Lead Technical Character Animator - Vancouver
ScanlineVFX GmbH
Vancouver
6d ago

The Lead Technical Character Animator is responsible for technical setups prior, during, and after the animation process as well as leading and mentoring the Technical Character Animator team.

This will be a multidisciplinary role involving matchmove, motion capture, layout, rigging, animation, and shot sculpting work.

New technologies and methodologies will be explored for these new CGI challenges.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Creates a technical setup involving different elements such as rigs, cameras, volume capture scans for animation to use
  • Cleans up mocap solves and object track solves
  • Generates usable geometry out of 4D volume capture
  • Tests and ensure character rigs meet technical and artistic specifications
  • Technical setup of cameras
  • Shot Sculpting deformation fixes on a cg character
  • Debugs technical problems and escalate issues as needed
  • Takes directions and applies notes from supervisors
  • QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum four (4) years of matchmove, layout, tech anim, rigging, or shot finaling experience in visual effects for feature film or television
  • Bachelor's degree or Diploma in the field of arts, film, and / or animation (preferred)
  • Previous leadership or supervisory experience in the VFX and / or gaming industry
  • Advanced software skills in Maya (required)
  • General understanding of Maya rigging.
  • General Modeling / Sculpting skills.
  • General Animation skills.
  • BENEFITS We offer extended medical, disability and dental insurance.

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