers.wetafx.co.nz/jobs/209
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Creature TD

Weta Digital Is Looking For Creature Tds To Join Its Award Winning Team.

Applicants Should Be Experienced And Passionate About Building Photo-realistic Creatures.
They Should Have Broad Anatomical Knowledge And Be Well Versed In Creation, Rigging And Simulation Of Skeletons, Muscles, And Skin.

A Creature Td Is Responsible For Building, Rigging And Simulating The Internal Anatomy Of A Creature, In Order To Drive The Final Deformation Of The Skin. Also Responsible For Defining Animation Controls And Rigging Puppets To Be Used By Animation And Other Departments.
Creature Tds Work Closely With Various Departments, Especially Modelling, Animation, And Shots.
They Work Alongside The Creature Cloth/hair Tds To Deliver Dynamic, Realistic Creatures.
Strong Scripting And Debugging Skills Are A Must.

5 Years Or More As A Full Time Senior Creature Td On Feature Films
Experience With Skinning And Deformation Of Photo Realistic Characters And/or Creatures
Poweruser In Maya
Poweruser In Python Scripting
Linux Experience
Experience In Cloth And Hair Simulation A Plus
Python, Perl, And C++ Knowledge A Plus.
Must Be Able To Work Well In A Team Environment
Must Be Willing To Relocate To New Zealand
Location: Wellington, New Zealand

Apply here:- https://careers.wetafx.co.nz/jobs/19
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