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Technical Animator

Sep. 11, 2020

Technical Animator

Start date: asap

Overview

Industrial Brothers is looking for Technical Animators who will be responsible for all technical animation, modeling and rigging issues related to a project  You will also be in charge of supporting the animation and rigging team on the technical side.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work closely with and support the Animation team to define, and maintain the animation pipeline and workflow 
  • Working closely with the Rigging department to test rigs.
  • Create or modify specific tools and/or scripts to improve the speed and efficiency of the Animation team.
  • Support and offer guidance to more junior artists, give face-to-face technical help to all animation staff, communicating well, and having a positive attitude
  • Be the first line of defence for the animation team when a technical problem arises
  • Fix Intersections using pose deformer tools
  • Animate hair or cloth using Pre- rigged dynamics 
  • Pulling/Compiling the pose library and developing permanent pose space deformers that allow animation to achieve specific target shapes.
  • Support Layout/Set dressing when needed
  • Help in animation when additional quota is required to help with schedule.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in a technical position. 
  • Problem-solving skills- think analytically to identify problems and come up with creative and efficient solutions, find ways to overcome obstacles and deliver the project
  • 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
  • Excellent teamwork skills. 
  • Able to communicate effectively verbally and visually. 
  • Positive attitude and a desire to bring new ideas to the team.
  • Proficiency in Maya.
  • Knowledge in animation, artistic eye.
  • Up to date knowledge of current art techniques and development processes.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and with deadlines.
  • Portfolio/website demonstrating your art skills, design sensibilities, and attention to detail.
  • Experience with studio library is preferred
  • Experience with Vetala is preferred.
  • Python and tool building skills preferred.

All animation crew must have at least 3 years experience working in the animation or film industry. Working in pre-school or children’s TV is a plus.

Ontario residency and Canadian Citizenship required.

Please send detailed resume & samples of work with the position in the subject line to jobs@industrialbrothers.com
No phone calls please. Due to the high volume of applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Thank you!

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