Rigging Lead

Rigging Lead

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Type: Full Time
Lead Rigging

Job Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the Rigging Supervisor, this position is responsible for designing, building, and maintaining character, vehicle, and prop rigs that allow animation to achieve the desired production performance. In addition, the Rigging Lead must communicate with other department leads, and support the facilitation of tasks between the Rigging Supervisor and Rigging Artists.


• Set-up character face and body rigs using an expert understanding of our standard workflow, proprietary/3rd party tools and pipeline.
• Develop scripts, workflows, tools and/or modules that improve the quality of life for the Rigging department. Use the experience and skills you’ve obtained to lift up the artists around you.
• Work with Rigging and Animation Leadership to build rigs based on functionality needs, within the allotted bid time.
• Contribute to the team by assisting with Junior, Mid, and Senior Rigging Artist’s inquiries, training, and mentoring whenever possible.
• Review Rigging Artists’ work and provide constructive feedback to create optimal performance rigs, in addition to guiding them to become better artists overall.
• Keep current on rigging techniques and technology.
• Assist Supervisors with their daily, low priority mentoring and tasks.


? Bachelor’s (BA) degree or equivalent experience.
? Minimum six (6) years experience rigging in feature film animation.
? Minimum two (2) years experience as a Rigging Lead.
? Good understanding of animation and modeling workflows.
? Good understanding of human and animal form and biomechanics.
? Proficiency in current versions of Maya.
? Knowledge in Python, Mel Script.
? Knowledge in C++ and Maya API is an advantage.
? Comfortable reading and performing math, specifically trigonometry and linear algebra, concepts is appreciated.
? Strong problem solving skills.
? Open to direction and able to adjust to change.
? Able to multitask and prioritize.
? Able to thrive in a high pressure, deadline oriented environment.

If you are interested in the position, please apply here: https://careers.reelfx.com/apply/715?language=en

This job description is not meant to be all inclusive. Employee may be required to perform other duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
Please note that Canadian citizens and Canadian permanent residents will be considered in priority.
Only the selected candidates will be contacted. Please note that you may be asked to provide references.

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