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Character TD / Rigger - Contract


Character TD / Rigger - Contract

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Illumination is looking for an exceptionally skilled Senior 3D Character TD to work on a temporary assignment with one of their theme park partners.  This role would be onsite with our partner, and work closely with designers, and engineers to create rigs and tools to support a theme park ride. You should have a strong working knowledge of how to rig and create production ready rigs and tools. You should love problem solving, quickly iterating, and being self-sufficient in start-up environments.



  • Building new and/or improving existing body and facial rigs in Maya
  • Working with animators, creative leadership and engineers to produce and maintain custom body and facial rigs
  • Focusing on joint/deformer-based facial rigging over blend shapes
  • Communicating with the client studios to understand and address their custom requirements
  • Prioritizing tasks to meet deadlines




  • 3+ years of rigging experience
  • Expert knowledge of facial anatomy as applied to animated characters
  • Expert knowledge of weighting for efficient and effective controls
  • Experience with blendshapes and/or pose space deformers
  • Expert knowledge of Maya
  • Proven experience within a fast paced business and collaborating with multiple departments in a deadline driven environment. 

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