Rigging TD

Milford Animation Studios

Stockholm, Sweden
From 2nd May
Full-time
Relocation Assistance Offered

Bringing characters to life is in our DNA. Bold, scary or whatever traits that are necessary for characters to tell their unique stories, are natural parts of our everyday life as an animation studio. Milford is looking for a Senior Rigger who enjoys all the creative aspects of being part of a smaller vibrant team of artists. As a rigger you will face a wide range of different projects and characters, ranging from very stylized to hyper-realistic. You will be responsible for creating 3D character rigs and highly involved in further development of our rigging pipeline.


Responsibilities

  • Liaise with supervisors, character designers and animators about the physical attributes of and movements of characters
  • Develop, test and maintain rigs for a wide range of styles. From stylized cartoon characters to realistic creatures as well as props.
  • Develop modular rigging systems through MEL/Python.
  • Develop publishing workflows/tools for rigs and animation.
  • Provide proactive support to animators and team members
  • Set up test procedures to minimize problems with the rigs further down the pipeline.
  • Develop and maintain character motion and deformation systems
  • Develop new techniques and processes to solve character production challenges
  • Work with lead TD’s and artists in other departments to integrate rigs in our pipeline.
  • Set up test procedures to minimize problems with the rigs further down the pipeline.


Qualifications

  • At least 3 years documented experience in a production environment
  • Excellent understanding of anatomy and biomechanics.
  • Knowledge of traditional animation techniques and the principles of character motion
  • Fluent in MEL and Python
  • C++, Maya API knowledge is a plus.
  • Experience in Houdini is a big plus.
  • Excellent problem solving and communication skills


Milford Animation Studios

Milford was established in 2002 and has since then produced hundreds of productions. In 2016, we had the privilege to animate the Christmas campaign for the Spanish National Lottery, which became the most awarded tv-commercial globally which was a true highlight for us.

Bringing characters to life is in our DNA. Bold, shy, humorous, scary or whatever traits that are necessary for a character to tell her or his story in a believable way are a natural part of our everyday life as an animation studio. We have created thousands of characters over the years and all of them with personal depth and attitude to give that extra touch to storytelling.
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