Senior Facial Rigger

Senior Facial Rigger

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Cinesite Montreal is recruiting a Senior Facial Rigger for a team focused on creating multiple 3D Animated features. The ideal candidate must collaborate with the Lead to help make decisions that facilitate the Rigging workflow. They must also be self-reliant and have a deep knowledge of facial anatomy.

The Role:

  • Work closely with the animation, modelling and rigging Leads to create and maintain flexible facial rigs using studio practices
  • Create secondary rigs (hair, facial accessories, dynamics)
  • Review models and flag potential problems to the supervisors
  • Work closely with modelling to create a model that meets the rigging technical requirements
  • Collaborates in the character design process to ensure that the rigs will allow the characters to have the look and the complete range of motion required for the project
  • Develop facial rigs and new techniques to help increase the quality, while meeting production deadline
  • Create tools and scripts to help rigging be more efficient
  • Track tasks and meet production deadlines

We’d like to talk to you if you have:

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in facial rigging
  • Great knowledge of facial rigging techniques
  • Working knowledge of Maya
  • Strong knowledge of animation needs
  • Ability to cope with the pressure of deadlines
  • Complete understanding anatomy, volume preservation and motion
  • Solid comprehension of mathematics
  • Good knowledge of Python
  • Excellent communication skills

What can we offer?

Cinesite offers a positive, creative environment where the world’s leading animation and effects artists are encouraged and supported to develop and produce challenging, cutting-edge, award-winning work.

We work as a collective, where excellence, expertise and expression are valued by all; where we collaborate with some of the world’s leading creative thinkers and produce work to which we are proud to put our name.

If you want to be part of the Cinesite story, please submit your application as an online submission via this website. If your candidacy is successful, you will be contacted shortly. If your application is not retained for this position, it will stay on file for future opportunities.

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