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  • Senior Creature TD, Rising Sun Pictures, Australia

    Rising Sun Pictures is currently seeking speculative applications for Senior Creature TD to join our growing team.

    Employment period: An immediate start, through to June 2018.
    Location: Adelaide, Australia. This position will be open to Australian and international applicants. Visa and relocation assistance provided where applicable.


    Position Overview
    The successful applicant will be responsible for creating and maintaining animation rigs for characters, creatures, props and vehicles. You will also be required to implement proprietary tools to aid in the creation of rigs. As a Senior Creature TD you will work closely with Modellers and Animators to develop and refine rigs that meet specific creative and technical VFX requirements.
    You will have previously designed, tested and deployed animation rigging toolsets for high end visual effects.


    Responsibilities
    • Prototype, implement and refine fully scripted animation rigs according to production needs.
    • Troubleshoot and fix rig issues, collect artistic feedback and fine-tune rig behaviour.
    • Script utilities/tools/plug-ins in various software packages.
    • Maintain integrity and structure of the pipeline & workflow.
    • Meet delivery deadlines within production constraints.
    • Write & maintain departmental wiki pages, technical documentation.
    • Provide regular updates & present your work in progress to department and show supervisors, informing them of any issues that may affect progress, offering solutions as required.
    • All senior artists at RSP are expected to lead by example through mentoring and developing less experienced team members. Knowledge sharing is expected in this senior role.
    • Promote a collaborative and enjoyable workplace, influencing morale, fostering purposeful discussion and positive work ethic.



    Required skills and experience
    • Minimum 5+ years of relevant rig & character experience across high-end feature film.
    • Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or equivalent industry focussed experience.
    • Expertise with Maya and/or other high-end animation software.
    • Experience with Mel, Python, or other scripting languages.
    • Experience in corrective sculpting. Knowledge of anatomy and enveloping.
    • Proficiency with Linux required.
    • Experience with cloth and/or hair simulation is a plus [Yeti, Maya Hair, nCloth, nParticle etc.].
    • Experience with performance capture is a plus [rig hookups, offset rigs, re-targeting etc.].
    • Experience with C++ is a plus.
    • Strong initiative and problem solving skills.
    • Excellent communication and organisational skills.
    • Visual Effects, Fine Art, Computer Science, Physics or Mathematics or related tertiary qualification may be required for international applicants.



    Application
    To apply, go to our jobs page: https://rsp.com.au/senior-creature-td/

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