Technical Animator

Technical Animator

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The Technical Animator is responsible for developing and maintaining digital tools to improve and speed up the workflow of the animation department.

The Technical Animator works with the animation software, developing and testing tools, custom features and add ons, and making sure it does the best job possible for the animators.

They also make themselves available to solve their colleagues’ problems. If an animator artist has a technical problem, they turn to the Technical Animator for advice on how to fix it.

The Technical Animator needs to have a good understanding of how the various artist roles in an animation department use animation software. They use analytics to monitor the workflow of the company or studio and streamline operations.

Responsibilities

• Problem-solving: think analytically to identify problems and come up with creative and efficient solutions, find ways to overcome obstacles, and deliver the project under the guidance of the Animation Supervisors, CG Supervisor(s), and/or Technical Directors.
• Support: offer guidance to more junior artists, give face-to-face technical help to all animation staff, communicate well, have a positive attitude
• Knowledge of all parts of animation pipelines: have a strong understanding of all jobs within a pipeline, what these involve, the needs and challenges of the roles

Qualifications

•Degree/diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience
•Minimum of 5 years experience as an Animator/Rigger (or equivalent)
•Character animation experience on live-action/animated feature film or television production
•Knowledge of 3D animation programs: be adept at using relevant programs such as Maya, XGen, Yeti, Shave & a Haircut, nCloth, or Marvelous Designer
•Programming and coding skills: have advanced knowledge of programming in Linux scripting experience, especially in MEL/Python is desirable
•Excellent troubleshooting, problem-solving, creativity, organizational skills, and communication skills.
•Good working knowledge of rigging and muscle systems on live action/3D This job description is not meant to be all-inclusive. Employees may be required to perform other duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

 

If you are interested, please apply on :

https://jobs.reelfx.com/en/positions/technical-animator-523

This job description is not meant to be all-inclusive. The employee may be required to perform other duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Please note that a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of the Candidate will be treated in priority.
Only the selected candidates will be contacted. Please note that you may be asked to provide references.

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