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Creature TD - Rigging

Double Negative Visual Effects


DNEG is seeking a Creature TD with a minimum of 2 years of experience in feature films. The candidate should have a thorough knowledge of creature specialization, rigging, enveloping, cloth, hair, flesh, and crowd simulations. They should also have a full working knowledge of Maya and be comfortable with technical aspects of creature work. Programming or scripting skills, an interest in anatomy, tailoring, grooming, or mechanics, and Houdini Creature FX set-ups and simulation are nice to have. The candidate should be organized, proactive, a team player, adaptable, and have a positive, can-do attitude. DNEG is a leading visual effects and animation company with offices and studios worldwide.

Job description

Position at DNEG

Creature TDs at DNEG are integral to the development of animation and simulation rigs for creatures, digital doubles, vehicles, props, and the subsequent simulations. You will find technical and creative solutions to develop high-quality rigs and simulations according to the needs of the production.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in feature films
  • Thorough knowledge of an area of creature specialization and a broad understanding of the other areas, which include rigging and enveloping in Maya, cloth, hair, flesh, and crowd simulations.
  • Full working knowledge of Maya
  • Be comfortable with the more technical aspects of creature work where appropriate
  • Have strong visual and artistic skills
  • Familiarity with pipeline issues and a typical creature heavy post-production environment
Nice to Have
  • Programming or scripting skills (e.g. Python, Mel), depending on the area of specialization
  • An interest in anatomy, tailoring, grooming or mechanics depending on your area of specialization
  • Houdini Creature FX set-ups and simulation
  • A good General TD background
  • Strong understanding of Linux/Unix based operating systems
About You
  • Organized, pro-active and a self-starter
  • A team player and clear communicator, and a keenness for collaboration
  • Adaptable and with a willingness to learn new skills and techniques – including proprietary software
  • Calm under pressure and committed to meet production deadlines 
  • A positive, can-do attitude

About Us
We are DNEG, one of the world’s leading visual effects and animation companies for the creation of award-winning feature film, television, and multiplatform content. We employ more than 10,000 people with worldwide offices and studios across North America (Los Angeles, Montréal, Toronto, Vancouver), Europe (London), Asia (Bangalore, Mohali, Chennai, Mumbai) and Australia (Sydney).

Location: Vancouver, Canada

Country: Canada

Date found: 2023-03-27

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