Character Rigging

Red Star 3D
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Job type: Contract

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Job Description

We are looking for talented artists of varying levels of experience to join us for our second feature film production: The Amazing Maurice! Either remotely or (health guidelines permitting) at our studio in Sheffield, UK.

The job:

Mid level artists:

  • Creation of biped and quadruped character rigs using in-house tools
  • Skinning of character assets
  • Generation of corrective/ compensation shapes
  • Creation of character picking tools
  • Rig maintenance and fixes during production

Senior artists:

  • Facial rigging
  • Rigging for cloth and fur simulation
  • QC on rig publishing and management of rig revision

Contract term: Sep 2020 - Jun 2021

We welcome UK, EU and international applications. Salaries/term negotiable.

Skills & Requirements

Must have:

  • Good understanding of anatomy.
  • Two/four years production experience (minimum)
  • Experience with Maya

Nice to have:

  • Maya API, Python scripting
  • Feature film experience

Additional Information

  • Working remotely is an option

How to Apply

Please apply via our recruiterbox site here.

About the Company

Red Star is an animation studio creating fantastic animated content for feature films, kids' TV and 3D/4D attractions in special venues, theme parks and museums. Founded in 2004 by Ben Smith and Jan Rogowski, Red Star employs a full-time team of 3D animators and artists in its Sheffield studio, offering script-to-screen production of exciting and engaging stories for family audiences.

In 2019, our first animated feature film Stardog & Turbocat starring Luke Evans, Nick Frost and Gemma Arterton was released worldwide, including the US. Our extensive library of 3D/4D attraction films have entertained audiences in hundreds of visitor attractions around the world; and garnered critical acclaim with dozens of awards and nominations in major international film festivals.

We now embark on our second feature film production: The Amazing Maurice! adapted by screenwriter Terry Rossio from the award-winning (and awesome) novel by Sir Terry Pratchett. The film is being produced with Cantilever Media in the UK and Ulysses FilmProduktion in Germany.

It's really ever so exciting and we hope you'll join us.